General Counsel

General Counsel
Regio: Brussel
Vereiste ervaring: 10 jaar
Werkomgeving: Onderneming
Ref: LexGO30/08
Contract: Onbepaalde duur (Voltijds)


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As General Counsel you will lead and support all legal and corporate activities of the group, active in real estate development and investment. 

You are responsible for the efficient administration of the group, particularly with regard to ensuring compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements and for ensuring that decisions of the board of directors are implemented.

In particular, this is a position covering all legal and corporate aspects of investment, development and finance. Your responsibilities will among other be the following:

  • Assist and manage a broad range of national and international real estate transactions by assisting and/or taking the lead in negotiations with investors, clients and service providers;
  • Draft all contracts relating to real estate transactions (asset and share transactions, commercial agreements, lease agreements, construction contracts, etc.);
  • Providing legal advice related to real estate development projects;
  • Be one of the primary sources of advice for the group on the conduct of business and this can span everything from legal advice on conflicts of interest, to the development of strategy and corporate planning;
  • Initiate and follow-up all necessary legal actions and procedures;
  • Coordinate contacts with law firms;
  • Proactively detect legal risks within the company and actively cooperate in business projects from a legal point of view;
  • Lead and build a small team of (senior) legal consultants;
  • Liaise with, guide and assist asset management and finance management;
  • Oversee data rooms;
  • Coordinate the corporate housekeeping.

Within time, on the basis of the respective collaboration, the General Counsel will become a member of the group’s Executive Committee (Comité de direction/Directiecomité).

Searched profile

  • You are a Belgian qualified Master in Law, with at least 10 of relevant experience in Real Estate Law, gained as a lawyer or within a business environment;
  • You appreciate a highly complex legal environment, in which you are asked to work out creative and pragmatic solutions;
  • You have an excellent commercial feeling and can translate it into impeccable negotiation skills;  
  • You have excellent writing and communication skills;  
  • You are business-oriented, hands-on and flexible;  
  • You show independency, eagerness and professionalism in your work; 
  • Your mother tongue is Dutch or French, with a good command of the second Belgian national language and English.


  • The opportunity to take the legal lead in an exciting company with the opportunity to build a legal team;  
  • The possibility to join a dynamic and multidisciplinary team to realize successful real estate stories that make headlines;  
  • An attractive remuneration package.

Apply immediately with the Apply Button or contact Diether Vandenbussche for more information( +32 477 22 95 52.)This vacancy is in exclusive cooperation with YouConnect | Partners for legal & HR talent.

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