Legal Counsel

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Date: Jan 24, 2024

Location: Pune, IN

Company: Bekaert NV

Be part of something bigger!


As the world and the way people live is changing, at Bekaert we believe it’s our responsibility to contribute to finding new solutions for the future.

Our ambition is to be the leading partner for shaping the way we live and move. And to always do this the Bekaert Way – safe, smart, and sustainable.

With a heritage of more than 140 years, we continue to strengthen our core competencies that have made Bekaert a global market and technology leader in material science of steel wire transformation and coating technologies. Today, we also apply our expertise beyond steel to create new solutions with innovative materials and services for markets including new mobility, low-carbon construction, and green energy.

As a dynamic and growing company with over 27,000 employees worldwide, 75 nationalities, a retention rate above 90% and a revenue of €7 billion, we're looking for someone like you to join our team!


Why join us?

  • Personal Growth – Let us help you unlock your full potential
  • Pioneering – Join us to challenge the impossible
  • Creativity - Discover possibilities beyond steel
  • Purpose – Drive progress for our planet and people
  • Diversity – Together, we create change


About the role

 Your Impact as Legal Counsel


  • You will support the Legal Counsel Global Functions by advising on topics related to the functions Procurement, Sustainability, Safety and Engineering and by drafting, reviewing, and helping to negotiate contracts.
  • You will also provide substantial support to the VP Intellectual Property in certain specific legal issues relating to innovation/IP law by advising and by drafting, reviewing, and helping to negotiate contracts between Bekaert and its business partners.
  • Focus will be to support Legal team covering the ERMEAI region in matters concerning the functions Procurement/Innovation & Technology/Sustainability/Engineering/Safety. Geographic and/or business scope may be extended on an ad-hoc basis where needed.
  • You will work closely together with colleagues from our global Legal Team (EMEAI region primarily) and from other functional domains (such as IP, Sustainability, Procurement, Engineering, Safety etc.), to develop appropriate solutions for all issues brought to your attention.
  • Keeping up with current changes on all relevant areas of laws and contributing to the enhancement of the knowledge base of the company’s legal function.


About You

Essential skills & competencies


  • Master’s degree in law.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience gained in international law firm or as a company lawyer in an international legal department of manufacturing industry.
  • Experience in general business law and commercial law preferably with an international dimension.
  • Good contracting skills and experience in the field of procurement contracts.
  • Demonstrated experience and interest in IP law, able to review and advise on IP related agreements and matters such as joint/co- development agreements, license agreements, tech transfer agreements, technology supply agreements, IP enforcement matters, non-disclosure agreements as well as trademark registrations and prosecutions.
  • Clear thinking & communication; strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills including the ability to present and explain complex topics to non-legal audiences.
  • Master English at professional speaker level.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with a ‘can-do’ attitude.
  • You have a pronounced international interest, and you value cultural diversity.

 What is in it for you?


  • Hybrid working system (3 days office & 2 days home)
  • A Competitive salary with Benefits.
  • Learning programs developed by our L&D department.
  • A great opportunity to play your part in an international growth story.
  • A chance to grow along with your responsibilities (national or international).
  • Cool colleagues all over the world.



Will you dare to take the next step?


Join us to unlock your full potential AND have a true impact in pushing the boundaries of what is possible.

We're looking for individuals who are not afraid to take risks and explore new ideas. If you are passionate about personal growth and bringing your authentic self to work, we want you on our team!

At Bekaert, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


To learn more about us and our exciting career opportunities, visit Bekaert Careers


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