Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company Legal Counsel in Amstelveen, Netherlands

Legal Counsel

Job Description:

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is an industry leading technology company that enables customers to go further, faster. With the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio, spanning the cloud to the data center to workplace applications, our technology and services help customers around the world make IT more efficient, more productive and more secure.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Legal Department has approximately 500 employees worldwide in 40 countries. We provide legal advice and support that help our clients achieve the company’s business objectives in a manner that complies with applicable legal and ethical standards. Our practice areas include supporting all Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s business units as well as Ethics & Compliance, Litigation, Global Functions, Intellectual Property, Corporate, Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions as well as the support of all global regions.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified lawyer to join HPE in Amstelveen, the Netherlands. The successful applicant will join an established legal team, currently existing of 3 people, and will fulfil a varied, interesting role in an international, inspiring environment.

If you feel like this is the career opportunity you have been looking for, please apply to this vacancy (of which you can find the details hereunder).

Legal Counsel (f/m) - Full time


  • Provide qualified legal support and strategic advice to HPE clients internally

  • Draft, review and negotiate various kinds of business agreements and other legal documents, including structuring, negotiating and closing complex deals, occasionally in multi-country transactions

  • Identify, analyze and resolve complex legal issues with solution-oriented focus while pragmatically balancing risk

  • Act as Legal Counsel for the Netherlands and on a case-by-case basis also internationally

  • Manage third party disputes and litigation working closely with business

  • Support on regulatory and compliance matters, such as anti-corruption, public procurement and competition law, to help prevent non-compliance and mitigate business risks in these areas

  • Promote legal awareness and lead legal training to business teams, managers and team members

  • Collaborate seamlessly with the wider legal team outside of the Netherlands providing advice and information to other teams such as Ethics & Compliance, Data Privacy, Government Relations, Security, HR and Intellectual Property

Education and Experience Required

  • A Master’s degree in Dutch law

  • 2 to 5 years of post-qualification commercial legal experience in an (international) law firm and/or in a legal department of a multinational company

  • Ability to translate complex legal or factual issues into plain language communications

  • Broad and deep knowledge of local/regional laws, regulations, policies, and procedures

  • Fluency in Dutch and English (written and spoken) – additional other European languages skills are welcome

  • Prior experience in IT/IP law is a plus, but not essential.

  • International legal experience and/or education will be an advantage but is not a pre-requisite;

  • Affinity with and interested in Information Technology (IT) will be favorably considered.


To be successful in this role there are a number of personal characteristics we think you must have, being:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and good judgment

  • Strong analyst

  • Sense of humor

  • Energetic and proactive approach

  • Sense of pragmatism and ‘can do’ attitude

  • Ability to communicate effectively

  • Strong team orientation, still being comfortable operating independently

  • Strong commercial and business interest

  • Ability to see the bigger picture, always with the customer focus at heart

As a legal counsel for HPE’s Legal team in the Netherlands you will deal with a broad variety of legal matters. You will be part of a professional, international, dynamical and high quality working environment, where personal development is stimulated and personal initiatives are encouraged. Due to the huge variety of your legal work, combined with good understanding of the business, you have a great opportunity to further develop both your personal and legal skills as well as to build your career within our global organization.

Due to extensive social benefits, a competitive salary and shared values, HPE is one of the world's most attractive employers. Has your interest been awakened? Then we are looking forward to receiving your application.



Job Level:


Hewlett Packard Enterprise is EEO F/M/Protected Veteran/ Individual with Disabilities.

HPE will comply with all applicable laws related to the use of arrest and conviction records, including the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and similar laws and will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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We Are In the Acceleration Business

We help customers use technology to slash the time it takes to turn ideas into value. In turn, they transform industries, markets and lives.

Some of our customers run traditional IT environments. Most are transitioning to a secure, cloud-enabled, mobile-friendly infrastructure. Many rely on a combination of both. Wherever they are in that journey, we provide the technology and solutions to help them succeed.

Standards of business conduct (SBC):

The Hewlett Packard Enterprise Standards of Business Conduct (SBC) embody the fundamental principles that govern our ethical and legal obligations to Hewlett Packard Enterprise. They pertain not only to our conduct within the company but also to conduct involving our customers, channel partners, suppliers and competitors.

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Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO):

Hewlett Packard Enterprise provides equal employment opportunity to any employee or applicant without regard to sex, gender, color, race, ethnicity, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, uniformed service status, familial status, genetic information, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you need assistance in filling out the employment application or require a reasonable accommodation while seeking employment, please e-mail globaltalentacquisition@hpe.com.

Note: This option is reserved for applicants needing a reasonable accommodation related to a disability.