Junior Legal Counsel
06/04/2021

Region: East Flanders
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: Litigation, Commercial, Corporate law
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: LexGO06/04

Our Legal department is growing and therefore on the lookout for a (m/f) Junior Legal Counsel.

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Lotus Bakeries began in the village of Lembeke in 1932 and is now active worldwide in the indulgent and natural snacking segment with the Lotus, Lotus Biscoff®, Dinosaurus, Peijnenburg, Annas, N?kd, TREK, BEAR and Kiddylicious brands, among others. Lotus Bakeries, with headquarters in Belgium, is a dynamic, internationally oriented company with production facilities in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Sweden, South Africa and the US, and twenty-one own sales organisations in Europe, America and Asia. Lotus Bakeries also works with commercial partners in approximately fifty countries worldwide. Lotus Bakeries has more than 2,000 employees. By maintaining a healthy balance between tradition and innovation, the Lotus brand indulges consumers with a unique range of high-quality, tasty products. The secret of Lotus Biscoff® lies in the cookie’s unique flavour, distinctive design and delightful crispiness. 

The unique caramelised cookie flavour has meanwhile also been incorporated into a spread and ice cream. A wide range of cake specialties and waffles are furthermore offered under the Lotus brand name. Koninklijke Peijnenburg is the market leader for gingerbread in the Netherlands and Annas is a typical Swedish speciality of pepparkakor biscuits: thin, crunchy biscuits flavoured with ginger and cinnamon. Under the N?kd, TREK and BEAR brands, Lotus Bakeries offers tasty snacks, manufactured from all-natural, unprocessed ingredients, with no added sugar. Kiddylicious focusses on healthy snacking for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. In 2020 the Group achieved a turnover of EUR 663 million. The shares of Lotus Bakeries are listed on Euronext Brussels. The majority of the shares are owned by the Boone and Stevens family.

As Junior Legal Counsel of Lotus Bakeries, you will have a very dynamic, international role and a broad scope of involvement.

You will assist the Senior Business Legal Counsel on all legal matters for a fixed number of (geographical) Areas within the group as well as taking on several legal & compliance projects. You will moreover assist in the legal analyses and advise for Lotus Bakeries’ corporate venture fund FF2032.

Here are a few examples: 

  • Due diligence and assistance in reviewing transaction documents of any potential investments by FF2032;

  • Negotiating a wide variety of brand- and product-related contracts, jointly with your team-members and business partners. 

  • Legal advice to the business entities of Lotus Bakeries in your area’s in their day-to-day operations

  • Support group Legal & Compliance projects (GDPR, Competitions, Corporate Governance, …)

  • Corporate Housekeeping

Based on a Master’s degree in Legal Studies, you have built 1 to 3 years of experience, preferably within the corporate/M&A department at a top international law firm. 

Given that you will support our FF2032 Investment Fund, any related experience would be highly appreciated. 

Being fluent in both Dutch and English, you show your strong social skills through a team-oriented attitude, being both enthusiastic and reliable. You are analytic and pro-active in your business-approach, backed by excellent execution and treating deadlines with high priority. And last but definitely not least, you are someone well-organised, hands-on and detail-oriented. 

Lotus Bakeries invests in people. You will join an international work environment where you are close to the senior management. Are you ambitious? Our continuous growth offers you real career opportunities. You will receive a competitive salary, in line with your experience. 

Interested?

Send your resume to stijn.neuts@lotusbakeries.comPlease mention the reference LexGO06/04.

 

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