Solo Corporate Legal Counsel

Ardena is a leading 'Contract Development & Manufacturing Organization' (CDMO) for the pharmaceutical industry. We help other pharmaceutical companies ranging from small biotech companies to 'big pharma' to bring their products to market.

To this end, we offer a broad and integrated portfolio of drug development services.
Ardena is a fast-growing international organization with multiple sites in 5 countries (Belgium, the Netherlands, Latvia, Sweden and Spain).
To deliver on its growth, Ardena is looking for a Solo Corporate Legal Counsel to join its team!

Location is Ghent - partly remote.

What would you do?

• You are the first point of contact for all legal questions within the entire group.
• You set up clear legal workflows in the organization.
• You shape a varied new position in which you are primarily responsible for drafting and negotiating commercial contracts such as 'Master Service Agreements', 'Supply contracts', 'Confidentiality Agreements' or 'Work Orders'.
• You detect potential contract risks and propose viable remedies.
• Through informal and formal training moments, you ensure that the relevant departments remain up to date with the main contractual rights and obligations.
• You monitor evolutions in relevant legislation and implement necessary changes in our templates and workflows.
• You will maintain and incorporate changes in legal organizational structures.
• You may be involved in strategic projects (new service offerings, acquisitions, shareholder changes).
• If necessary, you coordinate specialized cases with external legal advisors.

What does our ideal candidate look like?

• Masters in Belgian Law.
• At least 3 years of work experience at the bar or in-house and specifically in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts.
• You have a thorough knowledge of Belgian business law; notions of the differences with international jurisdictions is a plus.
• You have the ambition to make your own mark on the legal department.
• You are eager to learn, autonomous and results-oriented.
• You have strong communication skills and can explain complex matters in a simple way.
• You are business-minded and hands-on.
• You are comfortable in a dynamic and changing environment.
• Affinity with or experience in the pharmaceutical sector is included.
• You speak and write English fluently.

What’s in it for you?

• A varied and challenging position where you will have the opportunity to build our legal department.
• A learning culture where you can develop your own skills.
• A fast growing international company within the pharmaceutical sector.
• A dynamic work environment with fun and international colleagues.
• An open corporate culture with an eye for people.
• A competitive and attractive salary package including 32 vacation days.

Extra information

location marker
9032 Wondelgem
Start date
Science or pharmaceuticals
Legal Practice Areas
Commercial and Contract law (General commercial and contract law, unfair market practices, product liability, advertising, e-commerce, etc.)

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