Head of Transaction Banking Legal

Helsinki, FI, 500 København S, DK, 2300 Stockholm, SE, 111 46 Oslo, NO, 0368

Job ID: 24892 


We are looking for the next generation of leaders with an interest for the payments, digital services and regulatory area , to join the Legal department of the largest bank in the Nordics. You’ll be leading a team of highly skilled lawyers supporting Nordea’s Transaction Banking unit.


Transaction Banking (TxB) is part of Business Banking and, with a team of around 800 people, TxB provides services to household and corporate customers across the Nordics. TxB’s services include cash management, cards, mobile payments and trade finance solutions. This is an opportunity for you to lead, influence and thrive in an international, dynamic and strategically important area for the Bank.


At Nordea, we see that the world is changing fast – and we want to be one step ahead of the curve. That’s why we’re deeply committed to providing the financial solutions of tomorrow to our customers. We’re creating an agile environment where we experiment and grow together – and we need your ideas and unique background. With us, you’ll be in good company with a chance to make your mark on something bigger.


About this opportunity


Welcome to the Business Banking Legal team in Group Legal. We add value by providing legal solutions to Business Banking related to customers, products and services as well as new regulations. As leader, you will play a valuable role in helping Nordea, TxB and our customers in achieving their goals.


What you’ll be doing:

  • People Leader: Grow and develop team members, improve the way of working to ensure high quality and effectiveness, take active part in a passionate leadership team who works closely together to develop our services
  • Legal & strategic advisory: Support the leadership in TxB and other stakeholders by providing professional legal advice
  • Legal risk management: Manage legal risks proactively and develop the legal risk management framework
  • Project management: Lead legal workstreams in projects like product developments and regulatory implementations, as well as develop your employees’ project management skills


Our TxB Legal team is located in Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Norway and the leader we are now looking for can be located in any of these Nordic countries. 


Who you are


Collaboration. Ownership. Passion. Courage. These are the values that guide us in being at our best – and that we imagine you share with us.  


To succeed in this role, we believe that you have:

  • True team spirit and an open and curios mindset
  • Passionate about leadership and team development
  • Great analytical and communication skills
  • Curious and innovative in terms of developing an inhouse legal function
  • Strong project management skills


Your experience and background:  

  • A Master of Law degree
  • Experience and a good understanding of a wide scope of TxB Legal matters, such as payment products and digital services, and related EU regulatory framework
  • Regulatory competence within areas such as Financial Crime, Cyber Security, Resilience and Competition Law is an advantage
  • Business understanding
  • Excellent language skills in English


If this sounds like you, get in touch!

Next steps

Please submit your application no later than 09/08/2024. For more information, you’re welcome to contact contact Lars Espevik, Head of Business Banking Legal, +47 93486363, lars.espevik@nordea.com. 

At Nordea, we know that an inclusive workplace is a sustainable workplace. We deeply believe that our diverse backgrounds, experiences, characteristics and traits make us better at serving customers and communities. So please come as you are. 


Please be aware that any applications or CVs coming through email or direct messages will not be accepted or considered.


Only for candidates in Sweden: For union information, please contact finansforbundet@nordea.se or SACONordea@nordea.com


Only for candidates in Finland: A security clearance will be performed for the person selected for this position.

Department:  Legal / Compliance / Sourcing

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