Legal Counsel - Antwerp
22/05/2019

Region: Antwerpen
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: Commercial, Real estate
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: VL/LAW/2277/19

You have minimum 3 years of experience as in-house legal counsel or lawyer, specialised in real estate law.A specific knowledge of, or experience in, administrative law is an asset.You are fluent in French and Dutch and you have a good knowledge, both oral and written, of German.

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Leasinvest Real Estate (www.leasinvest.be) is a public regulated real estate company, listed on Euronext Brussels, with main shareholders Ackermans & van Haaren (Antwerp based investment group) and AXA Belgium. LRE invests in high-quality and well-located shopping centers, retail and office buildings in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (55%), Belgium (35%) and Austria (10%).

Besides marketing and managing its current real estate portfolio, Leasinvest also aims at entirely redeveloping older buildings at premium locations. At 1 January of this year, the total fair value of its directly held real estate portfolio reached € 1.01 billion.

To further develop its legal department – currently consisting of 2 full-time legal counsels and a commercial assistant – Leasinvest is looking for another full-time Legal Counsel.

As a Legal Counsel you are a/o responsible for:

  • advising and supporting the operations teams in drafting and negotiating (with or without being directly involved with clients) of commercial contracts (a/o relating to leases, business centers, rights in rem), building agreements within the framework of redevelopment projects (a/o contracts relating to architecture, consulting and engineering, building, ...), with a particular attention to the operational risks;
  • follow-up and supporting of files relating to zoning, urban planning, environment and soil;
  • preventing, managing and actively following up legal disputes, whether or not in collaboration with an external counselor;
  • managing and optimizing the insurance contracts of the companies in close collaboration and consultation with the insurance broker;
  • closely following up evolutions in legislation, jurisdiction, legal doctrine and legal practice in all relevant legal domains and the processing of these changes in internal documents, in addition to communicating those new insights to your colleagues;
  • updating agreement templates in NL/FR/ENG/GE.

You will be reporting to the Senior Legal Counsel.

  • you have a Master of Laws degree and a minimum experience of 3 years as a lawyer or in-house legal counsel;
  • besides being fluent in French and Dutch, you have a good knowledge, both oral and written, of German;
  • you are specifically interested in real estate law in general. A specific knowledge of, or experience in, administrative law is an asset;
  • you can work independently and have an eye for quality, while also being a dedicated team player who is stress-resistant, communicative and discrete, able to defend the company’s interests in a practical and solutions-driven way;
  • you are precise and enjoy learning, and appreciate a diversity in legal matters to attend to;
  • occasional travel to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg or Austria are no objection;
  • you manage priorities well and work organized.

An interesting and varied full-time job with responsibility in an agreeable and dynamic environment where values such as respect, transparency and integrity, but also entrepreneurship and collegiality prevail. You are offered a permanent contract with a competitive remuneration, complemented by fringe benefits, in accordance with your expertise and experience.

Interested?

Contact Laetitia Christiaens via email or call confidentially.
Please mention reference  (VL/LAW/2277/19).

E-mail: career@vialegis.be
Phone: +32 (0)2 290 23 54
Mobile: +32 (0)478 33 97 18
Ref: VL/LAW/2277/19
URL: http://www.vialegis.be

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