Legal Counsel

Legal Counsel
Regio: Wolvertem
Vereiste ervaring: 4 jaar
Werkomgeving: Onderneming
Ref: VL/LAW/3248/22
Contract: Onbepaalde duur (Voltijds)


Logistiek vastgoedspecialist WDP is marktleider in de Benelux en Roemenië en ook actief in Frankrijk en Duitsland.

Met ons team realiseren wij projecten op maat van de gebruiker. WDP groeide uit van een familiebedrijf en is inmiddels als BE-REIT genoteerd op Euronext Brussels en Amsterdam en lid van BEL20, met een marktkapitalisatie van ruim 7 miljard euro.   

Professionalisme in onze contacten en in onze manier van werken is zeer belangrijk. We erkennen hierin belang van al onze werknemers. Daarom staan wij voor een open, informele cultuur en stimuleren we onze mensen in hun persoonlijke groei en ontwikkeling.

Our client

Logistics real estate specialist WDP ( is a reference player in the development and leasing of qualitative and sustainable logistics and semi-industrial real estate and is listed as BE-REIT on Euronext Brussels and Amsterdam with a market capitalization of approximately €6 billion.

With an integrated team, WDP realizes customized projects. WDP develops and leases logistics real estate space for its own account in line with modern industry standards and sector trends. WDP also invests directly in high-quality existing sites, always with a view to long-term leasing.

A job at WDP means working within a rapidly growing, international environment. Having grown from a family business, WDP combines the spirit of an SME and the sophistication of a listed company. Add to this the collegial atmosphere and the rural location of the offices just a stone's throw from Brussels.

Description of the vacancy

  • As Legal Counsel, you are responsible for the further development of the legal team and you provide support to the various companies in the WDP group, i.e. the listed Belgian parent company and its subsidiaries in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Luxembourg, Romania and Germany.
  • In the performance of your job, you will report to the CFO and the General Counsel, who will grant you a lot of autonomy in this respect.
  • Without losing your general legal view, you will focus on company law, financial law, contract law.
  • The position offers a varied range of tasks with room for substantive growth in function of your evolution:
    • You will provide advice on corporate and regulatory aspects of group companies:
    • Together with the internal operational teams, you supervise corporate real estate transactions (M&A). Within this framework, you coordinate the due diligence procedures, participate in the negotiations and assist in the drafting of purchase/sale agreements, shareholders' agreements, reporting in the context of share or asset transactions, capital increases, etc., if necessary in cooperation with external advisors. You provide assistance in the operational integration of such acquisitions into the WDP group.
    • Together with the General Counsel, you further develop the compliance and risk standards for the various business processes within WDP.
    • Follow-up of relevant laws and regulations: communication and awareness thereof, drafting and maintenance of template contracts, etc
    • Naturally, you provide general legal support to the various teams within WDP, often through participation in specific project groups with an ESG-related angle


  • You have a master's degree in Belgian law and preferably have at least 4-5 years of relevant work experience in the field of corporate law, compliance, risk management, ideally built up in-house as a corporate lawyer.
  • Experience in the field of corporate M&A is a plus.
  • You have a fluent spoken and written knowledge of Dutch, English and French.
  • You are a real team player and have an open can-do mentality.
  • You are communicative, proactive and have a sense of responsibility.
  • You work accurately and in a structured way, you have good analytical skills.
  • You combine business acumen with a pragmatic approach and are commercially minded.


Working at WDP means working in a fast-paced, international business environment. There’s a full-time position with an open-ended contract that awaits you. They offer an attractive salary package with extra-legal benefits including a company car, iPhone, meal vouchers, target bonus, a collective bonus plan, Flexible Income Plan, LT bonus, representation fee, and group insurance.

You’ll kick-off your career at WDP with an extensive onboarding trajectory. WDP provides ample opportunities for self-development through internal and external training programmes. You’ll be warmly welcomed by a team of dynamic and high-achieving co-workers that are always there to help you.

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