Legal Counsel

internal, some experience, lot of experience, internal role
Belgium

Small but mighty – that’s the delaware Legal team! We play a crucial role in connecting the dots between the business, our partners and the dedicated Sales team. We’re quite busy bees: our duties range from corporate governance and risk mitigation to contract reviews, raising awareness and dealing with IP and data protection matters.

To continue to keep pace with the ever-growing workload, we will need some help. Ideally, as the Legal team we’d like to take a more proactive approach, especially when it comes to reviewing commercial contracts, supporting the business and further optimizing our contract templates. Are you that essential extra pair of hands we’re looking for? 

 

What will you be doing?

Let’s have a closer look at your to-do list:

  • You will mainly focus on improving our collaboration with the business in the areas of commercial law and GDPR.
  • You’ll carry out thorough legal reviews and negotiating of a broad range of contracts. We are not just looking for someone to review agreements; we want someone who will actively contribute to refining our contract management processes and provide strategic input to the business.
  • You will manage customer and supplier legal risks, as well as consistently anticipate, analyze and propose mitigation strategies for potential risks.
  • You will provide legal advice to the business on a broad range of legal topics and handle legal complaints.
  • You will monitor the correct processing and protection of data privacy laws within the organization and are responsible for its integration into the daily operations of the organization together with our Data Protection Officer (DPO).
  • You will provide data protection advice to the business and other teams within the organization from a legal point of view and engage in data protection projects together with our Data Protection Officer (DPO) and the security team.

more info about this job?

Contact Paula on LinkedIn

Paula Montes - Recruiter

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  • We want to be more closely involved in contract discussions, so you’ll act as a sparring partner who regularly aligns with colleagues and thinks of new ways to streamline our team’s activities, including informing your colleagues about legal developments.
  • You will actively help exploring and implementing tools to streamline legal processes, enhance efficiency, and ensure the Legal team remains at the forefront of innovation. To be able to work in harmony with the non-legal departments, you won’t be afraid to pick up the phone and defend our viewpoints in a clear and concise manner.

 

delaware has offices in Ghent, Antwerp, Wavre, Kortrijk, Lummen and Liège. As a Legal Counsel, you will mainly be working at both the Kortrijk and Ghent offices, where the rest of the Legal team is based. We’ll make sure to save you a seat! You may also occasionally be required to travel to other offices for meetings with the business or our partners. A good balance between working from home and at both the Kortrijk and Ghent offices is something the Legal team continuously strives for.

Is there a match?

  • Do you have a Master of Laws degree? We're looking for someone with at least 3 years of experience as an in-house counsel or in a law firm. Any legal experience in the IT sector or an additional training in GDPR is a plus.
  • Are B2B commercial law and GDPR your passion? And are you familiar with the ins and outs of the business world?
  • As our legal department faces many challenges, there is plenty of room for initiative. Do you take ownership of your work and set the right priorities?
  • If you’re hoping for a clearly defined assignment – this won’t be it. You’ll have to take a proactive, problem-solving approach within the team and work autonomously to deal with certain tasks.
  • Can you express yourself fluently in English and Dutch, both written and verbally? It’s a bonus if you speak French too.
  • In a nutshell: Are you a legal team player with a healthy dose of common sense, enthusiasm and flexibility? Are you passionate about contract law? Will you uphold high standards of accuracy in your legal work, whilst demonstrating the necessary pragmatism? Do you feel comfortable taking the initiative? Then you’ll fit right in!

Let's meet up!

You can find out more about delaware on our website, or read our blog to get a sense of what it’s like to work for us. Are you keen to help us grow our Legal team? Click the Apply Now button below and hopefully we’ll get to meet each other soon!

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