TAQA, headquartered and listed in Abu Dhabi, is an international oil, gas and water company, operating in 11 countries around the world. In the Netherlands TAQA explores and produces oil and gas in the North Sea and has gas storage and production facilities onshore. Globally 2,700 people are employed at TAQA, around 250 people in the Netherlands.

The legal department of TAQA NL consists of the Head of Legal and two legal counsel. The legal team supports the TAQA business in the Netherlands, mostly in multidisciplinary teams with other departments such as Operations, Commercial, Procurement, Health, Safety and Permitting. The legal team represents TAQA on legal matters towards energy policymakers and regulators, negotiates commercial contracts, advises on environmental law and coordinates litigation. TAQA, located in Alkmaar, is seeking to appoint a new
Head of Legal
senior business lawyer with external focus
Reporting directly to the Country Manager you are responsible for managing the legal affairs of TAQA in NL. You play an important role in representing TAQA towards the government, regulators and industry associations and interact regularly with TAQA’s General Counsel in Abu Dhabi. Furthermore, you will advise on i.a. commercial contracting, M&A, joint ventures, permitting and corporate law issues. Where necessary, you will engage external counsel. You will also manage and coach the other members of the legal team.


  • 10 years or more experience in private practice and/or inhouse
  • broad legal background, with a focus on civil law
  • experience in the energy industry is a plus, not required
  • strong business sense, flexible
  • management and leadership experience
  • proficient in Dutch and English


  • challenging international legal positions in the dynamic energy industry
  • working on large and complex oil and gas projects
  • an organisation where teamwork, responsibility, creativity and courage are core values
  • working parttime is negotiable

Vacature is gesloten, solliciteren is niet meer mogelijk.

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