Assistant General Counsel – EU Regulatory - Frankfurt | Paris - 13722BR

The Role / Responsibilities

  • The role would have three main constituents: (1) EU Regulatory; (2) EU Projects; (3) EU Supervisory Boards Support.

  • EU Regulatory: the primary focus of this role will be to provide legal advice on EU27 regulatory matters, including:

    • Advising on EU CRA Regulation

    • Advising on other EU regulatory laws that impact Moody’s business

    • Supporting Compliance with regulatory examinations and investigations

    • ESMA enforcement actions

    • Legal review where required of reporting and disclosure items such as EU Transparency Report

  • EU Projects: Legal contact on company projects in the EU27 such as:

    • New office set-ups / closures

    • Opening and closing of branches

    • Corporate reorganisations

    • Regulatory implementation projects

  • EU Supervisory Board Support: Assisting Division General Counsel – EMEA with legal aspects of all EU Supervisory Board Matters, including:

    • Preparation of Legal slides and talking points

    • Legal review of board packs and materials

    • Review of minutes

    • Following up on Legal action items

    • Where required, coordination with Senior Management and other internal groups and external Independent Members

  • Liaising with and managing external counsel on all the above matters.

  • Development of standard operating protocols and guidance notes.

  • Preparing and delivering presentations to internal staff on legal issues relevant to business.

Legal department



  • Strong academic record

  • Degree in law or other relevant discipline, plus in latter case Graduate Diploma in Law or local equivalent

  • Legal Practice Course or local equivalent

  • Qualified to practice law in an EU27 member state


  • Significant experience working in a leading private practice law firm or relevant in-house role with demonstrable experience in EU regulatory matters. Ideally with in-house experience. Experience working at or with a regulator would be very useful.

  • Experience working in an international environment

  • Experience working with senior individuals

  • Experience dealing with board matters

  • Experienced in negotiation

  • Knowledge of financial services products / markets


  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Accomplished communication skills

  • Excellent drafting skills

  • Proven attention to detail

  • Excellent administration, project management and document management skills

  • Able to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines

  • Able to operate independently and make decisions with minimal supervision

  • Flexible approach: business minded, but understands fully Moody’s legal and regulatory risks and ensures matters operated within acceptable boundaries

  • Able to quickly grasp diverse and complex issues

  • Able to present a positive image of Legal Department

  • Ability to manage, supervise and mentor others

Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The Corporation, which reported revenue of $4.2 billion in 2017, employs approximately 11,900 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 41 countries. Further information is available at
Moody’s is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.
Candidates for Moody's Corporation may be asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody’s Policy for Securities Trading and the requirements of the position. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.