Legal Counsel EMEA

Legal Counsel EMEA
Region: Zaventem
Required experience: 5 years
Environment: Company
Ref: VL/BE/LAW/3745/23
Contract: Permanent position (Full-time)

Company description

At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, their 7,000+ global employees are proud to come to work each day, knowing that what they do impacts the lives of patients around the world. Terumo BCT is based Zaventem (Belgium).

They make medical devices and related products that are used to collect, separate, manufacture and process various components of blood and cells. With their innovative technologies and service offerings, they touch a patient’s life every second of every day. With some of the best and brightest minds in the industry, an unmatched global footprint, comprehensive benefits and a distinct culture, Terumo BCT is a great place to work, grow and be part of a team that is focused on making a difference.

Description of the vacancy

Under minimal supervision, the Legal Counsel is responsible for (i) negotiating, writing, reviewing, summarizing, researching and delivering a wide variety of agreements for law department clients, including distributor agreements, technical service agreements, license agreements, confidentiality agreements, and other general business contracts; (ii) providing legal advice; and (iii) assisting with the administration of the Company’s corporate affairs in EMEA.

Your tasks will include:

  • Manage all aspects of contracts arising in the affected regions:
    - Manage contracts review, draft, negotiation and approval. according to the specific rules set out by the Company Contract Management Policy.
    - Manage distributor contracts (Distributors Management System).
  • Offer counsel on a wide variety of legal issues.
  • Advise Company’s executives and employees (commercial and functional departments) in EMEA
  • Manage projects and deadlines.
  • Advise on contract status, legal risks and business terms of various Company arrangements and business relationships.
  • Corporate housekeeping matters, in collaboration with external lawyers, relating to the Company’s EMEA legal entities and branches.
  • Explain legal language and develop solutions to legal questions.
  • Keep abreast of legislative changes that may affect the Company and its affiliates in the affected regions.
  • Develop solutions to complex legal questions and liaise with external counsels when necessary.
  • Provide training to Terumo BCT affiliates in EMEA on substantive legal and compliance topics.
  • Other duties as assigned which are reasonably within or extensions of the scope of the above listed duties or those included in the Law Department strategic plan.


  • Master in Law.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in relevant legal work with a portion of this time spent in a legal firm, or in the healthcare industry.
  • Experience with contract management.
  • Experience with EU and national legislation.
  • In line with Terumo BCT Core Values: Respect, Integrity, Care, Quality, Creativity.
  • Requires excellent knowledge of English and in particular, excellent drafting skills in English.
  • Knowledge of any other European language would be a plus.
  • Discretion & high level of confidentiality.
  • Legal document drafting and negotiation skills.
  • Legal research skills.
  • Ability to interact effectively with associates at all levels in all businesses and apply skills of influence and persuasion.
  • Requires ability to listen carefully, question and process/consider input effectively when evaluating legal and compliance issues.
  • Skilled at working independently while coordinating with other attorneys, paralegals and administrative staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly establish trust and rapport with other personnel.
  • Understands business implications of decisions and knowledge of market and competition.
  • Efficient at handling multiple projects.
  • Requires strong organizational, analytical, interpersonal and time management skills.
  • Requires strong presentation skills to facilitate the effective delivery of training.
  • Knowledge of Word Processing, Spreadsheet, Database, and PowerPoint software.


You will find a dynamic job in a fast-moving business environment. You will closely work together with the professionals of the business. You will be offered a motivating and competitive remuneration package.

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