Lead Commercial Counsel

This search procedure has been closed (21-09-2022).
Salary undisclosed
YER Executive

The organisation

Catawiki is the most-visited curated marketplace for special objects in Europe. Every week, the platform puts on offer 65,000 items from around the globe, in more than 80 categories such as collectables, art, design, jewellery, watches, classic cars and more, attracting 10 million unique users every month.

Catawiki has more than 500 passionate employees working throughout Europe to serve customers across the world. Through its protected platform, Catawiki ensures an exciting, safe and hassle-free buying experience. Every day, Catawiki’s 200+ in-house experts carefully select and value the best items to auction, ensuring that people can easily discover and buy special objects that help them fulfil their passions.

The position

We are looking for a Commercial Legal Lead Counsel to join the Central Commercial Legal team. If you’re an enthusiastic hand on problem solver looking to have the opportunity to make an impact, with a passion for e-commerce and tech; and hungry for a new adventure, an exciting job and dynamic international workplace is waiting for you in the heart of Amsterdam!

Tasks & responsibilities

  • Identify the need for and provide independent, comprehensive and business-oriented legal advice in all areas of Commercial Law with a particular focus on our e-commerce and platform operations and related topics in our international markets and possible new markets
  • Provide support and guidance to other members of the team
  • Act as business sparring partner to support and enable execution of key commercial or company strategies and initiatives
  • Independently and positively manage internal and external stakeholders to push project completion
  • Manage team and large projects end to end, including prioritising & process optimisation to improve efficiency, securing results delivery within time
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide range of commercial contracts, including SaaS agreements, terms and conditions, vendor contracts, and supervising contract management
  • Identify, develop and work alongside other teams to develop, and implement Catawiki standards in guidelines, contract templates, standard clauses and other consistent legal terms and provisions. Develop and negotiate new commercial initiatives or deals.

Candidate profile

  • You are a fully qualified lawyer in (EU) commercial law with an international mindset
  • You have a minimum of 8 years of (lead) experience in general Commercial Law, with a strong focus on e-commerce, tech related, commercial and/or regulatory law
  • Experience with the EU regulatory related to e-commerce and online platforms
  • Worked in the retail, Tech or e-commerce/online marketplace industry
  • You have experience in international business and negotiating cross-border agreements
  • In house working experience in a multinational company
  • You are fully proficient in English, other languages are a plus

The offer

This is your chance to become part of a fast but sustainable growing tech company! You will have an exciting role in a young, fast-growing, dynamic & international organisation. You'll be part of an enthusiastic, highly motivated team of 500+ international Catawikians; you'll have big responsibilities and can really create something. Additionally you can expect:

  • Working with a top notch team acting on a champions league level in a super complex dynamic environment; you will learn a lot
  • A diverse and international team with over 50 different nationalities
  • A great office located in the heart of Amsterdam with an easy-going atmosphere
  • Our entrepreneurial environment encourages everyone to take initiative and experiment with new ideas. You’ll actively contribute to the growth of the Catawiki platform
  • Tailor-made trainings to facilitate your personal and professional growth
  • The fun part! Our Activity Committee plans everything from ‘CataFooty’ to International Food Festivals, Friday Drinks, Board Game Nights, Pub Quizzes and Boot Camps
  • Stock Options: All Catawikians are granted 100 Stock Options after 12 months of service
  • And there’s more! Paid holidays, holiday allowance and a fantastic pension plan paid for by Catawiki


You are invited to apply for this position by following the link below.

This search procedure has been closed (21-09-2022).

About this headhunter - YER Executive

YER Executive is een specialistisch label binnen de YER Group B.V. Dit internationale werving en selectiebureau is al ruim 30 jaar marktleider in carrièrebegeleiding van hoogopgeleide professionals. Vanuit de 9 Nederlandse, en 3 Amerikaanse kantoren, richten de consultants zich exclusief op specialistische hbo- en wo-functies, management- en directieposities. Door deze exclusiviteit zijn de consultants een verlengstuk van hun opdrachtgevers. Samen met de specialisaties op verschillende vakgebieden, zijn de consultants dus altijd de ideale businesspartner voor kandidaat of werkgever. 

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