Our client is an interesting well known and international manufacturer located in Amsterdam. For one of their brands at the Dutch head office we are looking for a Country Lawyer Dutch.
As a Country Lawyer you will protect the interests of the Company and of related Group companies at country level (Dutch National Sales Companies) by the giving of reactive and proactive legal advice as required on general commercial contractual and compliance matters, to include drafting, negotiation, policy drafting, training and dispute resolution.
Giving general commercial law advice on a broad range of matters to different business areas within the Company and related Group companies to enable those business areas to operate in the most effective manner within the law.Ensuring compliance with particular emphasis on Commercial law, Competition law, Distribution law, consumer law, Data Protection Law, and reacting to legislative and regulatory changes affecting the business of the Company and related Group companies in the country.Carrying out the legal management of distribution agreements, the implementation of new distribution schemes and ensuring that the distribution and sales activities of the business comply with the requirements of competition law.Carrying out contract reviews and drafting in relation to tenders and other contracts for Fleet and Parts and Service Departments for supplies to customers and advising internal stakeholders on the best contractual means of protecting the interests of or enforcing the rights of the business.In conjunction with the Company’s Purchasing Department, negotiating and drafting local contracts with suppliers, business partners and others relating to the activities of the business, and advising internal stakeholders on the best contractual means of protecting the interests of or enforcing the rights of the business.Reviewing proposed marketing and advertising material for compliance with applicable laws, codes of practice and Group norms and working with internal and external stakeholders to make necessary changes in a timely, pragmatic and effective way.Giving pre-contentious legal advice to internal clients with a view to resolving disputes with customers, suppliers, dealers and others quickly and effectively and managing litigation with third parties.Managing relations with external law-firms and ensuring cost savings in respect of legal fees are in line with the budget objectives.Advising as required from time to time on particular aspects of Dutch law and supporting advice in relation to Group initiatives and projects. Assisting with the adapting of central contracts for local law requirements.Additionally supporting where required in respect of Board administration duties.Preventing risks through education by developing and animating legal training and tools adapted to operational needs.