en

Legal Counsel

posted on: 07/05/2019 HR - career@manuchar.com

The job

By joining our Legal & Compliance team in the Antwerp headquarters, you will support the further growth of the global trading activities of Manuchar and you will help managing the legal and regulatory risks in the many countries where Manuchar is active.

Your key responsibilities include:

  • Providing functional legal support and advice in the different areas of an international business context (contracts, business projects, investments, transport and logistics, real estate, …) and with respect to specific regulations (such as competition law and trade sanctions).
  • Contract drafting and negotiation of mainly corporate, commercial and finance contracts.
  • Managing litigation and, in co-operation with commercial colleagues, determining the strategy in (potential) litigation cases.
  • Developing and maintaining strong business partner relationships with the commercial teams in Antwerp and abroad as well as with the financial department and other supporting units. Managing a network of local counsel in relation to all of the above.
  • Drafting policies on the most relevant compliance topics and organizing internal trainings on legal and compliance topics.

You will be a member of the legal and compliance team which consists of 3 motivated colleagues. You will get the autonomy to handle your affairs independently and will report to the Head of Legal & Compliance.

Your profile

  • You have obtained a Master Degree in Law from a Belgian law school.
  • You have at least 5 years’ experience as an in-house lawyer and/or as a lawyer in an international law firm.
  • You are fluent in Dutch and English. Preferably you have a good basic knowledge of Spanish and are willing to further develop this skill. Knowledge of French is definitely a plus.
  • You are familiar with corporate law and general commercial law. Knowledge of maritime law or trade sanctions is a plus. You are enthusiastic to become acquainted with all legal areas that are relevant in an international trade context.
  • You are well experienced in writing contracts in an international context.
  • You are business-oriented, solution-minded, you have an eye for details and have good analytical skills.
  • You like working autonomously and yet, as a genuine teamplayer, you are able to build relationships of trust.

A multinational of Belgian origin

Manuchar is a global trading, logistics and distribution company, with more than 25 years of experience and headquarters in Antwerp, Belgium.

We operate with our own people (+2000 FTE) and through our own local infrastructure in over 40 countries, mainly in emerging markets. Our trading activities cover Chemicals, Steel, Polymers, Pharmaceuticals, Wood, Spare Parts, Paper and Cement. Our distribution and also local value added logistics are mainly focused on Commodity and Specialty Chemicals.

Ingredients of our success? We know the products, markets, global & local logistical solutions and have the necessary financing capabilities.

But most of all … We have the people that make it work!

Manuchar offers

  • a job full of variety with long-term perspectives in an international environment
  • cooperation with motivated & skilled colleagues in an open and entrepreneurial company culture
  • an attractive remuneration package including fringe benefits
  • a nice workspace where you can fully develop your talents

Interested?

If you want to take up the challenge and join an international fast growing team of dynamic colleagues, please send your application letter and detailed CV here via our online recruitment tool CVWarehouse.

To keep factories running at all times, we have located our warehouses close to our clients; providing more than 380,000m2 accumulated warehouse space.

  • Presence

    To keep factories running at all times, we have located our warehouses close to our clients; providing more than 380,000m2 accumulated warehouse space.

    read more
  • News

    We opened a new affiliate in Pakistan, once more underlining our mission to be your preferred partner in emerging markets

    read more
  • Numbers

    Every day we have more than 600,000 metric tonnes of chemicals on the way to our clients.

    read more