Legal Counsel

Thales is looking for a Legal Counsel.

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You will provide support on a broad range of legal & compliance matters and be a member of the team that ensures that legal and contractual risks are identified and mitigated in support of commercial activities. Your primary responsibilities will be to draft and negotiate a broad range of commercial agreements in collaboration with internal stakeholders and in accordance with internal standards, policies and procedures in a timely and efficient manner. In addition to supporting CPL EMEA business (80%), you will also support the larger DIS business and activities in the Netherlands (20%). You will report to the director L&C in the Netherlands, with business reporting line to CPL’s VP - L&C in the US.

The main tasks are:

  • Draft, negotiate, structure, implement, manage and monitor a wide variety of commercial agreements, including but not limited to, sale side and buy side agreements, licensing agreements, cloud services agreements, master services agreements, statements of work, RFP responses, and supporting documents that are in line with Thales’ policies and procedures, risk profile, risk mitigation measures and applicable law.
  • Uphold the integrity of the business and support local experts in the implementation of legal-related compliance policies and processes adopted by the Thales Group, including those relating to anti-corruption, antitrust, trade compliance (incl. export control) and data privacy (incl. GDPR).  Train internal stakeholders on compliance instructions and policies and monitor the application and implementation of the compliance program in business line activities.
  • Advise business partners of contractual rights and obligations, provide interpretation of terms and conditions, ensure contractual commitments comply with applicable laws and actively manage and mitigate risks relating thereto.
  • Serve as a product line(s) subject matter expert, creating templates and advising in-country legal teams, management and product line about legal aspects of the product offers for which you are responsible.

You will be based in the Netherlands and work from home and our offices in Hengelo (Ov), Huizen or Rotterdam.


The ideal candidate will have a Master Degree in law and will have 4-6 years of experience in a law firm or as a legal counsel in a company with an outstanding reputation.  You have developed commercial transactional skills, are up to date on current legal issues and have an interest to work in an international and challenging environment where you, besides understanding the legal aspects, will also understand the technical, financial and commercial aspects of the business.  Furthermore, you have a familiarity with compliance responsibilities, the ability to work with a geographically diverse group of customers and stakeholders, a willingness to learn, excellent people & time management skills and pragmatic business judgment.  You are client-focused, all-around team player, have outstanding negotiating skills and a good command of English, both oral and written, proficiency with other languages (especially Dutch, French and/or German) is highly valued. 


  • A challenging job in a great team within our high-tech, innovative work environment. Includes the freedom for initiative and good ideas.
  • Room for personal and professional growth within our organisation, for example in regards to technical, commercial or international skills.
  • Valuable international collaboration with coworkers from 68 different countries around the globe.
  • A comfortable work space in a modern environment, with a focus on flexibility and the right work life balance.
  • You can usually work where and when you want to be able to do your work as well and efficiently as possible. Within Thales we implement hybrid working, where you can, for example, work from home two days a week if your role allows it.
  • A good salary, fitting travel allowance, and the ability to personalise your employment conditions: for instance, you can trade days off for internet costs, our bicycle plan, company fitness and relocation costs.
  • 40 days off per year (PTO). Yes, really.

Bedrijfsprofiel Thales Nederland

About Thales

At Thales, we act together to build a future we can all trust. Our brilliant people come together from all over the world to share ideas and inspire each other. In Digital Identity & Security, Transportation, Space, Defense & Security and Aerospace, our teams collaborate to architect and deliver high technology solutions that are both imaginative and resilient, human-centered and sustainable.  Ultimately, each and every one of them makes a huge difference to people all over the world. And so can you.

About the team


The Legal & Contracts team of Thales in the Netherlands consists of about 25 people based in Hengelo and Huizen: legal counsel, contract managers and trade compliance professionals. Dedicated to their jobs and the organization.

We work in the office as well as from home. Many of us frequently travel all over the world. We established ‘self organizing’ teams which caters for continuous learning and improving, and much responsibility to each individual in the team.

The Legal & Contracts team deals with complex legal issues. The activities exists of assisting the capture team with the drafting, negotiation and closure of (international) contracts and the subsequent execution of those contracts in the project team. Contracts in an often culturally and politically challenging environment.

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing (“CPL”) is a worldwide business comprised of a multinational team working together to support the mission of being the worldwide leader in data protection by providing everything an organization needs to protect and manage its data, identities and intellectual property.  And the CPL Legal & Contracts (“CPL L&C”) team plays a critical and important role in CPL’s effort to achieve its mission.  We have two core legal teams, one in Europe, Middle East & Africa (“EMEA”) and one in North American (“NORAM”), we work closely with our in country legal teams and the regional legal teams in Asia Pacific (“APAC”) and Latin America (“LATAM”), and with our legal counterparts in the four other business lines within Thales Data Identity & Security (“DIS”) global business unit.


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