Legal Counsel

Region: East Flanders
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: Commercial, Intellectual Property, Corporate law, Data protection & privacy
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract

Deliverect is looking for a flexible and pragmatic Legal Counsel with at least 5 years of experience in B2B commercial law with an excellent command of English and Dutch.

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Deliverect is a swiftly growing Software as a Service (SaaS) startup that aims to simplify the online delivery process for restaurants. The Ghent-based company was co-founded by Zhong Xu and Jan Hollez in April 2018 and has now grown very quickly to 1000’s of customers and more than 80 employees. Deliverect has developed an amazing Delivery services aggregation platform that connects all food ordering and delivery channels for restaurants and is about to massively disrupt the HORECA sector.

In order to support its further growth and international expansion, Deliverect now wishes to hire its first Legal Counsel.

You will be the sole Legal Counsel for the company and you will have the opportunity to set-up and shape the legal department. Your tasks will include:

  • Review, draft, negotiate and advise on a wide range of commercial agreements including complex IT, software and data protection related agreements.
  • Provide legal guidance on a wide range of topics, including IP/IT law, data protection, corporate governance and insurance policies.
  • Have a coordinating role in an international context, drafting meeting minutes and assisting with corporate audits and share best practices for corporate housekeeping with the entities abroad.
  • Draft, review and negotiate policies, procedures, (sales) agreements and M&A transaction documents.
  • Monitor GDPR compliance, review data processing agreements and advise all entities on data protection measures, insurance policy coverage or new opportunities.
  • Act as a sparring partner to non-legal departments and organize training sessions and informative meetings to defend the viewpoints of Deliverect in a clear and concise manner.
  • Handle disputes in cooperation with external advisors, follow up closely on changes in the Belgian company code and support internal optimization initiatives.

  • You have a Masters of Laws degree
  • You have at least 5 years of experience, preferably as an in-house counsel. Any legal experience in the SaaS sector (handling complex IT contracts) is a strong plus
  • B2B commercial law is your passion and you are familiar with the ins and outs of the business world
  • A special interest or specialization in IP/IT law, data protection and corporate law is highly valued
  • You take ownership of your work, are flexible and set the right priorities.
  • You provide colleagues and non-legal experts with hands-on advice
  • You take a proactive and problem-solving approach and are able to work autonomously
  • You can express yourself fluently in English and Dutch, both written and verbally. Knowledge of French or German is an asset

  • A very exciting opportunity to set up and shape the legal department of a strongly growing and innovative company
  • High level of responsibility with plenty of leeway
  • International team with a lot of different nationalities and regular company & team events
  • Lively and open company culture with flat hierarchies and short chains of command
  • Become part of a market-leading and cutting-edge Delivery software (SaaS) company with an exciting & international customer base
  • One of the most exciting start-ups in Europe led by veteran entrepreneurs ready to disrupt the Hospitality world once again
  • Fresh fruit, a fridge and freezer filled with food, various types of cereal, coffee, tea and Friday drinks


Apply immediately with the Apply Button or contact Mieke Beeuwsaert for more information.
Contact Mieke by mail: or call +32 479 61 96 96.

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