Legal Counsel

Company description

With more than 700 employees and over 260 stores across seven European countries (France, Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany and Denmark), Shurgard is the largest developer, owner and operator of self-storage in Europe.


  • Advise all entities of the Shurgard group on a variety of legal matters, including but not limited to, corporate, regulatory compliance, ESG, GDPR, Consumer law, Real Estate, M&A, and HR matters
  • Manage and support a wide range of projects in various legal domains
  • Design and implement policies and processes to ensure compliance with statutory obligations, particularly for listed companies like SHUR on Euronext Brussels
  • Provide counsel to departments and participate in the negotiation of commercial agreements with suppliers, contractors and other stakeholder
  • Review operational procedures in various countries and assist in the creation or updating of standard contracts and procedures
  • Handle disputes internally and support external counsel in litigation matters
  • Maintain accurate corporate secretarial records to ensure regulatory compliance
  • Keep abreast of legal developments in relevant jurisdictions and areas of law and ensure organizational adaptation
  • Manage relationships with external legal service providers, including negotiating rates and discounts to optimize cost-effectiveness.


  • A master degree in law
  • Professional experience in various areas of law as a Legal Counsel and/or litigation at an international business law firm or a multinational (preferably listed) company.
  • Proficiency in English and Dutch and/or French
  • Strong communication skills, capable of engaging with individuals across all levels within and outside the company
  • Prioritize customer satisfaction, problem-solving, and ensuring prompt follow-up with a keen sense of urgency
  • Demonstrate business acumen and awareness
  • Work effectively both as a team player and independently, taking initiative when necessary
  • Proactively seek opportunities for personal and professional development.
  • Embrace flexibility and adaptability to change.
  • Willingness to occasionally travel as required.


A challenging job in a dynamic, fast-paced, and multicultural working environment. An attractive salary package and exposure to senior management which enables you to make a difference.

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