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Job Description

This is a broad role which would best suit someone who is keen to join a dynamic, professional, and innovative Legal team where team spirit is key and working together is fun. You will support Marktplaats and 2dehands at an exciting time as we reshape our businesses to be set up for our ongoing success in the future.

Amongst other responsibilities you will:

  • Liaise with the business teams and act as their legal advisor – supporting them in all legal matters, keeping an eye on business strategy

  • Draft, understand, negotiate and close a wide range of commercial agreements

  • Independently coordinate with local and global functional teams, including Privacy, Sales, Customer Support, Finance, Tax etc.

  • Carry out product reviews in close collaboration with the product and tech teams, driving the business forward while connecting the dots and protecting the company

  • Develop strategies together with the central teams to ensure continuous awareness of regulatory topics within the company and help teams to navigate the Digital Law landscape

  • Be responsible for the company's compliance matters

  • Manage external lawyers where specialist advice or additional capacity is required

We are looking for an energetic team player with:

  • 5 - 7 years work experience as Dutch qualified lawyer in a top tier law firm and/or as inhouse

  • proven experience in e-commerce law, IT, IP and/or privacy, drafting and negotiating complex commercial contracts

  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate closely with people across the (global) business

  • a practical focus, resolution skills and the confidence to advise in real time and to communicate clearly

  • the ability to find the right balance between business/commercial and legal interests

  • demonstrated proactivity and aptness at prioritising tasks

  • the ability to work with little supervision in a fast-pacing environment and you will be flexible with the scope and variety of projects to be undertaken

  • a sense for business process excellence and its continuous improvement

  • fluent in Dutch and English (written and oral)


  • Competitive compensation package
  • Opportunity to shape the way we work. Your feedback and opinions are valued at all levels of the organisation
  • Benefits including stock purchase plan and annual bonus plans
  • Flexibility to work when and how you want - flexible hours, autonomy to set your own agenda, choice of phone and computer
  • Smart Working Policy - work remotely some of the time, balanced with time in the office together with your team - between 5 and 45 days per quarter in the office depending on each team.
  • 'Work from anywhere' weeks - up to four weeks working from anywhere, as long as you have an internet connection!
  • Career development, including language classes and Adevinta Academies: specialised content built by our experts on Machine Learning, Agile, Leadership and more
  • 26 days of holidays, Commuter allowance, Subsidised gym membership + monthly massage, Life insurance, retirement plan and generous family leave

Company Description

We're Adevinta, a global leader in digital marketplaces. Our household name brands, including Marktplaats in the Netherlands, mobile.de in Germany and leboncoin in France, reach hundreds of millions of people every month.

We're all about matchmaking, and our sites help people find whatever they're looking for in their local communities – whether it's a car, an apartment, a sofa or a new job. Every connection made or item found makes a difference by creating a world where people share more and waste less.

Our brands are supported by global Tech Hubs in Barcelona, Amsterdam, Paris and Berlin. Their goal is to develop common global products and innovation platforms which all of our brands can use. This means using cutting edge technology to create highly scalable, customisable and secure products and components that free up development time and leverage our access to global data.

Adevinta is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status.

If you feel like you don’t meet all of the requirements for this role but are interested, please consider applying anyway. Research suggests that women and individuals from underrepresented groups may self-select out of opportunities if they don’t meet 100% of the job requirements. We strongly encourage people from historically excluded groups to apply and look forward to speaking with you.


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