Senior Legal Counsel - Beerse

Region: Antwerpen
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: Commercial, Corporate law
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: VL/LAW/2199/19

Master in Law with at least 6 years of experience in (Belgian) commercial contract law and corporate law with a reputable law firm and/or as an in-house counsel for an international company, preferably in a highly regulated and/or high tech environment.  Fluent in written and spoken Dutch and English.  French and other languages are a plus.

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“Caring for the world, one person at a time”... inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson.  J&J embraces research and science - bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people.  Employees of the J&J Family of Companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world.

Johnson & Johnson, Janssens Campus is looking for a Senior Legal Counsel.

As Senior Legal Counsel you will be a member of the Johnson & Johnson Law Department and the Janssen Campus Belgium Legal Affairs team.

Your main tasks and responsibilities will be:

  • To provide general legal support to Janssen Campus Belgium in a wide variety of local legal matters. In addition, you will be the go-to legal contact for the Head of Internal and External Alliance Management & Campus Office Belgium, a critical role in the implementation of J&J’s OneBenelux Campus Strategy.  You will also support the worldwide Janssen Preservation and Material Protection business and the local presence of select regional and global functions of the Janssen pharmaceutical companies of J&J.
  • To manage a small team of paralegals.
  • You will report directly into the VP law Janssen Pharmaceutica NV.
  • You will have a strong focus on commercial contract work and site management matters (e.g. contract negotiations, innovative partnerships, dispute resolution, legal risk assessment, compliance initiatives, client training, …).
  • You will have oversight for corporate housekeeping matters of Janssen Pharmaceutica NV and other J&J’s companies in Belgium.
  • You will have the opportunity to deepen your legal career within a fast-paced, challenging and international business environment.  J&J’s employees start each day with a new opportunity to transform healthcare and improve the quality of life for people around the world.
  • You will collaborate on a daily basis with other members of the Law Department as well as internal clients and interact directly with external business partners both in Belgium and abroad.

  • You obtained your Master Degree in Law (LL.M) with excellent results; a supplementary degree would be an asset.
  • You have at least 6 years of legal experience in relevant fields with a reputable law firm and/or as an in-house counsel for an international company preferably in a highly regulated and/or high tech environment.
  • Your excellent knowledge of (Belgian) commercial contract law is underpinned by strong communication and negotiation skills and the ability to influence and work collaboratively at all levels and across functions.
  • Excellent knowledge of Belgian corporate law is preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral language skills in English and Dutch.  French and other languages are a plus.
  • Experience in contract drafting, review and negotiation in English and Dutch.
  • Strong people leadership skills.
  • Some international travel will be required.

As an employee, our Client considers you as their most valuable asset.  As part of a global team in an innovative environment your development is key and J&J’s day-to-day responsibility.  Through e-university, on the job training, various projects and programs, J&J ensures your personal growth.  J&J offers career progression and an attractive financial package.


Contact Marie Brepoels via email or call confidentially.
Please mention reference  (VL/LAW/2199/19).

Phone: +32 (0) 2 290 23 51
Mobile: +32 (0)498 72 28 58
Ref: VL/LAW/2199/19

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