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Legal Counsel

Breda, NL, 4817 ML Almere, NL, 1322CJ

SD Worx is a leading European provider of Payroll & HR services with global reach. We have offices in Europe and an office in  Mauritius. Our goal? We bring people solutions to life. So companies of any size can turn Human Resources into a source of value for the business and the people in it. Our people solutions span the entire employee journey, from getting people paid to attracting, rewarding, and developing talent.



Company lawyer 

The Corporate Legal department of the SD Worx group (Headquarters in Belgium) is seeking a full-time in-house Legal Counsel. You will be part of a team that provides advise to the business of the SD Worx group (a worldwide Payroll and HR services provider) on a wide range of legal questions, with a focus on commercial law, contract law and IT law.  
The current legal team works from Belgium (HQ), Germany, Sweden and United Kingdom and consists of 11 legal counsels. You will be hierarchically reporting to one of the two Head Counsels. 




  • Give sound yet clear, cost-effective and highly practical legal advice in order to support SD Worx management and operations and to ensure their compliance with legal requirements;
  • Provide proactive legal knowledge and assistance on all aspects of the SD Worx business;
  • Prepare, review, and negotiate a wide range of agreements (e.g. customer agreement, supplier agreement, partnership agreement, etc.), while ensuring that all agreements strike an appropriate balance between risk and reward for SD Worx;
  • Represent and ensure the effective handling and successful resolution of disputes and negotiations;
  • Ensure compliance with national and European law through monitoring, interpreting and advising on current and new relevant legislation and case law;
  • Responsible for the local communication, implementation and training of the corporate SD Worx policies, templates, guidelines and processes with respect for specific local needs
  • Actively contribute to the development and delivery of the SD Worx strategic, business and operational plans;
  • Actively contribute to the digitalization of the legal department;
  • Create legal templates and best practices, based on corporate guidelines;
  • Support selection of and manage cooperation with local advisors/experts.




  • a university degree in law obtained in the Netherlands; 
  • Have approximately  5  years’ post qualification legal experience in a well-reputed law firm and and/or as an in-house legal counsel (preferably within an international company);
  • Have varied training and post qualification experience in one or more of the following areas are considered to be a plus: IT law, commercial (contract) law (B2B+B2C);
  • Have excellent knowledge (verbal and written) of Dutch and English. Good knowledge of other languages (such as Spanish or Polish) is considered to be an asset;
  • Possess first-rate analytical, communication, negotiation and contract drafting skills;
  • Be business oriented, practical, pragmatic and combine a risk aware working style with a no nonsense and hardworking attitude;
  • Be a team player, but must be able to work autonomously;
  • Have the ability to develop strong working relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders;
  • Have the intellect to deal with complex issues and planning activities and the ability and willingness to take responsibility for difficult decisions;
  • You are self-confident: you dare to speak up in meetings, pointing out legal risks to business, escalating risks to higher level if needed, you are able to push back minor topics to be able to prioritize important matters;
  • Be stress-resistant and able to work under pressure;
  • Be open to occasionally travel within Europe.




SD Worx offers you the opportunity to be part of an exciting, growing and worldwide business.  We offer you an intellectually stimulating job with a lot of variety, autonomy and responsibility together with an attractive remuneration package in accordance with your education, experience and skills (including various attractive extra-legal advantages).

You will be part of an enthusiastic, dynamic and experienced team of legal professionals, working in Belgium (HQ), Germany, Sweden and United Kingdom and consists of 11 legal counsels. Other locations are possible. 


SD Worx offers you, besides a competitive salary and benefits package, the autonomy and flexibility to take ownership of your work.  With the possibilities of flexible working hours, homework, working from other offices,… you can organize your own work.

For us, learning and innovating are like breathing, inspiring us to always go beyond.  We offer multiple trainings, projects… where you will learn from experts or in practice. From the start you will be engaged in your team, where we share knowledge, talents and celebrate our differences.

From many places, we work as one, moving from better to best together.


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