WDP Group Legal Counsel

CORPORATE LEGAL COUNSEL

In line with WDP’s year-on-year growth and expansion, we’re looking to recruit a Legal Counsel.

 

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 (M&A). 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

  • 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. 
  • Experience in the field of corporate M&A is a plus.
  • You have a fluent spoken and written knowledge of Dutch, English and French. 
  • You are a real team player and have an open can-do mentality.
  • You are communicative, proactive and have a sense of responsibility. 
  • You work accurately and in a structured way, you have good analytical skills.  
  • You combine business acumen with a pragmatic approach and are commercially minded.

 

HERE'S WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER

Working at WDP means working in a fast-paced, international business environment. There’s a full-time position with an open-ended contract that awaits you. We offer an attractive salary package with extra-legal benefits including a company car, iPhone, meal vouchers, target bonus, a collective bonus plan, Flexible Income Plan, LT bonus, representation fee, and group insurance. 

You’ll kick-off your career at WDP with an extensive onboarding trajectory. We provide ample opportunities for self-development through internal and external training programmes. You’ll be warmly welcomed by a team of dynamic and high-achieving co-workers that are always there to help you.

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