Legal Counsel

Region: Antwerpen
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: Commercial, Corporate law
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract

This is a very interesting legal role where you will have a full view on the strategy and challenges of a Belgian multinational from the headquarter perspective

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Sibelco is an international group, operating in more than 40 countries and with a team of over 10,000 people. Sibelco is a worldwide player in the extraction, production and distribution of a broad range of industrial minerals, and provides material solutions over the globe to a variety of industries including glass, ceramics, coating & polymers, energy and agriculture. 

For the global headquarters of our growing company, located in Antwerp, we are currently looking for a Legal Counsel.

With more than 20 colleagues present in Europe, North & South America, Asia and Australia, you will be part of a truly global team. You will be exposed to many parts of our global business and its continuous evolutions.


As Legal Counsel, you will be responsible for:

1. Contracts and corporate transactions

  • You will work closely with our business teams and use your drafting and negotiation skills to make sure that Sibelco enters into contracts with acceptable risks taking into account the needs of the business. You will cover a large variety of contracts in all commercial areas (sales, procurement, supply chain, IT, capex projects, etc.). On a daily basis you could be involved in the following type of transactions:

o Negotiating long term high volume supply contracts for key accounts;
o Advising the business on the most appropriate way of protecting business information in the context of new product developments with partners;
o Negotiating group wide license and maintenance agreements for business criticalsoftware;
o Advising on proper legal set-up of distribution/agency channels for our sales teams.

  • You will have the opportunity to play a role in M&A transactions, where you will help the business understand risks and opportunities in the due diligence phase, help structure the transaction and make sure that the contracts adequately cover identified risks.

2. Giving pragmatic and relevant legal advice

  • As a trusted advisor, the business teams will rely on you to provide legal advice and guidance regarding their business activities and projects. You will advise them how to tactically deal with claims. You will identify potential regulatory hurdles and come up with effective solutions.
  • To the extent this fits your background and interests, you will also be involved in intellectual property law matters including: branding and the protection of innovative and new business technologies and products, the global patent portfolio, etc.

  • You will monitor and identify regulatory changes impacting the organization and lead projects to prepare the organization for such changes, for example in relation to data protection, KYC laws, etc.

3. Supporting local and cross border strategic projects

  • Being part of integrated project teams, you will work together with various business colleagues from all over the world, to support complex projects locally and abroad from start to finish: development of new mining sites or products, construction of new plants, innovation projects, roll-out of implementation of new legislation. 

  • Master degree in Law
  • 3 to 5 years of relevant experience in corporate and commercial law

  • A solid first experience as lawyer or in-house legal counsel handling international files

  • Previous experience with Intellectual Property or IT is a plus

  • Excellent commands of English. Additional language capability in Dutch, French, German, Spanish, Turkish and/or Portuguese is a plus

  • Strong focus on collaboration

  • Business- and solution minded with a pro-active approach

  • Strong and assertive communicator

  • Well organized, punctual and precise. 

Sibelco offers a working environment in which people thrive and perform at their best across diverse cultures and roles. Employees are challenged to pursue new possibilities and are recognized for their contribution to the company’s successes.

This is a very interesting legal role where you will have a full view on the strategy and challenges of a Belgian multinational from the headquarter perspective. The legal team is respected within the organization as a business partner and enabler and is involved in crucial business decisions.

As this is a global HQ role, you will work with colleagues across the world and different departments. This will guarantee international exposure and a great variety of work. You will be able to work with a high degree of autonomy, while at the same being able to rely on the support of experienced colleagues. 

In line with its surroundings, the Sibelco Legal Team is constantly looking to improve itself. Your colleagues will be interested to learn your improvement ideas and you will be expected to take responsibility to realize improvement projects.

Based on your experience/competences a competitive salary package with extra-legal benefits is offered. 


Please connect with Mieke Beeuwsaert. Send your cv and motivation letter to or call +32 479 61 96 96.

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