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Legal Manager

Maasmechelen, BE, 3630

Full Time

[ Legal Manager ¦ Maasmechelen Village ¦ Permanent/ Full time]  


Something Extraordinary Every Day™ 

As our Legal Manager, you will report to the Legal Director and be part of the legal team. You will be involved in all legal issues, including preparation of contracts, agreements, compliance, litigation, etc.


You will monitor all changes of local legislation & regulations and analyse the effect on our Village. Your role is to liaise with all internal teams to keep them updated. 


What you will be doing 

  • Monitor all legal issues for Maasmechelen Village.
  • Review and draft legal documents, liaise with parties involved.
  • Monitor and review EU/national/local legislation and its effect on our Village.
  • Cooperate with the other departments (remerchandising, marketing, retail, merchandising,…) by attending team meetings and coordinating weekly or monthly catch up calls.
  • Drafting all sorts of contracts with regards to Village events, such as photographer licenses, entertainment / performer contracts, partnership agreements and assist with new supplier forms.
  • Ensure compliance of third party suppliers with contractual obligations under their agreements with Maasmechelen Village.
  • Assist the other Villages legal teams with commercial and remerchandising queries.
  • Assist in corporate housekeeping related matters such as managing statutory documents e.g. Articles of Association, board meetings and minutes. 
  • Support in the negotiation process of licenses, service agreements and remerchandising programs.
  • Participate in Risk and Compliance processes, advice and follow up.
  • Manage and protect the company’s intellectual property, which includes trademarks, copyrights, and word marks.
  • Assist with preparation of and distribution of internal approval forms & reports.


What makes you special 

Every colleague is an entrepreneur at heart and this drives our organisational culture, which values invention, innovation and risk taking. To be successful with us, you’ll have: 

  • Proven experience as a lawyer and legal qualification in local jurisdiction.
  • More than 5 years of Post-Qualification Experience is preferrable.
  • Fluent in English and Dutch. Other languages would be beneficial.
  • Proven experience in drafting legal documents with an eye for detail.
  • Sounds knowledge in leasing law and in general commercial contract with up to date knowledge of the relevant legislation.
  • Computer literate (Microsoft Office).
  • Able to work well with all levels across the business and adapt to a fast pace environment.
  • Good client relationship management and negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrate proactiveness, the ability to multi-task and can work with strict deadlines.
  • Ability to both work as a team and work independently with minimal supervision. 
  • Positive, flexible mindset, demonstrating professionalism and a common sense approach.


There’s no one quite like us 

The Bicester Collection are the worlds’ leading luxury shopping destinations, and we are committed to creating magical and memorable experiences for our guests. Taking the name of the founding Village, The Bicester Collection distinguishes the 11 Villages in Europe and China as one collection of destinations for our guests, our brand partners, our travel and tourism partners, our corporate and financial media, and our internal teams.  

Our Vision is to be the best shopping destination in the world. Our Mission is to make the lives of others better - our brands, our guests, our people and our communities. Our Brand Promise is to offer something extraordinary every day. Our Five Values are the glue that bind us together and allows us to lead ahead: 

  • Authenticity - Always do the right thing 
  • Innovation - Think outside of the box 
  • Passion - Do what you love and love what you do! 
  • Critical Thinking - Challenge the obvious 
  • Vision - Be mission driven always 


Why we’re exceptional

The key to our success is the quality and commitment of our people. To work in one of the teams at any of the Villages is to play an active role in redefining both the art and the science of retail. This creates a dynamic approach that underpins our ability to anticipate future trends in a fast changing world. In return for your Authenticity, Critical Thinking, Innovation, Passion and Vision, you’ll receive a generous salary and we’ll also reward you by:

  • Looking after you: You’re entitled to 20 days of annual leave, 6 compensation days and 5 extra days provided by the company (when working fulltime), Belgium’s Bank Holidays and your birthday off. Plus you get extra leave if you are getting married, moving or doing voluntary work. We provide above industry life assurance cover, pension saving, personal travel insurance, private travel insurance, hospitalization and extra health insurance (dental and more). You also have the ability to choose your own benefits package with our cafeteria plan.
  • Treating you: discounts throughout our villages, discounts with other retailers (known as Ekivita Benefits Platform) and a very generous employee referral bonus.
  • Championing you: you’ll be working within a creative and collaborative environment like no other, with the opportunity to develop your professional and personal skills while advancing your career.

Come and live your story with us 

The key to our success is the quality and commitment of our people. The Bicester Collection is made up of 1,200 colleagues of 50 nationalities. We are diverse in background, age, experience and leadership style. We believe that an inclusive workforce makes magic happen, and with this in mind we welcome everyone - regardless of age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability or ethnicity - to be a part of our family. We are offering a fantastic opportunity for a professional and commercially focused individual to join us. We have huge ambition for what we can achieve together and we want to have fun! 

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