German speaking Senior Legal Counsel - Antwerp


Location : Antwerp
Post Date :
Employment Type : Permanent

Description :

Robert Half Legal is currently looking for a (m/f) German speaking Senior Legal Counsel for one of our clients.

Our client, active in the transport sector is based in Antwerp.

Reporting to the Legal & Operations Director, the German speaking Senior Legal Counsel will have following responsibilities:

  • Prepare, negotiate, manage and comply all commercial and other agreements entered into by companies, in accordance with group standards with a sound understanding of the relevant risks and obligations;
  • Dispute management and follow-up of litigations:
  • General and specialised legal advice to colleagues from the commercial, engineering and general management departments:
    • Legal support for transactions (including contract with Suppliers),
    • Legal input on board papers,
    • Legal advice, research, seeking external legal advice on country-specific issues, co-ordination with engineering, commercial, operations and finance department,
  • Ability to understand technical and financial implications of a given transaction and more generally being aware of issues beyond the purely legal ones;
  • Availability of standard lease documents and other contractual documents, regularly updated and easily accessible for commercial and/ engineering team:
    • Regular review of standard documents, keeping them updated taking into account changed circumstances and experience on previous transactions, in close so-operation with external lawyers in respective countries,
    • Create/draft new standard documents as per changing needs of the business, in close co-operation of external lawyers in respective countries,
  • Compliance with corporate governance:
  • Manage external counsels (including negotiation of legal fees for services);
  • Provide legal training to colleagues;
  • Ad hoc supervision/guidance of colleagues (in absence of Legal & Operations Director).

The requested qualifications for the positon of German speaking Senior Legal Counsel include:

  • Qualified lawyer in European country, preferably with a commercial or financial law emphasis;
  • Minimum 7 years of experience as legal counsel, with 3 years in a law firm preferred;
  • Fluent in English, German and Dutch, French is an asset;
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills;
  • Proactive and self-motivated attitude;
  • Organised, methodical, eye for detail, problem solver;
  • Ability to manage/supervise colleagues in absence of the Legal & Operations Director.

Interested in this position of German speaking Senior Legal Counsel? Apply today!

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