Paralegal - Halle

Region: Flemish Brabant
Function: Paralegal
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: Other
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: VL/LAW/2919/21

Korys, the investment structure of the Colruyt family, is looking for a Dutch speaking Paralegal with 5 years experience to support the team. The investment team focuses mainly on direct investments, but also manages a portfolio of fund and liquid investments.

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Korys is the investment company of the Colruyt family, based in Halle (B). Today, it has more than EUR 4.5 billion of assets under management. Besides holding a significant participation in the Colruyt Group, a leading retail company in Belgium and France, it actively manages participations in privately held companies and in private equity funds. Korys has also set up proprietary funds to manage its portfolio of listed investments. Across its activities, Korys’ investment decisions are taken with a long-term perspective and on basis of strict economic (Profit), social (People) and ecological (Planet) criteria. Korys aims to create sustainable value in 3 major ecosystems: Life Sciences, Energy Transition and Conscious Consumer. To do this, Korys can count on a motivated team of 30 professionals. More info can be found on our website: Korys is a dynamic organization with short decision lines and an open and direct corporate culture. In addition to a competitive compensation and benefits package, Korys offers a stimulating business environment and is committed to growth and professional development of its employees.

Responsibilities will include:

· Coordination of contract management:

o Preparing execution versions of contracts;

o Coordinating and ensuring a correct signing of contracts by Korys and the counterparties;

o Filing signed contracts, according to the internal processes;


· Legal support to the investment team in drafting, editing and finalisation of the legal documents related to our investments:

o Prepare and finalise standard documents, such as NDAs, powers of attorney, ...;

o Upon request of the investment team, specific support in relation to more complex legal documents;


· Legal support in corporate housekeeping matters:

o Assist in taking minutes of internal meetings, Board meetings, (Special or Extraordinary) General Meetings, ...;

o Assist the Direct Investments team with documents relating to Board meetings and General Meetings of portfolio companies, including review, finalisation and signing of such documents;

o Follow-up of Korys mandates in our portfolio companies (appointments, dismissals, changes of permanent representative, publications, ...) including ownership for updating and maintaining the overview of mandates and investment ownerships;

o Ensure that the data of the Korys group companies and their representatives are correctly processed in UBO-register, KBO and, if necessary, published in the Belgian State Gazette;

o Coordinate preparation of notarial documents (e.g. notary deeds, notarial powers of attorney, legalisations, declaration of authority, apostilles, etc.).


· Follow-up of compliance related questions from external parties (bank, authorities, funds, consultants, co-investors..):

o Collect and provide all (administrative) data of our group companies requested by the external parties we work with (e.g. KYC, AML, FATCA, UBO,...)

o Prepare and complete all possible declarations, questionnaires and certificates required by different authorities (FSMA, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, registries, ...)

A successful candidate for this Paralegal position will have the following characteristics:

  • Bachelor “Rechtspraktijk” (with a passion for corporate law).
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in a similar role.
  • Detail-oriented, constantly deliver high quality work.
  • Fluent in Dutch, French and English.
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic multidisciplinary and multi-stakeholder environment.
  • Enthusiast, open-minded, flexible and eager to learn. Team player with strong interpersonal skills. Down-to-earth attitude and willingness to roll up the sleeves.
  • As paralegal you will have the opportunity and we will expect you to make proposals and to take initiative to shape and expand your role, including the set-up and management of processes. This way, you will contribute to making Korys an even more efficient organisation.
  • Adherence to the highest ethical standards.

Korys is a value-driven employer that focuses on the person behind the employee. That’s why we put emphasis on training and personal development. We have a dynamic and fun working environment, in addition to a great team. We offer a competitive salary with extralegal benefits including a company car.


Contact Britt Corstjens via email or call confidentially.
Please mention reference  (VL/LAW/2919/21).

E-mail: [email protected]
Ref: VL/LAW/2919/21

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