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Legal Expert (DORA Legal and Compliance) - 202406TAAD5


Opening date
Vacancy Type
  • Public
Type of Contract
  • Temporary Staff
  • AD5
  • Frankfurt, Germany
  • Paris, France

Target audience

The European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs: EBA, EIOPA, ESMA) are looking for establishing a talent pool to support their oversight's mandate under the DORA regulation for the position of:

LEGAL EXPERT (DORA Legal and Compliance)


Main Responsibilities

  • Act as a legal expert advising on the activities of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) in financial innovation and digital operational resilience, with particular focus on the oversight of critical ICT third-party service providers (CTPPs) introduced by the Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA); 
  • Provide sound and pragmatic legal advice to ESAs policy, oversight and supervisory experts in relation to any acts and decisions drafted by the ESAs in application of DORA, identifying potential areas of legal/compliance vulnerability and risk;
  • Collaborate with other departments in relation to the legal implications that relevant laws and regulations applicable to financial entities (including financial entities subject to supervision by the ESAs), ICT service-providers and ESAs have on the activities of oversight under DORA (e.g. Network and Information Systems Directive II, Critical Entities Resilience Directive, Artificial Intelligence Act, Digital Services Act, General Data Protection Regulation/EU Data Protection Regulation, etc.);
  • Advise on legal documentation and other information provided in the context of DORA by CTPPs, financial entities or competent authorities (for example contracts, internal policies, corporate documents, minutes of relevant meetings, etc.);
  • Monitor the implementation of corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues and provide guidance on how to avoid or deal with such issues from a legal perspective and liaise with external legal counsel, if needed;
  • Contribute to internal legal know-how on DORA oversight, e.g. tools, templates, processes; 
  • Any other tasks as required. 

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