Legal Counsel

Region: East Flanders
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: Administrative law and public procurement, Commercial, Corporate law, Real estate
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: LexGO16/12

As a Legal Counsel you will be responsible for reviewing, preparing, and managing contracts (from a legal perspective) during the various stages of a construction process.

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Denys is a multi-specialized construction group with nearly two thousand employees.

The growth model is based on 3 pillars:

  • Diversification

  • Innovation

  • Export

We do not innovate only in one specialty, but more as a total business in several disciplines: water, energy, mobility, restoration, engineering, tunneling, infrastructure, special foundation techniques etc.

The Denys group, a popular partner for the most complex projects and infrastructure works.

As a Legal Counsel you will be responsible for reviewing, preparing, and managing contracts (from a legal perspective) during the various stages of a construction process. You will become part of the Legal Department of Denys NV in Ghent (Wondelgem) and will support our activities in Belgium but also throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East, currently expanding into the Americas. 

As Legal Counsel, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Review and suggest modifications to contracts and tender guidelines for bids;

  • Evaluate (and attempt to mitigate) contractual risks;

  • Draft contracts as well as other legal documents;

  • Negotiate with clients, partners and sub-contractors;

  • Follow-up of litigation, arbitration and/or ADR procedures in Belgium or abroad;

  • Provide general legal advice to our teams; and

  • Ensure the compliance of the company's practices with regulations.

The requested qualifications for this Legal Counsel positon include:

  • You have a Belgian Master in Law degree.

  • You are fluent in Dutch, English and French. If Dutch is not your mother tongue, you must be able to function in a Dutch-speaking environment.

  • You have at least 3 years’ experiencein either: 

    • Belgian public procurement during the tender phase; or
    • Belgian public procurement during the execution phase (knowledge of the “algemene uitvoeringsregels van de overheidsopdrachten” / “règles générales d'exécution des marchés publics”); or
    • Belgian private construction law; or
    • international construction contracts (in particular FIDIC); or
    • PPS / PPP projects (in particular DBFM-contracts) or other integrated contracts such as D&B, EPC, DBM, O&M, BOOT etc.

      Evidently you are ahead of your competitors if you have experience in more than one of the above-mentioned areas of expertise.
  • You have a strong interest in construction projects, both in Belgium and abroad, and the ambition to develop your talents and to grow in your function. 

  • You have well-developed communication skills, and you are a team player.

  • You are flexible, pragmatic and have a stress resistant personality.

  • You have strong analytical skills, an eye for detail, a proactive approach, and you are able to meet commitments and deadlines.

  • You are capable to work in a challenging, dynamic and international environment.

  • You can work autonomously when required.

  • An affinity with the construction industry (and its technicality) is much appreciated.

  • A challenging legal environment;

  • The opportunity to become part of national and international projects that matter;

  • The opportunity to learn in-house and by attending external seminars;


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