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Legal Counsel

Amsterdam · Full time · Legal Generalist

Stage Entertainment

Stage Entertainment is one of the world’s largest musical theatre producers and owners. We have offices and own theatres across Europe and in New York and produce some of the biggest titles in musical theatre. Our international show portfolio ranges from iconic titles such as Mamma Mia!, Chicago, Lazarus, Disney’s The Lion King and Aladdin to originally developed work from within the group such as Anastasia and Tina – The Tina Turner Musical, a wide variety of shows that excite broad audiences from London to New York, from Madrid to Hamburg, and from Amsterdam to Paris.  ‘Touching hearts, creating memories’ is our mission and with 3,000 brilliant, talented, diverse individuals worldwide we deliver a premium experience to those +7 million people who visit a Stage Entertainment production or venue each year.

We live, breathe and dream live entertainment, are connected by a shared passion and put our heart and soul into everything we do. We respect everyone’s talents and embrace our differences and the unique role we each play in the bigger team. Regardless of who you are or where you are from. We bring people together. That is at the heart of everything we do. When we create, produce or perform.

Stage Entertainment is part of Advance Publications, Inc., an American media company. Directly and through various subsidiaries, the group owns amongst others Condé Nast and is the majority shareholder in Reddit.

As a leading company we have the unique combination of sophisticated creative and business capabilities, while we keep pace with change, always explore new directions and look for ways to improve and innovate.  

Are you our Legal Counsel who shares our passion and dares to challenge and likes to be challenged?

Overview of the Legal Team

The Group Legal Department function is the Centre of Excellence for Legal that services the different functional areas and countries we are producing live entertainment in. The team is led by the Group Director Enabling Services (who is the General Counsel and leads the HR department)

The way the Legal function operates is based on the 'One Company' philosophy of intensive co-operations with a closely-knit international legal expert community.

Your responsibilities include:

You will be the point of contact for the business (in the Netherlands and throughout the world). An important part of your time will be spent on drafting, reviewing, negotiating of contracts, which include commercial contracts, investment contracts, lease agreements, ticketing agreements. Furthermore, you will be monitoring (together with the Group Director Enabling Services and the Corporate Legal Coordinator) the obligations under the global financing and security package as well as mitigating risks, ensuring compliance thereof, and creating awareness within the operating entities. In conjunction with the Corporate Legal Coordinator/Legal Tech Specialist you will be involved in the corporate activities throughout the Stage Entertainment Group. In addition you will advise in the area of privacy, data protection and insurance. Important part of the role is to provide pro-active, pragmatic, practical and analytical legal advice.

You?

  • Are a qualified LL.M lawyer (Dutch, UK or German)

  • Have at least 3 years of relevant experience gained as a (corporate) lawyer and/or as an in-house counsel with an international operating company

  • Have sound knowledge of commercial and corporate contracts

  • Are a team player, pro-active smart lawyer and good negotiator with a pragmatic approach and determined to achieve high-quality results

  • Are fluent writing and speaking skills in Dutch, English and/or German

What is in it for you?

  • You will make a big impact and work in a diverse, passionate and international team that is full of co-creation and expertise to deliver the best performance

  • You will be working with the global team leading our worldwide business, and your input will significantly contribute to the global strategy and expansion

  • An inspirational, exciting, inclusive work environment with flexibility to also work remotely, e.g. from home 

  • We take your development seriously and offer a.o. online trainings via our Next Stage Campus

  • And you will get a competitive salary package and employment conditions

Do you own your actions and take responsibility for results, dare to challenge and like to be challenged and you do this with by putting your heart and soul in it? Then we are looking for You!