Fonterra is a global dairy nutrition company employing 22.000 dedicated people around the world. The Cooperative is the world's leading exporter of dairy products and is owned by 10,000 New Zealand dairy farmers. Fonterra Europe is based in Amsterdam and employs a diverse and international team of 75 employees focusing on advanced (EU-sourced) ingredients for specialty applications such as infant nutrition, sports and medical applications. In order to strengthen this team, we are seeking to recruit a
Senior Corporate Counsel
responsibility for EMEA
You will work together with operational & commercial managers based in Amsterdam and Fonterra counsel in other locations. You will advise on all issues affecting the Fonterra Europe business, including but not limited to new commercial initiatives and partnerships, major projects such as M&A and joint ventures, commercial contracts, compliance related issues and Fonterra policies. Management of external counsel will be part of your responsibilities.


  • 8+ years of working experience in private practice and/or as an in-house counsel
  • seasoned professional with broad corporate knowledge, including M&A and joint ventures
  • experience with commercial contracting
  • international mindset with a sense of intercultural understanding
  • entrepreneurial and open-minded personality
  • fluent in both Dutch and English


  • being part of a truly international team
  • reporting directly to the General Counsel Global Ingredients and Global Operations based in Auckland
  • participation in projects, Global Legal Team meetings and working groups
  • 3 to 4 days a week, flexibility is key

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