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Quick Facts


Advices Damen companies on various aspects and areas of law and is in particular involved in contract negotiations with customers and suppliers all over the world.

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Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Provide legal advise to the business in all areas, including company law and company position and other corporate issues;
  • Supports the sales team during negotiations with drafting contracts and aligning or revision of appendices of the commercial contract and ensures consistency with the terms and conditions of the subcontracts;
  • Ensures compliance with company policies and applicable laws and regulations;
  • Review and advise management on legal implications of internal and external policies and procedures;
  • Review progress of outstanding litigation and liaise with and manage external lawyers and/or legal advisors;
  • Review and reporting of major contracts and other documents;
  • Prepare, review and modify contractual instruments to assist and support various business activities;
  • Negotiate, review and/or draft documentation for (general) business transactions and prepare and advise the management.

Your Profile

  • Master degree of Dutch law, preferably contract law;
  • Extensive experience as in-company Legal Counsel;
  • Experience in international (shipbuilding) business or manufacturing / construction business;
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of contract law and general company legal counsel practices;
  • Accurate and quality-oriented;
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills;
  • Good command of the Dutch, English and German language;
  • Ability to frequently travel long distances and work abroad also for longer periods all over the world.

Company Information

Damen Shipyards Group is established in 1927 and is a 100% Dutch family owned international group of companies which operates 34 shipbuilding and repair yards, employing 10,000 people worldwide. Damen has delivered more than 6,000 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers some 200 vessels annually to customers worldwide. Damen designs and builds innovative vessels and based on its unique, standardized ship-design concept Damen is able to guarantee consistent quality supported by a worldwide network of sales and services. Annual production value amounts to approximately EUR 2bln.

Damen's focus on standardization, modular construction and maintaining vessels in stock leads to short delivery times, low 'total cost of ownership', high resale values and reliable performance. Furthermore, Damen vessels are based on thorough R&D and proven technology.

Damen offers a wide range of products, including tugs, workboats, naval and patrol vessels, high speed craft, cargo vessels, dredgers, vessels for the offshore industry, ferries, pontoons and superyachts.

For nearly all vessel types Damen offers a broad range of services, including maintenance, spare parts delivery, training and the transfer of (shipbuilding) know-how. Damen also offers a variety of marine components, such as nozzles, rudders, anchors, anchor chains and steel works.

In addition to ship design and shipbuilding, Damen Shiprepair & Conversion has a worldwide network of repair and conversion yards with dry docks ranging up to 420 x 80 meters. Conversion projects range from adapting vessels to today's requirements and regulations to the complete conversion of large offshore structures. DS&C completes around 1,300 repair and maintenance jobs annually.

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Isabelle Huijgen

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0183 63 98 33


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