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Senior Legal Counsel



Delft, Netherlands
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Your mission
Your mission
As the Legal Counsel, your mission is to provide expert legal advice to the Board of Directors on business decisions and regulatory changes. You will partner with business teams to draft, review, and negotiate commercial agreements, ensure corporate governance compliance, and maintain legal coordination with shareholders. Your responsibilities include managing due diligence and legal aspects of mergers and acquisitions, supporting stakeholders in complex contract negotiations, and protecting Qblox’s intellectual property. You will establish a Code of Ethics, monitor legal and regulatory changes, and advise on employment-related legal matters, ensuring comprehensive legal support across the organization.

Your role & responsibilities:
  • Advice Board of Directors regarding legal impact of business decisions and upcoming regulations
  • Partnering with the business teams to draft, review and negotiate all sorts of commercial agreements and documents of any kind that create legal obligations, rights, or responsibilities for Qblox
  • Advise the Board of Directors on Corporate Governance, including board meetings, bylaws, and Governance policies. Ensure Corporate Secretary activities for Qblox’s Supervisory Board are compliant and organized in the right manner
  • Maintain legal coordination with shareholders of Qblox
  • Management of due diligence, negotiations, and legal aspects of mergers and acquisitions,
  • Ensure business stakeholders receive the right level of support in structuring, negotiating, drafting and closing complex commercial contracts and strategic partnership deals to ensure both business and legal objectives are met. Additionally, ensures compliance with Contract Management principles.
  • Institute programs and policies to protect Qblox’s Intellectual Property and Licensing and support Business Units on these topics when needed
  • Establishes and enforces a Code of Ethics and a Compliance Program to ensure ethical conduct and prevent unethical or illegal behavior.
  • Monitor changes in relevant laws and regulations which may impact operations, such as privacy, security, and safety to ensure Regulatory Compliance. In addition, ensure the execution of regular assessments to identify potential risks, as well as the design and roll-out of a Compliance Roadmap and accompanying Program(s) to address these risks.
  • When needed, advise on employment-related legal matters, including labor laws, discrimination, employment contracts, unions, and employee disputes.
Your profile
Education & experience
  • Academic degree in the practice of law.
  • A minimum of 7 years of relevant experience as a lawyer in an international business environment, either as in-house legal counsel or within a law firm;
  • Strong interpersonal skills to manage a wide range of stakeholders as well as the ability to interact with Vanderlande’s employees throughout all levels of the organization.
  • Highly responsible, self-motivated and able to thrive in an energetic, fast-paced and growth focused organization.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to think strategically and provide sound business advice.
  • Superior Legal acumen complimented by sound business-first judgment.
  • Fluent in English required, Dutch preferred.

Skills & competencies
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Hands-on, result-driven mentality.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Passion for negotiating favourable terms.
  • Ability to work effectively across functional boundaries: influence and inspire throughout the company;
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills: generates and pursues positive ideas to diminish the conflict situation and enhance relationships;
  • Excellent organizational planning and time management skills:effectively identifies and adjust key priorities and timelines;
  • Highly effective communication skills: uses a highly effective communication style that engages others and builds credibility and trust with a variety of audiences outside and across the organization;
  • Pays attention to detail and feels personally responsible and accountable for the quality delivered;
  • Decision-making: able to make decisions in situations of uncertainty or ambiguity. Weighs up various alternatives with speed and confidence, when making both routine and complex decisions.
  • Adaptivity and stress tolerance: recognizes changing circumstances and can identify what adjustments need to be made to plans, goals, strategies and ways of working.
As Qblox, we value diversity and welcome everyone from different backgrounds. We are dedicated to creating a safe and inclusive workplace where everyone is encouraged to be themselves.
About us
At Qblox, we operate at the frontier of the quantum revolution delivering advanced technologies needed to build Quantum Computers. This field is rapidly growing and will impact society on a global level. With a dedicated team of scientists, engineers and developers we are pushing quantum technology to support experimentalists worldwide with our scalable qubit control and readout equipment. Since 2019, Qblox has grown into a dynamic company employing 90+ innovative, international minds, all dedicated to the company’s mission. We celebrate equality and diversity. We are growing exponentially and welcome talented individuals who share our enthusiasm to make a difference. We’re striving to build a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, cultures, perspectives, experiences, and skills. If you are to join us, you can expect:

  • An international, interdisciplinary team of highly-skilled physicists, engineers, designers and scientists with an open working culture
  • A high-curiosity, high-performance and invigorating team dynamic
  • Flexible working hours: hybrid working options and travel allowance for commuting to the office
  • 30 days annual leave and holiday allowance
  • Company-sponsored retreats and Friday lunches
  • A modern, open office
  • Competitive compensation and participation plan
  • Opportunities for international travel for conferences, partnerships and customer visits
* Acquisition in response to our vacancies by recruitment agencies is not appreciated *