Legal Counsel - Anderlecht

Region: Brussels
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: Commercial
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: VL/LAW/1811/18

Belgian Master in Law with at least 2 year of experience in commercial law. Dutch or French speaking with an excellent knowledge of English.

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Our client, Daikin Europe N.V., is a daughter company of the Japanese group Daikin Industries Limited, which is the industry leader in air conditioning, heating and refrigeration (HVACR) business across the globe.  

Daikin Europe N.V. is the headquarters for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and CIS countries. It deals with the development, the production and the distribution of HVACR products intended for commercial, residential and industrial use. Apart from the headquarters located in Ostend and its strategic office located in Brussels, the Daikin Europe Group also contains an international development center, five state-of-the-art production facilities and more than 30 sales organizations. Currently, the group counts more than 6,000 employees in the EMEA region. 

The legal department of Daikin Europe N.V. is currently looking for a Legal Counsel (M/F) to strengthen its team in Brussels (Anderlecht).

As a Legal Counsel you will work within the legal department of Daikin Europe N.V. in Brussels (Anderlecht). This department is in charge of the legal support for the business in the EMEA region, and is more particularly responsible for (1) monitoring and ensuring that the different activities of the Daikin Europe Group are compliant with the law and (2) identifying the internal and external (legal) risks that might imply a negative impact on the Daikin Europe Group. 

Your main responsibilities will include: 

  • Assist with the implementation of the GDPR regulations within the Daikin Europe group.

  • Draft, review, negotiate and advise on all types of commercial contracts (including, but not limited thereto non-disclosure agreements, distributorship agreements, international key account agreements, R&D agreements, IP related agreements, etc.).

  • Provide legal advice, guidance, information and analysis regarding a variety of legal disciplines (mainly regarding commercial contract law, corporate law etc.).

  • Provide support on M&A transactions.

  • Manage the pending litigations and coordinate in this respect with external counsels, if needed.

  • You hold a Belgian Master degree in Law.

  • You have at least 2 years of professional experience, preferably in commercial contracts and corporate law, gained as an in-house legal counsel in an international business environment. You have excellent (written, verbal and interpersonal) communication skills in English and in Dutch or French. Knowledge of German or Italian or Spanish is a plus.

  • An interest or experience in privacy law and/or insurance law is a plus.

  • You have excellent organizational skills.

  • You are business- and solution minded with a pro-active approach, service driven, flexible, hand-on and pragmatic.

  • You work precisely and punctual.

  • 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 a team player with positive vibes.

In addition to a competitive remuneration package, the function offers an interesting blend of legal challenges and varied work in a dynamic and very successful international company.  

Daikin Europe N.V. stimulates its employees to work autonomously and to take initiatives. You will work in a solid and growing organization, which is currently market leader in its domain and which constantly creates opportunities for personal development. You will be part of a professional and dynamic team, where team spirit is key.


Contact Marie Brepoels via email or call confidentially.
Please mention reference  (VL/LAW/1811/18).

Phone: +32 (0) 2 290 23 51
Mobile: +32 (0)498 72 28 58
Ref: VL/LAW/1811/18

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