Legal Counsel - Brussel (Sint-Agatha-Berchem)

Region: Brussels
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: Commercial
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: VL/LAW/2422/19

Commercial legal counsel with 4 to 8 years of experience in general commercial law and contracts.You have an excellent knowledge of Dutch and French (written and spoken).  Additionally, you have a good working knowledge of English.

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With 90,000 people on the five continents, SUEZ is a world leader in smart and sustainable resource management. They provide water and waste management solutions that enable cities and industries to optimize their resource management and strengthen their environmental and economic performances, in line with regulatory standards.

To meet increasing demands to overcome resource quality and scarcity challenges, SUEZ is fully engaged in the resource revolution. With the full potential of digital technologies and innovative solutions, the Group recovers 17 million tons of waste a year, produces 3.9 million tons of secondary raw materials and 7 TWh of local renewable energy. It also secures water resources, delivering wastewater treatment services to 58 million people and reusing 882 million m3 of wastewater.

SUEZ generated total revenues of 17.3 billion euros in 2018.

In Belgium, with approximately 1900 employees, SUEZ is a key player in the sustainable management of resources. With more than 45 sites all over Belgium proposing concrete and collaborative solutions to its customers, the company is active in all stages of the circular economy: from collection to sorting, recycling and recovery.

For its headquarters in Sint-Agatha-Berchem, our client is currently looking for a Legal Counsel Commercial Law (m/f).

You will provide legal advice to the Belux Operations as well as to the division Industrial Operations and Support, including:

  • Drafting and negotiating agreements (sales/operational/ joint-ventures/ capital projects/corporate and M&A etc.);
  • Follow up on a variety of legal matters related to the operational sites in Belgium, such as commercial disputes and environmental matters;
  • Assisting in the set-up of industrial projects;
  • Advising on participation to tenders/bid review/ negotiation;
  • Assessing liabilities and risks of proposed transactions and providing pragmatic legal solutions to meet the commercial needs;
  • Advising key stakeholders of any legislative changes and an associated assessment of impact upon the business;
  • Monitoring and advising on claims and litigations;
  • Providing training to the business;
  • Conducting audits/compliance due diligence for M&A and joint-ventures;
  • Advising on GDPR.
  • You are a Belgian qualified lawyer with approximately 4 to 8 years of relevant experience in the field of contracts and commercial law, gained as a lawyer within a large Belgian law firm and, ideally, also as an in-house counsel;
  • You are fluent in Dutch and French (written and spoken).  You have a very good working knowledge of English;
  • You have strong communication skills;
  • You are able to work autonomously in a proactive manner;
  • You are able to deal with a diverse range of issues;
  • You are hands-on, flexible and commercially focused;
  • You have a ‘can-do’ attitude;
  • When necessary, you are willing to travel to other sites of the group in Belgium.

You will have the opportunity to work in a highly professional and at the same time people oriented and motivating working environment.

The content of your work will be varied and challenging.

You will be offered a remuneration package in line with your competencies and experiences, including fringe benefits.


Contact Laetitia Christiaens via email or call confidentially.
Please mention reference  (VL/LAW/2422/19).

Phone: +32 (0)2 290 23 54
Mobile: +32 (0)478 33 97 18
Ref: VL/LAW/2422/19

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