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Legal Counsel Transaction Contracting

Job Location: Brussels

Regional Description: Belgium

Job Number: 00652073


- Job description

Job Summary:  

Reviews, drafts and negotiates a large number of client transactions of various levels of complexity within a corporate environment.  Advises company leadership on legal risks associated with transactions. 

Key Responsibilities:  

Oversee, counsel, guide, train and support junior contracting professionals.

Stay abreast of contracting developments affecting the company, its clients, and industries and synthesize the information to incorporate it into company’s contracting practices

Educate company executives in regard to contracting and risk management issues

Represent the company’s interests and interface directly with client  negotiating teams

Strategize with company executives prior to client negotiations

Structure client transactions to be most advantageous from a contracting and business perspective

Advise, and consult company executives based on accurate interpretation of contract documents and the facts of a business opportunity

Develop internal guidelines, toolkits, and packaged knowledge on various contracting and business issues

Develop subject matter expertise in one of more areas that benefit Contracting and/or our business

Support, promote and implement Legal Group initiatives



Reports to:  

Regional Lead, Transaction Contracting, or (where applicable) may report to Senior Manager, Transaction Contracting.


May supervise Associate Managers and/or Specialists, where required.

External Relationships:  

Client Executives and negotiating teams. 



College degree required; advanced degree in law, business or contract management preferred. 

Work Experience:   

Minimum of 6 years relevant industry experience including a minimum of 3 years of contracting experience in an appropriate fast-paced corporate environment is essential. Consulting, systems integration, and outsourcing experience is preferred.

Proven ability to efficiently manage a large volume of transactions

Experience negotiating Intellectual Property issues

Work Requirements:

Travel required 

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

Independently manage drafting transactional documents and correspondence

Understand basic principles of Finance, Accounting, Marketing, and Management

Basic understanding of Intellectual Property issues as they apply to consulting, systems integration, and outsourcing transactions

Able to present alternatives and proposed solutions

Responsive and follows through on commitments

Strong time management, prioritization, and organizational skills

Ability to apply judgment to broaden influence

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Proficient in MS Office suite of products

Language Skills

French (fluent)

English (fluent)

Dutch (fluent)

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