Legal Counsel l Alpha Trains

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

YouConnect is looking for a Legal Counsel, with least 6 years of relevant experience, to join the legal team of Alpha Trains based in Antwerp.

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Alpha Trains Group has owned and leased locomotives and passenger trains for nearly 20 years. Their approximately 800 locomotives and passenger trains are utilized in 17 European countries.

Over 100 employees of different nationalities are active across Europe in the offices of Luxembourg, Antwerp, Cologne, Madrid, and Paris.

The vision of Alpha Trains is to be the leading leasing company for railway vehicles and to promote and further advance the development and liberalization of the railway market across Europe.

The legal team of Alpha Trains is based in Antwerp and is hiring a Legal Counsel to reinforce the team.

As a Legal Counsel, you will support the business of Alpha Trains in the EU and EFTA region. You will amongst others have the following tasks:

  • Drafting, negotiating and ensuring compliance of (commercial) contracts relating to leasing, supply, financing transactions, etc., in accordance with group standards and with understanding of risk mitigation;
  • Managing litigation and handling disputes by appointment of external counsels, drafting settlement agreements, etc.;
  • Providing general and specialized advice on legal matters to the commercial, engineering and general management departments;
  • Ensuring availability and updates of standard lease and other contractual documents;
  • Liaising with external counsels for seeking legal advice on country-specific issues;
  • Assisting the group entities in preparation of internal agreements and documentation ensuring compliance with corporate governance.

You will report to the Legal Director and Senior Legal Counsel.

  • You have obtained a Master in Law at a reputed University in the Benelux;
  • You have at least 6 years of relevant experience, gained in a law firm and preferably also as in-house counsel, acquired in an international environment;
  • You have a sound experience in drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial and other business contracts;
  • You have excellent communication skills and are able to communicate effectively in a multi-cultural environment. You are fluent in French, Dutch and English;
  • You are eager to learn and have the ability to understand technical and financial implications of transactions;
  • You are stress resistant and fulfil tasks within given deadlines with a can-do attitude. You like to work in a fast-moving environment;
  • You are a true team player, and at the same time able to work autonomously and proactively;
  • You are organized, methodical, with a keen eye for and attention to detail;
  • You have a flexible, openminded and international mindset.

  • A challenging job in a dynamic and ambitious legal team with the opportunity to become a key business partner in a fast-evolving international group;
  • A fast-changing environment with a broad variety in tasks in a flat structure and with wide-ranging responsibilities;
  • A truly international environment, where you will work with colleagues from different countries and from other departments;
  • A competitive salary package with fringe benefits (including a company car) depending on your experience.


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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