Senior Legal Counsel - Brussels

Region: Brussels
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: Corporate law, Real estate
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: LexGO11/05

For our client, one of the largest real estate developers in Europe, we are looking for a Senior Legal Counsel (min. 7 years’ experience) with experience in real estate transactions.

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Our client, a listed real estate developer, develops various sustainable real estate projects in Belgium and the rest of Europe.
The company consists of 200+ experts. Due to its exponential growth, our client is searching for an additional legal counsel, with a focus on real estate transactions, to reinforce its legal team.

In this role, you will provide pro-active and in-depth support in relation to any ongoing development projects from acquisition up to exit, in close cooperation with the other departments. 
You will have the following tasks and responsibilities, with a focus on both real estate as well as (corporate) transactional work:

  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating various types of construction and real estate related agreements in view of the realization of the various projects;
  • Providing legal assistance to, and drafting of, corporate documents and conducting negotiations within the context of purchase and sale of real estate: letters of intent, due-diligence, drafting of transactional documents (SPA’s, APA’s, shareholder agreements etc.), (re)financing, joint ventures, etc.;
  • Follow-up and management of existing contracts and providing legal assistance for ongoing projects;
  • Management and follow-up of legal disputes;
  • Interaction with and management of external parties (lawyers, notary public…).

You will report to the Head of Legal Belgium.

  • You have obtained a Masters in Law from a Belgian university;
  • You have min. 7 years of experience
    • as a lawyer in Real Estate Transactions;
    • as an inhouse counsel in a similar role;
  • Dutch-native speaker with a very good knowledge of English and a good knowledge of French (both oral and written) or French-native with very good knowledge of English and a good knowledge of Dutch (both oral and written);
  • You can work independently, you are fully responsible for your projects from A to Z, in an autonomous role;
  • You are pragmatic and hands on;
  • You have a sharp analytical mind and can handle complex situations or operations;
  • You have strong drafting and negotiation skills;
  • You are stress resistant, punctual and can set the right priorities in a result-oriented environment;
  • You work proactively, you are solution-minded and both involved and responsible;
  • You can defend your point of view in a constructive and assertive manner and show excellent communication and writing skills;
  • You have a strong team spirit - as a legal counsel you are part of the success of the company, you are enthusiastic and work with passion.
  • A challenging and divers job in a Belgian listed real estate company that innovates and is growing strongly;
  • You are part of an experienced Legal Team in a good atmosphere where team spirit really prevails;
  • An environment where personal development and coaching is highly stimulated;
  • The possibility to work in a stunning environment in Brussels, with flexibility 
  • A competitive and attractive salary package as self-employed.


Contact: [email protected]. Please mention the reference LexGO11/05.

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