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Legal Manager – Belgium

Job title: Legal Manager
Office Location: Brussels
(Invesis operates a flexible working policy)
Number of hours/full-time equivalent: 40 hours, 1 fte
Expertise: Professional

Invesis is  looking for a Legal Manager with 3 to 6 years of experience. Dutch or French native speaker, with good command of French and very good command of English. Come join our team!

Job description

As a  Legal Manager you will be the legal point of contact for all multidisciplinary projects in Belgium (public private partnerships, Design Build Finance Maintain Operate (DBFM(O)) and other project developments like our new Core+ strategy focused on digital and energy transition projects).
You will supervise and manage all legal aspects of the projects (tenders, existing investments and concessions) and will work together with your colleagues responsible for the other disciplines. You will deal with various stakeholders such as investors, shareholders, consortium partners, commissioning parties, public authorities/users, construction companies, facility management companies, banks and other project financiers.

Who are we looking for?

  • Analysing bidding requirements at any stage of a tender or a development
  • Contributing to the origination strategy in collaboration with the business developers
  • Attending and proactively contributing to meetings
  • Preparing and/or coordinating legal reports and helping to ensure that the legal workflow is integrated with the commercial, financial and technical aspects of a project
  • Selecting, managing and facilitating external legal advisors and managing due diligence input
  • Leading and coordinating legal meetings and due diligence with clients, partners, financiers and the internal project team
  • Collaborating with the project team to identify and mitigate risks, including reviewing and, if necessary, drafting sub-contracts and other relevant documentation and coordinating and responding to questions and comments from the financiers’ legal advisors
  • Coordinating finance/securities documentation in line with agreed risk allocation, financial strategy and commercial position agreed with financiers
  • In close cooperation with the external legal advisors and the project team, managing, directing and supporting the creation of all documentation required to achieve contract and financial close of an awarded project or contractual documentation in the framework of a M&A transaction.
  • Providing legal advice and support to the projects’ implementation team
  • Contributing to the implementation of the business unit’s plans and ambitions in cooperation with legal colleagues within the European team and in new markets. This may include support for international bids and concessions

What are we looking for ?

  • You hold a Master’s degree in law
  • You have 3 to 6 years of relevant legal experience, preferably in project finance transactions, project development and/ or construction projects
  • You have experience in advising on corporate and/or financial matters and demonstrable expertise in corporate law, public/administrative law and civil law
  • You can draft and negotiate contractual documentation in respect of a PPP/DBFM or an M&A transaction
  • Experience in PPP/ DBFM(O) projects is a plus
  • You are a strategic planner with strong negotiation skills
  • You have excellent analytical and writing skills
  • You are a relationship builder and networker
  • You are a team player, pragmatic, proactive, and results-oriented
  • You are fluent in English and Dutch with a good command of French

Who are we ?

Invesis is synonymous with sustainable and successful infrastructure projects – from roads, railways, tunnels and bridges, to hospitals, schools and government buildings. We are a global investor and developer whose expertise extends to the future global needs of energy and digital infrastructure. But we are more than a source of knowledge, experience, finance and project management expertise. We are a blend of driving ambition and innovative thinking. As defined by our people. People who care deeply. As deeply as you do about building a sustainable future.

Your work environment

At Invesis, we are immensely proud of our people and culture. Together, we have built a successful company that continues to grow. Our goal is to build on this success by investing in our people, encouraging and supporting engagement and positive mental health and physical well-being. Our ambition is to have employees who are ‘Flourishing at Work’; who are inspired by our purpose, able to use and develop their skills and strengths, and who can see the value they contribute to the company.

There are short lines of communication both within the team and with other departments within Invesis and our external stakeholders. We always strive for high quality and excellent communication with our stakeholders. There is certainly room for socialization here, especially through our regular company events!

To apply for the position please send your CV to [email protected]