Vacature | Legal Counsel | Schiedam


We are looking for a Legal Counsel with a focus on installation, transportation and logistics. Within this role you will liaise internally with: Legal Counsels, Contract Managers, Compliance Officers, Insurance, Tax & Financial Counsels, Project Managers, Sales Managers, Managing Directors & Product Line Directors

Location: Netherlands (Schiedam), Monaco or Porto

Vacature omschrijving

  • Providing accurate, relevant, and timely advice on a variety of legal topics in support of the business lines in respect of contracts for installation (of FPSOs, FSOs), transportation, logistics and other related contracts.
  • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating various commercial contracts and agreements, utilizing both standard templates and industry standard contracts (in particular BIMCO), such as installation contracts, charterparties, transportation, logistics, framework agreements, Memoranda of Agreements (MoAs), Memoranda of Understandings (MOUs), confidentiality agreements and the like.
  • Draft, develop and update standard contract templates for installation, transportation and logistics’ scopes.
  • Provide legal support and advice in relation to the operation of the Normand Installer, our multi-functional anchor handling and offshore construction vessel. including negotiating framework agreements, subcontracts, charterparties and claims.
  • Assessing, proposing (and where appropriate) ensuring and managing, adequate mitigation of legal risks to the business line in relation to installation, transport and logistics contracts.
  • Managing and prioritizing tasks to meet deadlines from the business line, often at short notice.
  • Ensuring compliance with all laws and regulations that apply to the business.
  • Promoting legal, compliance and risk management best practice throughout the company.
  • Communicating with and managing certain third-parties such as external counsel, ship brokers, experts and/or auditors in line with legal services procurement processes (providing feedback on legal panel performance).
  • Staying up to date with changes to legislation and case law, particularly in relation to laws, rules and regulations that directly affect installation, transportation and logistics.
  • Providing input on and/or proposing adequate legal tools/contractual set-ups to serve the primary business goals.
  • Designing and delivering legal training to the business as needed in line with the Training Calendar initiatives.
  • Liaising with the business leaders and support functions.


  • Law degree common law, or civil law with sound common law working experience
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written) (Dutch, French and Portuguese language skills are a plus)
  • A minimum of 3 years PQE as in-house lawyer or in private practice a must
  • Experience in marine transportation, offshore support vessels and logistics
  • Experience of drafting, negotiating and advising on BIMCO contracts (in particular SUPPLYTIME, TOWCON, TOWHIRE, HEAVYCON, HEAVYLIFTVOY, CONLINEBOOKING)
  • Understanding of marine insurance, including P&I insurance
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written) (Dutch, French and Portuguese language skills are a plus)


  • Team player and taking an active role to train and educate others
  • Good organizational skills
  • Proactive and curious
  • Financial acumen
  • Ability to work accurately and quickly
  • Good interpersonal relations skills
  • Discretion, courtesy and tact
  • Good negotiating and diplomacy skills
  • Reliable and accountable


  • Challenging work environment
  • Great path for growth
  • International exposure & traveling
  • Good and competitive salary & benefits