Legal Counsel Competition Law

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Date: Mar 17, 2023

Location: Amsterdam, NL

Company: AkzoNobel

We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few meters away from one of our products. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries.

Legal Counsel Competition Law

We are seeking a highly competent Competition Law Specialist to join our team and support the Head of Competition Law in providing specialist legal advice and identifying potential risks. The successful candidate will work closely with cross-functional M&A deal teams and commercial counsels, develop the Expert Competition Law Group, and review and update the competition law portal.


•    Provide autonomous, specialist competition law advice to the business and legal colleagues on a global basis.
•    Provide competition law advice and support during negotiations and contracts, including new routes to market, distribution models, RD&I projects, collaborations, JVs, and JDAs with competitors, etc.
•    Develop the Expert Competition Law Group to support and train commercial legal counsels.
•    Work in cross-functional M&A deal teams and provide merger control and foreign investment advice.
•    Draft and update competition law protocols, guidelines, and compliance materials and tools.
•    Monitor, communicate, and act on international competition law developments.

Job Requirements:

•    Legal master.
•    Between 3-6 years of relevant working experience.
•    Business savvy and solution-oriented, used to proactively identifying and managing competition law risk across the organization.
•    Strong writing, communication, and presentation skills.
•    Excellent command of English (proficiency in other languages being a plus).
•    Experience with delivering compliance programs and M&A merger filings will be a plus.

If you have the required experience and qualifications, and you are interested in the position, please submit your application today. We look forward to hearing from you.

Become part of an outstanding company

AkzoNobel is consistently rated as one of the top employers in The Netherlands. You will join a company that is committed to achieving real sustainability. At a personal level you will also benefit from:
•    a competitive salary;
•    30 vacation days 
•    participation in the AkzoNobel pension plan; 
•    travel expenses to and from work
•    opportunities for education that will help you to grow beyond this role
•    flexible working environment 


More information and how to apply

We welcome your online application via Only online applications will be considered. If you have any questions, please contact Merith de Bock, Talent Acquisition Partner,

An employment screening may be part of the selection process. 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 28949