Renewi plc, created in 2017 by the merger of Shanks Group plc and Van Gansewinkel Groep B.V., is a leading waste-to-product business. The company is ideally positioned to be part of the solution to some of the main environmental problems facing society today: reducing waste, avoiding pollution, and preventing the unnecessary use of finite natural resources. With over 8,000 employees across 9 countries in Europe and North America, Renewi has deep expertise and an extensive breadth of waste management products and services. Renewi plc is headquartered in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire (London, UK) and is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Renewi’s Legal Department, consisting of 8 lawyers (3 in the Netherlands, 2 in Belgium and 3 in the UK), and Renewi’s Integrity Management Department, consisting of 2 professionals located in the Netherlands, are headed by the General Counsel. Due to the fact that the position of General Counsel will become vacant we are recruiting a

General Counsel
based in the Benelux, willing to travel to the UK and abroad on a regular basis
General Counsel
based in the Benelux, willing to travel to the UK and abroad on a regular basis
As General Counsel you are a dedicated business partner and a trusted advisor. Besides managing the Legal and the Integrity team and acting as Secretary to the Dutch Supervisory Board, you are personally involved in specific matters such as M&A, Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance and Strategy. You work closely with Tax, Treasury and the HR Department, e.g. on restructuring, financing and works council issues, as well as with the Corporate Secretary who deals with all listing compliance matters. The General Counsel is part of the Executive Committee and reports directly to the CEO, who is based in the UK.


  • legal professional with a Dutch law degree and at least 15 years PQE
  • trained within a reputable law firm, and either with experience in a comparable ultimate responsible in-house position or with experience in management at a law firm
  • thorough knowledge of broad corporate law and contract law, gained in an international environment
  • can-do attitude in combination with a pragmatic and proactive approach, strong negotiating skills
  • decisive and self-confident person who values open communication and personal integrity, yet sensitive for internal relationships
  • fluent in English and Dutch


  • senior position, ultimate responsibility for both Legal and Integrity
  • member of an international Executive Committee, consisting of the CEO, the CFO and 10 Division and Staff Directors
  • within a large and financially stable business that is committed and passionate about her mission: waste no more
  • flat organisation structure, short lines of communication, inspiring workplace
  • flexibility regarding work location in the Benelux, frequent travel to the UK and within Europe

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