Careers

Legal Counsel

Juridisch
België

Our Organization

Ageas is a listed international insurance Group with a heritage spanning 190 years. It offers Retail and Business customers Life and Non-Life insurance products designed to suit their specific needs, today and tomorrow. As one of Europe's larger insurance companies, Ageas concentrates its activities in Europe and Asia, which together make up the major part of the global insurance market. It operates successful insurance businesses in Belgium, the UK, France, Portugal, Turkey, China, Malaysia, India, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Singapore, and the Philippines through a combination of wholly owned subsidiaries and long term partnerships with strong financial institutions and key distributors.

You will be part of the Group Legal team of ageas SA/NV, Ageas group’s top holding company. The Group Legal team currently consists of 12 lawyers, headed by the General Counsel.

Your Function

  • You will be asked to:

  • Provide legal advice regarding corporate and regulatory matters in the broadest possible sense;

  • Follow up on (mostly international) litigation and arbitration procedures;

  • Roll-out legal projects within the (international) legal community within the Ageas group. You will for example assist the business by giving legal advice on regulations regarding cyber security, AI, cloud, outsourcing, IT, ESG, IP, general contract and commercial law, market abuse rules, the governance framework for reinsurers and insurance holdings.

  • You will work out of Ageas’ headquarters located in the heart of Brussels, and may be asked to take short business trips.

Your Profile

  • You have obtained a Master in Law degree at a Belgian university with excellent academic results.

  • You have acquired more than 5 years’ experience in a reputable law firm or with the in-house legal department of a significant player - experience in the financial services or insurance sector, and/or issuers listed on a stock exchange is a plus.

  • You have a profound knowledge of contract law and company law in the broadest sense, and thoroughly understand the legal implications of Ageas's status as a listed company.

  • You understand the importance of legal-technical excellence in all legal output, and you act accordingly when preparing your work.

  • You are an intelligent, energetic and enthusiastic person who likes to constantly delve into new legal topics, both in breadth and depth.

  • You are interested in and capable of working within different cultural and legal environments.

  • You are good at analyzing and synthetizing.

  • You are a team player who enjoys sharing knowledge and working with others (within and outside of the legal department).

  • You can function autonomously and take on responsibilities.

  • You have a strong working knowledge of Dutch, French and English, both orally and in writing.

  • International experience is considered a plus.

We offer

Ageas values your talent and knows how to reward it. We offer you an attractive salary and significant fringe benefits. You will work within a professional and experienced team, open to coach and train you to achieve your maximum personal potential. You will work in a high-grade international and interdisciplinary work environment, with numerous opportunities for personal development.