Legal Counsel - Netherlands


Legal Counsel - Netherlands


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About Kindred

Kindred Group is a digital entertainment pioneer bringing together nine successful online gambling brands, forming one of the largest online gambling groups in the world. Our purpose is to transform gambling by being a trusted source of entertainment that contributes positively to society. Our goal is that 0% revenue is derived from harmful gambling.

Our global team of more than 2000 people represents 60+ nationalities. When you join Kindred, you'll be part of a collaborative, diverse and inclusive team that has your best interest at heart. We are a trusting company that knows the value of a healthy work-life balance. We offer a wide range of benefits, along with an award-winning all-employee share program, which is a great opportunity to share in the company's success.


The role

The Legal Counsel for Netherlands will have overall legal responsibility and provide support on all legal matters within the local market (contracts, litigation, general legal advice, customer complaints, etc.) and work closely with all local stakeholders, including the commercial team, whilst ensuring Kindred retains its position as a trustworthy partner who puts compliance first throughout our operations. The Legal Counsel will work within a global team of 15 lawyers based across Europe within a fast-paced industry.


What you will do

Manage, oversee and execute a variety of legal tasks, including;

  • Manage various complex litigation matters and other administrative procedures  
  • Reviewing and drafting legal documents and commercial contracts including agreements for technology services, games and software licences, sponsorship and marketing agreements
  • Liaising with internal stakeholders (procurement, commercial, finance) and suppliers during contract review and negotiations.
  • Select, appoint, manage and direct external counsel representing Kindred in various procedures, both contentious and non-contentious.
  • Supervising advertising and promotional campaigns in the Netherlands
  • Providing effective legal advice and support across the business and take ownership of any type of legal support required
  • Manage customer complaints and customer litigations
  • Handling regulatory litigation in local markets
  • Monitoring, reviewing and revising Kindred terms and conditions
  • Monitoring and advising on the legislative landscape and gambling developments and drafting public statements and customer communications
  • Work with local and international trade bodies on a need-to basis providing local legal and regulatory guidance.
  • Communicate effectively and in a structured manner with the Head of Legal seeking appropriate guidance if and when required
  • Operate as a business partner with close proximity to the line organization and able to foster close collaboration with other compliance/regulatory departments within Kindred


Your experience

To accomplish the mission and fulfil the role, the Legal Counsel requires the following skills and competences:

  • You will be comfortable with reviewing laws and regulations and dealing with legal documentation across jurisdictions
  • Extensive experience with drafting and reviewing various types of agreements
  • Extensive and proven experience with handling administrative, civil and commercial litigation matters, primarily in civil law jurisdictions.
  • Demonstrated experience in simultaneously successfully handling different responsibilities, in a high-pressure environment and against strict deadlines, and building on synergies between various teams and stakeholders
  • Strong analytical and decisive skills, with the ability to prioritize and communicate key objectives to achieve organizational goals while maintaining accuracy and quality
  • A hands-on, versatile and well-organised “doer” who has proven to always go the extra mile, is a genuine team player and breathes the Kindred values, able to represent Kindred's best interests in various internal and external fora
  • Strong analytical and decisive skills, with the ability to prioritize and communicate key objectives to achieve organizational goals while maintaining accuracy and quality
  • Strong interpersonal and people skills, team player by nature and able to make fast and complex decisions and ensure buy-in from other business stakeholders based on a mutually respectable relation
  • Experience in dealing with dynamic multi-dimensional legal issues in a regulated industry
  • Ability to foster open and pro-active relationships with direct functional stakeholders


Relevant Experience

  • Professional qualification as lawyer or similar professional qualification. Minimum 4-5 years' experience in a legal role gained in-house or in a leading private practice; previous experience in a digital industry is desirable.
  • Extensive experience in one or more of the following areas: Commercial, AML, E-commerce, Media & Technology, Regulatory
  • Native level of English and Dutch proficiency. One additional European language is a plus, German speaking would be a plus.


Our Way Of Working

Our world is hybrid.

A career is not a sprint. It’s a marathon. One of the perks of joining us is that we value you as a person first. Our hybrid world allows you to focus on your goals and responsibilities and lets you self-organise to improve your deliveries and get the work done in your own way.

Application Process

Click on the “Apply Now” button and complete the short web form. Please add your CV and covering letter in English to let us know your motivation for applying and your salary expectation. Our Talent Acquisition team will be in touch soon. Kindred is an equal opportunities employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. As such we oppose all forms of discrimination in the workplace. We create equal opportunities for all our applicants and will treat people equally regardless of and not limited to, gender, ages, disability, race, sexual orientation. We are committed not only to our legal obligations but also to the positive promotion that equal opportunities bring to our operations as set out in our sustainability framework. Kindred has an ESG rating of AAA by MCSI.



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John Maughan

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