Corporate Counsel

Corporate Counsel
Region: Antwerpen
Required experience: 10 years
Environment: Company
Ref: LexGO01/08
Contract: Permanent position (Full-time)

Company description

Azelis is a leading global innovation service provider in the specialty chemicals and food ingredients industry. Throughout its history Azelis does much more than moving goods. Azelis makes markets moving forward by breaking new ground in their technical laboratories by combining ingredients with ideas and creating opportunities through innovation.

The group has a presence in 57 countries around the world and has more than 3,000 employees worldwide. Azelis is listed on the Belgian stock exchange since September 2021.


Function

To strengthen its corporate legal team, Azelis is currently looking for a Senior Corporate Counsel who can support the organization with expert legal advice on a broad range of matters relevant to Azelis’ corporate legal & governance affairs.

You will have the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • Support the day-to-day legal needs of the Azelis group, mainly in the area of corporate governance and compliance within the context of a listed company;
  • Manage the corporate legal and governance affairs of Azelis with specific attention to the corporate (holding) entities;
  • Take up an active role in the preparation and execution of M&A and special projects (including internal corporate reorganizations);
  • Ensure the roll-out and maintenance of the group’s compliance policies and procedures;
  • Provide legal support in relation to the financing of Azelis’ business and operations at group level;
  • Assist with determination and deployment of group’s sustainability strategy in the area of governance;  
  • Manage Azelis’ insurance program (liability and property damage/business interruption);  
  • Oversee the intellectual property rights portfolio of Azelis group;  
  • Supervise and direct outside counsel on various legal matters; 
  • Organize appropriate trainings on relevant corporate legal and compliance matters.

You will report to the Group General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer.

Searched profile

  • You have a Belgian Master degree in Law;
  • You have minimum 10 years of relevant experience as an in-house counsel in a corporate legal department (preferably of a listed company) or as an attorney in a recognized law firm;
  • You have experience in corporate governance and compliance matters;
  • You are a self-reliant teamplayer, who works independently and takes responsibility for counselling, negotiating and resolving legal and compliance matters;
  • You have a sense of ownership and drive; you are a problem solver who shows a bias for action, acts promptly to remove "roadblocks" and ensures accountability to get things done in a timely manner;
  • You are a successful relationshipbuilder and you are able to deal with all levels in the organization;
  • You have strong communication skills;
  • You have an excellent knowledge of Dutch and English. Other languages are a plus;
  • You are open to travel occasionally;
  • You have a good sense of humour.

Offer

  • The opportunity to be part of an experienced legal team in a truly international and fast-growing Belgian Company;  
  • The possibility to work in a multi-cultural environment that stimulates personal development and entrepreneurship;  
  • The chance to have a direct impact on the strategy of the company gowing forward and to actively contribute to the development of the legal department;  
  • You will have the possibility to work from home on a part-time basis;
  • A competitive renumeration package.


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