Contracting and Legal Advisor

Contracting and Legal Advisor
Région: Zaventem
Expérience nécessaire: 5 ans
Secteur d'activité: Entreprise
Réf: LexGO20/12
Contrat: Durée indéterminée (Temps plein)

Description de la société

Desmet Ballestra is the world leader in developing, engineering and supplying technologies, processing plants and proprietary equipment for the food, feed and chemical industries.

The Oils, Fats & Oleochemicals division delivers tailor-made engineering and procurement services in preparation, extraction, processing, refining and fat modification for oilseed and edible oil processing plants. Our client masters the processing of 40 raw materials, of which soybeans, palm oil, sunflower seed, rapeseed, groundnuts and cottonseed are probably the most popular.

For our client, Desmet Ballestra, we are looking for a Contracting and Legal Advisor with about 5 years' experience in contracting. Fluent in English, preferably with good command of French.


Based at our client's headquarters in Zaventem, you will be part of the legal department and provide legal advice to the group worldwide. More specifically, you will:

  • Analyse and negotiate EP and EPC contracts on a global scale
  • Handle day-to-day legal tasks such as drafting opinions and reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts
  • Improve standard contracts
  • Advise the business departments to mitigate legal risks in their daily practice
  • Advise the company on corporate matters
  • Manage external legal advisors
  • Deal with post-implementation issues, contractual disputes and negotiate to avoid litigation


  • You hold a Master’s degree in law
  • You have about 5 years' experience in drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial agreements in English
  • You have business acumen and a strong affinity with technical/legal project management
  • You are able to work independently but also in a team
  • You are able to manage workload and priorities
  • You are assertive, persuasive, hands-on and proactive
  • You are detail-oriented
  • You have excellent analytical and synthesis skills
  • You are a good communicator
  • You have a positive attitude and are stress resistant
  • You are open to short-term travel if necessary
  • You are fluent in English, making you efficient in an international context. A good command of French is a plus


  • A unique opportunity to join a global market leader and highly talented colleagues
  • A respectful and international working environment
  • International training and career development opportunities
  • A good work-life balance with remote and overseas working possibilities as well as flexible working hours
  • An attractive salary package with many fringe benefits

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