Senior Legal Counsel

General responsibilities

Is responsible for client entity legal documentation, for the preparation and completion of client acceptance and client- and transaction monitoring procedure files and forms and related documentation and for the status and reporting of compliance and transaction monitoring to Managing Directors. Contributes to the internal organisation manual and risk analyses manual with the aim to sustain and improve the integrity policy of Align.

Key legal tasks

Drafting, negotiating and reviewing a broad variety of (commercial and employment) contracts, evaluate and analyse all documents, regulations and procedures relating to the legal and tax requirements applicable to client’s corporate structures and ensure that proper legal records are maintained in relation to all client companies/structures.

Contributes to the implementation of legal and compliance software.

Manages the legal team members and is involved in the in-house training of staff members on legal and compliance matters and in the recruitment and assessment of junior legal counsel, junior team members and secretarial assistants.


Commercial task to develop the business of Align by initiating, maintaining and developing relationships with potential and existing (inter)national clients and organizing (legal) sessions with local (legal /tax) advisors.


  • Master’s degree in Dutch (corporate/ notarial or tax) law;
  • Minimum of 5 years of proven experience in an international (financial) setting (law office, bank or corporate services provider);
  • Fluent in Dutch and English, written and spoken. A third language is considered a pre;
  • A team player with a high level of independency, a pro-active attitude and with responsibility for results.