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Legal Counsel

  • Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Job description

At Land Life, our ambition is not just to create positive change, but to inspire it. We're on a mission to restore our planet's 2 billion acres of degraded land, by planting the right trees, at the right time, and in the right place; leveraging technology every step of the way; and unlocking carbon and other new markets to fund this work. Our team is global, our impact is significant, and now we're looking for a Legal Counsel who will join our Amsterdam team and possesses a diverse set of skills. This is an opportunity to make a direct, positive impact for local communities, biodiversity and to use nature-based solutions to mitigate and adapt our planet to climate change.
Together, we create impact you can see.


Land Life is an international scale-up with over 10 years of experience in nature restoration. Last year we planted 3.5 million trees worldwide and were recognised as an UpLink Top Innovator at the 2024 World Economic Forum in Davos. Read more about Land Life on our website, and our statement of values on our LinkedIn profile.


We are looking for an experienced Legal Counsel who is driven to make a positive impact. Together with our General Legal Counsel Daan van Eek you will be responsible for managing all the legal aspects of our growing business. You will provide accurate, relevant and timely advice on a variety of legal topics related to our business, our products and our services. This includes drafting, supervising and negotiating commercial contracts. Next to this you will identify potential litigation risks and manage our litigation strategy. And you will also promote legal, compliance and risk management best practices throughout the company, through formal and informal training.

We are a fast growing company on a mission to maximize environmental and social impact, and this role is critical to helping us achieve our business goals.


  • Work in a highly engaged, rapidly growing international nature restoration company towards impact you can see;

  • 25 days paid leave;

  • Office in a beautiful location in Amsterdam, next to Oosterpark;

  • Daily free lunch at the office;

  • Weekly company workouts, work from home budget, pension scheme, etc.

Job requirements


  • Master’s degree in Dutch law. Additional Master’s in foreign law is a plus;

  • 7+ years work experience as in-house lawyer or attorney;

  • Proven track record in one of commercial, financial, corporate, administrative law and up-to-date working knowledge of other areas, such as real estate and intellectual property; 

  • Experience in drafting and negotiating financial transactional documentation;

  • Able to work independently, with close attention to detail;

  • Excellent command of English and Dutch (Spanish would be an asset);

  • Available to work at least 4 days a week. 


Does this role of Legal Counsel at Land Life sound like the role for you? Submit your CV and cover letter via the 'Apply now' button. Our process includes a brief initial call by one of our recruiters, followed by two interview rounds.

We welcome different perspectives and experiences because we believe this is the foundation for achieving high-integrity nature restoration at scale. We believe in equal opportunities for everyone and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.