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Legal Counsel M&A

Posted 20 Nov 2023
Work experience
3 to 5 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required languages
English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

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Are you a forward-thinking legal professional with a passion for mergers, acquisitions, and international business? We have an exciting opportunity for you to thrive in a dynamic legal environment as our Legal Counsel M&A at IMCD Group BV, located in Rotterdam.

We are IMCD Group, a leading global distribution partner and formulator of speciality chemicals and ingredients. In 1995, an entrepreneurial group of experts founded IMCD in the Netherlands. Today, we have operations in over 60 countries, where we successfully combine local knowledge with global expertise to obtain sustainable results. In over 70 application laboratories, we co-create formulations in full transparency that allow our business partners to make products with a positive or reduced negative impact on the world we live in.

The IMCD Group realized revenues of EUR 4,601 million in 2022 with more than 4,300 employees in over 60 countries. IMCD's dedicated team of technical and commercial experts work in close partnership to tailor best-in-class solutions and provide value through expertise for more than 60,000 customers and a diverse range of world class suppliers. IMCD shares are traded at Euronext, Amsterdam (AEX).

For our M&A department, we are looking for a:

Legal Counsel M&A

Due to the continuous growth of our company, we opened up this great opportunity to join our team.

Your Role:

As Legal Counsel M&A, you'll be an essential member of our M&A team. You will provide broad legal support in connection with mergers, acquisitions and investments, predominantly internationally. You will assist the Director M&A in managing, coordinating and driving M&A transactions from a legal perspective and where possible work independently on transactions. You will provide legal support at all stages of M&A transactions, including performing due diligence (with the support of external advisors), review and drafting definitive transaction documentation. You will work closely with our internal M&A teams, as well as with external advisors and experts. In addition, you will be supporting the IMCD organization with other legal services where needed, such as reviewing commercial agreements.

What we offer:

IMCD is a commercial organization and entrepreneurship is in our genes. Just like all the other colleagues at IMCD, you will get a lot of room to act and develop yourself broadly within your field. Besides excellent primary and secondary working conditions IMCD offers:

  • Working at the Headquarter of a fast growing, global company with a strong entrepreneurial culture
  • Flexible start and end times and work from home possibilities
  • A good pension scheme
  • Commuting reimbursement and good accessibility to the office
  • A great place to work in a modern office at the Kop van Zuid in Rotterdam
  • A flat organization where the commitment of every employee contributes to the success of the organization.

What are we looking for?

Your qualifications and experiences are the building blocks of your success in this role:

  • A Master's in Law or LLM degree with good academic results.
  • Around 3-5 years of experience in a reputable internationally-focused law firm or an equivalent in-house counsel position. You should have at least 3 years of direct experience in M&A transactions.
  • Strong legal proficiency in commercial law is essential.
  • Your background should include hands-on experience with mergers, acquisitions, and investments, allowing you to confidently handle multiple transactions and projects independently.
  • Ability to work autonomously, taking ownership and responsibility for your work.
  • A problem-solving, pragmatic approach with a keen desire to deliver and grow, coupled with a strong sense of business-oriented thinking.
  • A feel for financials and business-related issues is advantageous and experience in diverse cultural and business settings is a plus.
  • High integrity, combined with a sharp eye for business and compliance challenges.
  • Excellent negotiation, communication (both written and verbal), and drafting skills.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office tools.
  • Fluent in both English and Dutch, possess an EU work permit/right to work and open to international travel as required.

We are a leading global distribution partner, formulator and solutions provider of speciality chemicals and ingredients. We formulate with consciousness and execute with care. We take our responsibility seriously and play a pivotal role in shaping a sustainable future for all. With operations in 60+ countries, we co-create formulations in 70 laboratories, in full transparency that allow our business partners to make products with a positive or reduced negative impact on the world we live in.

Active in 60 countries
4,300 employees
50% men - 50% women
Average age is 40 years