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Job Description

This is a broad role which would best suit someone who is keen to join a dynamic, professional, and innovative Legal team where team spirit is key and working together is fun. You will support Marktplaats and 2dehands at an exciting time as we reshape our businesses to be set up for our ongoing success in the future.

Amongst other responsibilities you will:

  • Liaise with the business teams and act as their legal advisor – supporting them in all legal matters, keeping an eye on business strategy

  • Draft, understand, negotiate and close a wide range of commercial agreements

  • Independently coordinate with local and global functional teams, including Privacy, Sales, Customer Support, Finance, Tax etc.

  • Carry out product reviews in close collaboration with the product and tech teams, driving the business forward while connecting the dots and protecting the company

  • Develop strategies together with the central teams to ensure continuous awareness of regulatory topics within the company and help teams to navigate the Digital Law landscape

  • Be responsible for the company's compliance matters

  • Manage external lawyers where specialist advice or additional capacity is required

We are looking for an energetic team player with:

  • 5 - 7 years work experience as Dutch qualified lawyer in a top tier law firm and/or as inhouse

  • proven experience in e-commerce law, IT, IP and/or privacy, drafting and negotiating complex commercial contracts

  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate closely with people across the (global) business

  • a practical focus, resolution skills and the confidence to advise in real time and to communicate clearly

  • the ability to find the right balance between business/commercial and legal interests

  • demonstrated proactivity and aptness at prioritising tasks

  • the ability to work with little supervision in a fast-pacing environment and you will be flexible with the scope and variety of projects to be undertaken

  • a sense for business process excellence and its continuous improvement

  • fluent in Dutch and English (written and oral)


Life at Adevinta comes with its perks! Our Adevintans enjoy the following benefits:

  • An attractive Base Salary.
  • Participation in our Short Term Incentive plan (annual bonus).
  • An excellent Equity program. This role plays a key part to the success of the organisation and therefore you will receive a piece of Adevinta every 6 months.
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program with a match from Adevinta.
  • Work From Anywhere: Enjoy up to 20 days a year of working from anywhere! Maybe not from the moon - well why not! just make sure you have internet connection!
  • A 24/7 Employee Assistance Program for you and your family, because we care.
  • Win together, lose together is one of our key behaviours. At Adevinta you will find a collaborative environment with an opportunity to explore your potential and grow.

On top of these, we also provide a range of locally relevant benefits. Wanna know more? Apply and ask our recruiters!

Company Description

Marktplaats in The Netherlands, and 2dehands and 2ememain in Belgium, are part of Adevinta: a global online classifieds specialist. The three brands are hosted on a multi-tenant platform, operated from our Amsterdam location, and are the top players in the classifieds space throughout the Benelux region.

We offer consumers the opportunity to trade their unwanted products and contribute to a greener, circular economy. We offer businesses - of all sizes, from the smallest hobbyist to the biggest brands in Benelux - a platform to showcase their goods and services online to over 11 million monthly unique users.

Adevinta is recognised as a sustainability leader and is one of only six companies listed in the Media & Entertainment industry group on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) Europe.

Adevinta is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status.

If you feel like you don’t meet all of the requirements for this role but are interested, please consider applying anyway. Research suggests that women and individuals from underrepresented groups may self-select out of opportunities if they don’t meet 100% of the job requirements. We strongly encourage people from historically excluded groups to apply and look forward to speaking with you.


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