VIE Legal for Belgium and the Netherlands

 Amsterdam, Netherlands       International Volunteer Program        Legal / Taxation / Compliance


Your activity as VIE Legal for Belgium and the Netherlands:


Reporting to the Head of Legal for Belgium and the Netherlands you will Support the Head of legal with the following:


  • Monitor legal and regulatory updates in both countries (regulatory watch with respect to changes in laws and/or regulations which might impact the activities of the branches);
  • Prepare and update template documentation for overdrafts, trade facilities and trade products;
  • Monitor the implementation of legal policies and standard practices in line with the Charter of the SG Group’s Legal Function (especially in the area of sanctions, AML and anti-bribery and corruption);
  • Provide input and local analysis on regulatory and transversal projects (i.e. FATCA, EMIR, MIFID 2, data protection, etc.);
  • Review contract and agreements and build up knowledge into identifying the main legal risks for the bank;
  • You will be asked to help the Head of legal to organise legal and compliance committees for both countries (including across entities: with SGEF, ALD); to help identify legal topics to be discussed and monitor the progress on identified actions;
  • Your activity will also include doing researches on very diverse legal topics: payment services, security and parent guarantee, GDPR topics, contract and obligations, specific labour law questions etc.  

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The VIE assignment in a nutshell


This VIE in Amsterdam is to begin as soon as possible but you need to plan 3 months between your application date and the beginning of your VIE assignment. It will last 12 months.

The VIE is a specific contract, under Business France’s eligibility criteria, opened to candidates under 28 and from the member states of the European Economic Space. Please see, in order to have more details regarding your financial indemnities.

Your Profile:

  • Graduate with a Master degree from Business School or University, majoring in Business Law, Contract Law or Banking&Finance Law
  • You have a previous experience in English 
  • Knowledge of Belgian and/or Dutch Law would be a plus
  • Fluent in English
  • Some knowledge of Dutch would be appreciated
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 
  • Highly organised and able to multi-task whilst to strict deadlines
  • Able to work independently as well as report regularly on identified challenges;
  • Discretion and sensitivity in view of confidential nature of the information that may be accessed as part of the role.

You will be located in Amsterdam with very occasional travel in Brussels. 

To facilitate the examination of your application by our English-speaking managers, we thank you for applying in English.

Why Join Us

As soon as you arrive, you will be integrated into our teams and will learn every day alongside our experts, who will support you in your tasks. Gradually, you will become more independent in your projects, making this experience a real career accelerator. You will also discover all the diversity of our businesses, in a sector that is constantly evolving and innovating.

At the end of your VIE, various opportunities could be offered to you, in France and abroad.

Business Insight

At Societe Generale, we are convinced that people are drivers of change, and that the world of tomorrow will be shaped by all their initiatives, from the smallest to the most ambitious.

Whether you’re joining us for a period of months, years or your entire career, together we can have a positive impact on the future. Creating, daring, innovating and taking action are part of our DNA.

If you too want to be directly involved, grow in a stimulating and caring environment, feel useful on a daily basis and develop or strengthen your expertise, you will feel right at home with us!

Still hesitating?

You should know that our employees can dedicate several days per year to solidarity actions during their working hours, including sponsoring people struggling with their orientation or professional integration, participating in the financial education of young apprentices, and sharing their skills with charities. There are many ways to get involved.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, sexual or gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Job code: 200005RA
Business unit: Group Corporate Functions
Starting date: 03/08/2020
Date of publication: 17/06/2020
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VIE Legal for Belgium and the Netherlands

International Volunteer Program   |   Amsterdam   |   Legal / Taxation / Compliance