American Express, the world’s largest credit card issuer by purchase volume, is a well-known services company connecting millions of consumers and businesses around the world.As a global leader in financial services, American Express has built its reputation on service, secured by trust and driven by innovation and forward thinking.The company has a multicultural workforce of around 55.000 people across 44 countries.
The European Legal Team of American Express consists of 30 legal counsel.To strengthen the Amsterdam office we are currently seeking to recruit an autonomous

Legal Counsel
self-starter with business sense and a hands-on attitude
Legal Counsel
self-starter with business sense and a hands-on attitude
You will act as legal expert for all business activities in the Netherlands and provide proactive legal advice on a variety of corporate and commercial matters.You will be responsible for negotiating and drafting various commercial contracts and provide legal support on different subjects such as competition, agency and distribution, data protection and anti-money laundering. In addition, you will advise on Dutch and EU law concerning payment services, consumer credit and consumer protection.You will also manage external counsel in legal proceedings.The Legal Counsel will report directly to the Vice President Legal in France.


  • legal professional with an academic Dutch law degree and 4-7 years of experience, gained in private practice or in-house
  • corporate and commercial background, broad legal interest
  • experience with regulated industries, knowledge of financial services industry and applicable EU and Dutch law is a preference
  • flexibele and open personality, curious and willing to learn
  • good command of Dutch and English, both written and spoken


  • challenging position in the heart of the business covering a wide range of legal subjects
  • direct contact with senior management, outside counsel and local regulators
  • an international team of collaborative colleagues with a high quality standard
  • global company with great opportunities for personal growth and development

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