Smit Lamnalco, headquartered in Rotterdam, is a leading provider of safe and efficient towage and associated marine services to the oil and gas terminal industry. With over 225 vessels and close to 3000 staff members worldwide, Smit Lamnalco is dedicated to provide marine support services tailored to the operational needs of global customers in local markets.Active in almost 30 countries, Smit Lamnalco specialises in implementing international standards on safety, logistics, mooring and towage to onshore and offshore operations in challenging environments.

Smit Lamnalco’s Legal Department consists of 5 professionals located in Rotterdam and abroad. For this international team we are currently seeking to recruit a hands-on and result oriented

Head of Legal
convincing and inspiring co-foreman with business sense
Head of Legal
convincing and inspiring co-foreman with business sense
You will provide leadership and guidence to your team.Your main responsibilities are to ensure protection of business interests and to enhance global and regional compliance with (inter)national laws.You will advise commercial managers on tender documents and commercial contracts and develop a framework to achieve standardization. In close cooperation with local management and the tax department, you will lead new corporate set-ups, the incorporation of new entities and amendments to the corporate structure. You will also manage external lawyers and provide legal support in case of disputes, claim settlements and arbitrations.The Head of Legal will report directly to the CFO and is expected to travel abroad.


  • Master degree in Dutch Law
  • substantial experience in managing a legal team
  • minimum of 10 years’ experience as an in-house counsel, experience in the maritime, offshore and/or oil & gas (services) industry is an asset
  • experience with tenders, drafting and negotiating contracts with charter parties, including UK law contracts, claims handling, corporate law and compliance
  • excellent negotiation and influencing skills, strategic insights, helicopter view, the confidence and credibility to work with senior-level executives
  • fluent in English, both written and verbal


  • world-class player in specialised marine services to the oil and gas industry
  • managing a proactive, international team of senior professionals
  • ultimate responsible position in a dynamic and international setting
  • hands-on and can-do working environment

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