Legal Counsel M&A


Our organisation

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.

To strengthen the team, we are looking for a dynamic and pragmatic team-player to join the M&A legal team (part of the Group Legal team and the wider General Counsel office of Ageas Group) and working on a day-to-day basis with the Ageas Group’s business M&A team.  

Your function

  • You will work on a wide variety of M&A transactions (acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, divestitures, spin-offs, etc.) and assist in the ongoing support of our joint venture relationships across the Group. As a member of the M&A Legal team you will be involved early on in these transactions and will be advising on a broad range of matters in a very international context.

  • Your work will include the preparation of briefings to Group corporate bodies, management of external counsel, responsibility for legal & compliance due diligence processes and negotiation of transaction documents, all in close cooperation with other functions of the Group as well as the Group’s regions and operational companies, whom you will also support with the negotiation of legal documents and the impact of regulatory changes.

  • You will develop your knowledge on insurance M&A and corporate transactions in both a European and Asian context.

  • You will work with the Group’s treasury department on ad-hoc financial/treasury-related matters, e.g. capital increases, dividend distributions, issuance of various debt instruments, intra-group loan arrangements, etc.

  • You will work from Ageas’ headquarters located in the heart of Brussels (up to 50:50 office/home working available). Occasional business travel may be required.

Your profile

  • You have obtained a Master of Laws degree with excellent academic results.

  • You have approximately 5 years of transactional experience in a reputable and internationally oriented law firm or equivalent in-house counsel experience.

  • On top of outstanding transactional skills and legal expertise, you are interested in and enthusiast to learn about insurance M&A, including in the exciting and challenging environment of emerging markets.

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

  • You have strong analytical legal skills, you are capable of identifying legal issues relevant to the matter at hand and translating your legal analysis of such issues into clear and crisp business relevant advice.

  • You are a team player who enjoys sharing knowledge and working together with peers and outside parties, while being able to function autonomously and to take on responsibilities.

  • You are dynamic and creative, proactive, solution driven and pragmatic.

  • You are a good communicator.

  • You have full professional proficiency in English.

Our offer

  • The possibility of (maximum 50%) home working;

  • A dynamic, multicultural working environment;

  • An interesting and extensive salary package (including meal vouchers, eco vouchers, hospitalization, disability and group insurance, additional child benefit, mobile allowance and intervention in the internet reimbursement, ...);

  • The possibility to optimize part of your salary package through a flexible income plan;

  • A corporate culture where you are encouraged to share your views and opinions;

  • A flat organizational structure with close collaboration and communication with management and cross departments;

  • An extensive range of learning & development opportunities through our online learning platform;

  • The opportunity to further develop yourself and to be part of a great team at a Top employer in Belgium. Find out more about it here

Interested ?

Please apply online.  We are looking forward to talking to you !