Legal Counsel

stow is one of the leading suppliers of storage solutions. Our core activity is the development, manufacturing and installation of top-quality racking systems for the storage of palletised or small goods and longer items, as well as mezzanine structures.

Location:

Lokeren
, Belgium

Job Description

The Legal Counsel is a member of the Legal & Compliance Department and will be working mainly from Movu’s headquarters in Lokeren. The Legal Counsel will be working mainly from Movu’s headquarters in Lokeren and shall assist the Group Legal Counsel & Compliance Officer and act as a business partner for the Movu business units by providing legal support and using his/her expertise to help them accomplish their strategies and objectives. Although the scope of work is broad and diverse, the primary focus will be on providing legal advice in the field of commercial and contract law and corporate housekeeping.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Providing accurate, hands-on legal advice and practical solutions based on legal risk assessment to the business in order to ensure legal compliance in a variety of legal areas (corporate law, commercial law, contract law, intellectual property law, etc.)
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial documents (sales and purchase agreements, LOIs, NDAs, integrator agreements, etc.)
  • Assisting in corporate housekeeping activities
  • Managing litigation matters, including responding to claims, formulating legal strategies, and working with external counsel when necessary
  • Participating in strategic planning discussions to identify and address potential legal issues and opportunities
  • Assisting in setting up, rolling out and maintaining a robust compliance framework and program for the Stow Group (GDPR, data protection, anti-bribery, Code of Conduct, etc.) and contributing in the implementation of group policies, procedures, guidelines to reduce the legal risk of the Stow Group entities
  • Cooperating in the day-to day activities of the Legal and Compliance Department and functioning as a business partner for internal customers of different departments within the group (marketing, sales, procurement, engineering, supply chain, tax, F&A, IT, etc.)
  • Active follow up of changes in legislation or new legislation, which can have an impact on the business and translate such legislation to the business
  • Contributing to the standardization of the legal documentation (agreements, general terms and conditions, checklists, etc.)
  • Developing the “legal reflex” of the business, by setting up amongst others legal training, providing legal tools (such as, legal checklists, contract templates, etc. ) in order to help the business partners to work autonomously
  • Explore digitalization options for the Group Legal and Compliance Department

Qualifications

  • You have Master’s degree in Law, with a strong focus on commercial and corporate law
  • You have at least 5+ years’ of experience working as a legal counsel in the logistics industry or a related field (e.g., international trade law) is preferred
  • You are fluent in Dutch and English. German and French language skills would be a strong asset.
  • You are able to analyze complex legal issues, identify potential risks, and develop solutions to mitigate them and enabling the business to move forward.
  • You have the ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities.
  • You communicate clearly legal concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences, as well as collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.

Additional information

We offer you an attractive competitive salary package including a company car, meal vouchers, health and group insurance, net allowances, an Iphone,… You get the opportunity to work in an innovative and fast-growing company where professional development and responsibility are stimulated. After a thorough internal training you will have the opportunity to independently support total projects.