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Legal Counsel, Corporate & Finance

Requisition Number:  10476
Contract Type:  Permanent
Location(s): 

Betzdorf, LU

ROLE DESCRIPTION SUMMARY

Under the supervision of the head of Legal Services Corporate & Finance, you will be independent in providing advice in all corporate matters of the SES group internationally including legal structuring, intercompany relationships, transfer pricing etc in cooperation with finance and tax functions at SES. In this role you will be in regular contact with external counsel and SES treasury and tax for all corporate finance matters. You will further support the head of Legal Services, Corporate & Finance in his/her corporate secretarial function, including the daily management of the relationship with the Luxembourg State and for SES ASTRA. Our Legal Counsel, Corporate & Finance is also responsible for providing support on compliance matters with SES Code of Conduct.

 

Extended Job Description:

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES / KEY RESULT AREAS

Corporate & Finance:

  • Oversees company secretarial support for all SES group legal entities and manages a paralegal maintaining the corporate legal entity database and ensuring legal compliance and filing and reporting obligations of all legal entities of the Group
  • Company Secretary of SES ASTRA
  • Lead the legal support for the SES debt financing activities, liaise with external counsel, SES Treasury and other internal functions
  • From a Legal Services, Corporate & Finance perspective, assist in transactional, joint venture and M&A due diligence reviews, document preparation and negotiation, ensuring compliance with applicable national and international laws and regulations
  • Liaise with specialised outside legal advisors
  • Manage the design and review of various corporate structures with legal, finance and tax teams
  • Draft intercompany agreements
  • Provide assistance to the Company’s affiliates and subsidiaries on legal aspects as requested
  • Provide advice on various areas of Luxembourg Law impacting SES’s business (employee relations, HR, business licences) as required
  • Provide back up support and assistance to head of Legal Services Corporate & Finance in company secretarial support for the EC and the Board
  • Support Compliance Committee in giving Code of Conduct trainings
  • Heads up the Interco and HR practice groups
  • Perform other tasks as required

 

Compliance:

  • Be a member of the SES Compliance Committee, and help drive the compliance culture in SES through delivery of trainings to employees

 

COMPETENCIES

  • Excellent drafting skills
  • Very Good interpersonal relations and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Excellent time management & priority setting skills
  • Strong ability to manage time, set priorities and work independently in an international oriented and demanding corporate environment.
  • Capability to work in an accurate and organised manner with proven attention to detail
  • Flexibility and team-spirit
  • Proactive approach
  • Rapidity in acquiring new knowledge
  • Computer literacy
  • Willingness to travel as needed from time to time
  • Fluency in English and French plus good knowledge in Luxembourgish and German

 

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • University degree in law
  • 3-5 years of post-qualification experience in a law firm or legal department of one of the big 4 accounting firms
  • Experience in Luxembourg (or Belgian) legal environment

 

 

SES is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

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