Junior Legal Counsel

Region: East Flanders
Function: In-House
Environment: Company
Legal subjects: Commercial
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: LexGO27/07

Lotus Bakeries is looking for a Junior Legal Counsel with at least 2 years of experience in commercial contract drafting and an excellent command of Dutch and English to strenghten its legal team located in Lembeke.

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Lotus Bakeries operates globally in the traditional and natural snacks segment with, among others, the Lotus, Lotus Biscoff, Dinosaurus, Peijnenburg, Annas, N?kd, TREK, BEAR and Kiddylicious brands.

Lotus Bakeries is an internationally oriented enterprise with headquarters in Belgium and production facilities in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Sweden, South Africa and the USA. Lotus Bakeries also owns twenty-one sales organizations in Europe, America and Asia and works with commercial partners in some fifty countries worldwide.

The Group employs more than 2,000 people and reached a turnover of EUR 750 million in 2021. The shares of Lotus Bakeries are listed on Euronext Brussels (LOTB).

As a Junior Legal Counsel you will be part of Lotus Bakeries’ legal team. You will support the Legal Manager and your responsibilities will include, among others:

  • Negotiation, drafting and reviewing of various brand & product related contracts (procurement, sales, IT, distribution, marketing,…) and assess legal implications that need to be brought to the business’ attention
  • Provide professional, timely and pragmatic legal advice (B2B and B2C) to the business entities of Lotus Bakeries in your areas in their day-to-day operations, including unfair market practices, product liability, advertising, e-commerce, etc.
  • Monitor legal developments: Perform research and analysis of global laws, rules, regulations, and litigation applicable to the Lotus Bakeries Group and communicates findings towards the Legal Team and advise on implementation steps.

  • Master degree in Law
  • You have a first experience in a law firm, preferably in a cross-border environment
  • You have experience with commercial contract drafting and knowledge of contract law, corporate law and EU regulations such as consumer protection, e-commerce, advertisement, antitrust, etc.
  • You have an excellent command of Dutch and English, any other languages is a bonus
  • You are a team player with strong social skills
  • You have clear analytical skills on top of a curiousity to learn and good organizational talents.
  • You focus on excellent execution, treat deadlines with high priority and you have an above-average attention to detail

  • The opportunity to join an ambitious and driven team with a mix of talents
  • Being part of a fast growing, international company, you will get tons of on-the-job-learning and acquire new insights
  • You will be part of a culture where passion, team spirit and open dialogue are our main drivers.
  • The opportunity to grow and expand your expertise towards other domains such as corporate law, M&A, compliance and legal improvement projects
  • An attractive remuneration package including fringe benefits
  • And of course, on top of that, you can enjoy delicious snacks every day!


Apply immediately with the Apply Button or contact Diether Vandenbussche for more information.
Contact Diether by mail: [email protected] or call +32 477 22 95 52.

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