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Senior Regional Counsel Brussels, Belgium

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Senior Regional Counsel Description

Job #: 92053
We’re looking for a Regional Counsel to join the EMEA Legal team. Due to continuous expansion and recent company acquisitions in this region, we’re looking for a knowledgeable employment law expert to provide advice for our EMEA business units.
You will provide day to day advice for a broad range of labor and employment matters such as recruitment, employment contracts, consultation and disciplinary processes, performance management, collective agreement interpretation and application, personnel leasing, terminations, working time, leaves of absence, dismissal claims, and other statutory obligations
The regional focus will be for Belgium, France, Germany and Netherlands although there is an opportunity to support locations outside of this across EMEA/APAC

What You’ll Do

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with business and HR leaders throughout the EMEA region and the local and global Legal teams
  • Develop, revise, and implement best in class employment documents, policies, practices and scalable training solutions
  • Drive good business results from difficult ER situations by successfully managing ER issues, pre-dispute conflicts and assist with managing employment related litigation
  • Draft, review and manage best in class employment templates (such as employment contracts, termination agreements, contractor agreements, employee handbooks and policies) and assist with drafting and negotiation questions, as necessary
  • Review, amend and assist with negotiations on other people related contracts (such as payroll agreements, vendor agreements, agency agreements)
  • Support commercial negotiations relating to EPAM customers
  • Draft, review and assist with the implementation global employment and compliance policies
  • Develop, implement and conduct training on employment policies and programs
  • Partner with representatives of other departments, including human resources, on internal investigations
  • Assist with the development and management of global privacy compliance policies and procedures, working closely with cross-functional partners and the wider legal team when needed and providing proactive guidance on global privacy and data protection laws
  • Advise on all people-related issues arising from local data privacy laws and GDPR obligations, such as privacy notices, data processing agreements
  • Apply for, oversee and manage personnel leasing licenses and related queries
  • Assist with the development of country work rules, works councils, labor/management committees, sexual harassment committees and other country specific items, and consultation with employees and/or employee delegates
  • Advise on people related issues in M&A and other business transactions and post-acquisition mergers
  • Liaise and instruct external counsel, as required

What You Have

  • Qualified senior employment lawyer qualified in Belgium or the Netherlands
  • Significant post qualification experience in employment and labor law (around 6-8 years’ PQE, but candidates with more or less experience who can demonstrate that they have equivalent levels of skills or knowledge will be considered)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent drafting and communication skills
  • Highly motivated and committed with the ability to build and develop rapport with HR and the business
  • Strong interpersonal skills and enjoys the challenge of working in a dynamic and busy environment
  • Fluent English, French and/or Dutch language skills essential

Nice to have

  • Previous in-house experience essential
  • Experience of working in IT or professional services industry an advantage

We Offer

  • Private healthcare insurance (DKV) free for all household
  • Pension plan (AG – disability, death and pension)
  • Daily restaurant tickets 7€ face value
  • Eco-cheques
  • JC gross bonus
  • EOY premium
  • Simple and double holiday pay
  • Commuting to work- costs reimbursement OR Company Car + energy card
  • IT equipment: e.g. laptop + mobile subscription
  • Annual Salary Review
  • Great learning and development opportunities
  • Unlimited access to LinkedIn learning and online libraries
  • Regular Corporate and Social Events
  • The opportunity to be part of a diverse and multicultural company
  • Certain benefits and perks may be subject to eligibility requirements

About EPAM

  • EPAM is a leading global provider of digital platform engineering and development services. We are committed to having a positive impact on our customers, our employees, and our communities. We embrace a dynamic and inclusive culture. Here you will collaborate with multi-national teams, contribute to a myriad of innovative projects that deliver the most creative and cutting-edge solutions, and have an opportunity to continuously learn and grow. No matter where you are located, you will join a dedicated, creative, and diverse community that will help you discover your fullest potential