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
Legal Counsel
pragmatic and thorough business lawyer
You provide a full range of legal services to TAQA’s operations in NL, working in cross-functional teams in an international setting. You play a major role in representing TAQA NL towards regulators, participating and protecting TAQA’s position in stakeholder meetings. Furthermore, you will draft and negotiate i.a. Oil and Gas agreements, Gas Storage agreements and construction and sourcing contracts. You will also support on permitting and more general legal matters. It is not expected that you are an expert in all these areas.


  • 4 to 8 years 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
  • outgoing, excellent communications skills
  • 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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