About the job
The Labour Law Counsel will be directly working with the Senior Labour Law Counsel to provide labour-related legal assistance in day-to-day work to the Human Resources Department and to business areas as may be required
Your Main Activities Are
Provide legal support to the Human Resources team related to Portuguese labour law matters
Review and draft labour contracts and addenda and all legal documentation applied in the Human Resources’ Department
Prepare, review and / or update internal regulations and policies, as required
Render effective legal assistance in the preparation and issuance of legal opinions, studies, reports and correspondence, as may be required
Follow up and take part in meetings with Employees Workers’ Councils ( Comissão de Trabalhadores ) and Banking Trade Unions
Accompany Human Resources’ Business Partners in individual meetings with employees, whenever required
Analyse claims and grievances and, if applicable, prepare all legal documentation required to disciplinarily sanction employees for behavioural and / or professional misconducts
Profile and Skills to Success
University degree in Law, with a Master’s degree being highly valued
Admission to the Portuguese Bar Association is mandatory
At least 3 years of professional experience in Portuguese Labour Law
Knowledge in banking activity (is a plus)
Developed MS Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Experience and ability to advise in matters related to labour law, including litigation cases
Good interpersonal skills enabling an efficient and collaborative work with internal and external clients / providers
Strong communication skills are required, with an excellent level of written communication
Ability to obtain results when conflicting interests are at play, achieving targeted outcomes
Ability to work effectively in a team
Solution-driven and decision-making aptitudes, focus in results and high performance
Strong work ethics and culture fit with Human Resources (collaborative spirit, interest in people issues, sense of confidentiality)
Fluency in English is mandatory, knowledge of French is a strong plus
Why joining BNP Paribas?
Leading banking institution
BNP Paribas is a leader in the Eurozone, and a prominent international banking institution with strong roots in Europe's banking history.
It has a presence in 65 countries, with around Employees including more than in Europe.
Our presence in Portugal
Since , BNP Paribas was one of the first foreign banks to operate in the country. Today, the Group has around 7. employees across several entities operating directly in the territory, offering a wide range of integrated financial solutions to support its clients and their businesses.
Thanks to its international presence and regular and close collaboration among its different entities, BNP Paribas has the resources to support all clients with financing, investment, savings and protection solutions that help make their projects a success.
BNP Paribas holds key positions in its three core operating divisions :
Retail Banking , a division that brings together all of the Group’s retail activities and specialised business lines;
Investment & Protection Services that include specialised businesses offering a wide range of savings, investment and protection services;
Corporate & Institutional Banking division that offers tailored financial solutions for corporate and institutional clients.
Diversity and Inclusion commitment
BNP Paribas is an equal opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers. We are actively committed to ensuring that no individual is discriminated against on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity / paternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
Equity and diversity are at the core of our recruitment policy because we believe that they foster creativity and efficiency, which in turn increase performance and productivity.
We strive to reflect the society we live in, while keeping with the image of our clients.
Commitment towards work / life balance
At BNP Paribas we care about our employees wellbeing and promote a culture of good integration between work and rest. We believe our employees have rich personal lives outside of work, being fundamental to be disconnected from work to recharge both physically and mentally.
Only through this balance we may all be at our best while working.
Remote Working Conditions
At BNP Paribas, we embrace a Smart Working framework based on trust, autonomy and collaboration. Within this framework, eligible employees can benefit from flexible remote working modalities adapted to our hybrid working environment.
To guarantee a comfortable and efficient working set-up, eligible employees are provided with both the office and home equipment, are entitled to an equipment allowance and can benefit from exclusive partnerships to purchase additional equipment at reduced prices.
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Please note that only applications submitted in English will be considered.
In case you are selected for this role, further documentation will be requested to support your hiring process.