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Legal Counsel – DACH

GermanyLegal Department

Job description

The Company – Milence

Established in July 2022, we are dedicated to making the future of road transport fossil-free. By building and managing reliable and secure high-performance charging solutions, our mission is to support and accelerate the transition to zero-emission heavy-duty vehicles in Europe. The team is working quickly to scale up operations and network deployment.

As a fast-growing company, we want to build diverse teams who are dedicated to our vision: a world of fossil-free transport, which will go on to combat climate change.

With a focus on sustainable growth and the best possible collaboration among all stakeholders, we are looking for colleagues eager to make an impact and ready to support and accelerate the zero- emission future of road transport in Europe.

While our head office is in the Netherlands, our focus is distinctly pan-European and our team is growing throughout the continent.

The Department

The legal & compliance department is responsible for all international legal and compliance processes within the company.

We support our colleagues from other teams, like Site acquisition, Charging technology and Market & Customers, with legal advice, negotiations and contracting. Next to this, we are involved with the governance of the company, advise about regulatory affairs and draft and manage internal compliance policies and procedures.

The team is managed by the Legal & Compliance Director, and will consist of several legal counsels, a legal support officer and a compliance manager. We are currently looking for an experienced legal counsel with a focus on the DACH and Polish markets.

The Job

As a Legal Counsel, you are responsible for all legal contracting processes of the company within your region. You will be focused on the following markets: Germany Austria, Switzerland and Poland

You will act as a counsellor for our employees and management and act as a pivotal person for legal topics.

Your responsibilities include:

• Drafting new model contracts and conditions, in order to standardize the legal and commercial processes;

• Review and process terms & conditions and agreements with third parties during the course of negotiations and contracting;

• Assist your colleagues with legal queries and provide the relevant product specific terms and conditions for the products and services in scope;

• Keep updated and inform the company about energy and charging infrastructure regulations in the different EU countries, especially in DACH Region and Poland.

• Adjust our compliance according to the laws of the specific country, in close cooperation with the compliance manager.

Since we are an exciting new start-up, not all responsibilities have been defined yet, meaning you have the opportunity to help us shape your position further.

Ideally, the job will be based in our Amsterdam and/or Arnhem office. Otherwise, if you live in Germany and you are willing to visit the Dutch offices once per month, that will also work.

Job requirements

Who are we looking for?

We like to recruit someone with at least 5 years of experience as legal counsel, gained at an international law firm or as legal counsel in an international company.

You hold a Master degree in Law (obtained in a European university) and have a solid, up-to-date legal knowledge.

You are used to work with international commercial contracts, and have experience with either purchase or leases of land OR Construction contracting. 

Preferably, you come from one of the following industries: Real Estate, Construction, Telecommunications, Energy, IT or projects related to the acquisition of sites.

You are able to work independently.

You have strong analytical skills with the ability to problem solve and make well-judged decisions.

You communicate effectively and collaborate well with internal- and external stakeholders.

You have an affinity with the renewable energy sector/e-mobility.

Your German and English are both excellent. If you also speak another European language that is a plus!

You look forward to learning new things and pick them up quickly.

You underline our mission and values (reliable, sustainable, approachable, progressive and fast-paced).

We are especially interested in diverse candidates.

What we offer:

We offer the opportunity to join us at the unique starting phase of a new company with a real purpose, high aspirations and strong team spirit. You can be there as it begins.

You will be part of a high-energy environment in which you can help shape various aspects. You will learn every day and have ample room for personal development and support.

We want you to join our company for a career – not for just a job – and support your personal career ambitions in or outside your department.

The base salary level (all in) is oriented towards 80.000 EUR; The on target annual incentive is 20% - with a maximum of 40%.

We have flexible (hybrid) working arrangements.

Ready to charge the future?

Then it’s time to apply! Please submit your resumé in English.


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