Corporate Legal Counsel - Antwerp

Region: Antwerpen
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: Corporate law
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: VL/LAW/1969/18

Dynamic Master in Law with 5 to 8 years of experience in corporate M&A. Fluent in French, English and Dutch.

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Gimv is a European investment company with over three decades’ experience in private equity and venture capital. The company is listed on Euronext Brussels and currently manages around 1.8 billion EUR (including investment partnerships) of investments in 50 portfolio companies. 

As a recognized market leader in selected investment platforms, Gimv identifies entrepreneurial and innovative companies with high-growth potential and supports them in their transformation into market leaders. Gimv’s four investment platforms are: Connected Consumer, Health & Care, Smart Industries and Sustainable Cities. Each of these platforms works with a skilled and dedicated team across Gimv’s home markets of the Benelux, France and Germany and can count on an extended international network of experts. 

Our client is currently looking for a Corporate Legal Counsel (m/f) for their offices in Antwerp.

As a Corporate Legal Counsel you will support the investment teams and you will work with all four platforms (Connected Consumer, Sustainable Cities, Smart Industries or Health & Care) in all core geographies (Benelux, France, Germany, Switzerland). 

Once a project is assigned to you, you will act as a legal project manager, and this on a fully autonomous basis and throughout the entire life cycle of the project (from origination to investment, over portfolio management and exit). 

You will coordinate, structure and negotiate transactions/projects. You will identify legal risks related to projects and you will suggest and apply legally accepted and attractive solutions in order to make transactions feasible from a functional and legal perspective. 

You will join an experienced legal team while reporting to the Chief Legal Officer / Secretary General.

Key competencies and qualifications include: 

  • Master in Law with a strong academic background (an additional degree or LL.M is a clear asset);

  • 5 to 8 years of experience gained in a corporate/M&A department of an international law firm;

  • Strong analytical skills, able to identify and correctly qualify legal issues and provide appropriate solutions;

  • Business minded with an understanding of financial principles and an interest in business strategy;

  • Able to work autonomously on multiple complex projects;

  • Client-oriented, able to manage difficult relations and to interact with people at all levels of the organization as well as with external contacts;

  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills, able to communicate timely, effectively and clearly and to build trust through communication;

  • Good listener, with a proactive, “can-do” attitude;

  • Excellent (written and spoken) knowledge of French, English and Dutch. Knowledge of German is an asset;

  • Willingness to travel if necessary.  

Our client offers a unique opportunity to gain experience in the Private Equity and Venture Capital sector. You will be able to join a focused and experienced legal team. 

You will be offered an interesting blend of transactional work that you can organize with a high level of autonomy. 

Our client invests heavily in its people in terms of training opportunities. This will enable you to grow as a professional and as a person. 

In addition, you can count on a motivating and attractive remuneration package in accordance with your seniority and experience.


Contact Marie Brepoels via email or call confidentially.
Please mention reference  (VL/LAW/1969/18).

Phone: +32 (0) 2 290 23 51
Mobile: +32 (0)498 72 28 58
Ref: VL/LAW/1969/18

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