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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Category
    Legal jobs
  • Languages
  • Experience Required
  • Degree Required
    • Province
    • Date Posted
      January 14,2022
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    Legal Counsel

    Job Title

    Legal Counsel

    Job Description

    Are you excited by the opportunity to join a fast-paced international legal function where you can support a wide range of corporate and financial law related matters? Are you looking to join a company where you can support the vision of creating meaningful innovations that improve billions of lives all over the world? If the answer is “yes”, then this is the position for you!

    Philips has a Legal Counsel vacancy within its Corporate & Financial Law team, which is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

    In this role, you have the opportunity to
    be part of Philips Legal which spans a global network of around 250 professionals operating as one coordinated, internal law firm for Philips' businesses worldwide counselling on all legal matters.

    You are responsible for offering legal advice to internal clients of the Corporate & Financial law team on the full scope of their activities, such as the management of associated companies, advising on Dutch corporate law matters and supporting the treasury department regarding various financing initiatives and cash management under guidance and with support of other (senior) legal counsels.

    Your responsibilities will include:

    • Drafting and negotiating simple and straightforward contracts without supervision;

    • Advising internal clients on various legal and business aspects (with an emphasis on Dutch corporate law);

    • Handling dispute resolution matters, including advice on course of action and any contractual and statutory requirements;

    • Pro-actively identifying risks and ensuring mitigation and/or prevention of such risks;

    • Assisting and supporting senior legal counsels within the team on complex / high risk projects;

    • Carrying out legal research and drafting memos on findings to legal colleagues.

    You will be part of
    the Corporate & Financial Law team that supports (amongst others) Philips’ management and departments such as Finance, Treasury, Communications and Investor Relations and advises on corporate governance, litigation management, corporate finance, cash management, and corporate housekeeping.

    To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience:

    • A Master degree in Dutch Corporate Law and a minimum of 3 years corporate law experience is required (work experience in a law firm is a plus);

    • Experience in providing successful commercial and transactional support (including drafting and negotiating commercial contracts as well as coordinating the legal and general support);

    • Good business acumen and the ability to connect with people and other disciplines in multi-disciplinary teams;

    • Excellent drafting and communication skills in English, ability to communicate in Dutch;

    • The ability to deal with a high workload and a ‘can do’ mentality;

    • A desire to work as ‘one of the team’ and as a team player.

    In return, we offer you
    The ability to collaborate with, learn and grow from colleagues in a global organization where you can use your strengths to help drive strategic business initiatives for Philips. Additionally, we provide you a dynamic working environment in an innovative business, paired with a competitive salary, excellent health benefits, access to local well-being focused activities and a supportive atmosphere where you can sharpen your talents with new challenges and career opportunities.

    Why should you join Philips?
    Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 2.5 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum. Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways. Learn more by watching this video.
    To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog. Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process, or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions.


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