Legal Counsel

Legal Counsel
Region: Leuven
Required experience: 3 years
Environment: Company
Ref: VL/LAW/3919/24
Contract: Permanent position (Full-time)

Company description

Parkwind is an independent green energy company that develops, finances, and operates offshore wind farms. With more than a decade of experience and 771 MW under operational management in the Belgian North Sea, Parkwind is currently expanding internationally and has an active development pipeline of 4.5GW (net) across a number of European and other markets where it is working with a number of credible partners. Parkwind is also constructing the 257MW Arcadis Ost 1 project in Germany which expected to reach full operation in 2024. 

Committed to making green energy available and affordable for everyone through its unique approach covering the entire value chain of offshore wind, Parkwind has established itself as a reliable and competitive partner to communities, governments and suppliers globally.  Composed of over 130 professionals operating in Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Greece, Australia and New Zealand. As of July 26th, 2023 Parkwind operates as part of JERA Co., Inc.

Considering its further international business expansion, Parkwind is looking to enlarge its legal team with a Legal counsel

Description of the vacancy

  • You will be joining Parkwind’s legal team focusing on general corporate, commercial and compliance matters in relation to renewables projects in Belgium and abroad.
  • You will be responsible for negotiating and managing a diverse range of business contracts relating to on- and offshore wind energy and other renewables. You will advise on legal risk and liabilities associated with such contracts and how to manage these.
  • You will advise on and support renewables tenders and projects across the globe.
  • You will liaise with your colleagues of the business teams (incl. business development, projects, technology) to ensure and coordinate appropriate support.
  • You will provide general legal support to project companies and other group entities.
  • You will assist in preparing relevant internal documents and presentations for the management and/or board.
  • You will work together with our lead counsel legal and insurance in building and maintaining a sound governance and compliance framework as regards among others corporate housekeeping and data protection.
  • You will be a member of a dynamic legal team and will report to our lead counsel legal and insurance


  • You have a master’s degree in law.
  • You have preferably 3 - 6 years of relevant professional experience as a corporate/commercial lawyer with a reputable firm and/or a legal department of an international company.
  • You are punctual and precise while giving advice and while administering your cases and contracts.
  • You have experience/interest in contract management, commercial contracts and business law in general.
  • You have the ability to manage several things at the same time without losing oversight.
  • You have good diplomatic and social skills and enjoy building relationships with stakeholders.
  • You are a team player and possess a high level of integrity.
  • You have an analytical mindset and can communicate advice and ideas, with respect for the business reality, to colleagues with a different educational background.
  • You have good social skills and can work efficiently in a team.
  • You are flexible and willing to travel on an occasional basis.
  • You are fluent in Dutch or French, and you are capable of working and drafting in English.


  • A position in a stimulating, entrepreneurial and professional environment in a company that operates within a sustainable, fast-growing international industry and is part of a larger, well-funded and long-term ambition to contribute to global decarbonization.
  • A challenging function with a lot of variety where you will enjoy a high level of autonomy in organizing your work, whilst being supported and coached by the team’s lead counsel.
  • Being part of an international team that benefits from different perspectives, backgrounds and experiences.
  • The ability to develop your personal and professional skills to achieve your full potential.
  • An attractive remuneration based on your skills and achievements combined with an extensive package of extra-legal benefits.
  • An exciting journey amidst high-performing and ambitious individuals who consider job satisfaction important and also enjoy our private lives; we hope you can identify with that!

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