M&A Lawyer

Date: Aug 23, 2021

Location: Zwevegem, BE

Company: Bekaert NV

Bekaert (www.bekaert.com) is a world market and technology leader in steel wire transformation and coating technologies. We pursue to be the preferred supplier for our steel wire products and solutions by continuously delivering superior value to our customers worldwide. Bekaert (Euronext Brussels: BEKB) is a global company with more than 27 000 employees worldwide, headquarters in Belgium and € 4.4 billion in combined revenue in 2020.



Your role 



  • You are responsible to be the legal business partner for all legal work relating to the M&A and Finance activities of the Bekaert Group, providing general legal advice, drafting agreements and developing appropriate legal solutions.
  • You will support corporate restructurings, optimizations and carve outs needed to implement these M&A activities.
  • You will involve on an ad hoc basis the Regional Counsels of the legal department in the M&A and Finance activities in their region. 
  • You further develop the Legal M&A function within the legal department, building on past practice and experience, by creating tools and templates for due diligence, contracts negotiation, signing-to-closing. 
  • You will be involved in learning stops for relevant M&A projects and create playbooks for different steps in the M&A process. 
  • You are supporting the Group Strategy and M&A function with the coordination and execution of M&A activities, such as strategic mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate restructurings, venturing and innovation alliances. 
  • You are supporting the Group Finance function with the coordination and execution of financing transactions, such as loan agreements, bond issues, capital market projects. 
  • You collaborate closely with colleagues from other functional areas and with executive management from various business platforms and the different regions in the execution of M&A and Finance activities. 
  • You coach and manage an M&A paralegal, ensuring the paralegal creates and executes on her individual development plan. 
  • You engage, instruct and manage external lawyers. 


Your profile 


  • You gained a master degree in Law and you have 5 to 7 years of experience as a Legal M&A professional in a well-respected law firm and/or in an international company. 
  • You gained experience in M&A law as well as project management preferably with an international dimension. 
  • You have the ability to interact with executive management but also the ability to manage up, laterally, and down across multiple functional areas including, but not limited to: Finance, IT, EHS, HR, Tax and Operations. 
  • You have the ability to coordinate and manage outside advisors and consultants. 
  • You show a strong team spirit and you are a relationship builder.  
  • You have excellent communications skills and you are fluent in English and Spanish. Other languages are a plus.  
  • You have strong negotiating skills and you are stress resilient.   
  • You have a pronounced international interest and you value cultural diversity. 
  • You are willing to travel abroad.



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