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Corporate Legal Counsel

Wolvertem - BelgiumFull time

WDP is looking for a driven Corporate Legal Counsel to strengthen our dynamic team. Here’s everything you need to know:

Here’s what you’ll be up to

As Legal Counsel, you are responsible for the further development of the legal team and you provide support to the various companies in the WDP group, i.e. the listed Belgian parent company and its subsidiaries in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Luxembourg, Romania and Germany. 

  • In the performance of your job, you will report to the CFO and the General Counsel, who will grant you a lot of autonomy in this respect. 
  • Without losing your general legal view, you will focus on company law, financial law, contract law. 
  • The position offers a varied range of tasks with room for substantive growth in function of your evolution:
    • You will provide advice on corporate and regulatory aspects of group companies: 
      • Preparation and follow-up of boards of directors and shareholders’ meetings, amendments to articles of association, etc.
      • Periodic reporting (annual report, corporate governance charter,…)
      • Follow-up subsidiaries and joint ventures (shareholder agreements, articles of association, management agreements,…)
      • Legal entity management and its continuous optimisation
    • Together with the internal operational teams, you supervise corporate real estate transactions. Within this framework, you coordinate the due diligence procedures, participate in the negotiations and assist in the drafting of purchase/​sale agreements, shareholders’ agreements, reporting in the context of share or asset transactions, capital increases, etc., if necessary in cooperation with external advisors. You provide assistance in the operational integration of such acquisitions into the WDP group. 
    • Together with the General Counsel, you further develop the compliance and risk standards for the various business processes within WDP. 
    • Follow-up of relevant laws and regulations: communication and awareness thereof, drafting and maintenance of template contracts, etc
  • Naturally, you provide general legal support to the various teams within WDP, often through participation in specific project groups with an ESG-related angle.

Here’s your profile

Are you the perfect addition to our team? We are looking for someone with the following profile:

  • You have a master’s degree in Belgian law and preferably have at least 4 – 5 years of relevant work experience in the field of corporate law, compliance, risk management, ideally built up in-house as a corporate lawyer. 
  • You work accurately and in a structured way, you have good analytical skills. 
  • You are a real team player and have an open can-do mentality.
  • You are communicative, proactive and have a sense of responsibility. 
  • You combine business acumen with a pragmatic approach and are commercially minded.
  • You have a fluent spoken and written knowledge of Dutch, English and French. 

Here’s what we have to offer

At WDP, you get more than just a job — you get a career full of opportunities and benefits:

  • Contract and compensation:
    • Full-time position with an open-ended contract.
    • Attractive salary package with extra-legal benefits, including a company car, iPhone, meal vouchers, attractive bonus scheme, Flexible Income Plan, representation fee, insurance package, and the possibility to work from home.
  • Development and growth:
    • Extensive onboarding trajectory.
    • Ample opportunities for self-development through internal and external training programmes.
  • Team and culture:
    • A warm welcome from a team of dynamic and high-achieving co-workers.
    • Fun events and a positive working environment for #TeamWDP.
    • A Great Place To Work® certified company

Ready to grow your legal career within a fast-paced, international environment? Apply now and discover what WDP can offer you!

Interested?

Ready to take your career to the next level? Let’s sit together and discuss possibilities.

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