Part-time (50%) legal counsel

Standard / Permanent
At least 5 years
Master Degree or equivalent (> 4 years)

About Us

"Arval was founded in 1989 and is part of the BNP Paribas Group. For 30 years now, we have been offering our clients and drivers the best solutions to meet the challenges of today and the future. Each day, over 7,500 employees in 30 countries dedicate themselves to making our clients’ trips and journeys as seamless and sustainable as possible, regardless of their field – from multinationals to self-employed and private individuals, whatever mobility solution they need and whatever stage of their lives they are at. We also keep a close eye on social developments in terms of mobility: new technologies, fleet electrification, stricter regulations, the role of cars in towns and cities, evolution from ownership to use, the emergence of the circular economy, the need for environmental protection, etc."

Our world and surroundings are changing rapidly. Arval is changing, too. We offer our clients simple, quick, effective and complete mobility solutions that are perfectly suited to their needs, because our role goes well beyond operational leasing alone. These solutions – our products and services – would not exist without the most important factor behind them: our employees.

We are looking even more at the world of tomorrow and are committed to the future. It is not the final destination that counts, but the journey. And your time at Arval will undoubtedly be one of the most beautiful journeys you make. Working at Arval means evolving all the time. It is about making the most of your talents and developing on a personal and professional level. Already know what you wish to achieve? We shall be pleased to help.


Arval is looking to hire a part-time (50%) legal counsel.

Job Description

Reporting to the Arval Head of Legal Belux (located in Zaventem) you will be a member  of the legal team within Arval Belgium and Arval Luxembourg.

 The objectives of the position are to:

  • Provide to-the-point and pragmatic legal support to Arval Belgium and  Arval Luxembourg in a wide range of legal areas;
  • Understand, evaluate, address and communicate timely and effectively the legal risks and opportunities associated with commercial transactions, business operations and projects while at the same time understanding the business requirements and needs;
  • Facilitate decision-making: act as the point of contact supporting internal clients in the understanding of legal requirements and their effects on the business.
  • You will be closely involved with the business teams in the Belux region.

Your main responsibilities are as follows:

  • Contract drafting & negotiation with clients,  suppliers and partners; Drafting and management of contracts and contract template in cooperation with the concerned departments (such as for retail and sales);
  • Support the business, and where needed liaise with outside counsel, in (pre-)litigation matters and customer queries;
  • Identify and monitor legal risks; perform key controls on legal processes;
  • Provide legal advice in ad-hoc matters in a variety of domains (e.g. personal data protection, competition/anti-trust, consumer law, insurance distribution,…);
  • Keep abreast of legal and regulatory developments in relation to matters affecting Arval’s activities;
  • Contribution to new products and services (e.g. telematics, mobility platforms, …);
  • Liaise with business representatives, compliance colleagues and other control functions e.g. Credit, Risk & Finance;


  • You hold a  Master’s degree at a Belgian University in mainly Belgian Law;
  • You have at least 6 years of work experience relevant to this role, preferably in a law firm and/or in-house legal department in an international company. You have a solid experience in commercial law;
  • Experience in the leasing industry and/or automotive industry is a plus;
  • Strong knowledge of GDPR, ICT law and consumer law is also a plus;
  • You enjoy working in a dynamic, challenging environment;
  • You are able to work independently and to prioritize the key projects;
  • You are self-confident: you dare to speak up in meetings, pointing out legal risks to business, escalating risks to higher level if needed;
  • You are open minded, proactive and flexible;
  • You have a clear and effective communication style: you are able to translate legal analysis to readable legal advice to business;
  • You are detail-oriented in legal research and in fact finding but taking a pragmatic and hands-on approach in supporting  the business;
  • You have a multi-disciplinary approach and strong organization skills;
  • French is your native language and you have a good command of Dutch and English, both verbal and written.

Our offer

You will join a highly motivated team in a customer-focused company.

You will be offered  a dynamic and customer-oriented working environment. You will be offered challenging and interesting work that you can organize with a high level of autonomy.

You can count on an attractive and competitive remuneration package in accordance with your experience and seniority.