Legal Counsel - Product Liability & Logistic Companies

Region: Brussels
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: Litigation, Commercial
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: VL/LAW/1839/17/2

European Master in Law with approximately 5 years of experience in commercial law and/or litigation. Fluent in English.

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TOYOTA is one of the world’s largest automobile manufacturers and a leading global corporation. Founded in 1937, Toyota employs over 300.000 people worldwide and sells its vehicles in over 170 countries. 

Toyota’s European headquarters, Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA (TME), are based in Brussels (Belgium). With a team of over 2.700 people and more than 60 nationalities, TME manages Toyota’s European R & D, manufacturing and engineering operations and handles the wholesale marketing of Toyota and Lexus vehicles, parts & accessories. 

The European Legal and Compliance Team of TME is a dynamic and internationally diverse team which works closely with the business to provide high quality advice to the management and business divisions of TME, as well as to its manufacturing and marketing affiliates in Europe.  The Team advises on a broad range of matters, including product liability, corporate law, IP and IT law, brand protection, competition law, contract law, environmental law and regulatory matters. The team consists of 10 members. 

To strengthen this Team, TME is currently looking for a Legal Counsel who will provide support in the context of the Product Liability and Logistic Companies.

The car industry is an exciting environment and is undergoing major changes related to a.o. connected cars, autonomous driving, fuel cells, electric and hybrid vehicles or mobility as a service. This requires first class legal support and offers attractive opportunities for dynamic lawyers. 

As a Legal Counsel you will provide legal support in the fields of product liability, general product safety, vehicle logistics and a wide range of contracts. You have a broad legal interest and are ready to develop your knowledge beyond these areas. 

You will manage international litigation and handle independently complex legal matters, draft contracts and provide legal support to the business. 

You will closely collaborate with colleagues from the supported businesses across Europe. 

You will report to the Manager of the Legal and Compliance Division.

  • You have a European Master degree in law with approximately 5 years of experience in a reputable law firm or as an in-house counsel in an international environment;

  • You have excellent analytical, drafting and negotiating skills;

  • Knowledge of litigation is an asset;

  • You are solution oriented and have good business acumen;

  • You are a team player and you easily build good relationships with people across the organisation;

  • You have the ability to comfortably operate in a consensus based work environment and you have the skill to grasp multiple stakeholder views and, where required, incorporate them appropriately to achieve the best conclusion for the company and stakeholders;

  • You are comfortable working in an international environment with colleagues from various backgrounds and regions;

  • You are fluent in English (TME business language), Dutch and/or French. Any other European language is an asset. 

You have Toyota DNA, this means you:  

  • enjoy working in a team in a very multicultural environment, respecting others;

  • wish to develop and are ready to persevere in order to reach challenging targets;

  • seek facts before making recommendations or decisions;

  • have strong planning and organizing skills;

  • have excellent communication skills.

Our client offers a dynamic and challenging multicultural work environment in which competence and quality play an important role. Enhancing personal growth and a real opportunity to invest in your future through on the job development and training. 

Your effort, dedication and initiatives are rewarded by a competitive and comprehensive compensation and benefits package (bonus scheme / extra-legal benefits / flexible working hours).


Contact Marie Brepoels via email or call confidentially.
Please mention reference  (VL/LAW/1839/17/2).

Phone: +32 (0) 2 290 23 51
Mobile: +32 (0)498 72 28 58
Ref: VL/LAW/1839/17/2

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