Business Legal Counsel - Brussel

Region: Brussels
Function: In-House
Environment: Company
Legal subjects: Commercial, Corporate law, Data protection & privacy
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: VL/LAW/3264/22-LexGO

Master in Law with at least 10 years of experience as legal counsel and/or in a law firm.  Experience working in an international environment is a plus.  Fluent in Dutch and English.

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With a history that dates back to 1919, Tessenderlo Group has evolved over recent years from a chemical company into a diversified industrial group that focuses on agriculture, valorizing bio-residuals and providing industrial solutions. 

With 4.644 people working at more than one hundred locations across the globe, Tessenderlo Group is a leader in most of its markets.  They primarily serve customers in agriculture, food, industry, construction and health and consumer goods end markets.

The group’s activities are subdivided into four operating segments: Agro, Bio-Valorization, Industrial Solutions and T-Power.

To strengthen the legal department, Tessenderloo Group is looking for a Business Legal Counsel.

As Business Legal Counsel you will provide legal support to one or more business units or corporate departments of the Group.  Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Providing adequate and pragmatic legal support to the international Business Unit PB Leiner, specialized in high quality gelatins and collagen peptides (
  • Be a proactive and commercially minded force in contract negotiations (including M&A and joint ventures) and generally all aspects of managing legal risks.
  • Support in the implementation of the Business Unit’s strategic objectives and key projects.
  • Manage litigations and coordinate with external lawyers.
  • Respond in a timely, constructive and commercially minded fashion to requests of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Be the legal expert within the Tessenderlo Group on IP and advise group wide on various IP related matters (from NDA’s, license agreements to research collaboration agreements with universities).
  • Be the legal expert within the Tessenderlo Group on Data Privacy and Data Protection Law (GDPR) and coordinate (internally and with external lawyers) the implementation of new privacy requirements.
  • Participate in educating company personnel as to legal and other risk management considerations with a view to creating and fostering a broad risk management culture within the group.
  • You will be based at HQ in Brussels and report to the Group Legal Counsel.
  • You have a Master in Law and at least 10 years of experience as legal counsel and/or in a law firm; experience working in an international environment is a plus.
  • Experience in commercial and civil law and drafting and negotiating commercial contracts; experience in M&A projects is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in teams.
  • Proactive and critical thinker.
  • Business minded so that you can translate commercial and financial opportunities and risks into contracts and legal and risk considerations.
  • Able to propose win-win solutions which allow contracts to be concluded.
  • Willingness and ability to understand technical concepts and innovative projects.
  • Strong written and oral skills in Dutch and English

Tessenderlo Group offers an interesting blend of internationally oriented work in combination with a hands-on approach, which requires a willingness to get involved in the businesses.  You will be offered challenging work that you can organize with a high level of autonomy and you can count on a motivating and attractive remuneration package in accordance with your seniority and experience.


Contact Annick Hellemans via email or call confidentially.
Please mention reference  (VL/LAW/3264/22-LexGO).

E-mail: [email protected]
Mobile: +32 476 42 11 31
Ref: VL/LAW/3264/22-LexGO

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