Legal Counsel

Region: Brussels
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: Commercial, Corporate law
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: VL/LAW/1784/17

Master in Law with 2 to 6 years of experience in commercial law. Dutch speaking with an excellent knowledge of English and a good knowledge of French.

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Our client is the Belgian subsidiary of the Royal Dutch Shell (Ltd) Group of companies, one of the world’s largest energy companies with over 92,000 employees worldwide and operating in more than 70 countries. Shell’s strategy seeks to reinforce its position as a leader in the oil and gas industry while helping to meet global energy demand in a responsible way and respecting the environment. 

Belgian Shell is currently looking for a Legal Counsel (M/F) to strengthen its Befrux legal department in Brussels.

As a Legal Counsel you will be the first point of contact for all legal questions raising from the Downstream business unit. 

You will support the business by providing legal advice, guidance, information and analysis regarding a variety of legal disciplines, such as commercial contract law, corporate law (including corporate housekeeping), environmental law, distributorship, commercial lease, employment law, data protection law, antitrust, trade control, …. 

In this respect you should always keep in mind that you assist the business in accomplishing its objectives by offering (pro-actively) compliant business legal advice and solutions in a way that the company’s interests are adequately protected. 

Furthermore you will be responsible to manage the pending litigations and coordinate in this respect with external counsels, if needed. 

You will report to the Managing Counsel Downstream of the Befrux legal department.

  • You hold a Belgian Master degree in Law.

  • You have 2 to 6 years of relevant professional experience, preferably in commercial contracts and contract law, gained as a lawyer or as an in-house legal counsel. An additional experience in other legal disciplines is a plus.

  • You have excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills in Dutch and English. You should also have a good (verbal and written) knowledge of French.

  • You are business- and solution minded with a pro-active approach.

  • You are driven and you have a hands-on attitude.

  • You are capable to manage your files autonomously.

  • You demonstrate strength in logical and critical thinking.

  • You communicate well with others (both in writing as in speaking) and you are able to work with other functions of the business, as well as with external parties.

  • You are highly motivated to learn on the job, you are proactive and innovative.

  • You are a team player with positive vibes.

  • If needed, you are flexible to travel abroad.

Besides a comprehensive remuneration package, you will be offered a legally challenging function in a dynamic working environment of one of the world’s largest energy companies.


Contact Barbara François via email or call confidentially.
Please mention reference  (VL/LAW/1784/17).

Phone: +32 (0) 2 290 23 69
Ref: VL/LAW/1784/17

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