Legal Counsel - Diegem

Region: Brussels
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: Commercial
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: VL/LAW/2532/20

Legal Counsel with minimum 3 years of experience in general commercial and contracts law. Fluent in French and English.

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Avnet Inc. is one of the world´s largest value added distributors of semiconductors, connectors, passive and electromechanical components and embedded subsystems from leading manufacturers.

Avnet's Legal Team is integral to Avnet's success through demonstrating in-depth knowledge of the business, proactively creating innovative solutions while mitigating risk and promoting a culture that embraces Avnet's core values.

To strengthen their corporate EMEA Legal Team in Diegem, near Brussels (Belgium), our client is looking for a Legal Counsel (m/f).

As a Legal Counsel you provide legal advice/consultation on issues concerning the rights, obligations and privileges of the organization. You represent the organization towards customers, suppliers, competitors and government agencies. You provide resolution of business or technical issues by identifying legal solutions and recommending a course of action. You examine legal data to determine advisability of defending or prosecuting lawsuits.

Your main activities:

  • Provide legal advice to the organization on day-to-day legal matters within the defined subject area / business area;
  • Advise management on complex legal issues;
  • Ensure compliance with all local, state, federal, and industrial regulations and guidelines;
  • Recommend the most appropriate course of action, taking into consideration the interests of all relevant parties;
  • Keep up to date on legal developments and take part of the conception and implementation of suitable processes and guidelines that ensure compliance;
  • Create cost-benefit and risk analyses, as well as presentation of alternatives and problem solving solutions;
  • Effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, in a precise and easy to understand way for non-lawyers;
  • Identify legal risks and recommend actions and suggestions for improvement;
  • Lead strategic projects, negotiating complex issues to achieve business goals;
  • Monitor activities and budgets of external lawyers.
  • You hold a Master degree or equivalent in Law;
  • You have 3 to 5 years of professional experience in general commercial and contracts law, ideally gained in an internationally orientated law firm or company;
  • Experience in a sales organization, in the electronic and/or sales and/or technology business (eg IoT) would be an advantage;
  • You have a positive, customer-oriented and problem-solving attitude;
  • You have the ability to create, review and evaluate a variety of legal documents with an eye for details;
  • You have strong coordination and negotiation skills with attention to details;
  • You are able to work independently and autonomously with a problem solving approach;
  • You have excellent communication skills and you are a real team player with a sense of humor;
  • You are fluent in English and French, any other European language is an advantage.

Avnet offers a great working environment in a multinational team, with many social interactions.

You will enjoy a great variety of tasks.

Your independence and responsibilities will be valued.

Avnet offers you a good work-life balance, a nice package of fringed benefits combined with a remuneration according to your experience.


Contact Caroline Voisin via email or call confidentially.
Please mention reference  (VL/LAW/2532/20).

Ref: VL/LAW/2532/20

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