Anne Chamberod - Legal adviser
I have found not just an extremely intellectually stimulating working environment, but also young and dynamic colleagues and the necessary flexibility to be able to combine a rewarding working life with that of a young mother.
After finishing my Law studies and completing an LLM in Financial Law, I started out on my career path as an assistant at the ULB and lawyer at the Brussels Bar, working mainly in an Anglo-Saxon practice specialised in corporate law. During my nine years at the Bar, I specialised in financial regulatory law. It was thus quite natural that, when I decided to change my career path, I applied for a job in the Prudential Law Unit of the National Bank’s Legal Service. I wanted to be able to offer my experience to a public-interest institution (which is the case with the National Bank as it is also responsible for prudential supervision of financial institutions). In the Bank, I have found not just an extremely intellectually stimulating working environment, dossiers requiring in-depth and rigourous legal analyses, but also young and dynamic colleagues and the necessary flexibility to be able to combine a rewarding working life with that of a young mother. Moreover, I have managed to carry on with my practical work at the university.
Working in the Prudential Law Unit for the last two years, I have been able to deal with a very wide variety of dossiers ranging from drafting highly technical legal opinions for operational services, to transposition into Belgian law of sector-specific directives, as well as involvement in European-level work on the issues at hand.
Besides all this, the Bank also provides an opportunity to meet top-quality people in very different areas (economists, financial analysts, etc.) which helps to create a very rewarding working environment.