Legal counsel at the Central inspection team and Supervision of conduct of business rules department

Would you like to contribute as a legal counsel to better consumer protection and to increasing public trust in the financial sector?

Come and join our FSMA team and become a legal counsel at the ‘Central inspection team and Supervision of conduct of business rules’ department (Conduct unit)


The ‘Central Inspection team and Supervision of conduct of business rules’ department fulfils a key role in supervising compliance with conduct of business rules. The rules of conduct require companies to act honestly, fairly, and professionally towards their clients. The best-known of these are the MiFID and the IDD rules of conduct. The FSMA supervises compliance with these rules and thereby contributes to a financial system that is at the service of society, inspires confidence and gives top priority to the interests of consumers.

Rules of conduct are often set out in a general way. The policy of the FSMA is shaped in response to specific supervisory actions: inspections, analysis of documents, websites and apps, contacts with entities under supervision, etc.


  • You will engage in operational supervision of compliance with conduct of business rules. Supervision is carried out within the Conduct unit, which is responsible for “off-site supervision” of compliance with the rules of conduct and ensures that the FSMA’s supervisory actions are taken in line with the legal framework.
  • You will follow up on the on-site inspections concerning rules of conduct, and will serve as the contact person for this topic both within the FSMA and beyond.  


  • A Master’s degree in law.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in the financial sector (banks, insurance companies, asset managers, consultancy, specialist law firms, etc.) and a good theoretical and practical understanding of the MiFID rules of conduct.
  • An explicit interest in financial markets and products, as well as in the various new developments in those areas.
  • Adaptability to new situations and strong interpersonal skills. Ability to work as a team and to take initiative.
  • Strong analytical skills and a capacity for synthesis. Ability to communicate in a clear and structured manner both verbally and in writing.
  • Goal-orientedness, assertiveness and persuasive powers of argumentation.
  • Affinity with the tasks in the public interest entrusted to the FSMA.
  • Solid competence in Dutch and French and a good command of English.


  • A full-time job with a permanent contract.
  • The chance to do your bit for consumer protection.
  • A competitive salary package with many fringe benefits (including group and hospitalization insurance, full reimbursement of public transport costs, budget-friendly company cafeteria, contribution to your mobile phone and internet subscriptions, additional non-statutory holidays, bank holidays, and more).
  • A wide range of opportunities for learning and development.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Good work/life balance (possibility of teleworking a few days a week).
  • Opportunities for internal mobility.
  • Offices within easy reach of Brussels city centre.

Each member of the FSMA staff is subject to a strict code of ethics and is bound by the obligation of professional secrecy.