Senior Legal Counsel - International Company - HQ Belgium
10/08/2017

Region: Brussels
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: Litigation, Commercial, Corporate law
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: LexGO.be

YouConnect is looking for a Senior Legal Counsel to provide assistance to the legal team based in Brussels.

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Our client is producer of affordable and sustainable building solutions for people all over the world.

Headquartered in Belgium, our client is an international company with over 100 factories in more than 40 countries. It relies on a global strategy and a solid management structure to consolidate and expand its footprint.

We are looking for a Senior Legal Counsel to provide assistance to the legal team based in Brussels.

As a member of the legal department, you will support the further growth of the company and help them anticipate and manage the legal risks in the many countries where it has operations or does business.

You will support our client on key aspects affecting the group throughout the world, such as international commercial agreements, litigations, legal awareness and compliance trainings and corporate affairs for two specific divisions. In addition, you will be working on corporate projects for the Group.

You will play a key role in further building our client’s Legal Community.

Your main responsibilities will include:

 

  • Manage all litigations in different jurisdictions for the business in order to defend the interests of the company;

  • Stay up-to-date on relevant evolutions, developments and best practices and manage the (network of) outside local counsels in relation to all of the above;

  • Assist in and regularly monitor compliance with corporate policy and develop specific governance policies for the business;

  • You will report to the General Counsel.

  • Work on M&A projects;

  • Provide functional support, clarification on legal language or specifications and advice to the different business divisions with respect to commercial and business law matters, with a focus on corporate and commercial contracts;

  • Draft, review, update agreements, contracts and other legal documents to ensure the company’s full legal rights and assist in negotiations of a wide variety of international commercial contracts;

  • Lead all legal aspects of strategic business projects enabling the further growth of the company;

  • Communicate and negotiate with external parties ( external counsel, public authority, …);

  • You are a qualified Master in Law with minimum 8 years of experience as a lawyer at a top tier firm and/or in house legal counsel;

  • You have a vast experience with complex litigations, commercial contracts, M&A contracts and corporate matters;

  • You work effectively in an international and multi-cultural environment;

  • You are business oriented and have commercial awareness combined with solid legal risk management;

  • You have excellent oral and written communication skills;

  • You are fluent in English and Dutch or French. Knowledge of German is a plus;

  • You are a team player with an enthusiastic and flexible personality;

  • You are well organised with a pragmatic approach;

  • You have experience in managing and negotiating with external legal counsels and have the ability to deal with complex matters with multiple stakeholders;

  • You have a high integrity;

  • You have a positive and constructive attitude and adhere to the company values.

 

  • An interesting legal job in an international environment and exposure to multiple jurisdictions.

  • A dynamic working environment in a company with strong growth plans.

  • A competitive remuneration package.

  • Attractive extra-legal advantages.

Interested?

Please connect with Thomas Snoeckx. Send your CV and motivation letter to thomas.snoeckx@youconnect.be or call +32 475 94 15 14.

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