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CORPORATE LEGAL OFFICER

The Corporate Legal Officer is accountable for taking the day-to-day legal responsibilities and providing legal advice that includes all aspects of the analysis, investigation and drafting process relating to business transactions and transactions of the company. He/she manages the business legal risks of the company.

Function

The Corporate Legal Officer is accountable for taking the day-to-day legal responsibilities and providing legal advice that includes all aspects of the analysis, investigation and drafting process relating to business transactions and transactions of the company. He/she manages the business legal risks of the company.

Responsibilities

  • Monitor investment and disinvestment files: be actively involved in analysing, preparing and drafting of the various legal documents of the transaction and follow up on legal risk issues due diligence, structure: legal aspects, drafting of legal documents and closing
  • Conduct legal analysis and research on various legal maters
  • Review all contracts/documents submitted for legal opinion of the department
  • Manage and monitor the legal aspects of town planning and environmental files
  • Deal with the management of pre-litigation and litigation files
  • In general, manage the legal risk of the company
  • Provide the interface with external advisors
  • Provide support/advice/implement the decisions of the Executive Committee (on request)
  • Provide and disseminate legal information on general matters or ad hoc
  • Provide legal support concerning treasury and finance activities, accounting and financial law
  • Manage insurance contracts : negotiation of and applications for coverage

Profile

Hard skills

  • Good knowledge of the languages German/English, any additional languages is a plus
  • Office automation knowledge MS OFFICE: Word / Excel /PowerPoint
  • Experience 10 years in a similar position Specific skills
  • Law (good knowledge of civil law governing property, leases, town planning, environment) including:
  • The ability to draw up/supply clear, ad hoc legal opinions for other departments
  • Ability to draw up contracts in German/
  • Ability to negotiate contractual clauses (defend a legal point of view in relation to outsiders) in German/English and any additional language.
  • Willing to travel (Germany/Belgium)
  • Experience M&A & Real Estate

Soft skills

  • Is recognised as an expert in own area within the organization
  • Requires specialized expertise
  • Interprets internal or external business issues and recommends solutions/best practices
  • Solves complex problems, takes a broad perspective to identify solutions
  • Works independently, secure and under stress
  • Assertiveness, Control of emotions, Planning and organisation,
  • Respect of others (empathy and ability to listen), Respect of procedures

Behavioural skills

  • Analysis and problem-solving : Analytical skills ability to synthesise, Decision-making, Problem solving
  • Personal effectiveness : Results orientated, Intellectual curiosity
  • Human relations : Communication, Negotiation, Customer-orientated

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