Solo EMEA Legal Counsel - Antwerp

Region: Antwerpen
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: Commercial
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: 06500-0011257063

Robert Half Legal is looking for a Solo EMEA Legal Counsel

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Robert Half Legal is looking for a Solo EMEA Legal Counsel for the European HQ of an international company in Antwerp.

As Solo EMEA Legal Counsel you will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Support the businesses in strategic projects that require legal input;
  • Serve as the main point of contact in EMEA for the global corporate Legal team, serving as the 'first call for help' for matters involving commercial transactions, sourcing and procurement, IP/technology licensing and portfolio enforcement, new business initiatives, employment matters, and affiliate corporate governance;

  • Draft, negotiate, and review contracts with customers, suppliers, and other third parties;
  • Participate in the selection of and assertively manage external counsel as needed across the EMEA region in a wide variety of legal engagements;
  • Develop robust processes to support the practical delivery of legal services in region and to track and control legal spend;
  • Prepare and deliver training / updates on key legal topics;
  • Support the strategic direction of the Legal Department on projects and initiatives that may be allocated from time to time;
  • Develop, ensure, and maintain strong and consistent compliance programming, enforcement, communication and training across EMEA (anti-bribery and anti-corruption, trade compliance, including sanctioned countries and anti-boycott;)), including third-party compliance (distributors, agents, suppliers, brokers, etc.);
  • Participate from the EMEA perspective in companywide ethics and corruption risk assessments, and develop and conduct ethics and compliance-related training as needed in region, including to supplement online training and to communicate and enforce policies;
  • Serve as EMEA coordinator and point of contact for varied emergent compliance-related issues as they arise, including data privacy.

The requested qualifications for the Solo EMEA Legal Counsel position include:

  • You hold a master in Law;

  • You have at least 7 years legal, transactional, and compliance experience, preferably in a US- or EU-based multinational company, preferably active in the industrial sector;
  • You speak and write fluently in both English and one or more native EMEA languages, preferably Italian and/or French and/or German;
  • Strong organizational ability and self-management skills;
  • Excellent qualitative and quantitative analytical skills to identify and solve a wide range of business and employees problems;
  • Cultural awareness and skill to operate and advise effectively across the region and to liaise between the region and the corporate legal and compliance teams.



Interested in this Solo EMEA Legal Counsel position? Apply today in all confidentiality!



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