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Legal Counsel



Rotterdam, Netherlands
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

About HousingAnywhere

HousingAnywhere is Europe’s largest mid-term rental platform. With Kamernet and Studapart under its umbrella, it represents three fast-growing brands with over 30 million yearly unique visitors combined, 160,000+ properties available for rent and 100,000+ tenants securing their new homes, based on the 2022 performance. HousingAnywhere serves young professionals and students, primarily aged between 18 and 35, connecting them with accommodation providers. Through its advanced technology platform, tenants rent accommodation for 3 to 12 months outside of their country of origin. Headquartered in Rotterdam, HousingAnywhere operates in most European cities and recently expanded to key cities in the US, establishing a presence in over 125 cities. Driven by the mission to enable people to live wherever and however they choose, thanks to a flexible renting experience, the technology scale-up employs 340 professionals globally.

Our mission

Rent Easy, Live Free.

We are empowering people to live wherever and however they choose. To find comfort and peace of mind on the other side of the world or the other side of town. All while feeling confident and totally at ease, whatever their adventure might involve. We are doing it by creating a new standard of renting. Safe. Harmonious. More options. Less hassle. With the help of our trusted networks of landlords and partners.

Our Values

  • Ownership
  • We are Enablers
  • We are Changemakers
  • We are Connectors

Your role & impact

As the Legal Counsel, you'll play a pivotal role in ensuring our platform operates ethically, legally, and in line with our mission. You'll have the opportunity to make a real impact and grow your career in a dynamic and supportive environment.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Provide expert legal advice and guidance to our executive team and key stakeholders on all legal, risk, and compliance matters.
  • Review, draft, and negotiate commercial and strategic transactions aligned with our strategic goals.
  • Participate in projects involving multiple jurisdictions, acting as a strategic partner and collaborating cross-functionally to drive our business forward.
  • Manage all aspects of corporate housekeeping and contract lifecycle management.
  • Oversee litigation, conflicts, and employment matters in collaboration with our People team.
  • Lead our compliance efforts, serving as our Compliance Officer and Data Privacy Officer.
  • Engage and supervise outside counsel as needed.
  • Stay up-to-date on legal developments and provide training to the organization.

Your profile

  • LL.M. Degree, preferably from a Dutch University.
  • Qualified lawyer in Europe, ideally with bar admission in the Netherlands.
  • 5+ years’ experience, in-house counsel is preferred. Experience advising marketplaces is a big plus.
  • Strong background in contract drafting, data privacy, and compliance.
  • Hands-on and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple priorities.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Fluency in English and proficiency in Dutch preferred.

What’s in it for you

  • The salary range is €63,400 - €76,100 gross (40 hours based, including Holiday Allowance).
  • The position can be 40 hours or 32 hours per week.
  • Unlimited paid holidays, minimum-based not maximum!
  • Hybrid working policy.
  • 1,000 EUR personal development budget.
  • Complete coverage for commuting.
  • Personal equipment, including laptop and ergonomic setup.
  • Gym membership discount with GoVital or OneFit.
  • Dutch/English classes budget.
  • Variable pension scheme.
  • Diverse international community (46+ nationalities).
  • Pet-friendly office in Rotterdam city centre.
  • Fun team-building and after-work drinks every Friday.

If you have further questions, please email Alicia at

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