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Legal Counsel

Ebene, MU, -

SD Worx is a leading European provider of Payroll & HR services with global reach. We have offices in Europe and an office in  Mauritius. Our goal? We bring people solutions to life. So companies of any size can turn Human Resources into a source of value for the business and the people in it. Our people solutions span the entire employee journey, from getting people paid to attracting, rewarding, and developing talent.

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Legal Counsel


As Legal Counsel for SD Worx you will become part of a dynamic, multinational legal team. You will be working closely with the other legal counsels based in Belgium and beyond to support the SD Worx business on a wide scope of work, with a focus on commercial, contract and IT law. You will also partner with internal and external stakeholders to help implement strategic projects across the group. This allows you to have an impact on the growing business of SD Worx.

This role will give you an excellent exposure to interesting and challenging work and an amazing opportunity to learn and grow in an international environment. Personal development is strongly encouraged through ownership, coaching and training.


Does it sound like the role for you? Read on… there’s more!


The Corporate Legal department of the SD Worx group, a worldwide Payroll and HR services provider with headquarters in Belgium, is seeking a full-time in-house legal counsel (company lawyer).

You will report to a Legal Team Lead and will work closely with the other legal counsels in Belgium and beyond to provide proactive and practical legal support and advise the business of the SD Worx group on a wide range of legal questions, with a focus on commercial law, contract law and IT law.

The current corporate legal team works from Belgium (HQ), Germany, Sweden and United Kingdom and consists of 11 legal counsels.


Which key responsibilities will you have?


  • Provide legal assistance to internal clients, by advising on risks, ad-hoc questions and supporting in projects.
  • Give accurate, proactive and pragmatic legal advice to internal clients in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Create and update legal templates and best practices in line with corporate guidelines.
  • Review and negotiate a wide range of customer agreements, supplier agreements and partnership agreements.
  • Provide legal support for the effective handling and successful resolution of disputes.
  • Ensure compliance with national and European law through monitoring, interpreting and advising on current and new relevant legislation and case law.
  • Actively contribute to the communication and implementation of the legal policies, templates, guidelines and processes and to the establishment of training material and training in this regard.
  • Actively contribute to the development and delivery of the SD Worx strategic, business and operational plans.
  • Actively contribute to the SD Worx’ Corporate Legal team’s objectives.
  • Actively contribute to the continuous improvement of the legal department.
  • Actively contribute to the establishing the corporate legal department of the future, including the digitalization of the legal department.
  • Support the selection of and manage cooperation with external advisors/experts.


What do you need for this role?


  • a masters degree in law 
  • 1-3 years’ experience as an attorney and/or as an in-house legal counsel with a focus on 1 or more of the following areas of law: contract, commercial, ICT.
  • Effective communication skills in French and English (orally and in writing).
  • High-level analytical skills and an eye for detail when needed.
  • Excellent organizational skills that allow you to plan and prioritize your tasks and projects.
  • A passion for commercial and legal negotiations.
  • Be business oriented with the ability to turn legal complexity into pragmatic advice that is understandable for people without a legal background.
  • Hands-on and can-do mentality with the ability to find creative solutions.
  • Be a team player, yet able to work autonomously.
  • The ability to develop strong working relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Enjoy working in a growing, changing, agile and complex environment.
  • Be self-confident: dare to speak up in meetings, pointing out legal risks to business, escalating risks to higher level if needed, able to push back minor topics to be able to prioritize important matters.
  • High level of integrity, professionalism, intellectual curiosity and eagerness to learn and grow.
  • Be tech savvy.
  • Be open to occasionally travel within Europe.


Next to this challenging job we also offer:


  • An amazing opportunity to learn and grow within an international, ever-expanding company.
  • Excellent exposure to interesting and challenging work
  • We welcome you in a dynamic, fast-growing team that
    • Cares about work and life and values a warm atmosphere and open communication
    • Encourages ownership, initiative and creativity and personal development through coaching and training.
  • Hybrid working
  • An attractive salary package including competitive benefits (holidays, flex income plan,…)
  • SD Worx values a healthy and happy life and facilitate that through a wide range of benefits and activities, including a subscription to the Headspace wellbeing app


SD Worx offers you, besides a competitive salary and benefits package, the autonomy and flexibility to take ownership of your work.  With the possibilities of flexible working hours, homework, working from other offices,… you can organize your own work.

For us, learning and innovating are like breathing, inspiring us to always go beyond.  We offer multiple trainings, projects… where you will learn from experts or in practice. From the start you will be engaged in your team, where we share knowledge, talents and celebrate our differences.

From many places, we work as one, moving from better to best together.


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