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Michael Page Legal

Legal Counsel Europe


Geplaatst op 12-10-2018
Regio Amsterdam
5- 10 jaar ervaring
Vaste aanstelling
24-32 uur


Over onze klant

a leading manufacturer of products used in Water Protection, Sanitary, HVAC (valves, electric & electronic controls and accessories), Instrumentation, and Electronics. The European head office for the support functions is located in the Atrium building in Amsterdam. A global organization with approximately 70 facilities and 4800 employees worldwide.

Taken en verantwoordelijkheden

  • Advise on and deal with disputes and litigation. Engage and manage external lawyers as required.
  • Support operations by providing legal advice on employment and labour law to Human Resources and regional input on global issues.
  • Providing support and advice and pro-active interaction on negotiations with works council and Trade Unions as required.
  • Provide general employment law advice on a broad range of topics, e.g. issue resolution, disciplinary meetings, performance management, policy drafting, investigations, litigation, preventative management and terminations.
  • Affinity with M&A.
  • Contribute to the general goals of the legal department, such as creating legal awareness, drafting and keeping up to date models and Q&A's and contribute to the know-how system.
  • Drafting, reviewing, preparing and where necessary negotiating international sales and sourcing contracts.
  • Contribute to implementing the Company's worldwide compliance program and key compliance initiatives for Europe, including providing training on compliance and corporate ethics issues (such as FCPA, and UK Anti-Bribery Act, anti-boycott, Competition, Trade Compliance), and monitoring legal compliance developments in the region.
  • Working across countries, business units and functions as a business partner to ensure that there is consistency and understanding of needs and advice. Works Effectively in a matrix organization.
  • Report on activities (findings, analysis) and advises the manager on legal issues whilst acting in the company's best interests.
  • As business partner analyses business case and is able to translate in sound practical legal advice (no legalese).


  • Master of Law degree, preferably in Dutch, French or German law.
  • 7-10 years' relevant experience, as an in-house lawyer and preferably with some years in a law firm.
  • Understand the needs of an international US Multinational with operations in multiple manufacturing sites across Europe.
  • Solid knowledge of international contract law and in-depth knowledge of and experience in Dutch, French or German Employment law.
  • Good knowledge Data Privacy law.
  • Flexible and hands-on and relationship building skills and able to manage a large number of issues simultaneously.
  • The business language is English, so you can express yourself perfectly in English both written and verbally. Knowledge of the French and/or German language is a preference.
  • Excellent communication skills on various levels.
  • Team player, ambitious and multi-tasker.
  • Must be able willing and able to travel internationally on average 15 -25%


  • Challenging role
  • Growing organization
  • Good salary package
  • Development opportunities
Marjorie Henny
Referentienummer: 187608


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