Legal Counsel - Africa, Middle East, Asia & Australia
01/09/2020

Region: Brussels
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: Commercial
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract

In order to strengthen its central legal team, Schréder wishes to hire a Legal Counsel, who will work from its office in Brussels.

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Schréder is an international company with headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.

The Schréder Group is active in more than 50 countries spread over the whole world and employs worldwide 2.600 employees.

It is a Belgian family owned company that represents an increasing yearly turnover of 440 Mio €.

The Group is passionate about light and innovation and is an expert in the design and development of outdoor lighting solutions.

Schréder shares the conviction that quality outdoor lighting solutions contribute in a sustainable way to the well-being of the urban and rural communities where they have been implemented. 

Schréder creates practical, sustainable and beautiful lighting solutions tailored to locations such as Brussels’ Grand Place, Rome's Coliseum and the Channel Tunnel.

In order to strengthen its central legal team, Schréder wishes to hire a Legal Counsel, who will work from its office in Brussels.

As Legal Counsel, you will provide legal support to the Schréder business in Africa, Asia and Australia and play a pivotal role in the roll out of global projects.

More specifically, your tasks will include: 

  • Negotiation, drafting, analysis, and review of various commercial agreements (distribution, agency, license, services, etc.) 
     
  • Providing first line legal advice on public procurement related activities and participating in a multi-disciplinary task force for important international public tenders
     
  • Management of litigation in close cooperation with local lawyers
     
  • Incorporation, liquidation, acquisition or sale and (de)merger of companies
     
  • Corporate governance regarding subsidiaries in the region
     
  • Advising the subsidiaries on an occasional basis on a variety of legal matters relating to e.g. competition law, financing solutions, social law and HR matters in order to harmonize good legal practices
     
  • Contribute to elaborate various internal policies and procedures
     
  • Risk management
     
  • Provide training and guidance to the business

You will work closely with and directly report to the Chief Legal Officer. You will be part of a diverse legal team with enthusiastic and experienced colleagues that will support you in further developing your talents.

  • Master degree in Law and relevant experience of minimum 3 years as a lawyer and/or as an inhouse legal counsel in an international environment
     
  • You have experience with commercial contracts e.g. distribution agreements (drafting and negotiating) and notions of competition law
     
  • Experience in public procurement, corporate law and/or litigation is a strong asset
     
  • You are fluent (oral and written) in English. Additional languages such as French, Arabic or Chinese are an asset
     
  • You are customer focused, solution oriented and ensure timely follow-up with a sense of urgency 
     
  • You are flexible regarding working hours, taking into account the different time zones of the business
     
  • You have strong organizational and project management skills to enable management of multiple projects
     
  • You are able to communicate effectively with all levels within and outside of the company 
     
  • You are a team player and able to work independently and on own initiative
     
  • You are open minded, a good listener and easily approachable and appreciative of cultural differences
     
  • You are able to analyze and advise on complex legal matters and to communicate clearly and effectively to the business
     
  • You actively seek out new ideas, take risks based on a rational analysis, challenge the status quo of work processes and systems 
     
  • You are willing to mainly work from the office in Brussels and you are prepared to travel on an occasional basis

  • Become part of the central legal team of a successful group with headquarters in Belgium and with worldwide activities
     
  • Get the great opportunity to develop and broaden your career and to work in an international environment that is driven by passion and entrepreneurship
     
  • Contribute to the growth of an innovative company that invests in new technologies
     
  • Work in a dynamic team in close contact with the business
     
  • An attractive remuneration package including company car and attractive extra-legal advantages

Interested?

Apply immediately with the Apply Button or contact Diether Vandenbussche for more information. Contact Diether by mail: diether.vandenbussche@youconnect.be or call +32 477 22 95 52.

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