Senior Legal Counsel - Brussel
03/12/2019

Region: Brussels
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: Commercial, Corporate law, Data protection & privacy
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: VL/LAW/2456/19

Senior legal counsel with 8-10 years of working experience in the commercial law department of a well-reputed law firm or in the legal department of a multinational company.You have an excellent knowledge of French (written and spoken) and are fluent in Dutch and English.

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Our client, Verisure, is the European market leader in monitored security solutions, operating under 2 brand names (Securitas Direct & Verisure). The Company has more than 3 million customers in 16 countries across Europe and Latin America and has more than 17,000 employees and partners. The customer offering covers the whole value chain – from product development, design and sales to installation, service and a 24/7 professional monitoring solution.

Thanks to a strong focus on high quality, the company’s customers are amongst the most satisfied and loyal in the industry.

The Belgian organization has grown from 140 to over 500 employees in the past three years and the continued successful growth is dependent on their talent pipeline.

For its headquarters in Brussels, our client is currently looking for a Senior Legal Counsel (m/f), to help accelerate the continuing double-digit growth.

The Verisure legal, compliance and regulatory advocacy team consists of over 45 lawyers and other professionals across the organization that come from 15 countries, with a strong gender balance across all levels of the team, including in the group legal management team.

The Verisure legal team has a vision to be business enablers. They deliver value through innovative and leading-edge legal thinking, impactful regulatory advocacy, and leadership in building trust with customers and key stakeholders for sustainable business growth.

They are proud to present the team has been recognized as one of the leading in-house legal functions in the Legal 500 GC Powerlist Switzerland 2019.

Reporting to the Head of Legal Belgium and The Netherlands, the Senior Legal Counsel autonomously provides legal support to the commercial departments of Securitas Direct NV on a broad number of legal issues pertaining to the business and this includes in any event the following activities:

  • Give sound yet highly practical legal advice in order to support the business and ensure its compliance with legal requirements on a broad variety of legal topics, with focus on contract, commercial, data privacy and corporate law;
  • Review, draft and finalize contracts (such as agreements with customers and suppliers, distribution agreements, lease agreements) on the best possible commercial terms;
  • Build strong relationships with business stakeholders;
  • Manage and monitor legal disputes and litigation;
  • Ensure corporate housekeeping;
  • Maintain and revise template agreements as required;
  • Actively follow the legislation and jurisprudence regarding the different legal domains that have an impact on Verisure;
  • Contribute to shaping the future of the legal function.
  • You hold a Master in Law (Belgian qualified);
  • You have approximately 8-10 years of working experience in the commercial law department of a well-reputed law firm or in the legal department of a multinational company;
  • You have excellent knowledge of French and you are fluent in Dutch and English;
  • You are strong in both working autonomously and in team;
  • You are business oriented, practical, pragmatic and you combine a risk aware working style with a no nonsense and hardworking attitude;
  • You are a strong communicator and you show cultural awareness;
  • You are stress resistant and able to work under pressure;
  • Very insightful: Strong analytical, commercial, process and performance management skills;
  • Strong work ethic, energetic, curious, entrepreneurial, ambitious and motivated, – ‘roll up the sleeves’ style;
  • The right candidate will have to take commercially sound decisions with a risk-reward-based approach, working closely with the operational team and management.

This is a unique opportunity to join a dynamic and industry-leading business, with a smart and high-performing team, in a continuously growing technology and service environment that has a positive impact on the lives of customers every day.

You will be offered a remuneration package in line with your competencies and experiences, including fringe benefits.

Interested?

Contact Laetitia Christiaens via email or call confidentially.
Please mention reference  (VL/LAW/2456/19).

E-mail: career@vialegis.be
Phone: +32 (0)2 290 23 54
Mobile: +32 (0)478 33 97 18
Ref: VL/LAW/2456/19
URL: http://www.vialegis.be

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