BeNeLux Contract Counsel - Brussel

Region: Brussels
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: Commercial
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: VL/LAW/2387/19

Master in law with minimum 3 years of experience in commercial contracts.

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McKinsey & Company has set the standards of excellence in top management consulting for more than 80 years. They advise decision makers in leading companies, the public sector, non-profit organizations, and innovative, fast-growing start-ups around the globe. More than 9,000 consultants worldwide are dedicated to fulfilling our mission: to help clients achieve substantial and lasting improvements in their performance. To accomplish this, their consultants draw on the expertise of numerous specialists.

The Legal Department of McKinsey & Company is a global dynamic group of professionals who work independently on many matters, but also work in teams to tackle special projects. The Legal Department has 4 geographic hubs in (1) the Americas, (2) Europe, (3) Middle East and Africa and (4) Asia.

Our client is currently looking for a Contract Counsel for its BeNeLux Legal Department. The position will be based in Brussels.

As a Contract Counsel you will be responsible for handling the preparation, review, drafting, and negotiation of commercial contracts under the guidance of the department’s Associate General Counsels.

The new Contract Counsel will handle the responsibilities listed below: 

Principal responsibilities:

  • Draft, review and negotiate specified forms of contract such as waiver letters, consulting agreements, statements of work and confidentiality agreements;
  • Work with Associate General Counsels to develop the most efficient way for the Contract Counsel to help process more complex forms of agreement such as master consulting agreements and indemnity agreements;
  • Review and assist teams in request for proposals (RFPs) and public tenders’ responses.
  • Create, update, and distribute standard form contracts and related documentation in accordance with departmental policies and procedures, track contracts, help monitor and track contract flow volume;
  • Manage a database of contractual arrangements;
  • Design, manage and maintain a system to track whether contracts have been executed, with a reminder system for any required follow-ups;
  • Provide firm consultants with appropriate forms of agreement on a variety of engagement-related legal issues;
  • Work on projects in support of firm initiatives.

  • Master's degree in a European jurisdiction (BeNeLux: a plus);
  • Ability to work in Dutch (mother-tongue), English and French (other languages: a plus);
  • Ability to draft, revise and negotiate commercial contracts such as service agreements, confidentiality agreements, master consulting agreements, independent consultant agreements, and indemnity agreements;
  • Experience with RFP and public tenders’ responses review and response;
  • Excellent writing and negotiating skills;
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, including clear and effective communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and judgment;
  • Ability to work well under pressure;
  • Ability to handle high volume of work, recognize priorities, and manage time effectively;
  • Ability to function independently, with moderate supervision, and awareness of when to engage a department attorney;
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience drafting, reviewing, and negotiating commercial contracts in a sophisticated environment;
  • Computer skills extremely valuable (including Word, Excel, Lotus Notes, PowerPoint);
  • Team player.

Our client offers a competitive salary and an attractive benefits package.

At McKinsey & Company, you will work in a stimulating, challenging, professional environment with dedicated teams.


Contact Caroline Voisin via email or call confidentially.
Please mention reference  (VL/LAW/2387/19).

Ref: VL/LAW/2387/19

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