Legal Counsel - Brussel
21/10/2020

Regio: Brussel
Functie: Jurist(e)
Type werkgever: Onderneming
Materie: Vennootschapsrecht, Bank- en financieel recht
Type job: Voltijds
Contract Type: Contract onbepaalde duur
Te gebruiken referentie: VL/LAW/2685/20

Master’s degree in Law with minimum 5 years of experience preferably as in-house lawyer or in an international law firm in corporate/finance law, market abuse, compliance and/or in an international environment. Experience in or with a Belgian listed company is a clear asset. Excellent knowledge of French, Dutch and English.

Toon Alles
Sluit Alles


Our client, UCB, is a multinational biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Brussels (Anderlecht).  At UCB, people are passionate about science and that’s what drives them to create a pipeline of breakthrough medicines that will make a real difference to people’s lives all over the world.

They like to make a difference to the lives of those who work for them too. With more than 7,500 staff, UCB offers an exciting working environment where initiative can flourish and those with a ‘can-do’ attitude can thrive.

Every colleague is invited to make their mark and become a key part of the company’s evolution and they continue to evolve fast. Hundreds of new colleagues from health care and business backgrounds have joined them within the last two years, bringing with them a dynamic energy, fresh perspectives, and new ideas.

For our Patient Value Function Legal, IP & Compliance based in Brussels, they’re looking for a smart and ambitious legal counsel.

The Corporate Secretary Department of UCB SA/NV is in charge of general corporate matters of UCB, including ensuring compliance by UCB SA, listed on Euronext Brussels, with all of its obligations as a Belgian listed company. It is also responsible for managing processes to ensure compliance with the market abuse legislation (insider trading and market disclosure).

As part of the Corporate Secretariat Team at Group level and reporting to the VP Secretary General, your main responsibilities will include: 

  • managing corporate processes such as:
    • organizing and convening the shareholders meeting of UCB SA/NV, including the drafting and preparation of the convening notice and all related documentation, interactions with proxy advisors, proxy solicitors and investors;  
    • preparing and reviewing the annual report as well as any other relevant official corporate documentation;
    • following up corporate actions, transparency declarations, share buybacks and transactions in own shares, including the preparation and posting of related communication, reporting to FSMA and press releases;
    • internal delegations (delegation of signature and related policies);
  • assisting the Corporate Secretariat team and the VP Secretary General in his role as Group Insider Trading Compliance Officer with respect to implementing and administering Market Abuse (insider trading and market disclosure) matters, regulations and related procedures. This includes the administrative management of the procedures as well as the preparation of the documentation and communication relating e.g. to closed periods, insider lists, notifications, clearance to deal, transaction reporting to and contacts with the FSMA, …
  • monitor regulatory and legislative evolution with potential impact on the company;
  • Advising in Corporate law, financial law, Market abuse and Corporate Governance related matters;
  • Assisting and providing ad hoc legal support to the Finance, Treasury and Tax Department for financial transactions of the group (under the supervision of the Head of Legal Finance);
  • On a limited and ad hoc basis, assisting in corporate housekeeping of + 80 affiliates worldwide (drafting/review of powers of attorney, resolutions of board and shareholders meetings, letters to third parties with legal implications, …);
  • Assist with special projects when necessary;
  • Law degree - preferably Belgian law degree - or equivalent experience with Belgian Corporate law and capital markets.
  • At least 5 years’ experience preferably as in-house lawyer or in an international law firm in corporate/finance law, market abuse, compliance and/or in an international environment. Experience in or with a Belgian listed company is a clear asset.
  • Good mastery of Microsoft Office suite. Ability to work with Digital environment with specific IT tools (such as tools for managing insider lists and other market abuse matters).
  • Team player, able to work closely with other departments within the organization, with good communication skills.
  • Well organized, solution oriented, able to manage/comply with strict procedures/deadlines and you are not afraid of administrative work. Stress resistant and flexible. UCB is a listed company which is demanding in terms of deadlines and strict processes.
  • Languages: English, French & Dutch. A very good knowledge of English (both oral and written) is a must.

You will have the opportunity to work in a highly professional and international environment. In addition, the function offers varied work.

You will report to the VP Secretary General.

You will find yourself in an open working atmosphere.

You will be offered a motivating and competitive remuneration package in line with your competencies and experiences, including fringe benefits.

Geïnteresseerd?

Contacteer Sara Berquin via email of bel vertrouwelijk.
Gelieve ook de referte te vermelden  (VL/LAW/2685/20).

E-mail: career@vialegis.be
Phone: +32 (0) 2 290 23 53
Ref: VL/LAW/2685/20
URL: http://www.vialegis.be

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