Senior Legal Counsel (Brussels)

Region: Brussels
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: Commercial, Technology, Media, Telecommunications
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: KE/18/34-LexGO

You are an experienced lawyer (minimum 5 years), by preference inhouse; and you are (nearly) bilingual, French and English (working experience). A good knowledge of Dutch would be much appreciated.

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Sopra Banking Software is a global leader in software and IT services for banks and financial institutions. Their solutions help over 500 customers in more than 70 countries to be more efficient, agile and responsive to business challenges. Our clients’ financial software division, Callataÿ & Wouters, Delta Informatique, Tieto Financials Ltd and Cor&Fja Financial Services GmbH; now known as Sopra Banking Software, have long been recognized as solid players with a wide range of proven products on the market. Worldwide, our client employs 2,500 skilled experts. The company is a subsidiary of the Sopra Steria Group, which counts over 40,000 employees.

To join their legal department in Brussels, they are looking for a Senior Legal Counsel.

Your main responsibilities will be: 

  • Strong focus on commercial and contracts law: screening, drafting, negotiations, helping the business on legal aspects related; 
  • Analysing, drafting, negotiating Belgian and international commercial contracts (licensing and project deals, IP/IT) on behalf of the company in a strong operational context;
  • Providing proactive and practical legal support to the company’s business units on contract issues, disputes and best practices;
  • Managing the contract process and compliance with internal contract policies and procedures;

You will take the lead of the legal team Belux and will report to the Legal Manager (HQ Paris).

  • You hold a master’s law degree;

  • You are an experienced lawyer (minimum 5 years), by preference inhouse; 

  • A good knowledge of IP Law would be considered as a plus, so would be a good insight in the financial sector; 

  • You are (nearly) bilingual, French and English (working experience). A good knowledge of Dutch would be much appreciated; 

  • You are a true business partner, you have experience in effective collaboration and interaction across business units and a real capacity to assimilate technical and commercial aspects of the company;

  • You have a rigorous work ethic and demonstrate ability to work efficiently on multiple projects;

  • You are a strong team player with a high level of maturity and well able to set priorities right.

Our client offers you a challenging job with a strong international perspective in negotiating and closing key and complex business deals. You will work in a personal and respectful environment. You will encounter a pleasant and dynamic atmosphere. There will be training possibilities throughout your entire career. Your workplace is based in Brussels, with occasional travels within Europe. 


For more information about this opportunity you can contact Kristin Ex (03 800 40 45) or you can apply by clicking on the link on our website (reference number KE/18/34-LexGO).

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