Legal Counsel

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

Given the expansion of its activities, Uplace is looking for a driven legal counsel to join its team in Strombeek-Bever.

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Uplace is an independent project developer with a unique approach in the real estate market. Uplace aims to breathe new life into towns by establishing innovative projects where working, living and relaxing seamlessly blend together. Besides its most famous project in Machelen, Uplace also has other innovative development projects ongoing.

Over the years, Uplace has kept a constant eye on what is new or upcoming in society. This means taking a scientific approach, listening to the needs and wishes of the market, applying complete vertical integration, and innovating. But most of all, it means bringing a team of committed professionals from different backgrounds together to pursue one single vision.

Uplace is a company with experienced investors and managers who can demonstrate an impressive track record in the real estate world.

Given the expansion of its activities, Uplace is looking for a driven legal counsel to join its team in Strombeek-Bever.

As legal counsel you will further build the legal department, in close collaboration with the general counsel and the COO. You will be involved in the various activities of Uplace. 

You will, among other tasks, be in charge of:

  • the management from a legal perspective of the real estate projects, from inception to completion;
  • Managing the contacts with public authorities, notaries, lawyers, architects, consulting firms involved in real estate projects;
  • Reviewing and/or negotiating notarial deeds, construction agreements, architect agreements, commercial leases, etc.;
  • Providing general legal assistance for the varied activities of Uplace.

You will report to the general counsel and will be supported by a paralegal.

  • You have obtained a Master in law at a Belgian University with excellent academic credentials;
  • You have 5 to 10 years of relevant experience in a reputable law firm and/or a company active in the real estate sector;
  • You have gained a relevant expertise in real estate law, which you are keen to further develop (contracts such as construction agreements, architecture contracts, permits, Public Private Partnerships, commercial lease contracts etc).
  • Expertise in M&A as well as project management skills are considered an asset;
  • You are hands-on and have a can-do-attitude;
  • You have excellent communication skills;
  • You are independent, trustworthy and rigorous; you are able to lead a project team, yet also willing to draft letters/opinions/contracts yourself.
  • You have excellent knowledge of Dutch and English and have a very good working knowledge of French.

  • A varied job in a rapidly growing company, in a small and dynamic team and the possibility to manage large project teams;
  • The possibility to be part of and play a role in the development of big-scale real estate projects;
  • Opportunities of self-development;
  • A beautiful working location close to Brussels, yet easily accessible;
  • Competitive remuneration.


Apply immediately with the Apply Button or contact Kathleen Peirsman for more information.

Contact Kathleen by mail: or call +32 473 49 71 80.

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