Legal Counsel

Legal Counsel
Region: Ixelles
Required experience: 3 years
Environment: Company
Ref: LexGO10/01
Contract: Permanent position (Full-time)

Company description

With over 60 years of experience, Robert Half is the world's first and largest specialized recruiting company providing placement services for various industries and expertise areas.

Robert Half Talent Solutions is the first choice for recruiting highly qualified legal professionals in Belgium, since 2007.  

Visit our website to find our specialized job offers or to learn more about our extensive services in permanent recruitment or legal interim management.


Our client

Our client is a fast-growing company active in the wellbeing sector.

Job description

You will assist the Group’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer (D-CEO) in charge of the Group’s legal, administrative and ESG matters to oversee the legal aspects of the business, mostly in Belgium and, upon request, in other locations. You will be involved on a wide array of projects and provide accurate and timely advice to the D-CEO on those or manage those in autonomy when required, including:

  • Mergers and acquisitions projects and related workstreams in Belgium and abroad;
  • Post-acquisition integration matters coordination and execution;
  • Greenfield real estate developments projects and related workstreams;
  • Financing and re-financing projects and related workstreams;
  • Corporate housekeeping;
  • Data room management, ensuring that the NH managers and secretaries always keep the data room up to date;
  • Legal toolbox development: develop and maintain the Group’s legal documents templates;
  • Internal governance, ESG & compliance policies specification and implementation;
  • Covenants’ dashboard control, maintaining a global view on all the covenants included in the Group’s financing agreements to ensure compliance at all times;
  • Litigation management, making proposals to the D-CEO as to the strategy to be adopted with regard to possible litigations, coordinating with external advisors, litigation process’ follow-up;
  • Insurance management: in collaboration with a broker, ensuring adequate insurance covering for all activities.

Profile

The required profile for the Legal Counsel position:

  • You have a master’s degree in Law;
  • A post-graduate degree in management / finance / MBA is an asset;
  • You are fluent in English, French and Dutch;
  • 3 - 5 years’ experience in the corporate & finance department of an international law firm in Belgium, incl. transactional work experience;
  • A good understanding of M&A and financing transactions is required. In addition, any experience with real estate contracts is an advantage;
  • You are flexible, hard-worker, autonomous and daring; 
  • Entrepreneurial and team spirit: we highly value individuals which are resilient, curious, audacious, assertive and willing to join a dynamic team;
  • Based in Brussels with flexibility to travel on demand 2-3 days per month in Europe;
  • Desire to work in a group with human values and a commitment to excellence.

Offer

Our client offers you: 

  • A company on a human scale, dynamic that promotes entrepreneurship;
  • A growing sustainable human-centric company;
  • A small multidisciplinary team, on a European-wide project, where talents can grow at the pace of the project;
  • A central function that has a strong impact on the future grow of the company;
  • An attractive salary supplemented by a large package of extralegal benefits;
  • Based in Brussels, with the possibility of homeworking 1 to 2 days a week.

Interested in this position? 

Send your cover letter and CV by email to Morgane Pirard via the Apply button.

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