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Commercial Lawyer



Hengelo, Netherlands
Posted on Sunday, July 7, 2024
Do you want to help drive the world’s energy transition? Do you enjoy working in a multicultural and creative environment? Then Destinus is the right place for you!

Destinus Energy develops, manufactures, and services state-of-the-art gas turbine systems and is headquartered in Hengelo, The Netherlands. Our advanced turbine technology has transformed the OPRA OP16 Gas Turbine into a masterpiece, allowing us to serve global markets with clean, distributed energy solutions.

We seek to hire a highly skilled Commercial Lawyer to join our in-house legal team. This role may become partially remote, but the initial period will require at least three days per week at the production facility in Hengelo. The successful candidate will provide legal guidance and support to our Dutch subsidiaries active in the energy and manufacturing sectors, including sales, marketing, product development, and internal compliance functions.


  • Provide accurate, timely, clear, and well-reasoned legal advice and support primarily to Destinus Dutch business.
  • Anticipate and identify legal issues of concern and proactively develop effective legal solutions.
  • Review, draft, and negotiate a wide range of legal documents including supply, service, licensing, framework agreements.
  • Provide legal support to the sales and marketing teams about contract negotiations, RFXs, and proposals.
  • Work closely with the product development team to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and standards.
  • Provide advice on compliance, incl. data protection and privacy regulations.
  • Provide advice and support to the business to ensure compliance with Destinus policies.
  • Ensure Destinus complies with national and international laws as well as local statutes and regulations.
  • Proactively manage claims and disputes arising about Destinus Dutch business ensuring swift resolution of potential claims to mitigate costs and work with external counsel when necessary.
  • Manage corporate governance and secretarial responsibilities, including but not limited to filing for and maintaining business and company registrations in the Netherlands, and managing legal documents and corporate records.
  • Be aware of export control regulations (EU and national level) and be prepared to further educate and implement them in practice.


  • A law degree from a reputable Dutch university
  • At least 5 years of experience working as a lawyer and compliance specialist, preferably in the industry sector or a law firm with a focus on commercial laws
  • Strong drafting, negotiating, and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of Dutch and EU data protection and privacy laws and export control regulations
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Fluent in Dutch and English

You can work as an employee or consultant for this role.

If you want to apply for this role, please send your CV and motivation letter.

Diversity: We value diversity in our company and our teams. We do not discriminate based on age, race, religion, colour, country of origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability status.