General Legal Counsel Benelux

Senior Legal Counsel / Master Law / General Legal Counsel / Benelux / perm / full-time.

Your new role
The General Legal Counsel provides strategic and procedural legal advice to the business, overseeing all legal, regulatory, contract and compliance matters for the sub-region. This position plays a critical role in the company’s integration process across EMEA, striving to create excellence in sub-regional expertise. As this role develops, it will involve managing a team consisting of an Assistant Counsel, and Legal and Compliance Managers and Assistants.

From an internal operational perspective, the General Counsel will ensure the business is operating compliantly from a sub-regional regulatory perspective and will be responsible for corporate labor-leasing registration applications and renewals, operational compliance audits per country, risk analysis, managing litigation, employer federation memberships, corporate governance, policies and procedures such as anti-corruption and bribery, anti-money laundering and anti-modern slavery, data protection, immigration and health and safety.

From an external operational perspective, this role will support the external facing departments such as Sales, Client Services and HR/Employee support, providing fast-paced advice on all areas of labor laws. It will be the go-to team in relation to all aspects of the sub regional knowledge required to support those teams, such as mandatory local requirements, termination processes, compensation and pay related enquiries, statutory obligations and benefits.

The General Counsel will lead the team in building and developing a detailed knowledge base, standard policies and procedures, and research and provide content for internal tools to assist the wider business gain a comprehensive understanding of the complexities of the rules relating to the international solutions that form the basis of the company’s sales products. They will also provide support to the Solutions Implementations and Projects delivery teams to provide first class advice surrounding the planning and execution of new solution delivery to include incorporating and building new labor leasing entities in the sub-region as applicable.

What you'll need to succeed

Skills and Experience
• Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
• Strong leadership and influencing skills
• A good understanding of sub regional data protection rules
• A confident approach, with the ability to provide clear direction to colleagues and stakeholders
• Demonstrates an ability to prioritise a challenging workload and act with urgency, delivering to multiple, sometimes tight, deadlines
• A collaborative approach to working with a range of stakeholders across teams, divisions & locations
• Results driven, with a strong sense of accountability
• A proactive, self-motivated, organised approach, able to navigate and simplify complexity
• Strong decision-making skills and the ability to demonstrate sound judgement and ability to multi- task and move between distinct jurisdictional issues at pace
• Possesses enthusiasm and aspires to work collaboratively with other sub-regional teams in a supportive environment

Education and Qualifications
• A qualified lawyer with minimum 5 years’ experience in labor and regulatory laws in one of the three jurisdictions of the sub-regions with desire to develop knowledge in others.
• Experience managing a team of legal and compliance professionals
• In-depth understanding of rules surrounding labor leasing, temporary workers and employment law status across multiple jurisdictions
• Proven experience in drafting policies and procedures pertaining to regulatory issues
• Fluency in at least one of the languages spoken within the sub-regional jurisdictions and English essential.

Your new company
Our client is an internationally operating, strongly growing payroll provider. Due to acquisitions they are growing exponentially in Europe.

What you'll get in return
Our client offers a competitive salary package, combined with the chance to work in a strongly growing organisation with a dynamic culture.

What you need to do now
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Job Type
Legal and Taxation
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Talk to Sandra Boerekamp, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Amsterdam
Hays Amsterdam, H.J.E. Wenckebachweg 210

Telephone: 0204609260

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