Legal Counsel

Droia Ventures

Zaventem, Flemish Brabant, Belgium

Full time

Operations

Jan 22

Droia is a specialist biotech investor with an exclusive focus on therapeutics for oncology and genetic disease. Droia invests globally in young drug development companies that use novel science and innovative approaches to bring promising therapies to patients. With our team of seasoned scientists, entrepreneurs and investment professionals we build great companies to save patients’ lives. More information can be found at www.droiaventures.com.

Job description

To help support our growth, we are looking for an enthusiastic Legal Counsel to strengthen Droia’s legal team. As Legal Counsel you shall be involved in both the fund’s (investment) operations as well as the portfolio companies, and be working on a broad range of transactional, finance, tax, governance, regulatory and other business matters.

In this role, you will be fully involved in the day-to-day operations of Droia and be able to contribute to its success.

Your key responsibilities will include:

Fund operations

  • Advising on and managing legal issues related to fund formation, fundraising and fund management activities
  • Providing legal support in relation to the fund’s day-to-day operations, including corporate governance, corporate housekeeping, regulatory, tax and compliance matters
  • Working in close collaboration with Droia’s other teams, in particular the fund’s compliance function, finance and HR teams, and providing legal support where necessary

Portfolio companies

  • Providing legal support on a broad range of venture capital transactional activities, including due diligence, company formations, investments and exit transactions, in an international context
  • Assisting portfolio companies on fundraising activities
  • Advising on and managing legal issues related to the day-to-day operations of portfolio companies, including contract review, assistance with negotiations and corporate housekeeping
  • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a wide variety of commercial agreements, including collaboration, licensing, research, consulting, confidentiality, and material transfer agreements

Your profile

We are looking for candidates with the following background and experience:

  • You hold a degree in corporate law (knowledge of tax law is a plus)
  • You have 3 to 5 years of experience in an international or Belgian top-tier law firm, focusing on M&A (including venture capital and/or private equity) and general corporate law
  • Additional experience as in-house counsel is a plus
  • You are committed to continuous self-development in a wide variety of substantive areas (including tax, IP and regulatory law)
  • You are fluent in Dutch and English (spoken and written)
  • You have strong communication and team working skills
  • You are self-motivated and can work autonomously
  • You are organized and focused on quality and attention to detail
  • You are effective, proactive, hands-on and know how to manage your work

Our offering

  • Full-time function at Droia’s brand new offices at Zaventem, Belgium
  • An attractive remuneration package based on your background and experience
  • A pleasant and flexible working-environment with a young and dynamic team
  • A fast growing organization with further development opportunities
  • A varied job in a high-impact sector dedicated to save patients’ lives

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Droia Ventures is a specialist investor, dedicated to making an impact and save patient lives.

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