Senior Legal Counsel

Region: East Flanders
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: European Law, Commercial, IP/IT/Media, Corporate law, Technology, Media, Telecommunications
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: LexGO02/12, the parent company of Combell, is looking for a Senior Legal Counsel to be stationed at our Ghent office in Belgium. This Legal Counsel will oversee and manage the provisioning of all legal services to This person will be the single point of contact and responsible for orchestrating all legal efforts within the group, with respect to group matters. 

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The Business was created in June 2019 by the merger of Combell Group, and TransIP and offers digital presence and enablement tools such as domains, hosting, email, VPS and applications to over 1.2 million SME, SoHo and developer customers across Europe. Spanning across ten European countries and operating under several brand names for each jurisdiction – with a bloodline that represents total commitment to customers.

The group consists of several well-known and respected brands – Combell, TransIP, Register Group, UnoEuro and DanDomain. The group originates from the Benelux and the Nordics and has a growing presence in Switzerland.

HG acquired Combell (a leading hosting provider in Denmark and Belgium - €641 million EV), and had a standing partnership with Register Group (a leading hosting provider in Italy - €380 million EV) along with TransIP (a leading hosting provider in the Netherlands - €495 million EV), HG brought the three entities together to create Jonas Dhaenens the CEO and founder of Combell is now leading, its goal is to shape technology and provide powerful digital services for businesses worldwide.

Product Offering and Market Position is a leading European provider of mass hosting services to SMEs, primarily in North-Western Europe (Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Ireland and UK) and Southern Europe (Italy and Portugal) with a growing presence in Sweden, Switzerland and Spain.

Target clients and service

The business has close to two million SME and small office / home office (“SOHO”) customers and is a one-stop partner for web hosting, domains, e-commerce and application solutions

These solutions are designed to cater to varying customer needs in terms of performance and scale. These products get sold with 24/7 support (depending on specific brands) with self-service solutions to upload websites, install mailboxes, set up domains etc. This is often mission-critical as SMEs do not have the knowhow to manage this internally and are willing to pay for peace of mind.
While small business owners do not have the time and expertise to manage their online presence themselves, being accessible through the internet is increasingly important to SMEs. The hosting provider is a critical, yet small ticket service provider to SMEs that want a piece of mind through a package of web enablement services

Subscription Business Model

The offering is usually packaged with it including a domain, email and webhosting with close to 99% recurring revenue and >95% net revenue retention (NRR) creating a robust model.

Migrating the service would mean an active effort to move a website from one provider to another and risk business disruption across multiple essential services these contributing factors combined make customer relationships long and switching limited.


  • Oversees and manages the provision of all legal services to the company, ensuring maximum protection of its legal rights whilst maintaining its operations within the limits prescribed by law 
  • Oversees both internal and external legal advice and is responsible for the coordination on relevant Group matters 
  • Responsible for streamlining governance within the entire Group: delegation of authorities, risk management approach, 
  • Responsible for Corporate housekeeping: group structure / shareholder matters / optimization of legal entities structure 
  • Analyses, reviews contracts of different nature: suppliers / advisors / … 
  • Oversees GDPR compliance - Group 
  • Handles legal HR matters 
  • Handles insurance matters 
  • Takes care of Board matters and follow-up 
  • Coordinates legal DD exercise in M&A projects 
  • Follow up on the law regulation in our sector 
  • Oversees the review, research, interpretation, and preparation of both written and oral opinions on a wide variety of legal issues. 
  • Advanced legal management experience in a corporate environment 
  • Knowledge of the range of applicable laws and regulations which impact on all facets of company policy and operations. 
  • Demonstrable comprehension of complex legal issues and trends in area of expertise. 
  • Clear understanding of business operations and the systems, processes, departments, and functions that drive profitable growth. 
  • Ability to develop and implement legal strategies and solutions. 
  • Exceptional organizational skills, with superior oral & written communication. 
  • Savviness to interpret financial information and its impact on the business; ability to substantiate any strategic legal decisions with financial data and results. 
  • Strategic vision of the future and its legal implications based on a robust analysis of environmental trends, internal resources, and the organization’s mission and values. 
  • Experience overseeing a multinational legal program would be an advantage but not essential. 
  • Absolute "team player" mentality to coach and mentor an international team. 

Key competencies needed 

  • Ambitious, results-driven individual. 
  • Proactive self-starter with the ability to work under pressure, multi-task and prioritize. 
  • Visible and enthusiastic leader who is entrepreneurial in spirit, able to influence and motivate a team 
  • Ability to act as a credible representative of when interacting both internally and externally, with the capability to articulate legal complexities to a diverse client audience is critical. 
  • Strong communication & negotiation skills in English and Dutch. 
  • Incisive leader with sound judgement; must have the credibility, intellectual capacity and operational grip to gain immediate respect with the leadership team and shareholders. 
  • Excellent communicator who become an ambassador, assisting in deliver strategy. 
  • High levels of emotional intelligence 
  • Strong team orientation, building relationships across the organization. 
  • Active engagement with the broader business, whilst maintaining sufficient distance that is required due to the independent nature of the legal framework. 
  • Ability to build trust and momentum with the team and colleagues, displaying a shared sense of purpose. 
  • An ego well under control, paired with unassailable ethics and integrity. 


Please apply by email to, to the attention of Mrs. Annelies De Pryck (HR Business Partner).

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