Legal Counsel

The Client

TomTom Telematics is one of the world’s leading telematics solution providers, dedicated to fleet management, vehicle telematics and connected car services. Its main Software-as-a-Service solution WEBFLEET is used by businesses of all sizes to improve vehicle performance, save fuel, support drivers and increase overall fleet efficiency. In addition, TomTom Telematics provides services for the insurance, rental and leasing industries, car importers and companies that address the needs of businesses as well as consumers.  TomTom Telematics has over 50,000 customers worldwide and services drivers in more than 60 countries, giving them the industry’s strongest local support network and widest range of sector-specific third-party applications and integrations. Our customers benefit every day from the high standards of confidentiality, integrity and availability of our ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certified service, re-audited in November 2018. As of 1st of April 2019, TomTom Telematics has become a part of Bridgestone Europe NV/SA (“Bridgestone”), a subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest tyre and rubber company. Bridgestone operates in 38 countries across the EMEA region, with some of Europe’s most advanced factories, world-beating technology and leading R&D investments. 

The Legal team is based in Amsterdam. I am looking for an energetic Legal Counsel to support the global operations & leadership team of TomTom Telematics with his/her legal expertise in a highly dynamic, international environment.

Legal Counsel

  • Provide business focused, strategic and proactive legal support to TomTom Telematics stakeholders, including its leadership team.
  • Draft, review and negotiate a wide variety of international commercial contracts in different jurisdictions.
  • Pro-actively notify and train the business on (new) laws and regulations and ensure efficient and effective implementation.
  • Lead dispute resolutions and coordinate commercial litigation proceedings.
  • Instruct external lawyers when and where appropriate to ensure the best possible outcome for the business

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in law from a reputable university.
  • Experience in the IT industry is a prerequisite.
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience, ideally gained at an international reputable law firm and in a commercial in-house environment.
  • Good understanding of and experience with commercial law, technology and software licensing, in an international environment.
  • Experience with competition law, data privacy or corporate law is an advantage.
  • Excellent drafting skills, substantial experience in assessing, negotiating and concluding international commercial contracts and preferably also experience advising on corporate transactions.
  • Commercial, pragmatic and structured approach, combined with the ability to be flexible and creative.
  • Excellent command of English, both verbally and in writing. Knowledge of another major European language is a considerable advantage.

TomTom Telematics offers:

A very exciting role in the cutting-edge field of Telematics. The chance to work in a fast moving, innovative and international environment, dealing with all kind of different countries and cultures. The opportunity to fully understand and integrate with the business.

Interested

If you are interested in this position, please sent your resume and cover letter in English to Remco Abeln via mail; rabeln@mlaglobal.com

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