Senior Legal Manager - Brussels
28/10/2021

Region: Brussels
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: Commercial, Corporate law, Real estate
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: VL/LAW/3053/21-LexGO

Belgian Master in Law with 8 to 10 years of professional experience in the real estate field, preferably in a reputable law firm and/or in a similar company. Fluent in Dutch and French and the ability to communicate professionally in English.

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Cofinimmo is the foremost Belgian investor in rental property. Its major investment segments are healthcare and office property. 

Cofinimmo is listed on Euronext Brussels and is included in the BEL20 index.

Cofinimmo currently wishes to hire a Senior Legal Manager for a role as sole legal responsible of the Offices Department.

The legal manager is accountable for taking the day–to-day legal responsibilities and providing legal advice that includes all aspects of the analysis, investigation and drafting process relating to business transactions and transactions of the company. He/she manages the business legal risks of the “office portfolio” of the company.  

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct legal analysis and research on various legal matters; 
  • Review all contracts/documents submitted for legal opinion of the department;
  • Manage and monitor the legal aspects of town planning and environmental files; 
  • Deal with pre-litigation and litigation; 
  • In general, manage the legal risk; 
  • Provide the interface with external advisors;
  • Provide support/advice/implement the decisions of the Executive Committee (on request);
  • Provide and disseminate legal information on general matters or ad hoc; 
  • Provide legal support concerning treasury and finance activities, accounting and financial law; 
  • Manage insurance contracts : negotiation of and applications for coverage;
  • Monitor investment and disinvestment files: be actively involved in analysing, preparing and drafting of the various legal documents of the transaction and follow up on legal risk issues   due diligence, structure: legal aspects, drafting of legal documents and closing.

Hard skills

  • Experience of 8 to 10 years in a similar position or in a reputable law firm
  • Ability to draft and negotiate contracts in Dutch, French and English, any additional language is a plus
  • Office automation knowledge MS OFFICE: Word/ Excel/ PowerPoint

Specific skills 

  • Law (good knowledge of civil law governing property, leases, town planning, environment, construction) including:
  • The ability to provide clear, ad hoc legal opinions for other departments 
  • Real estate experience 

Soft skills

  • Is recognized as an expert in own area within the organization
  • Requires specialized expertise
  • Interprets internal or external business issues and recommends solutions/best practices
  • Solves complex problems, takes a broad perspective to identify solutions
  • Works independently, secure and under stress
  • Assertiveness, Control of emotions, Planning and organisation,
  • Respect of others (empathy and ability to listen), respect of procedures
  • Team player, hands-on and can-do attitude

Behavioural skills

  • Analysis and problem-solving
    • Analytical skills ability to synthesise
    • Decision-making
    • Problem solving
  • Personal effectiveness
    • Results orientated
    • Intellectual curiosity
  • Human relations
    • Communication
    • Negotiation
    • Customer-orientated

In addition to a motivating and competitive remuneration package, the function offers an interesting blend of intellectually challenging and varied work and a hands-on approach, requiring you to show a readiness to ‘step into the business’ and help realize the objectives of our client.

You will enjoy a high level of autonomy in organizing your work.

Interested?

Contact Sara Berquin via email or call confidentially.
Please mention reference  (VL/LAW/3053/21-LexGO).

E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: +32 (0) 2 290 23 53
Ref: VL/LAW/3053/21-LexGO
URL: http://www.vialegis.be

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