Legal Counsel - Corporate

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Veldhoven, Netherlands


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3-7 years



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Published: 30+ days ago Job ID: J-00251957-760


We believe digital transformation holds the key to a better future. Without microchips, there would be no smartphones, internet or modern aviation to connect us. There would be no satellites to better understand our planet, and none of the medical technology that helps to diagnose and treat disease. ASML is a key player in the world that makes that all happen. In fact, there is a big chance ASML is part of the electronic device you’re using right now, because we are a world leading manufacturer of chip-making machines. We provide chipmakers with state-of-the-art hardware, software and services to mass produce patterns on silicon, increasing the value of a chip while making them faster, smaller and at lower manufacturing cost. Headquartered in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, we currently employ over 33,000 people worldwide, spread across 60+ offices. In 2021, ASML’s net sales added up to more than 18 billion Euro.

ASML's Legal & Compliance Department is responsible for defining and implementing ASML’s worldwide legal and compliance strategy and bears the responsibility for all ASML entities worldwide to comply with international laws and regulations, in order to minimize legal risks and to maximize legal and commercial opportunities. The Legal & Compliance Department consists of a team of highly empowered, business oriented lawyers, compliance officers, privacy professionals, paralegals and assistants, working across the globe. ASML’s Legal & Compliance Department consists of the following groups: Corporate, Legal Business and Centers of Excellence, Corporate Governance & Secretariat, Compliance, Privacy Office, Legal Operations & Strategy Execution and Regional groups in Asia and the U.S.

We are looking for a Legal Counsel to strengthen the Corporate Team.

Role and Responsibilities

Together with the other (Senior) Legal Counsels you will be involved in a wide area of corporate matters in an international environment. This includes support and advise on (i) various corporate topics and projects such as M&A transactions, corporate restructurings and financial market transactions, (ii) legal entity management, (iii) the stock administration of ASML Holding, incl. insider trading compliance, (iii) intercompany contracts, resolutions and powers of attorneys and (iv) the Annual Report process. The role combines individual ownership with shared team responsibility and not only involves working with colleagues from the Legal & Compliance Department, but also with other stakeholders such as Finance, Tax, Accounting and Treasury. You will be a business partner and act as an intermediate between internal and external stakeholders. You will be based in Veldhoven (NL) and report to the Head of Legal - Corporate.

Education and Experience

  • Masters in Dutch Law
  • 3-7 years of relevant experience as a lawyer in a challenging business environment within a law firm and/or as in-house legal counsel
  • Experience in the field of corporate law, contract law, financial law and/or mergers and acquisitions


Working at the cutting edge of tech, you’ll always have new challenges and new problems to solve – and working together is the only way to do that. You will be part of a creative, dynamic work environment where you will collaborate with supportive colleagues. There is always space for creative and unique points of view. You’ll have the flexibility and trust to choose how best to tackle tasks and solve problems.

To thrive in this job, you’ll need the following skills:

  • Business sense, with the ability to connect and build trust and to look beyond the legal scope
  • Perform with consistent accuracy
  • Plan, organize and complete tasks efficiently
  • Proactive and pragmatic Good communication skills and ability to operate as a strong team player
  • Your English needs to be outstanding both orally as well as in writing

Diversity & Inclusion

ASML is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of the company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company.

Other information

We offer an excellent remuneration and employee benefits package. Interested in this vacancy? Please apply with resume and cover letter.

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