International Legal Counsel

Location: Utrecht
Language(s): Only English Required
26 Jan 2021
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International Legal counsel for EU SaaS provider

Key about us

Keylane ( ) is the leading European supplier of modern, customer-centric, SaaS platforms to the insurance and pension industry. Our in-depth knowledge and expertise allow us to help our clients transform the way they run their day to day technology and operations. By implementing our state-of-the-art solutions, we help companies to reduce cost, deliver new and innovative products to the market fast and increase customer satisfaction.

Headquartered in Utrecht in the Netherlands, Keylane employs over 750 people and delivers services to over 270 insurance and pension companies across the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the Netherlands Antilles.

Keylane has gone through rapid growth due to a “Buy & Build strategy” composed of 10 acquisitions in and outside the Netherlands since 2012. The upcoming years Keylane will keep its focus on growth and market leadership, as well as on corporate integration.

Key about your role

As our International Legal Counsel you will provide legal support and be responsible for:

• Reviewing and negotiating international sales and procurement contracts;
• Contributing to internal risk analyses, following legal developments and changes in the law and translating this into practical business instructions;
• Developing and maintaining standard contracts and contracting procedures;
• Conducting corporate governance matters (including internal corporate restructurings);
• Negotiating data processing agreement and reviewing business impact assessments;
• Managing disputes, including liaising with external counsel;
• Helping to increase legal awareness and take the Legal department to the next level.

You will be part of a small legal team and participate in the larger Legal and Risk team. You report to and provide ongoing support to the General Counsel. This team is based in Utrecht (subject to Covid measures).

Key about you

This is a role for a “getting things done lawyer”, who likes to switch from thinking to doing.


• A Master degree in Dutch law (civil law);
• 6-8 years of working experience, both as a qualified attorney and in-house counsel;
• Knowledge of contract law with a focus on IT/ cloud solutions and good drafting skills;
• Fluent in Dutch and English.


• Excellent in prioritization, astute in your advice, and knowing how to sell that advice;
• Eager to analyze complex problems, and translate these into adequate, practicable solutions;
• Cooperative, organization sensitive and down to earth.

If you have any general questions about Keylane or want to have a quick chat before applying.

Just reach out to Ingmar Schakelaar Talent Acquisition Specialist

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