Corporate Legal Counsel - Woluwe-Saint-Lambert

Region: Brussels
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: Corporate law
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: VL/LAW/1967/18

Master in Law with 5 to 10 years of experience in general corporate law. Excellent knowledge of French, Dutch and English.

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BESIX Group is a leading Belgian Group, operating in construction, concessions and property development sectors. It profiles itself as a multi-services group, catering for multi-size projects. N.V. BESIX S.A. (BESIX), its biggest subsidiary, is active in practically every field of construction. In addition to the activities of BESIX and its other subsidiaries, Belemco, BESIX Infra, BESIX Park, BESIX RED, Cobelba, Franki Foundations, Jacques Delens, Lux TP, Socogetra, Vanhout, Van den Berg, West Construct and Wust in Benelux-France, the Group is present in Eastern Europe, North and Central Africa and the Middle East, via Six Construct, in South Asia and Australia. In 2017, the Group achieved revenues of EUR 2.35 billion. BESIX has about 14,000 employees active in 20 countries on 4 continents.

Today, BESIX Group is looking for a motivated and dynamic Corporate Legal Counsel (m/f) for the legal department based in Brussels.

As Legal Counsel your function will include the following tasks: 


    • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating pre-bid, joint venture and shareholders agreements in support to ongoing business operations;

    • Preparing and taking care of the follow-up of incorporation of companies and registration of branches;

    • Participating (drafting relevant corporate documentation) in acquisitions, mergers, divestments, transfers of activities, etc.;


    • Supervising and/or drafting of company secretarial documents (FR/NL/EN ordinary/special: minutes of boards of directors and shareholders meetings, reports, powers of attorney, management reports, publications, …) for companies registered in the Brussels head offices and in support to about 150 foreign subsidiaries and branches;

    • Preparing for the Audit Committee quarterly reviews of realized and ongoing corporate transactions (acquisitions, incorporations, registrations, divestments and liquidations);

    • Following mandates (directors, auditors) validity, renewal, dismissal, resignation, appointment;

    • Providing documentation and information as a support to ongoing business operations;


    • Supervising the collection and checking of the legal information and supporting documentation (in regional language) on about 150 subsidiaries and branches updating of web-application (a.o. datasheets);

    • Issuing advisory reports to subsidiaries pointing out missing steps towards legal compliance and giving support to realize them; 


    • Providing support to operations in Belgium (sales, expropriations, granting of surface rights, …).

  • 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, ideally gained in an international context;

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

  • You are punctual, conscientious and pay attention to inconsistencies;

  • 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 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 an international environment.

  • A challenging position in a growing company operating worldwide;

  • 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/1967/18).

Phone: +32 (0) 2 290 23 53
Ref: VL/LAW/1967/18

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