Legal Counsel

Legal Counsel
Region: Hoboken
Required experience: One year
Environment: Company
Ref: VL/LAW/3631/23
Contract: Permanent position (Full-time)

Company description

ERIKS is an international industrial services company with one mission: to make the industry better and more efficient. The company supplies technical components and solutions to various sectors, including the (petro)chemical sector, the food processing industry, energy sector and transport industries. Industry resilience and sustainability are at the heart of the total solutions ERIKS creates.

ERIKS operates worldwide with more than 4.500 people and branches in 7 countries (in Europe and Asia).

Description of the vacancy

As a legal counsel at ERIKS, you will get busy with:

  • Offering legal support to ERIKS’ businesses in Belgium and Luxembourg (contract law, corporate housekeeping, M&A, commercial law, public tenders and dispute resolution);
  • Acting as a sparring partner of the management and staff departments Finance, HR and HSEQ and (pro-)actively advise and train the management, sales and procurement organization on various legal and commercial topics;
  • Assisting sales and procurement to negotiate commercial contracts with ERIKS’ business partners;
  • Assisting with the development and roll-out of international legal and compliance projects with a regional impact;
  • Managing the local insurance portfolio in consultation with the Group Insurance manager;
  • Assisting on ethics & compliance activities.

You will report directly to the Belux Legal & Compliance Manager and will be part of ERIKS’ Global Legal Team. As such, you will have regular interface with ERIKS’ General Counsel / Group Legal & Insurance department (located in The Netherlands) and ERIKS’ other legal counsels in the UK, various EU-countries and APAC in order to share best practices and discuss global legal projects and priorities.


  • Masters of law degree and 1-5 years of working experience in a reputable law firm and/or multinational company
  • Thorough knowledge of commercial law, contract law and corporate housekeeping
  • Experience in compliance matters such as export controls, data protection and anti-trust is a plus
  • Experience in an industrial or comparable B2B environment is preferable but not required
  • Proactive, pragmatic and keen to learn and develop
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal communication skills
  • Dutch as mother tongue, and fluent in French and English


A diverse and challenging role at an ambitious, multinational company with an informal atmosphere. In addition to a competitive wage with a very attractive package of extra-legal benefits (e.g. company car, petrol card, DKV hospitalization insurance and meal vouchers), we offer a healthy and dynamic environment with career development.

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