Legal Counsel - Woluwe-Saint-Lambert

Region: Brussels
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: Real estate
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: VL/LAW/2265/19

Master in Law with minimum 6 years of experience as a lawyer, in-house counsel or contract manager in construction / real estate law. Your mother tongue is Dutch and you are fluent in French and/or English.

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N.V. BESIX S.A. is the largest Belgian full service contractor. Its core operations include the construction of buildings, infrastructure, environmental projects and roads. In addition, N.V. BESIX S.A. is, through various subsidiaries, active in the production of raw materials, facility management, real estate development, PPP’s and concessions. As a multi services company, N.V. BESIX S.A. is a front runner from the stage of the client’s idea to the realization and operation of any project.

Today, N.V. BESIX S.A. is looking for a motivated and dynamic Legal Counsel (m/f) to join the legal department based in Brussels with frequent presence in N.V. BESIX S.A.'s various ongoing projects in Flanders.

As Legal Counsel you provide commercial and proactive legal support to business and management which includes:

  • preparation and review of construction and other agreements (including "overheidsopdrachten / marchés publics" and PPP’s), standard contracts, general terms and conditions;
  • assistance in contract negotiations;
  • legal risk management of existing contracts and assistance to construction sites;
  • provision of legal advice related to the company's activities essentially at national level;
  • when required, coordination with external lawyers and advisors;
  • follow up of litigation and assistance to the company in legal disputes.

  • You have a Belgian Master in law degree;
  • You have minimum 6 years of relevant experience as a lawyer, in-house legal counsel or contract manager in the construction / real estate industry. Having on-site ("werf") experience is an asset;
  • You are used to drafting and managing daily contractual correspondences related to works in progress;
  • You are native Dutch speaker with a good knowledge of French and/or English;
  • You adopt a pragmatic business approach and understand the impact of legal issues on the broader business;
  • You have strong communication and interpersonal skills and are able to work in a demanding environment;
  • You are capable and willing to defend the company's contractual interest and advocate them accordingly internally and externally;
  • You can switch quickly but you always remain critical and accurate;
  • You are flexible and capable of working efficiently in a fast evolving environment;
  • You like to work in a team and enjoy sharing knowledge, but you are able to work independently and take on responsibilities.

  • A challenging position in a growing company with a leading position in its markets;
  • An open-minded working environment and dynamic team offering many opportunities for personal and career development;
  • The possibility to work autonomously and in close contact with the business;
  • An attractive salary and benefit package in line with your experience.


Contact Isabelle kamp via email or call confidentially.
Please mention reference  (VL/LAW/2265/19).

Ref: VL/LAW/2265/19

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