Legal Associate

Legal Associate
Region: Brussels
Required experience: 4 years
Environment: Company
Ref: VL/LAW/2869/21
Contract: Permanent position (Full-time)

Company description

Mitiska REIM is an independent and entrepreneurial real estate investment firm, active in 10 EU countries, with HQ in Groot-Bijgaarden (BE). Mitiska REIM manages and/or advises alternative investment funds with a combined real estate portfolio value (GAV) of more than EUR 1 billion. 

Mitiska REIM is a niche investor with a specialised focus on convenience real estate (retail parks, light industrial and urban logistics). Over the last 12 years, we have built up a strong and internationally recognised track record with a team of 35 professionals and a focus on sustainability and long-term value creation for the fund investors.


To support their further growth, Mitiska REIM is looking for a versatile and enthusiastic Legal Associate.

Description

You will report to the General Counsel. Your main responsibilities will include:

Compliance & Regulatory

  • Drafting, keeping up to date and monitoring compliance with all applicable policies and procedures.
  • Following up on new legal obligations in the field of compliance.
  • Reporting to the regulator(s).
  • AIFMD.
  • GDPR.
  • SFDR and ESG initiatives in general.
  • UBO, AML and KYC obligations.

Legal support of country teams (real estate) in day-to-day business operations

  • NDAs / LOIs / MOUs / Term sheets / Non-binding Offers (drafting and review).
  • Preparing first drafts and/or review of key agreements (e.g. JV agreements, country partnership agreements, shareholders agreements, intragroup loan agreements); Coordination of work with external national and international law firms, notaries (e.g. incorporation of SPVs, capital increases or reductions, liquidations).
  • Providing input on lease agreements, reviewing lease checklists, review master tenancy schedule.
  • Sounding board for the paralegal in the legal team.

M&A transaction support (investments / divestments)

  • Coordination of and assistance with (buy/sell) DD processes, negotiations and contract drafting.
  • Assisting in review / mark-ups of transaction documents.
  • W&I insurance policies.
  • Following up on post-closing issues (e.g. remediations of DD items).

Investor relations support

  • Interaction with investors (e.g. preparing documents for Board of Directors / General Assembly Meetings).
  • Onboarding of new investors and preparing all documents for subscription for new funds.

Other

  • Intellectual property
  • Insurance
  • Finance

Profile

  • You hold a Master in Law.
  • You have 4 to 6 years of experience in a top-tier law firm or as inhouse legal counsel and have experience in Regulatory/Finance or Real Estate or Corporate/M&A or.
  • You have a willingness to become an all-round in-house lawyer. You have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. You have commercial talent, analytical skills and you are able to apply legal concepts in a business environment. You are capable of working both independently and in team.
  • You are fluent in Dutch and English (excellent drafting skills); French and other language skills are a plus.

Our offer

You will have a dynamic job in a fast-growing and pleasant business environment. You will be offered a motivating and competitive remuneration package in accordance with your seniority and experience.

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