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Legal Counsel - Dutch speaking

 

Legal Counsel - Dutch speaking

  • JR-120178
  • Amsterdam
  • London
  • Legal
  • Full time
Legal Counsel - Dutch speaking

About Equinix

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 200+ data centers across the globe and providing interconnections to all the key clouds and networks. Businesses need one place to simplify and bring together fragmented, complex infrastructure that spans private and public cloud environments. Our global platform allows customers to place infrastructure wherever they need it and connect it to everything they need to succeed.

 

We are a fast-growing global company with 70+ consecutive quarters of growth. Through our innovative portfolio of high-performance products and services, we have created the largest, most active global ecosystem of nearly 10,000 companies, including 1,800+ networks and 2,900+ cloud and IT service providers in over 26 countries spanning five continents.  

 

A career at Equinix means you will collaborate on work that impacts the world and be surrounded by endless opportunities to learn new skills and grow in varied directions. We embrace diversity in thought and contribution and are committed to providing an equitable work environment. that is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success. 

The Role

The Legal Counsel is a bar licensed attorney that drafts, negotiates and manages commercial customer contracts and participates on related projects as needed.

Responsibilities

Negotiation

  • Drafts, reviews, and negotiates Customer Contracts (including Master Country Agreement, Global Terms & Conditions, Pricing Agreements), utilizing his/her own legal acumen and or in combination with the pre-approved modifications (PAMS), to ensure contracts properly protect Equinix and are approved for the sales department by Sales managers, or other Equinix business units
  • Under the oversight of Legal Counsel, drafts, reviews, and negotiates Customer Contracts that do no conform to PAMS to ensure contracts properly protect Equinix and are approved for the Sales department
  • Liaises with various Equinix departments (e.g., sales, deal desk, finance, tax and insurance) to develop potential solutions for customer requests, seeking approvals within Equinix guidelines
  • Analyzes customer requests for information (e.g., RFQs, RFPs, and RFIs), advises commercial leaders on how best to respond, and drafts responses to ensure quick, accurate, and comprehensive follow up


Customer Lifecycle Management Tasks

  • Identifies when customer contracts, negotiations, and interactions do not comply with Equinix policies, processes, and procedures and escalates to appropriate party so they may address non-compliance
  • Prioritizes work, based on deal size and complexity, to generate the most sales and profit for the company
  • Responds to inquiries regarding contract obligations to provide contractual language


Tracking

  • Communicates status for assigned contracts to management and Sales so they are aware of status and can take any necessary actions


Customer Contracts Administration

  • Completes customer contract administrative tasks that are not performed by or escalated from Contract Managers, including but not limited to novations, price increases, renewals, amendments, customer rights, to ensure changes are properly documented
  • Responsible for any other customer contract related issues as may arise or be assigned by the Legal Counsel, Sr. Legal Counsel and/or Director, Customer Contracts (or, Vice President, Legal)


Process Management

  • Educates Sales and Commercial team members on legal review processes and procedures, legal documents, and negotiation strategies to improve sales win rates, sales process effectiveness, and efficiency
  • May be required to collaborate or lead a team-wide effort on a new process or the development of new procedures or other non-legal drafting project


People Management

  • Oversees and provides input to Contracts Managers on negotiation strategies regarding commercial contracts


Qualifications

  • 5+ years related experience preferred
  • JD or equivalent required
  • Admitted to practice law is a requirement, with qualification in Dutch or English preferred
  • Dutch and English language skills are mandatory for this role

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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