Legal Counsel Inhouse

Requisition ID:  7793

A powerful combination

It’s never been a more exciting time to join our organisation. Tricor and Vistra have now merged to form one organisation, which means we’re now a powerhouse of over 9000 colleagues in 50+ jurisdictions across the globe. We’re seizing the opportunity to create a purpose-led organisation that will unlock significant value for our business, our clients, and our people. 


Vistra Netherlands is recruiting an energetic and experienced Legal Counsel for the In-house Legal Department to take on a central role within our dynamic global organization. The In-house Legal Department is responsible for Vistra’s legal affairs in the Netherlands.


As a Legal Counsel within the In-house Legal Department, you will be responsible for a variety of local and cross-border corporate and commercial legal matters (e.g. contract negotiations, client termination, claims and proceedings management and corporate housekeeping). In addition, you will take part in the Vistra Risk Committee, provide employee training on legal subjects and coach the Junior Legal Counsel. For this position, it is essential that you have a flexible mindset and the drive to really understand the business. You have strong communication skills and a strong personality.


You will work closely with the Head of Legal and the Junior Legal Counsel. You need to be available for a minimum of 32 hours and you will be based in our Amsterdam office/work remotely.


Key responsibilities


  • Act as a value added business partner by providing accurate, pro-active, professional and solution orientated legal support and advice on a wide array of topics linked to running a company providing trust services, corporate services, depositary services and escrow services;
  • Act as an advisor to the management team;
  • Assist Head of Legal with review of (complex) in-house contracts, complex legal matters, business partnership and management of (potential) claims & proceedings;
  • Legal assistance in connection with in-house (Group) projects and development of new products;
  • Member of Vistra Risk Committee;
  • Responsible for in-house corporate housekeeping (including works council requests as required) and any other in-house related matters;
  • General in-house GDPR assistance;
  • Development of legal documents;
  • Provide training across the organization on legal matters.


Key requirements


  • In-depth knowledge of corporate and commercial law, GDPR knowledge is a plus;
  • Excellent command of the Dutch and English language, both written and verbal;
  • A strong personality, accurate, independent, self-starting, pragmatic and a team-player; 
  • Daring to engage with the business without losing sight of the reputation and values of Vistra;
  • 4+ years’ work experience, gained as a lawyer within a law firm and/or as an in-house legal counsel, preferably in an international environment;
  • Experience within financial services is a plus;
  • Completed a Bachelor's and Master’s degree in Dutch Law (preferably civil law or corporate law).

Company Benefits


A challenging position in an ambitious organization where no day is the same. A company with a view to the future where you can grow together with and, above all, put your own stamp on. In addition, we offer:


  • Market conform remuneration and benefits (e.g., allowance to travel to work);
  • 8% holiday allowance & 26 days off per year plus 1 flexible public holiday. The option to buy (max. 5) vacation days;
  • Collective pension scheme, non-contributory, option to voluntary save extra with a maximum of 5,4%;
  • Vistra Bonus Plan, based on Vistra Group performance and individual performance;
  • Learning and training, i.e., via our digital learning environment ‘Vistra Skills Platform’;
  • Work laptop;
  • The possibility to work partially from home and a fee to set up your home office;
  • Our Well-being program (Open Up);
  • Employee discounts via Benefits at Work;
  • Bike riding via the bike scheme;
  • Free coffee, tea, soft drinks and fresh fruits in our office.


Around the world, our staff volunteer time as well as raise funds for groups and organizations in their local communities. Vistra supports employees’ charitable efforts by encouraging engagement in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives and projects to improve our impact as a company. ​You could participate in team volunteering activities to support your communities, with one day per year being paid for. Don’t have the time? With Payroll Giving it will be easier and more financially attractive for you to donate to charity.

We value interdepartmental collaboration, work as ONE Vistra throughout the world and of course get to know each other better outside of work at our DoMiBo’s (Thursday Afternoon Drinks). We look forward to getting to know you better as well!


If you are excited about working with us, we encourage you to apply or have a confidential chat with one of our Talent Acquisition team members. Our goal is to make this a great place to work where all our people can thrive. We hope you join us on this exciting journey!



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