Corbion is the global market leader in lactic acid, lactic acid derivatives and lactides, and a leading company in functional blends containing enzymes, emulsifiers, minerals and vitamins. The company delivers high performance bio based products made from renewable resources and applied in global markets such as bakery, meat, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, home and personal care, packaging, automotive, coatings and resins. Its products have a differentiating functionality in all kinds of consumer products worldwide. In 2014, Corbion generated annual sales of €770M and had a workforce of around 1,900 employees. Corbion has a collegial,informal and result-oriented company culture.The head office is located in Amsterdam and the company is listed at the Euronext Stock Exchange. Factories are located in the Netherlands, Spain, Brazil, Thailand and the U.S. and Corbion generates revenues in more than 100 countries.
The legal department, located in Amsterdam, Gorinchem and Kansas, renders services to the worldwide group.To strengthen this team, we are looking for a

Senior Legal Counsel
Senior Legal Counsel
Business partner in a commercial and R&D environment
You will provide broad legal advice and assistance close to the business in the Netherlands and abroad.You will be responsible for negotiating and drafting commercial contracts, joint development agreements, NDA’s, contract research agreements and license agreements. You will also have focus on competition law and compliance. Further, you will be involved in M&A. While acting as a senior advisor, you will work closely together with your colleagues in the legal department and the intellectual property team.You will enhance legal awareness in the business. Some international travel will be required.


  • Dutch qualified lawyer with 8-12 years of working experience, gained in private practice and in an inhouse role
  • thorough knowledge of corporate law, among which contract law and IP law
  • trusted advisor to management and the business
  • experienced in an international and commercially driven setting


  • a senior legal position that truly matters within the company
  • direct interaction with management and worldwide business partners
  • a company contributing to a sustainable world
  • a role based in Gorinchem, with flexibility to also work from Amsterdam

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