Legal Counsel EMEA
14/04/2022

Region: Liège, West Flanders
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: Commercial, Intellectual Property, Corporate law, Technology, Media, Telecommunications, Data protection & privacy, Competition law
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: 4399-LexGO

As Legal Counsel EMEA, you will be part of the global Legal, Risk & Compliance department, with colleagues based in Belgium, US, China and Taiwan, joining a world-leading technology company that lives and breathes innovation. You will work out of the company’s headquarters in Kortrijk or our Liège office. You will report to the General Counsel.

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Barco designs technology that makes everyday life a little better. Seeing beyond the image, we develop sight, sound, and sharing solutions to help you work together, share insights, and wow audiences. Our focus is on three core markets: Enterprise (from meeting and control rooms to corporate spaces), Healthcare (from the radiology department to the operating room), and Entertainment (from movie theaters to live events and attractions). Our solutions make a visible impact, allowing people to enjoy compelling entertainment experiences; to foster knowledge sharing and smart decision-making in organizations and to help hospitals provide their patients with the best possible healthcare.

Headquartered in Kortrijk (Belgium), Barco realized sales of 804 million euro in 2021 and has a global team of 3,000+ employees, whose passion for technology is captured in +500 granted patents.

As Legal Counsel EMEA, you will be part of the global Legal, Risk & Compliance department, with colleagues based in Belgium, US, China and Taiwan, joining a world-leading technology company that lives and breathes innovation.
You will work out of the company’s headquarters in Kortrijk or our Liège office. You will report to the General Counsel.


Key responsibilities

  • You act as a business partner in multi-disciplinary teams to offer a legally compliant answer duly considering the dynamics in the organization
     
  • You will take care of the day-to-day commercial contract review process (drafting and redlining contracts, participation in meetings and video, etc.).  You will assist internal customers with the review of a broad variety of contracts related to sales, purchase, SaaS, licensing, joint developments, data processing agreements. You will pro-actively contain the risks to which the company is exposed, and handle litigious matters in a smart but cost-efficient way. 
     
  • You will work on cross-border transactions and handle specific projects to further improve and optimize the team’s services to its internal customers.
     
  • You will have frequent international contacts with colleagues in other functions like sales, service, purchase, marketing, R&D, commercial partners, in-house counsels and attorneys, and will take part in business discussions and commercial negotiations, sometimes also abroad.
  • Belgian qualified lawyer preferred. Multi-lingual candidates from other EU jurisdictions with demonstratable software licensing experience will also be considered. International exposure such as a post-graduate education or work experience abroad, is a definite plus;
     
  • At least five to eight years of relevant experience in an international business environment, consisting of a mix of bar and in-house practice, ideally with a software or technology company;
     
  • Knowledge of corporate, commercial, IP/ICT and competition law. A strong software contract and/or GDPR background is considered a plus;
     
  • Solid experience in reviewing, drafting and negotiating typical Anglo-Saxon contracts;
     
  • Mature, integer and stress–resistant professional, a team player with a real roll-up-your-sleeves attitude, strong communication, negotiating and interpersonal skills and a good sense of humour.
     
  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
     
  • Ability to identify and resolve complex problems in a decisive manner, to use intuition and common sense to escalate relevant issues and propose pragmatic solutions in a concise manner.
     
  • Strong command of  English, both oral (active participation in meetings and calls) and written (reviewing and redlining contracts).  Knowledge of Dutch and French highly preferred. Any additional language skills (French, Spanish, German, …) is a plus.
     
  • Good knowledge of MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, …).

We offer you the opportunity to join an integrated legal team within an international company committed to success, with the impact of your drive and energy reflected in the company's results.

After a successful integration trajectory, you will be also able to work from home two days a week. We also offer a rewarding salary package in line with your experience.

Interested?

Please apply online.

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