Legal Counsel
26/06/2017

Region: Antwerpen, Flemish Brabant
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: Commercial, Corporate law
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: VL/LAW/1831/17

Belgian Master in Law with approximately 5 years of relevant experience in an international law firm or as in-house counsel in an international environment. Fluent and decisive in written and spoken English and Dutch. French skills are a plus.

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Galapagos (Euronext & NASDAQ: GLPG) is a clinical-stage biotechnology company specialized in the discovery and development of small molecule medicines with novel modes of action.  

Galapagos is focused on the development and commercialization of novel medicines that will improve people’s lives. 

Galapagos has approximately 374 employees, operating from its Mechelen, Belgium headquarters and facilities in The Netherlands and France.
For their site in Mechelen (Belgium), they are looking for a Legal Counsel.

To reinforce its legal department in Belgium, Galapagos is looking for a Legal Counsel with experience in corporate law and listed companies. 

You will become part of the legal department currently consisting of 4 in-house lawyers. As part of the legal team, you will be responsible for:

  • providing high quality legal advice to the business and managing complex legal issues;

  • managing corporate affairs, such as shareholders’ meetings, warrant grants and exercises, compliance and reporting to market authorities, M&A projects;

  • negotiating, drafting and reviewing all types of agreements typical for an R&D environment in life sciences;

  • identifying potential legal exposures;

  • providing general legal support to foreign affiliates. 

Your main focus will be on corporate law, contracts and commercial law and you will work in close collaboration with Galapagos’ in-house IP team.

You have obtained a Belgian Master in Law.

You have approximately 5 years of relevant experience in an international law firm or as in-house counsel in an international environment. You are familiar with the legal specificities of listed companies. 

You have an interest in life sciences. You are quality-driven, responsive and flexible and have the mindset of a “self-starter”. 

You have excellent drafting and communication skills. You are fluent and decisive in written and spoken English and Dutch. French skills are a plus.

At Galapagos we aim to recruit the best people, who stand out among their peers, with integrity and excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. 

The employees of Galapagos are the strength behind the company, a highly motivated team, eager to maintain Galapagos’ leading position and achieve breakthroughs in pharmaceutical research. 

Galapagos offers a competitive remuneration package and a dynamic work environment.

Interested?

Contact Marie Brepoels via email or call confidentially.
Please mention reference  (VL/LAW/1831/17).

E-mail: career@vialegis.be
Phone: +32 (0) 2 290 23 51
Mobile: +32 (0)498 72 28 58
Ref: VL/LAW/1831/17
URL: http://www.vialegis.be

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