ISLEGAL Major, Lindsey & Africa

Corporate Legal Counsel

Vacancy completed

The Client

Aalberts is a globally operating technology company listed on the Dutch stock exchange Euronext. With over 16,000 employees, Aalberts operates some 70 business locations and 80 service locations with activities in over 50 countries. Our organisational structure of four business segments is covered by some 15 business teams.

The Executive Team is responsible for the leadership of the 15 business teams, best practices exchange through specialised Aalberts networks and driving our strategy 'Focused acceleration' 2018-2022 to achieve our Aalberts objectives. A lean and effective management structure. The head office with 25 employees including the Management Board, facilitates central functions like strategy, marketing & communications, M&A, business development, group control, legal and governance, treasury, tax, insurance, internal audit and all responsibilities and communications towards our shareholders.

To further strengthen the small and efficient legal team at the head office in Utrecht we are looking for a:

Corporate Legal Counsel

Your main responsibility will be to manage the legal process for international M&A transactions and divestments. Therefore you work closely with the director M&A, general counsel and other (international) colleagues with an operational, financial, commercial and/or legal background. The corporate legal counsel advises the business on matters relating to corporate law including legal restructurings and commercial contracting. You will also be responsible for further improving the existing governance and compliance framework by initializing improved trainings, e-learning and other legal measures.

You will be managing external legal counsel and you report to and team up with the general counsel. You will have an important role within the team and organisation, for which a strong, persuasive and entrepreneurial personality is required.


  • 5 - 10 years of working experience at a corporate law practice of a mid-sized law firm;
  • sound knowledge of corporate law and M&A, international projects and commercial contracting;
  • affinity with compliance topics;
  • perfectly fits Aalberts' company values: be an entrepreneur, take ownership, go for excellence, share and learn and act with integrity;
  • able to connect with all levels within the organization;
  • structured and organized way of working;
  • experience in managing projects and getting things done;
  • legal entrepreneur instead of legal auditor;
  • fluent in Dutch and English.

The Offer

At Aalberts you will be part of an experienced and lean team with a proven track record in M&A projects. You will have an independent role with a lot of flexibility and corresponding responsibility, the opportunity to quickly learn and personally develop. It's a preferable fulltime role with the opportunity to grow within the organisation and directly work with the senior executives of a successful stock listed company. Your place of work will be at the Aalberts headquarters at the WTC at Utrecht Central Station.


Would you like more information on this role? Please contact Nick Spenkelink, via email, or phone +31 6 10 98 76 19. If you'd like to apply for this job, please send in your CV and motivation (both in English and in Word format). Confidentiality is of course guaranteed.

Major, Lindsey & Africa

Unmatched in What We Do.
In 1982, the founders of what is today known as Major, Lindsey & Africa set out to create the world's pre-eminent legal search firm. Guided by a goal of helping lawyers chart the most rewarding careers and providing law firms and corporations with access to the world’s top legal talent, they built a company dedicated to excellence and diversity in the legal professionals. Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), is the world’s most experienced legal search firm; focusing solely on the placement of lawyers into law firms and in-house legal departments throughout the USA, Latin America, EMEA and APAC regions. With 25 offices worldwide and over 30 years’ experience in the market, the global In-House Practice Group has undertaken more General Counsel/In-House legal searches than any other executive search firm globally.


Aalberts N.V.


Olympisch Stadion 24-28 (Offices for You)
1076 DE Amsterdam