Legal Manager Industrial Development
06/06/2019

Region: Brussels
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: Public , Commercial, Energy law
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: LexGO22/05

The mission consists in legal assistance for the company’s B2B and B2G business which is undergoing a full transition from “energy supplier” to “energy services partner” and legal assistance for the Production Department in terms of purchases and projects (Wind and others). 

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Luminus is one of the main Belgian leaders in green energy development and production, operating onshore wind farms and hydroelectric power plants. 

As Luminus is active In a sector rapidly evolving toward:

  • industrial development of decentralized renewable (Wind or Solar) or flexible (Cogeneration) production sources;
          
  • the circular economy applied to B2B (Business2Business) and B2G (Business2Government) customers;
     
  • reduction of energy consumption by its B2B and B2G customers;

the company wants to hire a Legal Manager Industrial Development whose mission will consist in legal assistance for the company’s B2B and B2G business which is undergoing a full transition from “energy supplier” to “energy services partner” and legal assistance for the Production Department in terms of purchases and projects (Wind and others). 

Day-to-day proactive tracking of all cases/files, working closely with the other departments concerned and, if necessary, contact with third parties such as suppliers, customers or external legal advisers. 

In general this is a very varied job in which the person appointed is able to learn a lot and work independently and transversely, in a legal department which attaches great importance to working well as a team. 

Support for the industrial development of the Production and B2B departments’ projects and the Luminus subsidiaries in B2B, on an operational level through to management, in particular for:

  • Legal advice relating to the sale of energy and new services to B2G and B2B customers taking account of construction law, energy law, insurance law, etc. (based on own legal research or as advised by a lawyer). 

  • Legal assistance in the context of purchases for the Production Department and legal monitoring of the different projects (Wind and others). 

  • Legal assistance for the business units with implementation of legislative/regulatory changes, and compliance follow-up relative to these business units.

  • Help with drawing up contracts and - if necessary - with conducting negotiations and discussions with third parties.

  • Assistance with complaints/claims made by customers or by regulators, and with disputes generally, in terms of writing the correct legal correspondence, drawing up settlement agreements or initiation of legal action.

  • Creation of all of the standard documents or contracts required for all the products and/or services sold to customers or purchased from suppliers.

The legal expert is customer-focused and prepares professional and pragmatic solutions, in a proactive way and collaborating with the other departments.

Confidentiality and discretion are essential qualities for this job.

 

PLACE OF WORK

Base in Brussels with travel locally: the Liège and Gent sites from time to time.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A Master's degree in law

  • Our legal department deals with a variety of subjects such as energy law, construction law, administrative law, commercial law, M&A, company law, competition law, market practices, public procurement contracts and intellectual property. 

  • At present we are looking for a legal expert with experience in the following areas: 

    • Contract law and the law of obligations applicable to B2B and B2G relations in energy services (Wind, Solar, COGEN, electrical substations, electric terminals, etc.) 

    • Commercial law 

    • Construction law and public procurement law

  • Given the changes that the company and the energy sector in general are experiencing, it is essential for our Legal Department to continually adapt to these changes. We attach great importance to working as a team and to personal development in order to meet these challenges. Even if each member of the team has his or her areas of specialization, we offer the possibility of training and working in different subject areas and in different commercial activities thanks to the support of the team members and of our partner lawyers. In this spirit, we expect flexibility from everyone.

  • In addition, a particular interest in the “digitization” of legal work is a plus. 

 

EXPERIENCE

  • 5 to 7 years’ experience

 

KNOWLEDGE OF LANGUAGES

  • Dutch, French, English: good knowledge required

Interested?

Please apply on the career page of Luminus

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