Construction Legal Counsel - Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe / Zwijnaarde

Region: Brussels, East Flanders
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: Real estate
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: VL/LAW/1968/18

Master in Law with 5 to 10 years of experience in construction and real estate law. Excellent knowledge of Dutch, French and English.

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N.V. BESIX S.A. is the largest Belgian full-service contractor. Its core operations include the construction of buildings, infrastructure, environmental projects and roads. In addition, N.V. BESIX S.A. is, through various subsidiaries, active in the production of raw materials, facility management, real estate development, PPP’s and concessions. As a multi services company, N.V. BESIX S.A. is a front runner from the stage of the client’s idea to the realization and operation of any project.

Today, N.V. BESIX S.A. is looking for a motivated and dynamic Real Estate Legal Counsel (m/f) to join the legal department based in Brussels with part-time presence in N.V. BESIX S.A.'s offices in Ghent.

As Legal Counsel you provide commercial and proactive legal support to business and management, which includes:

  • preparation and review of construction and other agreements (including "overheidsopdrachten / marchés publics" and PPP’s), standard contracts, general terms and conditions;
  • assistance in contract negotiations;

  • legal risk management of existing contracts and assistance to construction sites;

  • provision of legal advice related to the company's activities essentially at national level;

  • when required, coordination with external lawyers and advisors;

  • follow up of litigation and assistance to the company in legal disputes.

  • You have a Belgian Master in law degree;

  • You have 5 to 10 years of relevant experience as a lawyer or as an in-house legal counsel in the construction / real estate industry. Having experience in the field of commercial and corporate law is an asset;

  • You are a native Dutch speaker with an good knowledge of French and English, in writing and orally;

  • You are punctual, creative, dynamic with strong analytical skills;

  • You adopt a pragmatic business approach and understand the impact of legal issues on the broader business;

  • You have strong communication and interpersonal skills and are able to work in a demanding environment;

  • You are capable and willing to defend the company's contractual interest and advocate them accordingly internally and externally;

  • You like to work in a team and enjoy sharing knowledge, but you are able to work independently and take on responsibilities;

  • You are flexible and capable of working efficiently in a fast evolving environment.

  • A challenging position in a growing company with a leading position in its markets;

  • An open-minded working environment and dynamic team offering many opportunities for personal and career development;

  • The possibility to work autonomously and in close contact with the business;

  • An attractive salary and benefit package in line with your experience.


Contact Sara Berquin via email or call confidentially.
Please mention reference  (VL/LAW/1968/18).

Phone: +32 (0) 2 290 23 53
Ref: VL/LAW/1968/18

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