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Legal Counsel Western Europe - Corporate Finance


Brussels, BE

Business Unit:  Legal - Security

About Umicore

Reducing harmful vehicle emissions. Giving new life to used metals. Powering the cars of the future. As a leading global circular materials technology group, we apply our specialist knowledge to offer materials and solutions that are essential to everyday life. We aim to be a clear world leader in materials for clean mobility and recycling and have turned our sustainability approach into an even greater competitive advantage. With ambitions like this, imagine what you could do?

About our Support Functions, Legal and others

A global organisation. It’s not just those in our industrial sites and technical centres that are vital to Umicore’s growth. Across our support functions we ensure that we continue to grow and evolve – whether it’s by making sure our decisions are commercially viable, enhancing our reputation, building new customer relationships or finding the right people who can build on what we’ve already achieved. The variety of our work means we cannot stand still. We need to find new ways to do things, discover new solutions and develop new ideas. Which is where you come in.

What you will be doing

As a result of the growth, you will join the Legal Department and you will provide legal advice & assistance to

  • the different business units of the Group with respect to their day-to-day business in the Western European region in order to ensure compliance with regulatory and legal obligations and to protect the assets and the reputation of the company;
  • the different business units of the Group with respect to their joint venture and other M&A projects and
  • the Umicore group’s funding transactions.


Your will provide legal advice and assistance in relation to:

  • Joint venture and other M&A projects (Global geographical scope)
  • The Umicore group’s funding and financing projects (focus on Umicore NV/SA level – Global geographical scope)
  • Operational business in the Western European region


You will report to the Head of the Western European regional legal team and you will be located in the Brussels headquarters  of Umicore.

Who we are looking for


We are looking for a driven colleague with

  • A master’s degree in law with excellent credentials; an additional degree in a common law jurisdiction and/or in corporate finance (or equivalent experience) is a strong plus
  • At least 6 years of experience as legal counsel in a multinational company and/or as a lawyer in a reputable law firm on, among others, cross-border M&A projects
  • Excellent written and spoken in English and very good knowledge of Dutch and/or French
  • Willingness to capture the essence of and to understand the business needs and challenges of the different business units
  • Analytical, pragmatic and solution-oriented mindset whilst ensuring legal quality
  • Ability to build strong relationships of trust with colleagues in the different regional teams and with business leaders and openness to different cultures
  • Project team leader skills when required
  • Multi-tasking and strong planning and prioritizing skills
  • Organized, efficient and able to perform in a fast-paced environment

What we offer

We aim to lead the way. Not just for our customers, but for our employees too. That is why we strive to create a collaborative environment in which we can all succeed, and a culture through which we can all share ideas, develop our expertise and advance our careers. We engage in building an inclusive work culture that offers equal opportunities for all employees irrespective of their diverse backgrounds. As you would expect from a world-leading organisation, we will also reward your contribution with a competitive salary and benefits. With all this and more, imagine what you could do?


If we can become a world leader in recycling and clean mobility, IMAGINE WHAT YOU COULD DO


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