Legal Counsel EMEA in Business Law

--Nsf Belgium--

For an international US company in Diegem, I am looking for an EMEA Legal Counsel in Business Law, speaking fluently English.

My client is a global leader in standards development, testing, auditing, certification and training. They provide these services for a diverse set of industries including food, water, health sciences, sustainability and management systems. They are passionate about the work they do, because together, they have a broad impact on our world.

Nearly 3.000 employees provide services in over 170 countries through the many global offices, at the client sites, from home offices and in state-of-the-art laboratories.

We are looking for an in-house Legal Counsel to advise and counsel the business leaders on the legal, risk, and compliance aspects of a
wide variety of business issues, and to review and develop legal agreements and complex strategic transactions recommending strategies and solutions regarding business issues, on EMEA scope.

You will advise on general business law (including commercial law, contract law, privacy law, employment law, intellectual property law, real estate law, and corporate law), and assist the Assistant General Counsel on other legal matters, handling global matters with the support of the internal Legal Department and outside legal counsels.



    • Provide legal advice on a variety of global business initiatives, policies, and internal compliance issues ensuring compliance with laws and regulations on EMEA scope
    • Assist in directing global legal affairs, referring to and coordinating with global outside legal counsel as required
    • Assist in achieving corporate objectives by providing analysis and guidance on global projects and transactions
    • Review, negotiate, & draft international legal agreements
    • Assist with the compliance of global data protection regulations, including reviewing and negotiating legal agreements required under global data protection laws and regulations
    • Distribute necessary legal agreements to global customers, suppliers, and independent contractor bases
    • Exercise legal judgment on a variety of issues including experience with a variety of legal agreements, labor and employment matters, and support of business initiatives

    • Assist with the compliance of intellectual property protection, licensing, and enforcement

    • Support M&A activity
    • Support on litigation & dispute resolution matters, providing senior management with counsel regarding litigation brought by and against the company
    • Support other projects as requested from time to time by the Assistant General Counsel
    • Work closely and collaboratively with other members of the Legal Department - Chief Legal Officer, Contracts Counsel, Legal Operations Manager and others to develop and implement key legal processes and systems corporate-wide

Must Have

  • Master in Law from an European University
  • Around 5-10+ years' Experience
  • In General Business Law
  • Fluent English & French or Dutch
  • Broad-based experience with a variety of legal agreements and support of business initiatives
  • Experience with complex transactional matters, including the ability to draft and negotiate unique legal agreements to serve business needs and limit enterprise ris
  • Ability to work successfully in a fast-paced legal department – i.e., highly organized self-starter with the ability to juggle multiple projects and deadlines with little supervision
  • Strong strategic thinking, leadership, and influencing abilities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Unwavering ethical standards
  • Ability to work within the department and cross-functionally across the organization and geographies

Nice to have

  • In-house legal experience
  • Experience working in a global company
  • French, Dutch, German, or Spanish knowledge
  • Ability to travel internationally to other locations on occasion

What's great in the job?

 EMEA scope with wide variety of business issues

✅ International growing company

✅ Business Partner role

✅ Human help mission

✅ Non profit organisation reinvesting in the business

✅ Lots of interactions with & exposure to C suite

✅ An environment that promotes creativity, thought leadership, close collaboration and importantly mitigates risk to human health

✅ Commitment to diversity and gender equality, let the company help you to build your career aspirations in a multi-cultural setting where everyone’s voice is heard

✅ Competitive salary package in line with your experience



170 countries

EMEA scope

3.000 People

Reporting to Assistant General Counsel

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