Senior Legal Counsel

Senior Legal Counsel
Region: Gent
Required experience: 5 years
Environment: Company
Ref: LexGO1311-II
Contract: Permanent position (Full-time)

Company description

The goal of ArcelorMittal is to help build a better world with smarter steels.  As the world’s leading steel and mining company, ArcelorMittal has the clear ambition to reduce its CO2 emissions intensity by 35% in Europe by 2030 and to reach company-wide net-zero by 2050. How? By applying steels made using innovative processes, which are more efficient, use less energy and emit significantly less carbon. Steels that are cleaner, stronger and reusable.

With approximately 168,000 employees, located in over 60 countries, ArcelorMittal is more than just a company, it’s a community. ArcelorMittal is driven by an entrepreneurial spirt and a passion for excellence, never accepting that the limits of our material have been reached. 

Do you want to be part of the steel company of the future? Do you want to contribute to build a better world in your own way and be part of pioneering projects aimed at CO2 neutral steel production ? Do you want to play a crucial role in ArcelorMittal’s Group Legal and Compliance team ? Then this is your chance!

ArcelorMittal Holding and Services Belgium is looking for a Senior Legal Counsel to join its top Legal & Compliance team.

As a Senior Legal Counsel within the ArcelorMittal Group Legal & Compliance organization, and as member of the Belgian legal team you will be the legal business partner to the Belgian and Dutch ArcelorMittal legal entities in their business activities. 

You will take the important legal advisory role to advise the business in the broad spectrum of its industrial, commercial and financial operations of these companies. 

You will provide advice and guidance on a wide variety of legal matters across a range of business environments in Belgium & The Netherlands. 

Our ideal candidate is experienced and interested in setting up complex investment projects and transactions, partnerships and JVs, combining a knowledge of several legal areas including corporate law and M&A, environmental and energy law, financial law, contract law,  IP law, project finance, alternative structuring, public private partnerships, etc.  

As member of the European legal team, you will create the added value by providing legal advice and by drafting contracts for cross border projects. You will contribute to synergies of the Belgian and European legal organization by developing legal trainings, template of agreements and by the launch of new legal knowledge exchange and digitization initiatives.

The position will be located in Ghent (ArcelorMittal Ghent offices close to Zelzate), but you might have to travel from time to time in Belgium (and occasionally abroad).

What would you do?

  • Primarily acting as trusted senior legal advisor in Belgium & the Netherlands. Proactively providing sound and pragmatic counseling, at the same time minimizing and mitigating legal risks. 
  • Advising on a wide variety of commercial and corporate matters, with a particular (but not exclusive!) focus on the areas above. 

  • Delivering training to the business teams on a variety of legal and compliance related matters. 
  • Actively participating and supporting international legal initiatives of ArcelorMittal. Regularly sharing best practices, new challenges or developments, innovations and efficiency related projects.

What does our ideal candidate look like?

  • Masters in Belgian Law.
  • 10-15 years of work experience on a wide-range of legal matters in the area of,  partnerships and JVs, investment, commercial and corporate law, environmental and energy law, with a particular focus on setting up complex projects and transactions. 
  • Experience in an (inter)national law firm or (international) company is a prerequisite. 
  • Fluent in Dutch, English and in French.  

What are your competencies & skills?

  • The willingness and capability to be a “hands-on” lawyer, with a proactive, energetic and enthusiastic approach.
  • The willingness and capability to analyze and solve complex legal issues.
  • The willingness to develop a thorough understanding of and familiarity with ArcelorMittal, ArcelorMittal’s businesses, its people, markets, facilities and customers. 
  • Strong communications skills: ability to effectively communicate in an international environment, with various stakeholders; 
  • Stress-resistant, flexible and open to embracing changes (future forward looking mentality). 

What’s in it for you?

Come to work with our client ArcelorMittal if you like:

  • A professional and stimulating working environment in the world’s leading steel and mining company, with various career opportunities, highly skilled and inspiring colleagues-business partners and where technology and innovation are key pillars.
  • High focus on personal development, knowledge exchanges, continuous improvement and teamwork; a legal function embedded in the steel business activity as a respected and valuable business partner;
  • An attractive remuneration with many fringe benefits. 


Contact Tina De Maere for more information via the Apply button or call +32 483 667 014.

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