Legal Counsel

Region: Antwerpen, Netherlands
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: European Law, Corporate law, Competition law
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: LexGO24/09

Fagron is the global market leader in pharmaceutical compounding, and its products are sold to more than 200,000 customers in over 60 countries. 

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Fagron is the global market leader in pharmaceutical compounding, and its products are sold to more than 200,000 customers in over 60 countries.

The purpose of Fagron is: "Together we create the future of personalizing medicine". Fagron, together with prescribers, pharmacists, and customers, strives to improve medications and help the patient.

From our position as market leader, we act locally and think internationally.

We are looking for a dynamic Legal Counsel with 4-7 years of working experience as a lawyer or as an in-house legal counsel, ideally gained in an international context. The position is based in Rotterdam, but there is also an office in Nazareth, Belgium. As Legal Counsel, you will assist the global Fagron businesses with legal support, due diligence, transactional and corporate secretarial duties in the pharmaceutical industry. As part of our legal team, you'll provide key legal insights and to the point legal advice and assistance.

You'll work as part of a team on exciting legal due diligence projects in acquisitions and divestments globally. You will get hands-on experience helping to bring key legal insights and deal with issues to the table with support from senior team members.

Skills and responsibilities for this level include but are not limited to:

  • Participating (drafting relevant corporate documentation) in acquisitions, mergers, divestments, transfers of activities, etc.
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating pre-bid, joint venture and shareholders agreements in support to ongoing business operations.
  • Preparing and taking care of the follow-up of incorporation of companies and registration of branches.
  • Supervising and/or drafting of company secretarial documents (FR/EN/NL ordinary/special: minutes of boards of directors and shareholders meetings, reports, powers of attorney, management reports, publications, …) in support to about 80 foreign subsidiaries and branches.
  • Preparing reviews of realized and ongoing corporate transactions (acquisitions, incorporations, registrations, divestments and liquidations).
  • Following mandates (directors, auditors) validity, renewal, dismissal, resignation, appointment.
  • Providing documentation and information as support to ongoing business operations.
  • Issuing advisory reports to subsidiaries pointing out missing steps towards legal compliance and giving support to realize them.
  • Work in project teams together with other specialists (senior management, operations, tax, legal, HR, IT).
  • Use straightforward communication.
  • You can think in solutions, can switch quickly and have an interest in complex issues.
  • You can work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Willingness to learn, proactivity, openness to work in a multicultural environment.

Set yourself apart

  • You have a Belgian master's degree in law.
  • You have 4 to 7 years of relevant experience as a lawyer or as an in-house legal counsel, ideally gained in an international context.
  • Working experience in a listed company is considered a plus.
  • You are fluent in Dutch with a good knowledge of English (written and oral)
  • You are punctual, conscientious and pay attention to inconsistencies.
  • You adopt a pragmatic business approach and understand the impact of legal issues on the broader business.
  • You have strong communication and interpersonal skills and can work in a demanding environment.
  • You like to work in a team and enjoy sharing knowledge, but you can also work independently and take on responsibilities.
  • You are flexible and capable of working efficiently in an international environment


Please apply online

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