In-house Legal Counsel

Retail (SEFE Energy)

's-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands)

Fixed term contract

Fantastic part-time In-house Legal Counsel opportunity in the Netherlands

The role

Are you an experienced solicitor looking for a part-time in-house role?

As a B2B energy supplier we supply thousands of organisations across the UK, France, and Netherlands with gas, electricity and sustainable energy products and services. To remain competitive, we must be agile, constantly adapting to the ever-changing energy world, driven by forces of decarbonisation, competition, digitalisation and shifting customer expectations. Our Always Reaching for Better strategy equips us to respond to changes and advancements, and quickly seize opportunities to grow and develop.

Want to join us on our journey?

We are looking for a qualified solicitor to join our team in the Netherlands to provide our retail energy teams with in-house legal advice. You will provide advice and guidance on all legal issues affecting the end-supply business in the Netherlands.

What you will do

Working closely with our Legal Counsel in Paris you will take the lead in providing advice to our end-supply business in the Netherlands. This will be a mix of commercial advice ranging from disputes through data protection to competition law.

Day to day you will draft and support with the negotiation of contracts which will include a mix of gas and power supply agreements with business to business clients, framework agreements with brokers and various other types of contracts.

You will support and manage the litigation process in relation to gas and power supplies, working with both internal colleagues and external legal counsels.

You will also provide legal advice around bankruptcy and other matters and manage the corporate secretariat of the Dutch branch.

What you’ll bring to the role?

Having qualified as a solicitor in the Netherlands you will be confident communicator demonstrating the ability to engage with a wide range of stakeholders. You will be focused on delivering strong results and be able to negotiate and influence to achieve strong outcomes for SEFE Energy.

You will work with both speed and accuracy and be confident working both autonomously and as part of a wider team.

You will be a native Dutch speaker and fluent in English (both written and verbal).

With a detailed working knowledge of Dutch law, you will use your commercial experience to draft contracts. You will also demonstrate a knowledge of corporate law and work closely with colleagues in both London and France.

Our offer to you

In return we offer a competitive starting salary supported by a comprehensive benefits package which includes bonus earning potential, non-contributory pension, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, buy / sell holidays, life assurance, allowance for medical and dental insurance together with a range of optional flexible benefits.

Based in our office in ‘s-Hertogenbosch you can benefit from hybrid working offering the flexibility to spend some of your working week at home. We will consider applications from candidates who may wish to be fully remote.

If successful, this role will be offered as a fixed term contract for up to 12 months. ​

Who are we?

We are part of the SEFE Group – led by SEFE Securing Energy for Europe GmbH in Berlin – which employs approximately 1,500 employees. The 350 people working in SEFE Energy are friendly and positive – you can approach anyone for help and your ideas are always welcome.  We’re committed to our REACH principles – Results, Expertise, Action, Challenge, have Courage – but above all else, we care for each other’s welfare and aspirations and above all offer support as your career develops.

Our focus for 2022 – 2025 is strategic, profitable growth and strengthening our foundations, primarily by placing data and technology at the heart of our business model.  We’re looking for people who are passionate about where we’re going and will help us thrive long into the future.

We’re committed to creating an inclusive environment that embraces diversity and fosters the development of knowledge, skills, and experience, so all our people can thrive and prosper in their careers with us.  We are a place where you can be yourself and make your mark because whatever your role, you’ll find an open, welcoming atmosphere that empowers you, encourages fresh thinking, and recognises your contribution.

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