Legal Counsel

Legal Counsel
Region: Antwerp
Required experience: 3 years
Environment: Company
Ref: VL/BE/LAW/3811/24
Contract: Permanent position (Full-time or Part-time)

Company description

As a real estate developer, we have a fantastic influence on life. Our buildings determine how the city looks like; now, but also tomorrow and in the next decades. We color urban life and shape the skyline. But we do much more than that; we color the life of the people living and working in our buildings.

And not a single life is standard. They are all unique, surprising, exciting and original. Therefore, we never build standard projects. Therefore, we shamelessly spend a lot of time on beauty and details. On creating a unique and real experience. On searching for exceptional locations and designing special interiors.  

That focus can be found in all of our projects. Whether we give industrial heritage a third life or build student accommodation in an unexploited urban area for the first time, our architecture is everywhere adapted to real life.

That is why our name is 'L.I.F.E.'​ (Living In Funky Environments)


Our client

LIFE is:

  • Living In Funky Environments;
  • A unique project developer with an impressive track record in mixed-use real estate and a focus on residential and student real estate;
  • Part of a group of development and exploitation companies, a major asset for attracting mixed-use projects and pursuing a total vision of real estate;
  • Using real estate to improve the general quality of life;
  • Always one step ahead of new market trends believing that innovation is the only key to success;
  • A team of driven professionals and people who respect and appreciate each other;
  • Ready for the future through new strategies and growth at home and abroad;
  • Inspired by different cultures with current projects in Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and Cape Verde…;
  • In love with design, beauty, architecture and life;
  • Passion and fun.

Description of the vacancy

  • You work closely with and provide legal advice to the other LIFE departments such as finance, development and HR;
  • You handle all legal disputes as first point of contact, with our external lawyers;
  • You like the combination of doing your own legal research and coordinating with our external lawyers;
  • You prepare and review agreements such as rental agreements, construction agreements, purchase agreements and deeds, non-disclosure agreements…;
  • You manage the insurances of our projects, companies and directors;
  • You assist on transactional matters (share deals, asset deals, closing documents…);
  • You keep the corporate housekeeping of LIFE NV and its subsidiaries (project companies) up-to-date, including UBO, AML…;
  • You will our portfolio of brands with the assistance of our trademark agency;
  • You keep our GDPR compliance up-to-date;
  • You keep good relations with our external partners (notaries, lawyers, banks, joint-venture partners…);
  • You report to our chief legal officer, whose door is always open for advice.

Profile

  • Graduated as a Master of Laws and have approximately 3 years of relevant experience as a lawyer in a real estate practice or as an in-house counsel, preferably in the development or broader real estate industry;
  • Have a good knowledge of and experience in real estate law, contract law, liability law and company law;
  • Independent, proactive and motivated;
  • Good at finding the right balance between legal accuracy and pragmatism;
  • Highly communicative and a team player;
  • Efficient, precise and structured;
  • Stress resistant and able to work at a high pace;
  • Have a good knowledge of English (good knowledge of French is a major additional asset);
  • Interested in a role of legal counsel, working in a close knit team with our chief legal officer.

Offer

  • A fulltime function (4/5 can also be discussed) in an open and inspiring environment;
  • A flexible work environment with sliding hours where every day is different;
  • A group of diverse colleagues, with different backgrounds and different skills, convinced that this diversity is an important added value for the company;
  • The opportunity to take on responsibility and to grow, amongst others through external training courses that interest you;
  • To be a part of our afterwork drinks, teambuilding weekends, family days…;
  • An attractive renumeration package completed by a comprehensive package of benefits;
  • A beautiful work environment (which happens to be our core).


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