ISLEGAL Major, Lindsey & Africa

Legal Counsel

Vacancy completed

About the Company

Marlink is the pioneer of business critical communication solutions for customers operating in remote environments. With over 800 employees worldwide, Marlink is the largest technology-independent satellite communication and digital solutions provider serving the maritime and enterprise markets. Their multi-band communication services covering Ku, Ka, C and L-band extended with mobile and terrestrial links, enable over 200,000 customers to operate in an ever smarter, safer and more profitable way. Their customers include: merchant shipping, offshore maritime, cruise and ferry companies, superyachts and fishing vessels, energy and mining companies, emergency response and humanitarian organisations, global media and events companies. They have over 70 years’ experience in developing innovative business critical communication solutions and are an early adopter of mobile satellite services (MSS) and an inventor of Maritime VSAT 25 years ago. To support the customers and partners globally, Marlink has international offices around the world and work in close partnership with the largest distribution network of service providers in the industry.

Currently ISLEGAL is looking for a Legal Counsel:

Legal Counsel (The Hague)

As Legal Counsel you will work together in an informal and enthusiastic Legal team that consists of a Manager and four Legal Counsel. You will support the Marlink business with legal support on a variety of legal topics such as: customer contracts, supplier contracts, corporate housekeeping, (pre)-litigation issues and compliance processes.
Your main responsibilities will be interaction with Sales and reviewing commercial customer contracts, reviewing supplier agreements and interacting with Procurement, drafting and updating contract templates, assist in negotiations with customers and suppliers, assist in prequalification of legal terms and conditions on tenders and working with product managers on business development contracts. Furthermore you will assist sales in contract related matters and prepare standard agreements (NDAs etc). Besides assisting the business in a commercial way, you will assist in implementing the internal compliance processes f.e related to data privacy and export control and participate to other specific legal projects. You will also assist in handling bad debt and bankruptcy cases.

Marlink has a growing number of worldwide legal entities which require support on corporate housekeeping. Experience in corporate is an advantage.


  • Dutch Law degree of equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years of working experience as a legal counsel or as an attorney at law
  • In-depth knowledge of commercial-, corporate- and contract law
  • Excellent drafting skills
  • Commercial sense and pragmatic approach
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Capability to interact worldwide, both independently and in cooperation with others under a high workload
  • Positive and result oriented
  • Pro-active problem solver, structured and systematic working methods
  • Prioritize correctly under pressure
  • Show enthusiasm, team spirit and is rigorous
  • Have humor and be self-propelling


Working in a small team of collaborative colleagues with a high quality standard for the pioneer of business critical communication solutions for customers operating in remote environments. 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 June 30, 2017.


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.




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