Head of Legal Benelux

Head of Legal Benelux
Region: Brussels
Required experience: 10 years
Environment: Company
Ref: LexGO28/08
Contract: Permanent position (Full-time)

Company description

A global leader in the transportation sector, in the digital age

From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, Alstom offers its diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. With its presence in 63 countries and a talent base of over 80,000 people from 175 nationalities, the company focuses its design, innovation, and project management skills to where mobility solutions are needed most.


As Head of Legal Benelux you will be responsible for:

  • Provide sound level of legal advice and supervise all tenders in Benelux;
  • Pro-active support in claim management actions on projects under execution and more in general support contract management activities from a legal perspective;
  • Ensure on-time delivery of legal reviews, legal gap analysis, legal opinions, claims files, pleadings submissions and/or other key documents produced by the legal function for the operational business;
  • Draft, review and approve legal documents including but not limited to contracts, corporate documentation, and regulatory filings;
  • Determine legal strategy for Benelux;
  • Advise on and communicate legal risks to commercial teams;
  • Organize internal (compliance) training;
  • Report to headquarters on tender risk assessment;
  • Appoint and liaise with external counsel and supervise litigation, arbitration and other dispute matters within Benelux;
  • Managing and leading the legal organization in Benelux;
  • Reporting to support Headquarters and senior leadership on legal matters;
  • Quality on time delivery of support and deliverables expected;
  • Ensure acceptable legal terms and conditions are applied to our contracts.


The required profile for the Head of Legal Benelux position:

  • Master in law;
  • At least 10 years of relevant experience in an international business environment and/or law firm (with a minimum of 5 years subsequent in-house experience);
  • At least 5 years of team management experience;
  • Sound experience in drafting and negotiating international contracts;
  • Excellent legal drafting skills;
  • Previous exposure to international practice through work experience;
  • Excellent French, Dutch and English language and drafting skills;
  • Additional language skills is plus;
  • Experience in public tendering law is a plus;
  • Experience in (long term) projects environment is a plus;
  • A self-confident, open-minded, problem-solving;
  • Ability to work within the set timescales and urgency of legal matters;
  • Well-developed ability to understand and handle complex legal and operational issues;
  • Demonstrate sound legal reasoning;
  • Strong commercial acumen;
  • Excellent drafting and negotiation skills are among his/her core assets, along with a pronounced ability to deal with peers and professionals of diverse disciplines and backgrounds;
  • Willingness to take initiatives, responsibilities and challenge others;
  • Good inter-personal and communications skills;
  • Integrity, sound judgement and assertive personality;
  • Excellent command of French, Dutch English, including ability to draft contracts and negotiate in all three languages.

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