Legal Counsel in commercial law - International company - Wavre

Function: Lawyers
Environnement: Law Firm
Legal subjects: Commercial
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: JN -052021-2914494

Legal Counsel in general commercial law for the European Legal team at the HQ of a leading Belgian international company active in the industry sector in Wavre.

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Our client is a Belgian international company active in the industry, with the HQ based in Walloon-Brabant.

As Legal Counsel in commercial law, you will reinforce the European Legal Team and report to the European Head of Legal.

You will support the business in day-to-day legal matters, such as drafting and reviewing contracts, advising on potential legal risks and exposures, as well as assisting on certain other specific legal matters on a need-basis.


As Legal Counsel in commercial law, your key responsibilities include:


  • Drafting and negotiating national and/or international contracts (such as commercial agreements, procurement contracts and logistics contracts)
  • Providing legal advice to the relevant operational teams on various matters covering a broad range of issues related to business and contract law, company law, real estate matters, as well as potentially intellectual property or financing
  • Providing a risk assessment of legal problems that may arise in transactions considered by the operational teams
  • Assisting operational teams in the handling of disputes and managing litigation files within external lawyers
  • Supporting operational teams with permitting or compliance matters

As Legal Counsel in commercial law, you meet the following requirements:

  • You have a Master's degree in Belgian law
  • You have 2 to 7 years of experience, ideally with experience in a law firm. Experience in the industry sector is a plus
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) in French and English. Knowledge of Dutch is a plus
  • You are pragmatic, creative and problem solver
  • You are willing to go the extra-mile and learn about new areas of law

Our client offers you as Legal Counsel a generalist role, the possibility to be part of an international legal team, at the HQ of a Belgian leading company, with lots of variety in kind of files and law areas to handle, with a competitive salary package and extra-legal advantages, and also lots of training possibilities with the company Academy!


For more information, please contact Eleonore van der Gracht via email ([email protected]) or call confidentially (+32472806343)

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