Why Alpha Trains?
Because we work hard and play hard.

Simon Härle
Head of Legal Passenger

We are looking for a

Legal Counsel (f/m/d)

Alpha Trains has owned and leased locomotives and passenger trains for nearly 24 years. More than 130 employees of various nationalities are active across Europe. Our more than 1,000 locomotives and passenger trains are utilized in 22 European countries.


Who we are looking for

Someone who not only embodies the essence of a team player and plays a crucial role in the legal department, but also effortlessly sails through independent tasks. You are enthusiastic with top-notch communication skills within a diverse and highly motivated team.



  • Negotiating and drafting commercial and other legal agreements, aligned with our group standards, fully grasping the risks and seeing the opportunities for our business
  • Be the go-to person for colleagues from all other departments for legal advice and support
  • In case they cannot be avoided, tackle disputes and follow-up on litigation procedures
  • Where necessary for particular cases, co-ordinate with and manage appointed external lawyers from various jurisdictions
  • Keep the latest and greatest standard leases and contracts up to date and available to our commercial, engineering and operations team
  • Prepare internal agreements and documents in line with corporate governance


If you are excited about joining our team, here is what we are looking for in the ideal candidate:

  • A Master’s degree in law, with a soft spot on commercial law and contract law.
  • Boasting a solid 5 years of experience in a law firm and/or as inhouse lawyer
  • Fluent (orally and in writing) in German and English, any other language is certainly appreciated
  • A knack for understanding the technical and financial aspects of transactions, coupled with a sensitivity for commercially significant matters
  • Pro-active, adaptable, pragmatic and a go-to problem solver
  • Being organised, methodical and detail spotting is a superpower


At Alpha Trains we have a mission: to keep our employees happy. So, we go the extra mile to make your working life more enjoyable: From fresh apples in our office fruit basket to annual company offsites, from bike leasing options so you can get to the office in style to an insurance package that gives you the peace of mind you need. Want more transparency? Attend our weekly town hall meetings. And because we are all about collaboration, we keep our hierarchies flat and friendly.

And, last but not least, prepare to meet the most awesome, dedicated and party-ready colleagues at Alpha Trains.

Not fully convinced? We asked our colleagues: what makes working at Alpha Trains special: Employee film



Please submit your detailed application documents with a CV and a cover letter as a PDF file by email to: HR_at_alphatrains.eu. You are also welcome to contact us without any obligation and directly by telephone:

Senior HR Manager

Sabine De Graeve


My contact details

Alpha Trains Belgium N.V.
Leon Stynenstraat 75A, BE - 2000 Antwerpen

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