Legal Counsel, UK, France & Belgium

Legal Counsel, UK, France & Belgium
Region: Berchem
Required experience: 2 years
Environment: Company
Ref: VL/BE/LAW/3852/24
Contract: Permanent position (Full-time)

Company description

SThree is a global specialist staffing organization with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. Operating under multiple brands including Huxley, Computer Futures, and Progressive, Sthree connects talented professionals with exciting job opportunities across various industries and sectors worldwide. SThree operates across various regions, including Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East. It has a network of offices in major cities worldwide.

The company serves a diverse range of clients, including multinational corporations, small and medium-sized enterprises, and start-ups. With a strong emphasis on diversity and inclusion, SThree is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where all employees feel valued and supported. SThree offers comprehensive training and development programs to foster career growth and to drive innovation in the world of recruitment.

Description of the vacancy

As a Legal Counsel, you will be responsible for:

  • Demonstrating and actively promoting a high level of integrity and ethical conduct throughout the organisation
  • Reviewing, advising and negotiating a broad range of commercial agreements, service level agreements, consultancy agreements, outsourcing and a variety of business supply agreements across the full range of Belgian business models and supports across the rest of the region
  • Supporting the Belgian management team and rest of Europe region on a wide range of legal and compliance issues
  • Identifying and advising on the legal risks and considerations relating to implementation of business programmes and initiatives. Finding practical, pragmatic and commercially focused mitigations and solutions
  • Providing support for regional and global projects
  • Providing robust advice relating to data protection, privacy and cyber security issues
  • Working with the broader legal team with the creation and maintenance of user-friendly precedent contracts with clear negotiation parameters and contract playbooks.
  • Facilitating improved processes and ways of working and supporting the innovative use of technology to simplify and improve the provision of legal services.
  • Providing training on legal and compliance matters
  • Raising awareness around key legal and commercial risks and supporting the implementation and embedding of global legal and compliance policies and sustainability goals
  • Managing external counsel and the associated budget and deliverables in respect of specialist issues and disputes
  • Managing disputes/ litigation and their settlement in line with agreed budgets
  • Taking on any other duties within your skills and abilities, wherever reasonably instructed
  • Supporting the wider legal team, including in different jurisdictions, wherever appropriate


  • Experience of management and negotiation of complex commercial legal matters
  • Demonstrate a commercial mindset and relationship management skills to build relationships with key stakeholders at multiple levels across SThree
  • Excellent IT skills, particularly in relation to the use of Sharepoint, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and ideally an enthusiastic early adopter of new Technology generally
  • Work independently within functional policy and against the confines of legal practice
  • Use judgement and experience on matters not seen before and consult with the General Counsel UK, France & Belgium on matters with a potentially high impact
  • Highly collaborative and positive mindset
  • Demonstrate a genuine desire to add broad value to the function and to make changes which will have a positive impact on the legal function and company as a whole
  • Commitment to promoting a positive culture of legal compliance and ethics
  • Demonstrate a personal growth mindset, openness to change and an exploration of new ways of working and role models the behavior to be a catalyst and champion for these changes


  • A varied job where you can create value and have impact
  • Working in a challenging international environment and innovative sector
  • A competitive gross monthly salary, topped with fringe benefits such as a company car, insurances, meal vouchers, eco vouchers, a variable bonus,…
  • The option to work from home up to three days a week

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