Legal Counsel

Permanent employee, Full-time · Breda, Amsterdam

The job
Parakar is a dynamic, sparkling and progressive club! With a team of 55+ HR specialists, we provide a range of global outsourced HR and payroll management services in 10 countries within Europe. What kind of services you might wonder? Outsourced human resource management, HR consulting and management, payroll, immigration and everything that comes with it. At Parakar, we deliver effective solutions repeatedly by interweaving local expertise with international experience.
Parakar's head quarter is located in Breda, the Netherlands, and we also have several offices across Europe. We believe in a future of work, where organizations and professionals of all generations should always be able to work together, regardless of when, how and where. To make this possible, we are looking for driven professionals who want to take up this challenge with us.
At Parakar, you are central, because we believe that without satisfied people, there are no satisfied customers. This means that we like to invest in your development, understand that flexibility is a must and that all that hard work should be compensated with a lot of fun and a good salary. So, if you think you have the Parakar DNA, we would love to talk to you! 

The position

 We are looking for a highly qualified Legal Counsel with an international mindset to oversee the legal aspects of our dynamic and fast-paced business. As a key member of our small team, you will play a pivotal role in safeguarding our reputation and ensuring legal compliance across various facets of our operations. You will work independently on both active and future cases and effectively ensure legal conformity and minimize probability of exposure. Your duties in this role will include:
  • Providing legal advice and supporting on matters related to international employment law, corporate law, and data & security law to in-country teams and leadership.
  • Ensuring that the company’s operations are compliant with international laws and regulations, proactively identifying risks, and proposing mitigation strategies.
  • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a wide range of commercial contracts.
  • Assisting in corporate governance matters, including the preparation of shareholders' resolutions, and maintaining corporate records.
  • Advising on employment-related legal issues across multiple jurisdictions.
  • Ensuring organizational policies and practices are compliant with GDPR and ESG regulations.
  • Managing and overseeing litigation and disputes, coordinating with external legal counsel if necessary, and advising on dispute resolution strategies.
  • Providing training to the company on disputes, legal compliance, risk, and relevant new laws and regulations.
  • Providing clarification on legal language or specifications to everyone in the organization;
  • Participating in strategic projects with cross-functional teams to support the company's vision and growth.
  • Acting as the spokesperson for lobbying activities and liaising with major industry partners, including WEC, to advocate for and shape policies that benefit the organization and the international employment sector.

This is your job if
  • You have 3-5 years of proven experience as a Legal Counsel in an international business environment, preferably also trained as an outside counsel;
  • You have a MA in law;
  • You are based in the Netherlands and fluently in English, any other language of the countries we work (such as Dutch, French, Spanish, German) in is an advantage;
  • You have excellent knowledge and understanding of European labor law, corporate law and contractual law;
  • You have a full comprehension of the influences of the external environment of a corporation;
  • You are able to create legal defensive or proactive strategies;
  • You have a high degree of professional ethics and integrity;
  • You have a sound judgement and ability to analyze situations and information;
  • You have outstanding communication skills and are solution minded;
  • You have the flexibility necessary to work in a fast paced and highly dynamic scale-up;
  • You have an entrepreneurial mindset to offer Parakar the decisions they need for the company;
Our offer
  • A starting salary of between €2950 and €4350 gross per month (depending on your experience); 
  • Possibility of part-time work (minimum 32 hours);  
  • A very dynamic international working environment in a prime location in Amsterdam or Breda;
  • An annual development budget of EUR 1000;
  • 31 vacation days;
  • A bonus potential of 10% (50/50 based on company vs personal goals);
  • Reimbursement of your basic health insurance;
  • Annual team event together with all your international colleagues
  • We want to invest in you to become a subject matter expert within our team, so that we hope to grow further with your help;
Yes, give me the job!
Are you ready for the challenge of working as ​a Legal ​Counsel at Parakar? Send us your CV and a cover letter in which you tell us why you are the most suitable and motivated candidate for this role. Also let us know when you might start and feel free to share your expectations. We are looking forward to it!
About us

Parakar Group is an organization offering a wide spectrum of services in the domain of globally outsourced HR- and payroll management. Our focus is on providing solutions to companies worldwide that want to expand their business to European countries by hiring local talent and on individuals worldwide that want to come to work here. For them we setup compliant employment relationships that go not only across the geographical borders but also across business cultures, statutory and legal context. Our services include outsourced employment management, HR-consulting and -management and payroll accounting, work process management, relocation services, and much more related subjects.

Once our clients established a successful business, we help to make the next steps in their European expansion, which can include setting up and managing their own entities.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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