Senior Legal Counsel

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

In order to strenghten its central legal team, Schréder wishes to hire a Senior Legal Counsel, who will be based in the headquarters in Brussels.

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Schréder is active in more than 40 countries worldwide and employs more than 2300 employees. 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. 

In order to strenghten its central legal team, Schréder wishes to hire a Senior Legal Counsel, who will be based in the headquarters in Brussels.

As Senior Legal Counsel, you will report to the Chief Legal Officer and you will: 

  • Provide legal support to the Schréder business in Europe (Eastern and Western Europe and Scandinavia)
  • Take ownership of corporate wide responsibilities for one or more center(s) of excellence, such as for public procurement and complex European public tender procedures

More specifically, your tasks will include: 

  • Providing first line legal advice on all public procurement related activities and participating in a multi-disciplinary task force for important international public tenders
  • Negotiation, drafting, analysis, and review of various commercial agreements (distribution, agency, license, services, etc.) 
  • Management of litigation in close cooperation with local lawyers
  • Incorporation, liquidation, acquisition or sale and (de)merger of group companies
  • Corporate governance regarding subsidiaries
  • 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
  • Risk management

  • Master degree in Law and relevant experience of minimum 7 years as a lawyer and/or as an inhouse counsel in an international environment
  • You have experience with public procurement and you are able to apply aforementioned expertise within complex international tendering procedures
  • You are fluent (oral and written) in English. Additional languages (German, French, Dutch, Spanish or other) are an asset.
  • You are a team player and able to work independently and on own initiative
  • You are able to analyze and advise on complex legal matters and to communicate clearly and effectively to the business
  • You have strong organizational and project management skills to enable management of multiple projects 
  • You are customer focused, solution oriented and ensure timely follow-up with a sense of urgency 
  • You possess good presentation and communication skills
  • You are open minded, a good listener and easily approachable and appreciative of cultural differences
  • You are able to communicate effectively with all levels within and outside of the company 
  • You actively seek out new ideas, take risks based on a rational analysis, challenge the status quo of work processes and systems 
  • You are prepared to travel on an occasional basis

Become part of the central legal team of a successful group with headquarters in Brussels and with worldwide activities.

Contribute to the growth of an innovative company that invests in new technologies.

Work in a dynamic team in close contact with the business.

Get the great opportunity to develop and broaden your career and to work in an international environment that is driven by passion and entrepreneurship.

An attractive remuneration package including company car and attractive extra-legal advantages.


Please connect with Mieke Beeuwsaert. Send your cv and motivation letter to or call +32 479 61 96 96.

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