Legal Counsel EMEA
27/03/2019

Regio: Antwerpen
Functie: Jurist(e)
Type werkgever: Onderneming
Materie: Handelsrecht en contracten, Vennootschapsrecht
Type job: Voltijds
Contract Type: Contract onbepaalde duur
Te gebruiken referentie: LexGO27/03

We are looking to appoint a Legal Counsel EMEA based in our Corporate service centre in Antwerp Berchem (Belgium). Law degree (Master level) with 3 - 5 years' experience as a legal counsel in an international corporate legal department or as attorney in an international law firm.

Toon Alles
Sluit Alles


Azelis is a leading global distributor of specialty chemicals and innovative ingredients, representing first-class manufacturers across various industries. Our activities are built on decades of experience. Founded in 2001, the company has grown rapidly both organically and through acquisitions and is now present in 44 countries. We employ more than 1,900 people globally with 67 offices across Europe, Northern Africa, the United States and Canada as well as Asia Pacific. Our business is industry-focused and organised around Market Segments. Life Sciences includes: Personal Care, Pharma, Food & Health and Animal Nutrition and Specialty Agri Horti. Industrial Chemicals covers: Chemical Industries, CASE and Rubber & Plastic Additives, Homecare & Industrial Cleaning and Lubricants & Metal Working Fluids.

We are looking to appoint a Legal Counsel EMEA based in our Corporate service centre in Antwerp Berchem (Belgium) to provide support to the EMEA and Corporate legal team, reporting into the Group General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer and working in close cooperation with the General Counsel EMEA.

Mission

Support the business in the EMEA region with expert legal advice on a broad range of legal matters relevant to Azelis’ business and operations, with the objective of safeguarding Azelis’ reputation and ensuring that management fully understands and evaluates the legal implications and risks, and helping to select the preferred way forward.

Main Accountabilities      

  • Draft, negotiate and administer distribution, agency and various other commercial agreements to achieve the preferred commercial transactions and to protect Azelis’ interests. 
  • Will ensure  that all legal aspects are appropriately covered and liabilities are minimised.
  • Take on the responsibility of managing the corporate legal affairs of the Azelis group entities in EMEA.
  • Perform general litigation management, provide legal assistance with third party claim handling in order to preserve Azelis’ rights.
  • Provide and ensure appropriate legal training on relevant legal matters in order to increase legal knowledge and awareness within the organisation.
  • Assist with the preparation and execution of M&A and special projects in order to ensure that all legal aspects are properly considered.

Experience & Education

  • Law degree (Master level) with 3 - 5 years' experience as a legal counsel in an international corporate legal department or as attorney in an international law firm;
  • In either or both cases such experience was in Europe and involved a variety of corporate, commercial, transactional and competition work. Drafting and negotiating of international / cross-border agreements is a key competence;
  • Confidence to act autonomously and take responsibility for counselling, negotiating and resolving legal matters;
  • Self-starter and team player who is able to work independently;
  • Excellent language skills (fluent English a must);
  • Sense of ownership and drive: problem solver who shows a bias for action, acts promptly to remove "roadblocks" and ensures accountability to get things done in a timely manner;
  • Excellent networking skills, successful relationship builder; able to deal at all levels in the organization;
  • Good communication and presentation skills.

Geïnteresseerd?

Please apply on the Azelis career page.

Apply online for the position of Legal Counsel EMAE at AZELIS in Antwerp (Berchem) - Find all jobs for inhouse counsels and company lawyers on www.lexgo.be, the largest jobboard for lawyers in Belgium

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