Solo Legal Counsel

Solo Legal Counsel
Region: Kontich
Required experience: 8 years
Environment: Company
Ref: VL/LAW/3364
Contract: Full-time

Company description

Astara Western Europe is an innovative mobility and multicultural company always looking ahead. They offer their clients a broad portfolio of products and services, allowing them to choose how they want to move according to their needs. The extensive experience and ability to constantly observe the evolution of mobility enable them to adapt to the ever-changing technologies, trends, and users’ needs. All thanks to a diverse and talented team of more than 25 nationalities, with different backgrounds such as engineers, marketing experts, or IT specialists always ready to find the best solutions. Together, they build up a global company with presence in 19 countries in Europe, Latam, and Southeast Asia, and make it possible to achieve a turnover of € 4 Billion (2021).

Astara Western Europe (hub of Astara) identifies and tracks global trends in a customer-led market inspiring them to chase new opportunities and build useful future mobility solutions, through solid relationships and value creation by developing a comprehensive journey, tailor-made for each customer. The distribution of several car brands In 8 countries remains an important part of the scope.

Description of the vacancy

Astara Western Europe is currently looking for a solo legal counsel to strengthen its team.

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • As a Legal Counsel you will be responsible for all legal matters within the global organization, reporting to Astara Western Europe.
  • Providing legal advice to the business in a variety of legal matters in an international environment;
  • Co-negotiating, drafting and reviewing commercial contracts, among others service agreements, sales and purchase agreements, general terms and conditions and intra-group agreements (loan agreements, transfer pricing agreements);
  • Follow up of new legislation which can have an impact on the business;
  • Follow up on the evolution of block exemption regulation;
  • GDPR issues;
  • Management and further development of the legal database (templates, contract management…);
  • Assisting in corporate housekeeping activities and other legal financial obligations for all (international) entities;
  • Handling and following-up litigations with external lawyers;
  • Raising legal awareness and ensuring that the business is fully aware of its contractual obligations and the commercial impact of their actions.


  • You have 8 to 10 years of working experience in an internationally oriented law firm or as an in-house counsel in a multinational company, preferably in a similar industry.
  • You have experience in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts and other legal documents.
  • You are a strong communicator.
  • You have commercial awareness and good interpersonal skills.
  • You are willing to work in an international environment, and willing to travel (Europe).
  • You are pragmatic and you are able to offer business-oriented solutions.
  • You are able to translate complex legal matters in business terms and to identify potential risks.
  • You have an excellent command of and Dutch and English.


You will have the opportunity to work in an international, dynamic and open environment close to the business. You will be backed up with a strong legal team offering support from the Astara headquarters. You will be offered an attractive and competitive salary in accordance with your experience and skills.

Your efforts, dedication and initiative will be rewarded by a competitive and comprehensive remuneration package.

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