Commercial Lawyer

Do you want to help drive the world’s energy transition? Do you like working in a multicultural and creative environment? Then Destinus is the right place for you!

Destinus Energy develops, manufactures and services state of-the-art gas turbine systems, and is headquartered in Hengelo, The Netherlands. Our advanced turbine technology has turned the OPRA OP16 Gas Turbine into a masterpiece of technology allowing us to serve global markets with clean, distributed energy solutions.


We seek to hire a highly skilled Commercial Lawyer to join our in-house legal team. It may become a partially remote role, but the starting period will require at least 3 days in Hengelo at the production facility. The successful candidate will provide legal guidance and support to the Dutch subsidiaries active in energy/manufacturing sector, including sales, marketing, and product development and internal compliance function.

Your Responsibilities

  • Provide accurate, timely, clear, and well-reasoned legal advice and support primarily to Destinus Dutch business
  • Anticipate and identify legal issues of concern and proactively develop effective legal solutions
  • Review, draft and negotiate a wide range of legal documents including supply, service, licensing, framework agreements
  • Provide legal support to the sales and marketing teams in relation to contract negotiations, RFXs, and proposals
  • Work closely with the product development team to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and standards
  • Provide advice on compliance, incl. data protection and privacy regulations
  • Provide advice and support to the business to ensure compliance with Destinus policies
  • Ensure Destinus complies with national and international laws as well as local statutes and regulations
  • Proactively manage claims and disputes arising in relation to Destinus Dutch business ensuring swift resolution of potential claims to mitigate costs and work with external counsel when necessary

Complementary Responsibilities:

  • Manage corporate governance and secretarial responsibilities, including but not limited to filing for and maintaining business and company registrations in Netherlands, and managing legal documents and corporate records

Further development

  • Be aware of export control regulations (EU and national level) and be prepared to further educate and implement in practice


  • A law degree from a reputable Dutch university
  • At least 5 years of experience working as a lawyer and compliance specialist, preferably in industry sector or a law firm with a focus on commercial laws
  • Strong drafting, negotiating, and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of Dutch and EU data protection and privacy laws and export control regulations
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Fluent in Dutch and English


  • Learning opportunities: Language courses
  • Lineal organization and flexible working hours
  • Company events
  • Support with Relocation
  • Competitive salary
  • Diversity: We value diversity in our company and our teams. We do not discriminate based on age, race, religion, colour, country of origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability status.


  • You can work as an employee or consultant for this role.