Junior Legal Counsel

  • Full-time
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

Junior Legal Counsel

Job description

The role

As a Junior Legal Counsel, you are a driving force behind the success of your Legal Team and the Investment Management Team, ready to roll up your sleeves to create and improve processes, maintain records and coordinate communications across the teams. As you closely support your teams, you may find yourself working with multiple colleagues, clients and external parties.

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Assist with ongoing legal work relating to the (structuring of the) investment activities and/or funds;

  • Prepare, draft and collect documents for the Legal Team and the Investment Management Team. Support in creating and improving legal and organisational processes;

  • Maintain and update (legal) records;

  • Safeguarding deadlines within the Legal Team and the Investment Management Team;

  • Assist with (customer) due diligence processes.

What makes you the perfect candidate?

You are organized and can get things organized in a way that doesn’t overlooks the details. You demonstrate good communication skills and the ability to think quickly and practically. You are assertive and can work independently. Next to it you are pragmatic and you get things done. You are willing to gain valuable experience in a professional, young and dynamic start-up environment.


Must have requirements:

  • 0-3 years relevant work experience in a secretarial/administrative supporting role, either at a Dutch law firm or in a Dutch legal department;

  • Dutch Law degree

  • Experience in Dutch corporate law / contract law / financial law and/or experience in other law areas or compliance (such as WWFT) is a plus;

  • Strong command of Dutch and English;

  • Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently, self-starter;

  • Not afraid to manage multiple tasks/projects simultaneously;

  • Proactive, results-oriented with an ability to work effectively in a dynamic, ever-changing environment, whilst maintaining an excellent eye for detail.

Start: ASAP.

Availability: 32-40 hours per week.

Duration: We start with a temporary contract with the intention of extension.

Remuneration: Based on experience and knowledge.

Location: Amsterdam.

If you have any further questions about the role, please don’t hesitate to contact our HR Manager Floortje Vriezema (floortje@rockstart.com).

A bit about Rockstart

Rockstart launched in 2011 in Amsterdam as one of Europe’s first startup accelerators. Today, Rockstart is an international company that supports and empowers the best startups on their way to success across four domains: Energy, Health, AgriFood, and Emerging technologies. We provide startups with access to capital, market, community, and expertise by connecting them to partners, investors, mentors and the wider Rockstart network.

Rockstart also creates programs that are customized to boost collaboration between startups and corporates, driving faster access to co-creation, commercial partnerships, and investment. Rockstart has experience in designing and executing programs for Maersk, Shell, Dutch Ministry of Health, and many others.

Since its inception, Rockstart has invested in 200+ startups and supported them in their journey to raise more than €89 million and hire more than 720 people. Rockstart is an international team of 35+ professionals dedicated to support and empower startups to become scalable and change their world for the better.