ISLEGAL Major, Lindsey & Africa

Legal Counsel


Our client

Euro Pool Group is the market-leading service provider of value adding reverse logistics and returnable packaging solutions to the European retail industry for fresh and convenience food and FMCG companies. The Trays division operates around 150 million trays performing more than 700 million trips per year, while the Pallets division manages a pool of more than 12 million pallets making more than 50 million movements per year. Working in collaboration with a number of major European retailers and FMCG companies, Euro Pool Group has consistently helped its clients to develop optimal logistic solutions – saving costs and expediting delivery.

The Legal Department currently consists of a Legal Counsel and a General Counsel. The Legal Counsel is based in Toulouse, France and is mainly responsible for the legal support to the Pallets division (La Palette Rouge). The General Counsel is based in Rijswijk and combines his supporting role of the business with the role of Company Secretary of the Management Board and Supervisory Board. The Legal Department’s objective is to continuously support the business with the realization of the Company’s strategy, to truly add value in the execution of that role whilst at the same time ensuring compliance with applicable laws.

Due to the growth of the organization we are looking for a Legal Counsel for our Head Office (Rijswijk).

Legal Counsel

You will be part of the small legal team that supports the Trays division (Euro Pool System) on a broad range of legal matters, including reviewing and negotiating various contracts and other documentation (including real estate-, supplier, procurement and asset purchase agreements and intellectual property related matters). You will furthermore be responsible for the maintenance and extension of the Legal Department’s standard documentation and the Effacts database. You will work closely together with the General Counsel & Company Secretary, the Legal Counsel LPR and with members of the staff departments and the business of Euro Pool System across Europe. You will report to the General Counsel.

The profile

  • Masters of Dutch Law
  • Post-qualification experience at a reputable law firm, preferably combined with in house legal department experience in an international business (in total 5-8 years)
  • Good knowledge of commercial-, corporate- and contract law, good feeling for competition law and excellent drafting skills
  • Hands-on, flexible, solution-oriented self-starter with a strong sense of responsibility and business sense. Positive attitude
  • Ability to function independently and in (multifunctional) teams
  • Fluent in both written and oral Dutch and English, command of German and / or French is a plus

The offer

Working in a small team of collaborative colleagues with a high quality standard for one of the market-leading service providers of value-adding reverse logistics and returnable packaging solutions to the European retail industry. The position may require some geographical mobility.


If you would like more information about this job? Please contact Nick Spenkelink via mail;
If you are interested, I would like to receive your CV and motivation (both in English and in Word format) before May 31, 2016.

Confidentiality is guaranteed.


Since 2001 Charlotte Kruls, Remco Abeln and Nick Spenkelink have been committed to matching the right lawyer with the right legal function. ISLEGAL is specialised in finding the perfect lawyer or solicitor for your organisation – permanent or temporary. We have many years of experience and a large network of lawyers with various ambitions and capacities. Whether it concerns a temporary or a permanent position: we look further than a CV and profile sketch to ascertain which candidate is the best candidate. Our extensive experience enables us to be aware of the underlying aspects which are important for a successful relationship between client and lawyer – in the short and long term. We are transparent in our methods as well as our costs.


Euro Pool System International BV


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