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Junior Legal Counsel (Trainee) September 2019

  • Type Job
  • Degree Master
  • Location Amsterdam, NetherlandsStrawinskylaan 3127AmsterdamNLAmsterdam1077 ZX
  • Posted
  • Start date
  • Deadline 10 August 2019
  • FULL_TIMELegalLegal

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You don’t see this opportunity often! Have you just finished your Master in Dutch Law and are you specifically looking for a traineeship where you can develop yourself to a Legal Counsel? Would you like to work in an international corporate?

Vistra offers a unique trainee position for one Junior Legal Counsel which will start in September. Within 18 months you get the opportunity to grow into a more and more independent legal advising role.

You won’t start on your own, but with a trainee group, getting your first month full time training, focused on theoretical knowledge, practical courses, soft skill training and challenging business cases. You will learn various aspects of legal corporate trust services will be discussed, such as our approach and our clients. Not only your legal knowledge, but also your financial and tax knowledge will be expanded to prepare you for a successful career at Vistra.

After this first month you are ready for take off and you will start as a (junior) Legal Counsel at our Legal department, which consist of the Head of Legal and an experienced Legal Counsel. Within the team you will focus on corporate housekeeping, the development of in-house legal knowledge and supporting your colleagues in advising the management board on risk management, contract law and directors liability matters. As a Junior Legal Counsel you will be co-responsible for the compliance with applicable laws and regulations of our Dutch group structure. During your traineeship you will be provided several trainings and courses, like general corporate law, (international) contract law, directors liability and finance for lawyers.

Key responsibilities

Vistra's In-house Legal Department assists and advises the management board  concerning risk management and directors liability matters.

As a (junior) Legal Counsel:

  • Your main focus will be on corporate housekeeping. This contains preparing and reviewing legal documents relating to the decision making of in-house companies and in-house transactions, such as restructuring and financing transactions.  
  • It also contains updating and maintaining (digital) corporate files and the internal database.
  • You will assist in the preparation and modification of contracts and maintenance of procedures and policies. 
  • As part of your activities you will communicate on a daily basis directly with advisors, banks, Chamber of Commerce and (tax) authorities.

In all, you will be supervised by the Head of Legal and the Legal Counsel, the Chief Risk Officer and HR. 

Qualifications and Other Requirements

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is  ambitious to develop him-or herself at an international corporate;
  • Has a master degree in Dutch law (preferably corporate or notarial law);
  • Is seriously interested in corporate law, who is self-confident and who’s at his/her best working in a fast-pace environment;  
  • Has between 0-2 years of relevant experience (gained during internships or your first work experience);
  • Has excellent Dutch, and English language skills. Written and spoken.
  • You have a good sense of humor (you don’t mind working with a unicorn on your desk);
  • is full time available from 2 September 2019!

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