Legal Counsel / Senior Counsel

Legal Counsel / Senior Counsel



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Mirja Koskimäki, Chief Counsel, Head of Lending Legal Support


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Nordic Investment Bank

NIB is the international financial institution of the Nordic and Baltic countries. We work towards a prosperous and sustainable Nordic-Baltic region.

The NORDIC INVESTMENT BANK (NIB) offers you the chance to do banking that makes a difference. The projects that we finance benefit the environment and improve productivity in the Nordic-Baltic region. We are an International Financial Institution owned by the eight Nordic and Baltic countries, and we offer you the possibility to work with experts from around the world. The challenges you will face working at NIB are unique and will provide you with valuable experiences. We value diversity and we are a close network of some 250 professionals located in the heart of Helsinki. The atmosphere is international and our official working language is English.

NIB’s Legal Department, headed by the General Counsel, handles all legal aspects of NIB’s lending and treasury activities and provides legal support to institutional and administrative matters.

The Legal Department is looking for a Legal Counsel / Senior Counsel (maternity leave substitute) to join the Lending Operations Unit which provides legal services to NIB’s Lending Department. The position is full-time for a fixed term starting preferably in late August or early September 2024 and ending in December 2025.

The Counsel will report to the Unit Head, and work as a transaction lawyer in NIB’s lending operations (bilateral loans, project finance and PPP transactions and other secured and unsecured financing activities).

Qualifications and skills

  • Master of Laws degree (LLM or equivalent), qualification to practice law in at least one jurisdiction is considered an asset.
  • At least five (5) years’ professional experience including working with financing transactions in a financial institution and/or a top-rated law firm. Experience of project finance / PPPs is particularly appreciated.
  • Excellent command of the English language, including a demonstrated skill to draft and negotiate legal documents in English. Skills in the Scandinavian languages are considered to be an asset.
  • Good Analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills and interest in working in a multicultural environment.
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate as a part of a team.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Ability to handle pressure and meet challenging deadlines.

We offer you

NIB offers an international banking environment and competitive remuneration package.
NIB’s status as an IFI provides a novel perspective on the financial industry.

Additional information

The position is located at NIB’s headquarters in Helsinki, Finland. We apply a hybrid work model, combining office and remote work.

We warmly welcome expatriate employees and their families by supporting their relocation and integration to a lively Nordic capital with a modern atmosphere.

For more information about this position, contact, Chief Counsel, Head of Lending Legal.

To apply for the position and for more information about NIB, please visit

The deadline for submitting your application is 5 June 2024, applications will however be processed successively when received.

The vision of NIB is a prosperous and sustainable Nordic-Baltic region. Our employees are our strongest asset in realising this vision. Our core values are competence, commitment and cooperation.

In recruitment, NIB puts the main emphasis on personal and professional qualifications and experience.

NIB is a professional expert organisation, and encourages employees to continuously develop their professional competencies while maintaining a sustainable work-life balance.