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Legal Counsel - Belgium  

Galapagos (company)


Posted on : 27 June 2017

Project Description

  •  To reinforce its legal department in Belgium, our company is looking for a Legal Counsel with experience in corporate law and listed companies.
  • You will become part of the legal department currently consisting of 4 in-house lawyers. 

As part of the legal team, you will be responsible for:
  • providing high quality legal advice to the business and managing complex legal issues; 
  • managing corporate affairs, such as shareholders’ meetings, warrant grants and exercises, compliance and reporting to market authorities, M&A projects; 
  • negotiating, drafting and reviewing all types of agreements typical for an R&D environment in life sciences; 
  • identifying potential legal exposures; 
  • providing general legal support to foreign affiliates.  
  • Your main focus will be on corporate law, contracts and commercial law and you will work in close collaboration with our company's  in-house IP team. 

  •  You have obtained a Belgian Master in Law. You have approximately 5 years of relevant experience in an international law firm or as in-house counsel in an international environment. You are familiar with the legal specificity of listed companies.
  •  You have an interest in life sciences. You are quality-driven, responsive and flexible and have the mindset of a “self-starter”.
  • You have excellent drafting and communication skills. 
  • You are fluent and decisive in written and spoken English and Dutch. French skills are a plus.