Legal Consultant
06/11/2020

Région: Bruxelles, Brabant flamand
Fonction: Juristes
Environnement: Cabinet d'avocats
Matières: Droit commercial et contrats
Job Type: Temps Plein
Contract Type: Durée indéterminée
Votre référence: LexGO06/11

We are looking for a legal consultant for an innovative legal venture powered by Quinz. The new venture offers tailored contracting services to multinationals active in complex industries, in a solution-oriented setting that is unprecedented in the legal market. This job position is a unique opportunity for an ambitious legal consultant with a passion for complex contracts and an entrepreneurial appetite. 

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In a nutshell

You become part of a genuinely innovative legal venture, supported and empowered by the law firm Quinz. The new venture offers tailored contracting services to multinationals active in complex industries, in a solution-oriented setting that is unprecedented in the legal market. 

Our primary ambition is to set the new standard in legal contracting services. You will play a key role in its future growth. Drafting, reviewing and negotiating all types of complex contracts, at the forefront of the clients’ international operations, will be part of the job. You will be closely involved in business development and responsible for the training of junior colleagues.

This job position is a unique opportunity for an ambitious legal consultant with a passion for complex contracts and an entrepreneurial appetite. You will be part of a very talented team that is thrilled to build further and expand this remarkable new venture.

Some words about Quinz 

Quinz is an independent Belgian boutique law firm that was established in 2011 and swiftly gained a reputation as a leading firm in its four primary areas of expertise: Corporate & financeDispute ResolutionLife Sciences and Competition. Quinz counts 40 lawyers and six staff members.

Quinz was created (and is still headed) by a team of six partners who all have their roots in top tier law firms but also gained experience as in-house lawyers. Besides the top-notch legal expertise all clients can expect from a Quinz lawyer, the Quinz team also mainly focuses on a corporate culture that is driven by proximity. This proximity translates in a down to earth mentality and a hands-on approach towards both clients and colleagues. This same proximity will also form the DNA of the new venture.

Quinz’ innovative service model started a few years ago through a series of successful ad hoc experiments. Over the years, Quinz gradually perfected this service model to provide a broad and diversified range of legal solutions to its clients that went far beyond the “typical” services offered by law firms. This solution-driven model exposed Quinz to the increasing struggle of legal departments of (pharmaceutical) multinationals to tackle their growing (often transactional) workload Internally. This trend has become even more prominent during the Covid-19 aftermath. Today, Quinz has built a vast portfolio of legal solutions to address such temporary or long-term needs cost-effectively. 

To set up this service model and let it grow, Quinz composed a team of meticulously trained lawyers/contract managers. It also implemented rigorous quality management. 

This new service model is increasingly gaining the interest of various multinationals. That is why Quinz decided to walk the inevitable extra mile and set up a new venture that develops this new business model and all the opportunities it entails. 

About the new venture

The new venture will be an independent state-of-the-art legal services provider. It is empowered by Quinz law firm (and its partners) but has its separate legal entity, strategy, employer model, P&L and funding. Clients will be Quinz clients, but the venture will also attract its own clients.

We have the ambition to become the extended legal team of national and international legal departments. This will involve all types of legal outsourcing and secondment solutions.

Quinz has a lot more intel to share about this new challenging venture, but for obvious confidentiality reasons, the business plan will be further explained in the course of the job procedure.

Your role - summary

We are looking for an entrepreneurial legal professional with excellent legal skills and a strong business sense, who has an eye for detail, yet is hands-on and pragmatic. Your legal job content will mainly consist of complex contract and transactional work, combined with business development initiatives (client visits, RFP preparations, company presentations, etc.) and the training and supervision of junior colleagues. Currently, the main focus is the Life Sciences sector (pharma/biotech). In this sector, we have an impressive track record. We believe that the model for the pharma & biotech can easily be ‘exported’ to other industries and that a limitless amount of different opportunities lie ahead.

You will closely work together with the quality manager. As a team, you will make sure that the new venture becomes a household name within the EU market for the provision of customised legal support services.

Major responsibilities

You combine top-notch drafting skills with an entrepreneurial attitude. You will:

  • draft and negotiate operational contracts in close collaboration with the client’s in-house legal attorneys and the client’s international business teams;
     
  • communicate with and advise the client’s international business teams on all kind of contractual, regulatory and compliance matters;
     
  • participate, as a member of the client’s extended legal team, in team meetings and business processes (such as approval processes, risk analysis, policy reviews and innovation initiatives);
     
  • generate templates, playbooks and contracting procedures, customised to the client’s operations and risk profile; 
     
  • train and supervise junior colleagues;
     
  • translate the SLA between the new venture and the client in an action plan with clear milestones, planning, responsibilities and deliverables;
     
  • report on the progress of the action plan; 
     
  • be part of pilots to test new business ideas and forms of collaboration;
     
  • follow-up on the quality management system together with the senior quality manager; and 
     
  • participate in events or associations that are related to the activities of the new venture.

Who you are

You are a legal professional who combines strong drafting and communication skills with an outspoken entrepreneurial attitude.

You hold a master’s degree in law. 

You have between 1 to 5 year(s) of experience, ideally in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology sector though this sector is not a must. 

You gained your expertise either in a law firm or in the legal department of a multinational corporation, a tech transfer office or a research institution. 

You have strong drafting and negotiating skills. Your colleagues describe you as a strong communicator who quickly reaches out to solve problems professionally and pragmatically. You are hands-on and result oriented.

You are fluent in English, Dutch and/or French. 

You are a team player and at the same time able to work independently.

Friends and family describe you as the one who is already grasping the opportunity while others are still analysing the pros and cons and putting them in an excel sheet. You believe that optimism is a moral duty.  

What we offer

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who wishes to pioneer and innovate in the legal field. We offer you the freedom to be a true entrepreneur and at the same time, further develop your legal skills. 

You will be able to work for prominent players in challenging sectors and have considerable exposure to the client and the client’s international business teams.  

You will be part of a very talented team, headed by a seasoned quality manager,  and fully supported by Quinz. 

A competitive compensation and benefits package is there for you and will further be discussed during the job interviews.

Intéressé(e) ?

If you are interested in this position, please send your application to dieter.honore@quinz.be. Please mention the reference "LexGO06/11".

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