Junior Legal Counsel

THE POSITION

The legal department in the Netherlands is a young and dynamic team which has a strong presence within the company. The legal department currently consists of a Head of Legal, two Legal Counsels and a Jr. Legal Counsel. We are looking for a pro-active, hands-on, pragmatic and result-driven Junior Legal Counsel to strengthen the legal team in the Netherlands. This role is available for a temporary period (one year). A great opportunity to take the step into the world of first class professional commercial real – estate.

 

As Junior Legal Counsel you will have a very broad role. You will be responsible for all the legal aspects of the commercial real estate portfolio, including investment and divestment, leasing, project development and disputes, with the emphasis on lease law. You have excellent knowledge of commercial law and experience in real estate and lease law.

You will work closely with the teams responsible for the assets (leasing managers, operational managers and shopping center managers) but also with general management, heads of departments and support staff. As Legal Counsel you will be responsible for drafting and reviewing commercial contracts (with the emphasis on leases) and other commercial contracts and legal documents. Your will also be involved in handling and managing claims and disputes, giving day-to-day support to the various departments and managing external lawyers.

 

The company in the Netherlands consists of young and ambitious group of people, who are specialists in their areas of expertise and who work together to get the most out the real estate portfolio. The goals are high, and we expect a lot of our people, but the atmosphere is open and friendly and success is celebrated and good work is recognized.

 

CANDIDATE PROFILE

We are looking for an enthusiastic Legal Counsel who wants to be closer to the business and who can contribute to the business ambition of this dynamic company. You are business-oriented, pro-active, flexible, result-driven and entrepreneurial and you are able to draft concise legal analyses. Naturally, you are able to anticipate possible risks and long-term consequences.

 

Further requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Dutch Law
  • About three years’ experience gained in a reputable law firm or as an in house legal counsel
  • Knowledge of real estate and lease law
  • Experienced in drafting commercial contracts
  • Able to manage various topics at the same time with high deadline pressures
  • Pragmatic, communicative and act with integrity
  • International ‘outlook’
  • Team player, service provider mentality
  • Excellent communication skills in Dutch and English, both written and verbal.

THE COMPANY

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield is the premier global developer and operator of flagship shopping destinations. With a portfolio valued at €62 Bn as at 31 December 2017, of which 88% in retail, 7% in offices and 6% in convention & exhibition venues, the Group owns and operates 102 shopping centres, of which 56 are flagships in the most dynamic cities in Europe and the United States. Its centres welcome 1.2 billion visits per year. Present in 2 continents and in 13 countries, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield provides a unique platform for retailers and brand events, and offers an exceptional and constantly renewed experience for customers.

 

With the support of its 3,700 professionals and an unparalleled track-record and know-how, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield is ideally positioned to generate superior value and develop world-class projects.

The Group has the largest development pipeline in the industry, worth €13 Bn. Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield distinguishes itself by its Better Places 2030 agenda, that sets its ambition to create better places that respect the highest environmental standards and contribute to better cities.

 

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield is listed on Euronext Amsterdam and Euronext Paris (Euronext ticker: URW). A secondary listing has been established in Australia through Chess Depositary Interests. The Group benefits from an A rating from both Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings, and from an A2 rating from Moody’s.


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