Job offer: Legal Counsel

Ghent  -  Legal

To reinforce Haerens Group's Legal Team ( we are looking for a Legal Counsel. 

As Legal Counsel you are a pragmatic ( corporate) jurist and you are responsible for the seamless translation of legal analysis into practical advice . In close cooperation with our sales teams you will be involved in contract negotiations and provide legal support to our project managers during the execution of these contracts. You never lose sight of the business economic and commercial aspects. 

Your operating base is mainly our headquarters in Ghent. 
You will report directly to our Head of Legal of Haerens Group (

This is just the thing for me


Initially, the focus of the job will be on Eribel (, our business unit specializing in the development, production and installation of technical interior joinery.

We distinguish a number of major task areas:

Analysis, correction and editing of contracts 

  • Legal support to the sales team in the conclusion of subcontracts: reviewing contract proposals, identifying contractual and legal risks, mitigating risks by making improvements, advising the sales team on all contract-related questions. 
  • Assist in drafting a wide range of contracts and agreements: NDA’s, contracting agreements, collaboration agreements, subcontracts, leases, etc. 

Handling disputes

  • Collecting relevant facts and documents of claims (together with project team), passing files to insurance broker and following them up. 
  • Support the project team in legal disputes: assist in drafting and responding to formal notices, validation of legal files together with project managers.
  • Compilation of legal files for handover to external lawyers and their further follow-up. 

Document management

  • Co-manage and structure legal documents at both group and project level.
  • Setting up and expanding the internal models library.

General support to our teams for all their legal questions

  • Helping resolve the day-to-day varied legal questions from our various teams and support services (HR, procurement, finance, etc.).

Your profile


  • You fully identify with our core values: passionately committed, solution-driven, team, care.
  • Analytical: you are able to gain insight into a problem in a systematic and structured way by distinguishing main and secondary issues and making connections, among other things. 
  • Service-oriented: you provide transparent, honest and objective counselling, meeting the specific needs and interests of your target audience. 
  • Professional communication: your communication style is clear and correct, making you perceived as approachable and accessible at various levels.
  • Working together: you cooperate constructively with all internal and external colleagues, ensuring optimal professional support and knowledge transfer.  
  • Problem-solving thinking: you are hands-on and driven to offer targeted, workable solutions in addition to accurate problem identification.
  • Planning and organisation: your planning and organizational skills enable you to deal flexibly with changes and changing priorities inherent in our environment.
  • Language skills: besides an excellent knowledge of Dutch and English (written & spoken), you express yourself fluently in French. 


  • Master's degree in law
  • Experience is not a requirement
  • Affinity with construction (law) is a strong plus
  • Demonstrated ability to function effectively in a fast-changing environment

We offer

  • A dynamic group in full development 
  • A position where autonomy, initiative and responsibility are encouraged 
  • A close and positive team atmosphere in which cooperation prevails  
  • Internal training that focuses on optimal development 
  • A progressive HR policy with attention for each individual, with a complete development path 
  • Various initiatives with regard to well-being at work 
  • Competitive salary based on education and experience 
  • Extra-legal benefits such as hospitalization and group insurance 
  • "Adv-days" on top of the legal vacation days  
  • Possibility to (partially) work from home after an introductory period
  • Flexible working hours


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