ISLEGAL Major, Lindsey & Africa

Legal Counsel, Europe


Orange Business Services

This role provides a unique opportunity for the successful candidate to be part of a dynamic Legal team in the European region and also to shape the strategy and direction of the future of Orange Business Services (“Orange”). The Legal Counsel, Europe will be responsible for providing all legal advice and assistance in respect of any activity of the Orange companies in Europe to ensure maximum protection of Orange’s rights and interests and to ensure legal compliance of Orange’s activities under local laws. The position entails providing leadership in the management of all legal matters for Orange in the region and representing the legal function in the regional management teams.

The position is based in Amsterdam and the Legal Counsel will report to the Head of Legal for Benelux and Central Europe.

Legal Counsel, Europe

  • Act as Business Partner and provide strong executive and legal support to the Country Manager and other members of the senior management team in the country/sub-region of his/her responsibility on all business operations and activities of Orange
  • Prepare, review, negotiate and finalise all contracts (including annexes, exhibits, etc.) and related documents (such as RFPs, tenders and proposals, etc.) in relation to any direct or indirect sales activities and network operations activities in the country/sub-region of his/her responsibility
  • Coordinate the legal work with group departments within Orange on any matters that are legal in nature (e.g. HR, Sourcing, legal support to the Regulatory & Compliance team where necessary, real estate and facilities management, consolidate/restructure Orange legal entities etc
  • Select, liaise and manage with outside counsel

Skills/Experience Required

  • Qualified lawyer or outside counsel with a minimum of eight (8) years, preferably in the telecommunications or IT industry
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English. Fluency in either French or another European language would be advantageous
  • Prior experience in commercial/transactional negotiations, particularly in cross-cultural, cross-border and multi-jurisdictional transactions is highly desirable. Those with experience in outsourcing transactions will have an added advantage
  • You are a “team-player” who is academically sound, yet commercially-oriented
  • Law degree from a reputable University in the European Union
  • Travel within the country/sub-region of his/her responsibility may be required on short notice (including international travel)

The offer

Within the Orange Group, compensation aims to enhance the efforts of each and all, fostering a culture of progress.

The compensation policy of the Group is based on the recognition of the contribution of women and men in business success, both individually and collectively, skills and professional development.

It aims to reconcile, in a competitive environment, the development of our services and a fair distribution of the value created in the spirit of our people charter.

Orange offer a comprehensive, fair and balanced package which is build up from the following components

  • base salary consistent with market practices, which pays the competencies and responsibilities exercised,
  • competitive variables in shape of a Bonus Scheme which recognize the results and performance of employees, collectively and individually,
  • labor conditions that cover a range of benefits; pension, dissability insurance, accident insurance, Employee Assistance Program for employee and inliving family-members which offer coaching and advice in a range of situations, discount on collective health-insurance, and advice on pension and insurance situation.

Furthermore the Group promotes, wherever it operates, gender equality in terms of salary.


If you would like more information about this job? Please contact Remco Abeln via mail; .

If you are interested, I would like to receive your CV and motivation (both in English and in Word format)

Confidentiality is of course 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.


Orange Business Netherlands B.V. (Orange-ftgroup)


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