Legal Counsel - Netherlands / Brussels
20/06/2022

Region: Brussels, Netherlands
Function: In-House
Environnement: Consultancy
Legal subjects: Litigation
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: VL/LAW/3261/22-LexGO

Dutch qualified Master in Law with 3 up to 6 years of experience in international litigation (and/or arbitration). Native Dutch with an excellent command of English. Based in the global headquarters in Brussels or in the Netherlands, subject to regular presence in our Brussels office, with possibilities of frequent travel across Deminor’s various offices.

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For 30 years, Deminor Recovery Services (DRS) (https://drs.deminor.com/en/) has been advising some of the world’s largest institutional investors on investor protection matters, including recovery of investment losses through litigation in Europe and worldwide. 

Deminor is a pioneer in this field and has been a leading force in numerous high-profile securities actions globally, recovering billions of Euros for its clients.  Deminor has funded and supported cases in 18 different jurisdictions and has offices in 7 different cities in Continental Europe, the U.K., the U.S. and Asia. The Deminor team possesses a unique diversity of backgrounds, skill sets and languages. 

Deminor assists its clients on a wide range of topics in connection with their cases, by understanding their businesses and speaking their language. The team has a strong set of values which determine the selection of cases that are funded but also its conduct with clients and partners. 

Four years ago, in addition to investment recovery, Deminor started funding antitrust actions. In 2020 commercial litigation funding was added as a third business line.  

To respond to growing interest and demands for litigation funding in the Netherlands, Deminor is now looking for a talented Legal Counsel to support the existing international team of 30 professionals with identifying, assessing and managing litigation funding investments in the Netherlands.

You will be part of a growing, international and diverse team of highly experienced professionals and be responsible for sourcing, assessing and managing litigation funding opportunities in the Netherlands. You will also be involved in funding opportunities in other markets, depending on your areas of expertise.  

You will be in charge of funding projects throughout the entire investment selection process, from sourcing to approval. You will review funding requests submitted to Deminor, interact with potential clients, their counsels and experts and negotiate funding terms. 

Once approved by the Investment Committee, you will be involved in the drafting of funding documents, monitor the litigation and the deployment of our capital and manage the case up until completion (court decision, settlement) and payment of our return.  

The position also requires significant and continuous involvement in commercial projects and activities to increase Deminor’s visibility in the Netherlands and to attract new funding opportunities. You will therefore devote time to marketing and will proactively contact corporations, law firms and institutions (arbitration centres, etc.) in these markets to introduce Deminor. You will propose and implement marketing initiatives to the Executive Committee.

  • An outstanding academic record with a major in Dutch law; 
     
  • 3 to 6 years of experience in the litigation department of a Dutch law firm or in a large corporation (with exposure to Dutch litigation work);
     
  • Experience in international litigation/arbitration and ideally in collective redress;
     
  • Native Dutch speaker with excellent command of English. Additional languages are a plus;
     
  • Rigorous mindset combined with excellent time management ;
     
  • Intellectual curiosity;
     
  • Ability to form and defend an opinion;
     
  • Team worker;
     
  • Commercial acumen and marketing skills;
     
  • Result-driven and ability to close deals;
     
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills; 
     
  • Capacity to work under tight deadlines.

Deminor provides a professional, friendly and open work environment where we appreciate the individual personalities and diverse backgrounds of each team member. 

We foster a culture of inclusion and tolerance. With demand for our services growing and the funding landscape developing rapidly, truly no day looks like the other. We invite everyone to adopt an entrepreneurial mindset and share creative thoughts and ideas. 

We offer competitive remuneration, consisting of fixed and variable elements, based on individual and firm performance. Flexible home office opportunities are available.

Interested?

Contact Karolien Eeckhoudt via email or call confidentially.
Please mention reference  (VL/LAW/3261/22-LexGO).

E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: +32 (0) 2 290 23 56
Mobile: +32 (0) 485 38 73 51
Ref: VL/LAW/3261/22-LexGO
URL: http://www.vialegis.be

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