Legal Counsel - Corporate

Legal Counsel - Corporate
Region: Heverlee
Required experience: 4 years
Environment: Company
Ref: 4695-LexGO
Contract: Permanent position (Full-time)

Company description

IMEC, located in Leuven, is a world-leading independent research center in nano-electronics and nanotechnology. Its research focuses on the next generations of chips and systems, and on the enabling technologies for ambient intelligence. 

Our research bridges the gap between fundamental research at universities and technology development in industry. More than 1600 employees, mostly researchers, work in collaboration with a large number of leading-edge companies, universities and R&D organizations world-wide.


As part of the Corporate Legal team within Legal Office you support the imec group to make sure that imec’s growth is duly protected by concluding solid agreements. Your primary focus will be on imec’s venturing activities and the corporate legal housekeeping of the imec group.

What you will do

  • Providing legal advice as a company lawyer and drafting and reviewing a wide range of contracts (e.g. intragroup service level agreements, corporate M&A related agreements, loan agreements, real estate agreements, ...) with main focus on corporate and commercial law. 
  • Negotiating these contracts, in close interaction with other teams, such as the venturing and innovation team and the finance team.
  • Supporting these teams by setting up appropriate and up-to-date template contracts and contract clauses, in line with imec’s policies and the applicable laws and regulations.
  • Participating in the legal management of the imec group, including corporate housekeeping and corporate governance of the imec group entities.
  • Cooperating with other legal colleagues and participating in initiatives to guarantee a uniform legal strategy for imec.
  • Collaborating with the compliance teams (e.g. in the domain of privacy and export control) in order to ensure regulatory compliance in your agreements.

What we do for you

As a Legal Counsel at imec, you work on innovative legal challenges which require creative and proactive legal guidance. You are part of the Legal Office team, and you will work at imec’s premises in Leuven, Belgium combining with working from home. The projects and contracts you take on challenge you to think big and differently. With your talent, passion and expertise, you’ll become part of a team that makes the impossible possible. Together, we shape the technology that will define the society of tomorrow.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and proud of our open, multicultural, and informal working environment with ample possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility. In everything we do, your future colleagues are guided by the imec values of passion, excellence, connectedness and integrity. We commit to supporting and guiding you in this process; not only with words but also with tangible actions. Through imec.academy, 'our corporate university', we actively invest in your development to further your technical and personal growth.  

We are aware that your valuable contribution makes imec a top player in its field. Your energy and commitment are therefore appreciated by means of a market appropriate salary with many fringe benefits. 

Who you are

  • Master in Law, with a minimum of 4 years’ experience in commercial and/or corporate law.
  • You are fluent in both English and Dutch (speaking and writing) and you advise and write in a clear, concise and focused manner.
  • You are a diplomatic communicator with a solution-oriented mindset, who can make decisions autonomously. 
  • You can cope with a high work pace, handle deadlines, and plan your work efficiently.
  • You are a team player and with a pro-active and constructive attitude. 

Imec is a story about how talent grows technology and technology grows talent. How people rise above themselves when working on challenges no one has ever faced before. This is imec. Come find your place in it.

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