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Legal Counsel

Position Title: Legal Counsel
Location: Amsterdam

Your role

As a senior legal counsel your primary task will be assisting and overseeing the legal topics in various real estate transactions and data center-construction/procurement projects, drafting and (participating in commercially) negotiating various agreements and other relevant legal documents, primarily in the EMEA region, whilst assuring that all relevant agreements are in line with the company’s risk profile and relevant (internal) approvals. 

You will provide legal support in general by advising internal clients, being first line of contact for (emerging) disputes and/or litigation matters in various jurisdictions and assisting the various departments with respect to procurement and contracting strategies, with a focus on real estate and construction related matters. 

What you’ll need

  • A Finished masters degree in law, combined with a minimum of 5-10 years working experience as an in-house counsel within an international setting and/or within a recognized international law firm; 
  • Experience in real estate transactions (land purchase, lease agreements and leaseholds) and high-values, fast-paced (construction) projects and/or experience with CAPEX-projects is a perquisite; (preferably across multiple countries)
  • Excellent drafting, analytical and negotiating skills (English language); 
  • Speaking Dutch is a plus for the role
  • Highly organized, strong attention for detail, finish-what’s-started mentality; 
  • ability to think out-of-the-box, good judgement of knowing when to take decisions and knowing when to consult team members and/or outside counsel; 
  • flexible, team player, strong communication skills, self-motivated, able to prioritize time sensitive projects in a fast-paced expansion environment; 

A bit about us

Digital Realty brings companies and data together by delivering the full spectrum of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions. PlatformDIGITAL®, the company's global data center platform, provides customers with a secure data meeting place and a proven Pervasive Datacenter Architecture (PDx™) solution methodology for powering innovation and efficiently managing Data Gravity challenges. Digital Realty gives its customers access to the connected data communities that matter to them with a global data center footprint of 300+ facilities in 50+ metros across 25+ countries on six continents. To learn more about Digital Realty, please visit or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

What we can offer you

Our rapidly evolving business sector offers the opportunity to be part of a courageous and passionate team who work together to understand and meet the changing needs of our global customers. Join us and you’ll be part of a supportive and inclusive environment where you can bring your whole self to work. As part of our team, you’ll get to work with people from different business areas, challenge the way we do things and put your ideas into action. We’ll also give you plenty of development opportunities so you can build a rewarding and successful career with us. This is an exciting time to join our business so apply now and make your mark on our future.