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Legal Counsel

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, NetherlandsLegal & Compliance

Job description

Ready to shape the legal landscape of sustainable energy? As the sole Legal Counsel in our fast-paced organization, you'll be instrumental in shaping Vandebron's legal strategy. If you're a legal expert with a passion for sustainability and innovative projects, read on.

Who we are

At Vandebron, we're transforming the energy landscape, steering away from the conventional to champion sustainability. Born in 2014, our journey began with Chapter 1, disrupting the market with a transparent platform connecting consumers directly to local, green energy producers. Now, in Chapter 2, our mission drives us to ensure 100% green energy availability, 100% of the time. Think smart solutions — flexible use of wind and solar farms, Smart EV Charging, and efficient energy storage.

No waiting around, we actively shape a sustainable future. Good energy, smart solutions — that's Vandebron.

What you’ll do

As the Legal Counsel at Vandebron, you'll be the legal cornerstone, navigating through the ever-changing energy market. Your mission: research, identify risks, and uncover opportunities within shifting legislation. You'll be the go-to person for all legal matters, from labor law to commercial contracts.

Dive into innovation projects like curtailment and battery storage, be the voice at the intersection of legal acumen and business strategy, and advise directly to the board in our flat organization. You'll play a pivotal role in setting up new partnerships and writing agreements that shape the future.

How you’ll do it

  • Independently handle diverse legal matters.

  • Provide pragmatic legal advice to all departments, balancing business priorities and legal risks.

  • Act as the point of contact for all legal questions within the organization.

  • Monitor and interpret legislation in the (European) energy market.

  • Negotiate, review, and/or draft contracts.

  • Directly advise the Vandebron board on legal strategy.

Who you’ll work with

You'll be a spider in the web, collaborating with every department and being involved in every project. Work closely with the Compliance Officer and the Privacy Counsel. Engage directly with the board. Collaborate on projects with grid operators and battery system operators. Connect with teams across Energy Services, Marketing, Electric Mobility, People & Culture, Customer Contact, and more.

Job requirements

Who you are

  • Minimum of five years of relevant legal experience, either as a lawyer or in-house counsel.

  • Thrives in a dynamic environment, balancing business priorities and legal risks.

  • Independent, assertive, and strong communication skills.

  • Proficient in both Dutch and English.

What’s in it for you

  • Enjoy a well-deserved break with 26 days of paid time off.
  • Fuel your brain with an €850 learning budget to grow personally and professionally.
  • Dive into new skills with access to Learning & Development workshops and programs.
  • Plan for the future with our solid pension scheme.
  • Lighten up your energy bills with a discount on your Vandebron contract.
  • Stay connected hassle-free with a €50 net reimbursement for your phone and wifi.
  • Set up your home-office with a one-time €200 allowance.
  • Split your time between our carbon-neutral Amsterdam office at the city's heart and your home, finding the perfect balance for you.
  • Enjoy daily organic lunches prepared by our in-house cooks.


If you're as enthusiastic as we are, apply now via this page. Not convinced yet and have questions? Feel free to ask them via

At Vandebron, we believe in diversity, inclusivity, and equal career opportunities. Be your authentic self, and it's entirely okay if you don't mention your gender or birthdate on your CV.