Legal Counsel
03/09/2021

Region: Brussels
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: Commercial, Corporate law
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract

We are looking for a qualified Legal Counsel to oversee the legal aspects of our business. You will safeguard our reputation by guaranteeing that the company strictly follows law guidelines and give legal advice to management about all relevant issues.

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At Univercells, we are on a mission to make health equally accessible to all. We work every day to reinvent biomanufacturing processes and develop or integrate the next innovative technologies. Through the combination of process development and engineering expertise, we create synergies to deliver game-changing production capacities to achieve our mission: Biologics available and affordable to all!! 

We are looking for a qualified Legal Counsel to oversee the legal aspects of our business. You will safeguard our reputation by guaranteeing that the company strictly follows law guidelines and give legal advice to management about all relevant issues.

This job is the perfect opportunity to contribute to our mission and be impactful. 

Based in Brussels you will join a collaborative team full of passionate change-maker. 

Main Responsibilities 

  • Give accurate and timely counsel to executives in a variety of legal topics ( partnerships, international ventures, corporate finance etc.)

  • Collaborate with management to devise efficient defense strategies

  • Specify internal governance policies and regularly monitor compliance

  • Research and evaluate different risk factors regarding business decisions and operations

  • Apply effective risk management techniques and offer proactive advise on possible legal issues

  • Communicate and negotiate with external parties (regulators, external counsel, public authority etc.), creating relations of trust

  • Draft and solidify agreements, contracts and other legal documents to ensure the company’s full legal rights

  • Deal with complex matters with multiple stakeholders and forces

  • Provide clarification on legal language or specifications to everyone in the organization

  • Conduct your work with integrity and responsibility

Requirements/qualifications

  • Commercial & Corporate lawyer 

  • 3-5 years of experience in commercial contracts and transactions (corporate law/M&A) 

  • With a Master in Law Degree (so a lawyer, not paralegal), preferably obtained in Belgium or Civil law country (like France) 

  • Fluent in English + additional language is an asset

  • Experience in international companies and/or experience in biotech are always a+

  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity

  • Sound judgement and ability to analyse situations and information

We offer 

  • An open ended contract with a range of benefits including company car

  • A company in permanent evolution, career opportunities and autonomy in your work

Interested?

Please apply on our website on the following link 

https://www.univercells.com/careers/jobs/legal-counsel/00369

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