Legal Intern
02/01/2020

Region: Brussels, Walloon Brabant
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: Litigation, Commercial, Corporate law
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: LExGO02/01/20

This internship offers an excellent opportunity for a recent graduate to gain valuable, practical in-house legal experience in a unique global company operating in the commercial vehicle market. The Legal Intern will assist and deal with a broad variety of legal issues and gain an insight into the practice of law in a complex business environment. The internship is remunerated.

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WABCO is a leading global supplier of technologies and services that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles. From concepts to finished products and beyond, we have been developing innovative systems to make vehicles safer and easier to control since 1869. Today, with an unbeatable list of industry firsts behind us, WABCO continues to pioneer breakthrough innovations for advanced driver assistance, braking, stability control, suspension, transmission automation and aerodynamics for the world's commercial truck, bus, trailer, car and off-highway manufacturers. Our success led to sales of $3.8 billion in 2018.

The Legal Intern can expect to work on and drive various projects in corporate, compliance and commercial fields. The successful candidate will work closely with the WABCO Legal Team and other business units to provide assistance and advice in a wide variety of areas, including

  • reviewing and updating existing WABCO legal standard documents, communications, policies and procedures

  • follow-up requests from legal counsels and from other departments for corporate documents and/or notarization and legalization of documents

  • drafting of all types of contracts for various departments management of the legal team’s know-how files and databanks

  • research of various legal issues

  • review and analysis of existing contracts and other legal documents (e.g. to provide overview of T&C’s)

  • corporate housekeeping

  • update litigation matters and files

  • provide general administrative support to the Legal department; filing of forms, corporate documents and contracts; update of corporate database

  • project management and roll out of annual compliance topics (Code of Conduct certification, Ethics training, Conflict Minerals Reporting)

This role requires strong communications and analytical skills. The ideal candidate would have a keen interest in corporate/commercial law and would be:

  • fluent in English (other languages such as Dutch, French or German would be a plus)

  • detail-oriented, articulate and self-confident with good interpersonal, organization and research skills

  • able to work effectively in a fast paced environment with minimal supervision

  • reliable in meeting target deadlines and able to prioritize / multitask efficiently

  • proficient in office software applications such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel Academic / practical experience in a legal environment is also strongly preferred (e.g. successful coursework involving legal research and writing or experience in a corporate legal department or law firm).

Interested?

If you are interested in this role, please send your covering letter and a copy of your C.V. to ariane.lecocq@wabco-auto.com. Please   mention the reference LexGO02/01/20.

 

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