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Legal Counsel Real Estate – Cofinimmo

About My Client

Founded in 1983, Cofinimmo is today the largest listed property company in Belgium and a member of the BEL20.
Today, the company has a diversified property portfolio spread across Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Finland, Ireland, Italy and the UK. Its main investment segments are healthcare real estate, distribution networks and offices.
Cofinimmo is a key player in the Brussels’ office market and also plays a major role in the renovation and improvement of the public and non-profit real estate portfolio in Belgium.
As a one of the main players in the real estate professions, Cofinimmo has a clear ambition and is committed to improve living and working environments, reducing the ecological footprint, building in a sustainable manner and optimizing the use of spaces.
  • # Listed Property Company
  • # Real Estate
  • # Large Office Portfolio
  • # International scope

Your responsibilities

As Legal advisor at Cofinimmo, you are accountable for taking the day–to-day legal responsibilities and providing legal advice that includes all aspects of the analysis, investigation and drafting process relating to business transactions and transactions of the company.

You manage the business legal risks of the “office portfolio” of the company. This includes:
» Conducting legal analysis and research on various legal matters
» Reviewing all contracts/documents submitted for legal opinion
» Managing and monitoring the legal aspects of town planning and environmental files
» Dealing with pre-litigation and litigation
» In general, managing the legal risks of Cofinimmo
» Providing the interface with external advisors
Providing support/advice/implement the decisions of the Executive Committee (on request)
» Providing and disseminating legal information on general or ad hoc matters
» Providing legal support concerning treasury and finance activities, accounting and financial law
» Managing insurance contracts : negotiation of and applications for coverage
» Monitoring investment and disinvestment files: be actively involved in analysing, preparing and drafting of the various legal documents of the transaction and follow up on legal risk issues due diligence, structure: legal aspects, drafting of legal documents and closing

  • # Legal Counsel
  • # Main focus on Office portfolio
  • # Advising, drafting, negotiating
  • # Managing business legal risks

Your profile

You are a (in-house) Lawyer with a Belgian Law degree

You have 8 to 10 years of relevant experience in the field of Real Estate Law

You have a specialised expertise in civil law governing property, leases, town planning, environment, construction, contract drafting and negotiations

You are able to provide clear, ad hoc legal opinions for other departments

You have the skills to interpret internal or external business issues and recommend pragmatic solutions / best practices

You are analytical and you have a problem solving and can-do attitude

You are dynamic, results orientated and have a solid dose of intellectual curiosity

You are able to draft and negotiate contracts in Dutch, French and English

You are able to work independently

You have solid communication skills and are a true team player

You are looking for a challenging but human-orientated and friendly work environment to further develop your expertise

  • # Belgian qualified (in-house) lawyer
  • # 8 to 10 years of experience
  • # Real Estate expert
  • # NL + FR + ENG


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