More about the job
Who we are:
At ACT Commodities we trade environmental products and help our clients reach their environmental and sustainability objectives through trading products such as carbon offsets, environmental certificates and many others. We help our clients maximize their profits whilst reducing risk by utilizing our knowledge and network. We are a young-minded company with 170+ ambitious people from all over the world, all working in an open environment where no day is ever the same.
What you will do:
Are you (looking to become) an in-house counsel and do you want to be part of the decision making, build a long standing relationship with the business and create tailor-made solutions?
Our quickly growing international business, especially in French markets, has created a need for a Legal Counsel, French law qualified, to join our other colleagues in the Legal department. We are looking for someone who is commercially driven to be a trusted legal adviser close to the business, and who wants to be a part of the decision making process.
You will have the opportunity to be part of a dynamic work environment where you can make a direct impact. But it is not all easy, as you need to be a skilled stakeholder manager, able to juggle incoming urgent questions and projects with different priorities at the same time. Your ultimate goal will be to work closely together with the traders and managers and add value to existing activities by providing tailored advice and guidance to all stakeholders. In summary your tasks will be:
- Advising on deal transactions;
- Being involved in drafting agreements, client proposals, complaints and litigation;
- Researching regulatory developments on French environmental markets;
- Discussing transportation terms;
- Drafting, negotiating, standardizing and optimizing contracts.
Who you are:
- University degree and 5-8 years of working in French law;
- Experience in a French law firm;
- Specialized in international contracts (commercial contracting and litigation);
- Native French speaker and excellent knowledge and use of English;
- Skilled stakeholder manager, working well under pressure;
- Self-starter mentality, good at working independently;
- Entrepreneurial spirit, commercially minded, loves a fast-paced environment;
- High attention to details and ability to act swiftly on the spot.
What we offer:
- Competitive remuneration and corporate bonus and pension scheme;
- Business- and communication-related trainings;
- Relocation budget and NS business card (when applicable);
- Exciting quarterly target incentives;
- Kickboxing and football;
- Friday afternoon drinks;
- In-house Life Coach.
Room to keep improving
Becoming the best I can be
Because at ACT we get things done together.
That’s what we call collaborative trading because together we…
A training program that fits like a glove.
We want you to develop your skills and talent in the best possible way. Therefore you will enter our unique and personally tailored on-the-job training program with only one goal: to enable you to reach your full potential.
Score great deals and awesome goals.
On top of developing your skills you can also develop your foosball skills. But be aware for our goal getter Paul! Are you more in for a game of table tennis? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
All ingredients for success.
We enable you to reach your full potential. Therefore you will get all the knowledge and training necessary to develop your talents and become successful.
It’s more than a career.
You will be part of our enthusiastic and entrepreneurial team that consists of more than 30 nationalities from all over the world. We work hard, but also party hard during drinks, BBQ’s, company weekends, diners, boat trips and so on. So bring your smile and join the party.
Get your own personal life coach.
Working at ACT is more than just learning the right skills and expertise. We also focus on your personal development and growth. That’s where your personal life coach comes in. Because we believe that the more you know about yourself, the more successful you will be.
Throughout ACT you feel this constant thirst for excellence that allowed us to grow quickly and successfully. Within that ever-changing and dynamic environment comes the opportunity to work on things that are already set in stone in so many other organizations. This entrepreneurial spirit you feel throughout the company. From day one I’ve been given the chance to pioneer and challenge the status quo. You really can do things differently here.
I started working at ACT because I wanted to be in a working environment that would really allow me to grow. I certainly got what I was hoping for! Ever since I joined ACT, every day has been different, my learning curve has been very steep because of it.
You learn as you go and I’ve experienced first hand that if you succeed, everybody is genuinely happy for you. Everybody is willing to work hard and make the best out of every day. We are target driven, we are ambitious but always together as a team. That means when a target is accomplished, we also celebrate each other’s success. This teamspirit keeps everybody going!
ACT is rapidly growing and evolving, offering ample opportunities to expand your knowledge and hone your skills. This has allowed me to continuously challenge myself in ways I hadn’t even foreseen. For example, within the first six months of joining ACT New York, I relocated to Amsterdam to lead a global project implementation.
This was an area I hadn’t had a great deal of experience in but management had faith in me and I had faith in the rest of the team. We all grew together through the experience. If you are willing to reach higher, do better and learn more, there really aren’t any barriers at ACT.