Senior Legal Counsel
10/11/2017

Region: Brussels
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: Litigation, Commercial, Intellectual Property, Corporate law, Technology, Media, Telecommunications, Data protection & privacy
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract

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Isabel Group is the leading provider of multi-bank internet and mobile banking services for professional users in Belgium. Isabel is also the driving force behind Zoomit, the free internet and mobile banking service which enables invoices to be quickly and easily paid with a single click.

Our client is looking for a Senior Legal Counsel to support the growth of its business. 

You will be a partner to address Isabel’s legal needs.

You are part of the Business Administration Department and report to the Chief Business Administration Officer.

Your key responsibilities include:

1. Legal Risk Management

You make sure that Isabel remains in compliance with applicable laws, regulations and ethical standards:

  • Provide hands-on counselling to all levels within the company.

  • Provide legal expertise in the development and interpretation of legislation and advise the organisation on the development of policies.

  • Provide advice to the organisation on all legal risks or potential legal issues, consistent with the customer intimate client relationship, and recommend the appropriate legal response or action, which best serves to protect the interests of the organisation.

  • Delegate, and manage external assistance from external counsels on the aforementioned topics within the boundaries set by the CBAO.

2. Contracts

You are responsible for reviewing, drafting and streamlining all type of contracts with suppliers, banks and customers:

  • Key customers are all major banks and large companies.

  • Key Suppliers are large companies.

  • Key partners are all major ERP software providers.

You conduct settlements and negotiations with the legal and business counterparts at high level in these organizations.

3. Legal Service Management and Company Administration

  • Create legal awareness and manage legal services in sales, purchasing, IP and mergers and acquisitions.

  • Assist with the legal aspects of company administration. Review and administer official company publications, trade mark registration, etc.

  • Interact with, and follow-up of external counsels.

4. Litigation

  • You are the legal contact point of the company (including contacts with legal attorneys) and advisor to the organisation on issues concerning cases, judicial reviews, conduct of hearings, and jurisdictional, procedural and substantive issues. 

  • You have a Master in Law;

  • You have proven knowledge of IT law and good understanding of business needs acquired through experience or education (MBA or similar is a plus);

  • You are familiar with a variety of the IT and finance concepts, practices and procedures;

  • You have 6 to 8 years of experience as an attorney or legal counsel, both in Belgium and/or abroad, of which at least 2 to 4 years in a law office and 3 years of experience in the broad range of commercial IT matters (software development, licensing, distribution partnerships, outsourcing deals, database legislation, drafting SLA’s, eSignatures, e-Archiving, data privacy, data legislation, e-Invoicing, e-Banking, ...).

  • You are a team player with a proactive and pragmatic approach, you stimulate continuous learning and have excellent communication skills;

  • You are very fluent in Dutch, English and French. 

  • Be part of the leading provider of multi-bank internet and mobile banking services for professional users in Belgium.

  • An atmosphere that stimulates personal development and growth.

  • A competitive remuneration package.

  • Attractive extra-legal advantages. 

Interested?

Please connect with Kikki Vandriessche, by sending your CV and motivation letter to kikki.vandriessche@youconnect.be or calling +32 473 52 13 02. 

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