French Legal Counsel – Basic Fit

French Legal Counsel – Basic Fit

Our client

With 2 million members and over 700 clubs across the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Luxembourg and France, Basic-Fit is the European market leader in the “value-for-money” fitness market. A listed company, headquartered in the Netherlands, is opening new clubs every week. Basic-Fit believes that everyone deserve to be fit and their mission is to make fitness accessible for everyone. The company will not stop growing until every household in Europe has at least one Basic-Fit membership.

Currently a legal team of 10 legal counsel, headed by a General Counsel, is contributing to the expansion of the company by providing legal advise on a wide variety of legal matters. The team needs to expand due to the increasing amount of work resulting from opening clubs, especially in France. Therefore we are currently looking for a French Legal Counsel to join the legal team.

The position

As Legal Counsel you will be advising country managers, local France headquarter and staff departments on a broad range of legal matters. The emphasis of the work will be on commercial contracting, real estate law and consumer law for the French market. Besides working for the French market, assisting and advising in general international projects will fall within the scope of this position as well. The Legal Counsel will work closely together with the other French Legal Counsel, but also with the Spanish and Dutch Legal Counsel. You will report to the Team Manager Legal France/Luxembourg.

The profile

We are looking for an business-oriented, independent and pragmatic team player with great sense of responsibility.

Must haves:

  • Law Degree (Master) gained at a French University;
  • 3-6 years working experience as an attorney-at-law and/or as a legal counsel;
  • Knowledge of the French market and legal system;
  • Native French speaking, fluency in English (oral/writing);
  • Friendly, open and highly motivated.

Nice to haves:

  • Knowledge of the Spanish and/or Dutch language;
  • Working experience gained in France;
  • Experience with real estate legislation and/or consumer law.
The offer

Working at a fast-growing, positive minded, healthy and young organization with a clear mission. Plenty of opportunities for own initiatives and personal growth. Possibility to join the gym at the HQ’s in Hoofddorp, which is based within walking distance of Hoofddorp train station and does have free parking spots. Option to work 4 days.

If the above appeals to you and you wish to apply or to receive any further information, please contact Judith van Haersma Buma at Voxius via telephone or e-mail. Discretion is guaranteed.

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