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Legal Counsel

Helsinki, FI, 500

​Job ID: 8952  


Group Legal, Technology and Sourcing Legal


Would you like to work in the frontline of a financial institution's legal landscape? We are now looking for a Legal Counsel to join us in Technology and Sourcing Legal to provide high quality legal services to Nordea Group.


At Nordea, we’re committed to being a partner to our customers and society can count on. Compliance and integrity go hand in hand. Joining us means you’ll have an impact on how we do banking – today and tomorrow. So bring your ideas, skills and unique background. With us, you’ll be in good company with plenty of opportunities to collaborate, grow and make your mark on something bigger.


About this opportunity


Welcome to Technology and Sourcing Legal team. We provide high quality legal advice and support to our stakeholders in the modern day bank's constantly developing and complex regulatory and technical landscape, finding solutions to benefit the bank and our customers in the end. As  Legal Counsel, you’ll play a valuable role in identifying, assessing and mitigating legal risk in supplier contracting, outsourcing and the overall area of ICT, as well as formulating and communicating Nordea's legal view both internally as well in relation to authorities and other third parties. You will face challenging and variable tasks in a an international bank and have a possibility to further develop your expertise within an interesting and rapidly changing area.


What you’ll be doing:

  • Drafting and negotiating sourcing, outsourcing, IT and other third party agreements and managing disputes in the same area
  • Acting as a trusted partner and adviser to senior management and other stakeholders throughout the organisation
  • Participating in regulation related and other stakeholder working groups and in cross-unit projects as a legal representative
  • Assessing, interpreting and implementing work in projects for upcoming regulation
  • Providing legal trainings to our stakeholders and colleagues


You’ll join an energetic and highly skilled team of legal professionals. We are a Nordic team, but the role is based in Helsinki.


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:

  • Are a strong legal professional with in-depth expertise in the relevant legal areas
  • Have high integrity and take responsibility in your work
  • Show strong people skills and ability to manage stakeholders at all levels
  • Have a proactive and solution oriented attitude and make clear decisions
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Work well in a team but also drive tasks independently
  • Have an open mind and positive service oriented attitude
  • Work in a systematic, methological and orderly way to deliver results
  • Adapt and respond to change and work consistently also under pressure


Your experience and background:

  • A Finnish Master’s degree in law
  • 3+ years relevant working experience as in-house legal counsel or in a law firm
  • Fluency in English and Finnish, other Nordic languages are an asset
  • Previous experience in one or more of the following: ICT/Technology area law, outsourcing, cloud services, supplier negotiations and contracting, data protection, financial industry regulation and authority interactions. 


If this sounds like you, get in touch!


Next steps

Submit your application no later than 17/07/2022. For more information, you’re welcome to contact Sanna Sandholm by email:

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.

Department:  Legal / Compliance / Sourcing

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