Senior Legal Counsel

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Royal IHC has extensive experience and knowledge in engineering and manufacturing innovative and efficient vessels, equipment and the supply of associated services for specialist maritime service providers in the dredging, offshore, wet mining and defence markets worldwide.

Within the legal department of Royal IHC's head office in the Netherlands we have an opening for a Senior Legal Counsel with extensive knowledge of commercial law and an equal amount of hands-on experience.

As a Senior Legal Counsel you will work closely together with the business and provide high quality legal advice and support throughout the Royal IHC Group in various fields such as shipbuilding, vessel conversions, stand-alone sales of equipment, services and business development. You will also contribute to the further development of the legal department and play an important role in implementing and maintaining the corporate legal framework.

You will be responsible for:

  • Monitoring and ensuring proper application of and compliance with legal policies and procedures.

  • Maintaining and improving standard template agreements, including identifying new types of transactions that require a standardized or alternative legal approach.

  • Providing tangible and hands-on legal advice on strategic commercial initiatives.

  • Promoting and executing cross-functional and international collaboration.

  • Proactively supporting and assisting the business with the opportunities ahead among others by shaping the (legal) strategy and improve the identification, assessment, and management of legal risks.

  • Providing legal support to (senior) management in case of disputes, claim settlements and arbitrations (including liaising with and manage external lawyers).

To be eligible for this role, you must have:

  • A sound understanding of the commercial side of agreements and be able to develop solid relationships.

  • Strong analytical skills to quickly grasp the often versatile complexities of projects.

  • Strong communication skills across all levels of seniority within the business.

  • A positive attitude, can-do mentality and a flexible, results-orientated approach.

  • An eye for detail and a high level of accuracy.

  • A team player approach.

  • An academic education in (preferably English or Dutch) law.

  • 7 to 10 years of experience in an in-house legal position or at a law firm, both in an international setting.

  • In depth knowledge of and experience with contract law.

  • Willingness to travel abroad occasionally.

  • Fluent in Dutch and English, both spoken and written.

About Royal IHC

Royal IHC enables its customers to execute complex projects from sea level to ocean floor in the most challenging of maritime environments. We are a reliable supplier of innovative and efficient equipment, vessels and services for the offshore, dredging and wet mining markets. With a history steeped in Dutch shipbuilding since the mid-17th Century, we have in-depth knowledge and expertise of engineering and manufacturing high-performance integrated vessels and equipment, and providing sustainable services. With our commitment to technological innovation we strive to continuously meet the specific needs of each customer in a rapidly evolving world.

As an employer we pride ourselves in providing a challenging, diverse and development focused working environment. Besides a very generous benefits package we also equip our employees with excellent tooling.

Are you interested in the above position and want to become a member of the Royal IHC team? Please apply directly! For more information about the role, Royal IHC or the application process, please visit or call our recruitment department on +31 (0) 88-015-4444. Please note that an online assessment can be part of the recruitment process. Royal IHC does not approve of any commercial, contractor and agency acquisition via this job posting. Proposing candidates without explicit invitation to do so is not appreciate and will not be considered by Royal IHC and its affiliates. No commercial use of this advertisement is permitted.

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€ 8.300,- tot € 9.900,-
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