General Counsel - Turnhout

Regio: Antwerpen
Functie: Jurist(e)
Type werkgever: Onderneming
Materie: Handelsrecht en contracten
Type job: Voltijds
Contract Type: Contract onbepaalde duur
Te gebruiken referentie: VL/BE/LAW/2686/20

High-level professional with at least 10 years of broad legal experience in business law. Fluent in English.

Toon Alles
Sluit Alles

Van Genechten Packaging is an independent industrial group with headquarters in Turnhout, Belgium. It consists of 9 folding carton factories in 7 countries, leading the European consumer goods industry with printed folding cartons, microflute and other packaging solutions.

With an annual turnover of €300 million, the group converts more than 200,000 tons of cardboard each year and employs over 1,600 employees.

Van Genechten Packaging is currently looking for a General Counsel (m/f).

  • As part of the leadership team of VGP, you are a business partner and advisor to the CEO and VGP’s key business leaders.
  • You provide legal guidance and support on specific shareholders topics.
  • You will provide front-line legal support on key commercial contracts (sale/purchase of goods/equipment/services, NDA, IP related contracts, distribution).
  • You monitor all compliance matters (including Antitrust and Anti-Bribery Laws) and the development of policies thereon.
  • You are the process owner of all litigation, settlements and mediation by engaging and managing the external legal advisors.
  • You monitor all secretarial work with a legal background for the company and its foreign subsidiaries (incorporation, capital/share transactions, (de)merger…).
  • You act as a sparring partner to non-legal departments, such as the Group Treasury Manager for funding & banking related contracting and intercompany lending activities.
  • You provide training on important legal matters (e.g. sales contracts, compliance etc.).
  • You provide legal guidance in collaboration with/without external partners on topics such as, corporate governance, corporate finance (M&A’s and facilities agreements), IP law (IP protection and exploitation) and corporate insurance policies (Property, Liability, Cyber, D&O, Transport).
  • You have a master’s degree in law with at least 10+ years’ experience in a similar position with a strong background of European cross-border transactions and international enterprise management.
  • You speak English fluently (company language).
  • You have affinity with a production environment and the market dynamics of FMCG.
  • You are result-oriented and have strong negotiation skills.
  • Your project management skills can handle complex matters.
  • You have strong interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • A challenging job in a highly competitive industry segment
  • A growing international business with a very strong European footprint.
  • Member of the Senior Leadership Team which drives the key operational and strategic initiatives
  • Competitive remuneration & fringe benefits.


Contacteer Marie Brepoels via email of bel vertrouwelijk.
Gelieve ook de referte te vermelden  (VL/BE/LAW/2686/20).

Phone: +32 (0) 2 290 23 51
GSM: +32 (0)498 72 28 58
Ref: VL/BE/LAW/2686/20

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