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Legal Counsel - Business Law, Lisbon

Paço de Arcos, Lisbon, PT, 2770-131

Job ID: 3628 

Would you like to enhance your legal skills and to contribute towards the growing and established business of the asset management arm of the Nordea Group? We are now looking for a  Legal Counsel - Business Law, Lisbon to assist with the business legal expansion of Nordea Investment Funds S.A. (NIFSA), establishing and maintaining its foreign entities as well as contribute to the maintenance of a sound contractual framework of such companies.


Nordea Asset Management (NAM) is the centre of investment management in the Nordea Group and in the Asset & Wealth Management division. NAM is the largest asset manager in the Nordics with the vision of being a leading European Asset Manager. We want to do this by delivering returns with responsibility. We meet customer demands and guide our customers in the right direction in asset selection while ensuring prudent ESG practices. NAM has around 900 employees and more than 475 Nordic and international institutional clients.

About this opportunity

Welcome to the NIFSA Business Law - Portugal team, having the aim of coordinating the business legal aspects, including senior management support in various strategic projects, and legal governance of foreign presences through various forms as well as legal issues.

What you’ll be doing:


  • Be the point of entry and follow-up for the legal negotiations and review of fund distribution agreements, and alike, with business
  • Become an important stakeholder regarding the legal aspects of fund marketing’s expansion and strengthening, and ensure a constructive, relevant and timely dialogue with business in relation thereof
  • Secure the legal soundness of contractual arrangements of NIFSA and its foreign presences (core as well as daily arrangements, e.g. with service providers), run the legal assessment of such arrangements and guide internal counterparties as to the required corporate steps
  • Run independently the legal aspects of projects being either Group or regulatory led
  • Assist with the corporate expansion of NIFSA and its legal and regulatory maintenance
  • Maintain active relations with internal as well as external stakeholders including but not limited to units in the NIFSA and NAM value chain as well as legal advisors

You’ll join a a truly multicultural and multilingual NAM Business & Corporate law team consisting of approximately 25 lawyers spread over Luxembourg, Copenhagen and Stockholm. The role is based in Lisbon.

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:


  • Significant pragmatical and detailed-oriented skills coupled with sound judgement/reasoning aptitude
  • Ability to work autonomously, to prioritize tasks and exercise sound judgment
  • A creative and business oriented mind-set

Your experience and background: 


  • A legal degree with relevant experience (+ 5 years) in an asset management environment, and / or a law firm or a consulting company with an established focus on legal and regulatory matters impacting the fund industry as well as its products in Luxembourg
  • Good knowledge of the Luxembourg legal and regulatory environment including international standards and demands
  • Fluency in English, verbal and written is a prerequisite. Italian, French, German or a Nordic language is considered a distinct advantage



If this sounds like you, get in touch!


Next steps

Submit your application no later than

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.


Only for candidates in Sweden - for union information, please contact Finansförbundet at finansforbundet@nordea.com or SACO at SacoNordea@nordea.com


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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