Legal Counsel (m/f)

Region: West Flanders
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: Commercial, Corporate law
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: LEXGO/NHVLC/45

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Jacon Legal is looking for a Legal Counsel to join the legal team of its client, NHV, a fast growing and internationally expanding Business-to-Business aviation services provider for the offshore & onshore industries. They operate a young fleet of 63 helicopters in Europe and Africa.

You join the legal department, at group level, working closely with the legal team members and reporting to the general counsel  The legal team consists of the general counsel and a legal counsel.  As NHV is growing, NHV is looking for a legal counsel to strengthen its legal team.

Each legal team member is responsible for his/her projects,  adequately supports the business strategy of the Group, assist in corporate transactions and is responsible for maintaining a corporate social responsibility culture within the Group.

You will be in contact with other group functions (in particular finance, HR, tax, project management office, base managers) delivering legal advice, information, documentation and analysis on your international contract projects.

You have strong experience in international contracts:

  • Responsible for your international supplier contracts: analyzing, reviewing, drafting, reading, negotiating, discussing contracts with suppliers (e.g. manufacturers, lessors, etc)
  • Serve as the legal primary point of contact for your contract projects.
  • Serve as liaison between Legal Department, the business, outside lawyers and external clients and/or partners  on contract matters
  • Advise management on contract requirements and procedures and identified risks.

You are interested in corporate law and private tenders. Experience is a plus (not a must):

  • Corporate law:
    • Prepare & monitor legal documentation to formalize intragroup structures (e.g. lease agreement, service agreements, financing agreements and hire out agreements)
    • Map and follow up on local legal formalities
    • Render opinions and prepare legal drafts, opinions and various documents related to corporate & financing transactions
    • Advise and assist group and local corporate bodies on corporate matters and regulations
    • Ensure that the corporate housekeeping of entities are accurate, complete and up-to-date
  • Private tenders

Other responsibilities & main result areas of each legal team member:

Each legal team member is responsible for his/her projects,  adequately supports the business strategy of the Group, assist in corporate transactions and is responsible for maintaining a corporate social responsibility culture within the Group.

  • Corporate social responsibility:
    • monitor adequate corporate governance structure on group and subsidiary level
    • Actively educate organization on corporate social responsibility / corporate compliance
  • Litigation:
    • Follow up on pending claims and litigations and liaise with outside counsels
  • General advice on legal matters:
    • Provide legal advice, guidance, information and analysis to internal clients
    • Prepare and review legal documents and examine documents for legal sufficiency
    • Prepare drafts, documents, letters
    • Perform specific legal researches to support the general counsel
    • Contribute to risk mitigation initiatives
    • Provide legal advice and perform legal research for internal stakeholders pertaining to contractual and other issues that arise in and affect the business.
    • Provide general legal analysis and make recommendations for best course of action under the given circumstances.   
  • Legal administration:
    • Follow up on outside counsel expenses and manage external expenses in accordance with legal budget

  • Generalist lawyer
  • Master degree in law
  • Ideally 4 to 5 experience in international supply contracts in an international law firm and/or as in-house lawyer in an international company
  • Interest in or experience in private tenders and/or corporate law
  • Excellent Dutch and English, good understanding of French.
  • Good in negotiating
  • Strong in both working autonomously and in team
  • Team player and problem solver, who is communicative and open to different ideas and experiences (adaptive)
  • Structured and analytical
  • Eager to learn new legal areas (e.g. aviation law, asset financing etc).  You will learn this on the job.

  • You become member or a highly professional legal team and report to the general counsel, who reports to the CEO
  • A positive atmosphere where the legal team members share information with each other and are each other’s sparring partner
  • An environment where high quality standards and life-work balance go hand in hand
  • You can benefit from the existing know how and can take initiatives in order to contribute your know how
  • Your role will evolve continuously, whilst you will be enjoying the extensive expertise of the legal team.
  • You will get involved in a diverse range of projects and make contact with partners around the world.
  • You will have access to ongoing high quality training both internally and externally.
  • A competitive salary package (with company car) in line with your role and experience.
  • The offices are located in Ostend
  • The chance of working in and with the business; being a real business partner


Please contact Ann Jacob regarding this opportunity or send your CV and motivation letter to Erik De Vis ( Please mention the reference "LEXGO/NHVLC/45"

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Ann Jacob
0473 49 37 99

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