Chief Legal Officer - Liège
Post Date : 04 November 2016
Employment Type : Permanent
Description :Robert Half Legal is looking for a (m/f) Chief Legal Officer for a client located in the Liège area.
Our client is active in the healthcare sector.
As Chief Legal Officer you will be responsible for the following tasks:
- Be part of executive level management and assist the other members of the management team and the CEO in managing and mitigating legal and commercial risks;
- Counsel executive level management and other internal clients with respect to the commercial and strategic objectives;
- Head up the internal legal team, manage collaborator growth and performance;
- With your team, draft and negotiate a wide range of commercial contracts;
- Advise the company in corporate matters, stock exchange law and M&A;
- Lead the monitoring and evaluation of applicable laws and government regulations affecting the operation and activities globally, including compliance issues;
- Manage external legal counsel in the countries where the company is operating;
- Facilitate the identification and adequate protection of intellectual property rights;
- Collaborate and/or lead any potential lawsuits, mediation and/or arbitration.
The requested qualifications for this Chief Legal Officer position include:
- Master degree in law;
- Minimum 7 years of experience in an international or leading national law firm or as company lawyer within a listed or multinational corporation;
- Knowledge and experience in a healthcare environment is an asset;
- Fluent in French and English, knowledge of Dutch is an asset;
- Strong command of business law in the broadest sense (company law, commercial contracts, intellectual property law, labour law, insurance, …);
- You can handle highly confidential and sensitive matters;
- You are able to navigate unexpected situations and to think outside the box;
- You are motivated to share knowledge and you are willing to assist and facilitate other team members' jobs;
- Positive 'can do' attitude, stress -resistant and ready to go the extra mile.
Interested in this Chief Legal Officer position? Apply today.