Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary
12/11/2020

Region: Walloon Brabant
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: Corporate law, Banking & Finance, Regulatory
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract

Unifiedpost Group (UPG) offers cloud-based software solutions and is listed on Euronext Brussels since September 2020.  In order to support the continuous growth of the company, the company is looking for a Chief Legal Officer (CLO), with at least 10 years of relevant experience in an international Law Firm (or equivalent).

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Throughout the world, businesses are digitalising their financial value chain: from contract or order, to invoice, payment and financing. For this evolution to succeed, there must be a trusted network connecting this diverse ecosystem.

Unifiedpost Group offers a cloud-based platform that empowers businesses by creating a space where this network can exist and deliver streamlined, automated business functions, from e-invoicing and payments processing, to working capital financing, e-identity solutions and more.

Since its creation in 2001, Unifiedpost Group has grown considerably, with branches and subsidiaries in 15 European countries. By 2019, more than 350 million documents were processed and more than 400,000 SMEs and 250 larger companies were reached via the platform.

Unifiedpost Group is listed on Euronext Brussels since 22 September 2020.

You will lead, manage and coordinate the legal department in order to contribute to the achievement of the client’s mission, vision and objectives.

You will be at the head of the legal team and will report directly to the CEO.  The position will be based in the Unifiedpost Group HQ in La Hulpe.

As CLO, you are in charge of all UPG legal matters on group level (including international subsidiaries), which includes:

  • All corporate and compliance matters of a public company;
     
  • (International) M&A projects;
     
  • General business-related legal matters with respect to commercial, financial, social and tax law;
     
  • Collaboration with C-executives, directors, managers and supervisors to anticipate issues and risk;
     
  • Key contact for internal and external clients to streamline advice, services, solutions and legal document flow in a pro-active, time-sensitive, pragmatic, accurate and concise manner;
     
  • Secretary of the Board and all Board committees;
     
  • Relationship Officer with the FSMA.

  • You obtained a Belgian Master Law degree, preferably complemented with an international/Anglo-Saxon law degree and/or MBA (or equivalent);
     
  • You have at least 10/15 years relevant deep experience in corporate law, M&A and Capital Markets in listed companies. Any previous experience as CLO in a growth oriented public company is an asset;
     
  • You’ve gained experience in a similar role (general counsel + company secretary) in a listed company and at the bar in an international renowned law firm;
     
  • You know how to deal with general business-related legal matters with respect to commercial, financial, social and tax law.  Any affinity with legal fintech or tech regulations (including GDPR) is a strong plus;
     
  • You combine entrepreneurial spirit with strategic thinking skills, a pragmatic approach and helicopter view;
     
  • You are a team player and a very good communicator, who is able to summarize complex legal matters in clear and understandable language;
     
  • You have experience with FSMA and other public regulators;
     
  • You have a strong network within law firms;
     
  • You have an excellent knowledge (both oral and in writing) of Dutch, English and French;
     
  • You are a true leader taking ownership and final responsibility of all UPG legal matters;
     
  • You are a problem solver and a decisionmaker and are able to distinguish key elements from details;
     
  • You have strong analytical skills, are capable of working independently and are stress resistant.

Unifiedpost Group offers you

  • An interesting legal job in an international environment and exposure to multiple jurisdictions.
     
  • A position with sufficient freedom and responsibilities, variation and impact;
     
  • An informal and dynamic working environment in a company with strong growth plans.
     
  • A position with a long-term perspective;
     
  • An attractive financial package.

Interested?

Apply immediately with the Apply Button or contact Kathleen Peirsman for more information.
Contact Kathleen by mail: kathleen.peirsman@youconnect.be or call +32 473 49 71 80.

 

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