Job Properties
  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Category
    Sales & Retail
  • Languages
  • Experience Required
  • Degree Required
    • Province
    • Date Posted
      January 11,2022
    • Entrusting Package
    • JSS
    • VISA
    • IMG_6430
    • Career Consultation

    Commercial and M&A Counsel

    Are you ready for a next step into a legal role within a growing business? Do you want to contribute to professionalize the global legal department and prepare the company for a possible IPO?
    Then this might interest you!


    Our client Barentz is a global life science ingredients distributor, specialized in human nutrition, pharmaceuticals, personal care and animal nutrition. With a strong focus on the European market and headquartered in Hoofddorp, the business is growing fast in North and South America and in the Asia Pacific region.

    Because of this enormous growth and success, combined with the possibility of an IPO, we are looking for an ambitious and experienced Commercial and M&A Counsel to join their legal team.

    Your department/team

    The Commercial & M&A Counsel, based in Hoofddorp the Netherlands, reports to the General Counsel and is a member of the global legal team. The legal counsel we are looking for will provide business minded and pragmatic legal support on all commercial and M&A related matters.

    The company is a global organization and you will be a business partner to all internal stakeholders and act as a project manager while working with external legal professionals within private practice.

    Your tasks and responsibilities

    • Working at a purpose driven and global leading company with an ambitious growth strategy.
    • Draft and review commercial contracts, with a strong focus on sales and distributions agreements.
    • Provide legal support and drive the legal aspects of M&A (e.g. manage due diligence, reviewing, drafting and negotiating transaction documentation).
    • Responsible position as business partner to all company group functions, divisions and regions.
    • Provide legal advice and support in relation to legal claims, insurance, regulatory and other matters.
    • Ensure compliance with internal policies and act proactively to minimize liabilities.

    Your experience and knowledge

    • Master's degree in law from a Dutch University.
    • Senior experience in Dutch commercial and corporate law and (international) M&A gained through at least 6 years of working experience in a law firm and/or in-house.
    • Has a broad experience across the spectrum of legal matters, with a focus on civil law, contracts (preferably experience with sales and distribution agreements) and corporate law.
    • Experience with litigation, competition law, regulatory, compliance and governance is a plus.
    • Fluent in Dutch and English (written and verbally).

    Your competencies and unique talents

    • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate at all levels with different stakeholders.
    • Entrepreneurial mindset and a good sense of humour.
    • Accurate, pragmatic and solution driven legal business partner with sound judgement and understanding of business needs and strategic drivers.
    • Flexible, self-starter, hands-on, pro-active and get the job done mentality.
    • Team player who can work both independently and in a team.
    • Future oriented - see what is around the corner and translate this into potential legal dimensions for the business.
    • Ability to always deliver a better solution.

    Are you the Commercial and M&A Counsel we are looking for? Apply now or contact the Legal team at Robert Walters!

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