The Legal Counsel (Employment Law) functions as a contact point and discussion partner for the business units for all employment related legal affairs.
Advises in the preparation and determination of resolving amongst others disputes and settlement agreements in relation to employees, and thereby helps to bring about a result which is in the best possible interests of the Company.
Will liaise with external lawyers in the event of legal proceedings being taken.
Gatekeeper in minimising Legal risk in relation to the matter addressed.
Provides legal advice to HR and the Business, including reviewing policies and procedures. Keeps track of new legislation and advices the Company of such and assists with the implementation of required legal amendments to policies and procedures.
Maintains contacts with business / company lawyers, takes part in study groups on various legal subjects.
Provides expertise in works council matters.
Drafting, negotiating and advising on a wide range of legal employment matters (such as but not limited : restructures (team and organisational), individual (complex) issues, TUPE, large framework agreements for outsourcing), as well as negotiating, drafting and reviewing commercial contracts.
More general commercial legal support depending on capacity (e.g. contracts for the purchase of business and customer services).
Advises in other legal areas where necessary.
Preferred education / qualifications :
Relevant years of working experience in the employment law area with a University Master of law degree. Knowledge and experience of Dutch law required.
Some level of experience of cross border employment and / or European / International employment law desirable.
Good knowledge of the law and of other specialist areas within it (e.g. contract and commercial law), and practical legal experience in a (international) business context or a law firm.
Experience in providing (detailed and) solid legal support on general policy issues.
Good organizational skills.
Negotiating skills and social skills in representing interests and providing advisory work.
Ability to interact professionally with all levels and cultural backgrounds in the organization;
Writing skills, for expressing matters, contracts, reports, etc., in legal terms accurately and inventively.
Needs to be a team player. Hands on mentality. Self-starter and independent worker;
Experience or ability to with work in a dynamic, high-paced organization.
Good level of spoken and written English needed.
The application process at Liberty Global includes a background check regarding, but not limited to employment, education, reference checks and may include a criminal background check.