Legal Counsel - Mechelen, BE

Job description


Pleased to meet you, we are Galapagos, a dynamic fast growing biotech company with offices in Europe, in Belgium (Mechelen), France (Romainville), the Netherlands (Leiden), Switzerland (Basel) and in the US (Boston).


We’re in the business of changing lives. In our quest to discover and develop life-improving medicines we go where no one has ever gone before. In every challenge we face, we see new opportunities. We want to challenge the impossible. We need thought leaders and rapid thinkers, entrepreneurs in spirit and status quo-fighters. Collaborative innovators and perseverant idealists, we need the best-in-class. In other words, we need you: The ‘make-it-happeners’.


For our site in Mechelen, Belgium we are looking for a Legal Counsel 


Scope of the job

Would you like to be part of a dynamic and growing legal team in an exciting company with a great future?

For our Legal Department, we are looking for a Legal Counsel with experience in drafting commercial agreements for the shared services organization.


Your role

Do you have firsthand experience in negotiating and drafting commercial agreements across a variety of subject matters? Are you a generalist lawyer who can act as a true business partner for our internal teams?

You might be the person we are looking for!

We are looking for someone who can provide high quality legal advice and propose creative approaches to business issues.

Your main focus will be on commercial contracts for the shared services organization, which covers everything from IT to HR, Finance, Communications, Quality and beyond. You will work closely with business stakeholders to ensure that contracting needs are met swiftly and smoothly, while safeguarding Galapagos’ legal interests.



Who are you?

You are a legal professional with a Belgian Master degree in Law. You have 3 to 5 years of relevant experience gained at an international law firm or as an in-house counsel in an international environment. In addition, you have proven experience in drafting commercial agreements and negotiating IT contracts in particular. You have an interest in life sciences. Knowledge of data protection law would be an asset.

You are a highly detail-oriented, rigorous, well-organized person. You value building relationships with your colleagues and internal clients. Last but not least, you have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and in Dutch.



What’s in it for you?

You will be part of a fast growing and amazing company. You will get all the support you need to make your job successful. At Galapagos we aim to recruit the best people, who stand out among their peers, with integrity and excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. Our employees are the strength behind Galapagos, a highly motivated team, eager to maintain Galapagos’ leading position and achieve breakthroughs in pharmaceutical research. Galapagos offers a competitive remuneration package and a dynamic work environment.

We are Galapagos: together we can make it happen…!