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Junior Legal Counsel (NL/ENG)



Rotterdam, Netherlands
Posted on Sunday, April 30, 2023

Experience and competences

Are you a detail-oriented, hands-on, and results-driven individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment? If so, we have the perfect job opportunity for an energetic and adaptable legal expert, eager to make an impact and advance their career.

You have a completed university degree in Dutch Law or a related area such as Information Law.

You can demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills in both Dutch and English.

You have excellent knowledge of privacy legislation, especially in the realm of personal data protection (including the General Data Protection Regulation, implementing regulations, policy documents of the Dutch Data Protection Authority, and relevant jurisprudence/regulations).

You showcase familiarity with general civil law and corporate legal practice in a broad sense.

You have 0 to 2 years of relevant work experience, such as a company lawyer, legal adviser, and/or in the legal profession.

You have a collaborative spirit, regularly teaming up with colleagues from various departments and disciplines (e.g., Sales and Product Management) and love sharing knowledge within the organization.

You are enthusiastic as a person, with a strong sense of responsibility, proactive and flexible attitude, both towards the customer and within the team.

You act as a critical interlocutor at various levels, displaying integrity, accuracy, and a solution-oriented mindset.

You embody an analytical nature, able to actualise organisation-wide projects, identify opportunities for improvement, and follow through with action.

Tasks and responsibilities

As an integral part of our team, you support the Legal Counsel in advising management and colleagues on various general corporate legal questions and problems. You will: tackle contract queries and mastering General Terms and Conditions, assess contract documents during tender procedures with a keen eye, navigate liability claims and insurance policy analyses, address an array of general corporate law questions with ingenuity.

You collaborate with the Legal Counsel to become the organisation's go-to resource for privacy law and ICT. In this role you answer questions about the content and application of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). You assess and negotiate processing agreements. You provide input for our product roadmap. You create and update industry-specific templates and models and (privacy) regulations. You advise on (reporting) data leaks. You assess and negotiate (IT) contracts.

Together with the Legal Counsel, you use your combined legal acumen to enlighten and inform (potential) customers about our stellar software solution and various privacy topics. Revel in the opportunity to share your expertise by offering invaluable advice, conducting engaging training sessions, and captivating your audience with interactive webinars and demos.

You always have our clients in the back of your mind. Our clients, both profit and non-profit organisations, span from SMEs to sizeable corporations. They're on the hunt for an approachable software solution to handle their privacy administration, ensuring their compliance with privacy legislation like GDPR, CCPA, and more. And you proudly provide that very solution – known as PrivacyPerfect.
Your primary focus will be on the GDPR, but we offer our software worldwide, which means that non-European countries are also in scope.

About us
PrivacyPerfect is a cutting-edge Dutch legal-tech scale-up, dedicated to data protection and privacy compliance, proudly serving over 2,000 users globally each day. Our ambition is to create a digital world where people can trust that their personal data is securely processed and stored by companies, thanks to our user-friendly compliance software.

Our vibrant team, consisting of top IT, sales, marketing, legal, and finance experts, thrives in an informal environment where everyone is encouraged to spot market trends and develop innovative solutions for our clients.

Working with us means

Being a part of a growing company that is making a real impact on digital privacy.
Working with a diverse and talented team of experts.

Enjoying an informal, but professional and collaborative work environment.

Terms of employment

Get excited about the excellent benefits package that accompanies this fantastic job opportunity:

A competitive salary package, tailored to your experience level.

8% holiday pay to fully enjoy your well-deserved time off.

A comprehensive pension scheme to ensure a secure future.

Your workspace

Aside from our benefits, you will work at our vibrant workspace, at the heart of Rotterdam's Groothandelsgebouw, right next to the central train station.

Our rapidly growing team of IT and Product Developers, Sales, Marketing, and Legal experts embrace an informal, but professional work atmosphere.

We nurture a healthy work-life balance, and prioritise collaboration.