Senior Legal Counsel - Vilvoorde

Region: Flemish Brabant
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: Corporate law, Real estate
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: VL/LAW/3171/22-LexGO

We are currently looking for a Senior Legal Counsel with experience in real estate development, real estate transactions and property management. Perfect knowledge of Dutch & English.

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Goodman is the largest industrial property group listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and one of the largest listed specialist fund managers of industrial property and business space globally. In total, Goodman has a team of around 1.000 people in 26 offices worldwide throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Continental Europe, the United Kingdom, North America and Brazil. Their Continental European headquarters are based in Belgium and Goodman is active in 7 European countries. 

As a specialist global industrial property group, Goodman owns, develops and manages industrial real estate in strategic locations around the world. They offer high quality and sustainable logistic solution for the biggest actors of e-commerce, logistics, automotive, etc. such as Amazon, Zalando, DB Schenker, and many more… 

  • Managing and resolving legal issues in relation to real estate development (mainly relating to real estate acquisition and disposal - rent/lease – sale – contracting – architectural services);
  • Identifying risks related to projects and structures and suggesting and applying legally accepted and attractive solutions to make given transactions feasible from a functional and legal perspective;
  • Negotiating and reviewing commercial contracts with customers and third parties;
  • Providing fellow legal counsels with on time, pro-active and accurate support within your field(s) of expertise;
  • Working in close collaboration with the wider European and Global legal and risk team and with the business and technical development managers in the different countries;
  • Practice “preventive law” by training and educating employees on general legal and development matters;
  • Involving and liaise with external law firms in an effective way and at fair cost when necessary;
  • Ensuring the coordination of legal disputes and/or litigation.

As a member of the Legal Team, you will be working in close collaboration with the wider European legal, compliance and risk team and with the business and technical development managers, the property and asset managers and the capital transactions team in the different countries.

  • University degree in Law; 
  • An additional degree or LLM is a clear asset;
  • Minimum 8-10 years of experience (attorney at law and/or legal counsel with experience in cross border commercial transactions) and minimum 5 years of experience in the different aspects of corporate and real estate law: real estate development, lease agreements – M&A including real estate transactions – contracting;
  • Experience in international projects required;
  • Having a strong experience in contract drafting and negotiation;
  • Perfect knowledge of Dutch & English, both written and spoken. Any other European language is an asset;
  • Being highly professional with high integrity and interpersonal skills, excellent in analyzing legal issues and in providing pragmatic tailor-made solutions, high interest in fast changing market evolution, being flexible and committed to bottom line result, outgoing and pro-active, being a quick thinker and stress resistant, being a team player and computer literate;
  • Able to travel (short periods of maximum two days) on short notice and to work on multiple projects under tight time pressures in a fast-changing environment;
  • Able to operate without significant supervision, and independently handle most complex matters;
  • Keen to learn everything about Goodman and its business.

Goodman is constantly working on enhancing agility and increasing well-being at work. In order to reach those objectives, they work in collaborative teams to fulfil three basic human needs: affiliation, growth and self-direction.   

They work in a flat organization, which offers you space to grow, possibility to have responsibilities and take leadership of many things no matter your level of experience and your role. That means they offer you flexibility and freedom in your day to day job within a feedback culture. 

So no overriding managerial hierarchy that holds responsibility for the organization. All Goodman employees have autonomy to take initiative and have space to grow as professionals and as persons. They strive for an open feedback culture where we learn from each other and where distributed leadership offers everyone opportunities to take on new challenges more easily.  

Goodman creates space for your greatness! 


Contact Marie Brepoels via email or call confidentially.
Please mention reference  (VL/LAW/3171/22-LexGO).

E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: +32 (0) 2 290 23 51
Mobile: +32 (0)498 72 28 58
Ref: VL/LAW/3171/22-LexGO

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