General Counsel - Turnhout

Region: Antwerpen
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: Commercial
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: VL/BE/LAW/2686/20

High-level professional with at least 10 years of broad legal experience in business law. Fluent in English.

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Van Genechten Packaging is an independent industrial group with headquarters in Turnhout, Belgium. It consists of 9 folding carton factories in 7 countries, leading the European consumer goods industry with printed folding cartons, microflute and other packaging solutions.

With an annual turnover of €300 million, the group converts more than 200,000 tons of cardboard each year and employs over 1,600 employees.

Van Genechten Packaging is currently looking for a General Counsel (m/f).

  • As part of the leadership team of VGP, you are a business partner and advisor to the CEO and VGP’s key business leaders.
  • You provide legal guidance and support on specific shareholders topics.
  • You will provide front-line legal support on key commercial contracts (sale/purchase of goods/equipment/services, NDA, IP related contracts, distribution).
  • You monitor all compliance matters (including Antitrust and Anti-Bribery Laws) and the development of policies thereon.
  • You are the process owner of all litigation, settlements and mediation by engaging and managing the external legal advisors.
  • You monitor all secretarial work with a legal background for the company and its foreign subsidiaries (incorporation, capital/share transactions, (de)merger…).
  • You act as a sparring partner to non-legal departments, such as the Group Treasury Manager for funding & banking related contracting and intercompany lending activities.
  • You provide training on important legal matters (e.g. sales contracts, compliance etc.).
  • You provide legal guidance in collaboration with/without external partners on topics such as, corporate governance, corporate finance (M&A’s and facilities agreements), IP law (IP protection and exploitation) and corporate insurance policies (Property, Liability, Cyber, D&O, Transport).
  • You have a master’s degree in law with at least 10+ years’ experience in a similar position with a strong background of European cross-border transactions and international enterprise management.
  • You speak English fluently (company language).
  • You have affinity with a production environment and the market dynamics of FMCG.
  • You are result-oriented and have strong negotiation skills.
  • Your project management skills can handle complex matters.
  • You have strong interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • A challenging job in a highly competitive industry segment
  • A growing international business with a very strong European footprint.
  • Member of the Senior Leadership Team which drives the key operational and strategic initiatives
  • Competitive remuneration & fringe benefits.


Contact Marie Brepoels via email or call confidentially.
Please mention reference  (VL/BE/LAW/2686/20).

Phone: +32 (0) 2 290 23 51
Mobile: +32 (0)498 72 28 58
Ref: VL/BE/LAW/2686/20

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