Legal Counsel

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

To support its strong growth, PSA Antwerp is currently looking to hire a legal counsel.

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PSA Antwerp is part of PSA International, a leading global port group and a trusted partner to cargo stakeholders worldwide, with headquarters in Singapore. PSA International is one of the absolute world leaders in container handling.

PSA participates in port projects across Asia, Europe and the Americas, with flagship operations in Singapore (the world's largest container terminal) and Antwerp. The group currently processes some 220.000 containers per day, which amounted to a total of 81 million TEUs in 2018.

In Antwerp, PSA operates 3 container terminals: MPET at Deurganck Dock (a joint venture between PSA Antwerp en TIL), Noordzee Terminal and Europe Terminal). In addition to container handling, PSA is also active in general cargo handling on the PSA Breakbulk Terminal.

The Belgian PSA Antwerp, PSA’s largest investment outside of Singapore, processed around 10,3 million TEUs in 2018, and is referred to as the PSA group’s second flagship. PSA Antwerp can draw upon a talented pool of experience and expertise of a workforce of approximately 3.000 employees, who’s playing a significant part in making the group’s slogan “the world’s Port of Call” a reality.

PSA Antwerp’s legal team supports the PSA EuroMed & Americas region. Each region is headed by a regional Chief Executive officer responsible for its business performance. The regional CEOs report to the group CEO who is assisted by a small team of senior executives at the Corporate Centre.

To support its strong growth, PSA Antwerp is currently looking to hire a legal counsel.

He/she is responsible for legal matters for the Belgian entities of PSA.

The job covers a broad number of legal issues pertaining to the business and includes in any event the following activities:

  • Giving sound yet highly practical legal advice in order to support the operations and ensure their compliance with legal requirements in the fields of financial, commercial and corporate law;

  • Reviewing, drafting and finalizing financial and commercial agreements (such as agreements with customers and suppliers, …) on the best possible commercial terms;

  • Assisting management in M&A related agreements and joint venture agreements;

  • Providing regulatory and compliance advice, and be a motivator and energizer for a strong culture of integrity and compliance;

  • Creating legal forms and best practices.

The legal counsel will report to the Regional Legal Counsel EuroMed & Americas.

  • You hold Master in Law (preferably Belgian law qualified);

  • You have at least 5 years of working experience in an international context, preferably in the financial, commercial and corporate law department of a well-reputed law firm or in the legal department of an international company;

  • You have experience with project/corporate financing documentation and procurement contracts.

  • You have excellent knowledge of Dutch and English;

  • You are business oriented, practical, pragmatic and you combine a risk aware working style with a no nonsense and hardworking attitude;

  • You are a team player, but able to work autonomously;

  • You are a strong communicator and you show cultural awareness;

  • You are stress resistant and able to work under pressure.

  • Our client offers you the opportunity to be part of an exciting, growing and worldwide business and a dynamic and ambitious legal team;

  • Our client offers you an attractive remuneration package.

Location Of Employment: Napelsstraat 79, Antwerp (’t Eilandje)


Apply immediately with the Apply Button or contact Paulien Stuer for more information.

Contact Paulien by mail: or call +32 474 84 53 14.


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