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Counsel Sustainability & Corp Affairs


Rotterdam, NL, 3013 AA

Req ID:  82334
Facility:  Rotterdam-548
Department:  Legal Sustainability & Corporate Affairs
Division:  Legal, Enterprise Risk Management and Re

Do you have experience advising on European regulatory issues and ESG and sustainability topics? Are you ready to grow your career and help advance our Company’s future growth and strategic direction? Welcome to LyondellBasell…

This is LyondellBasell

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB): As a leader in the global chemical industry, LyondellBasell strives every day to be the safest, best operated and most valued company in our industry. The company’s products, materials and technologies are advancing sustainable solutions for food safety, access to clean water, healthcare and fuel efficiency in more than 100 international markets. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is Advancing Good with an emphasis on our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce.  The company takes great pride in its world-class technology and customer focus. LyondellBasell has stepped up its circularity and climate ambitions and actions to address the global challenges of plastic waste and decarbonization. In 2022, LyondellBasell was named as one of FORTUNE Magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fifth consecutive year. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.

This is the role

The Counsel, Sustainability & Corporate Affairs role is part of the legal team that provides support to LyondellBasell’s sustainability strategy, government relations and corporate communications function. In this role, you will focus on European legislative and policy developments, advising the European government relations team, and supporting related sustainability strategies and communications.



  • Serve as primary legal support for the European government relations team
  • Assess impacts and provide advice and counsel on pending and anticipated legislation and regulations impacting the company, particularly in the area of sustainability
  • Review and provide input on advocacy strategies and positions, responses to consultations and other public submittals
  • Provide guidance on European trade group participation strategy and participate in trade groups as required
  • Provide legal support for government subsidy and funding opportunities aligned to the company’s sustainability strategy
  • Provide legal support for sustainability disclosures, ratings and reporting 
  • Review corporate communications
  • Support development of sustainability strategies

This is who you are

  • Excellent knowledge of EU political process and governance, and experience advising on EU legislative and regulatory issues 
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation, and oral and written communication skills with experience working in an English-speaking and/or multinational business environment
  • Strong legal drafting and negotiation skills, and ability to work with various stakeholders to effectively craft and deliver policy messages and positions
  • Organizational and analytical skills, detail-oriented, and ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize work in a dynamic environment
  • Solution oriented and a positive mindset
  • Some travel required
  • Desire to contribute to circular and low carbon transformation

This is what you bring

  • Law degree and bar qualified lawyer in The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Italy, or France, or qualified solicitor in the United Kingdom;
  • Minimum of 5 years post-qualification work experience in an international law firm or company;
  • Experience in the petrochemical industry is preferred;
  • Fluent in English and at least one of the following languages: Dutch, French, German, or Italian.

This is what we offer

We offer an environment where we encourage personal and professional growth and where you will be rewarded for your performance and results. You will have the possibility to work with specialist on all fields to develop innovative solutions and to extend your national and international network. In addition, we offer you a competitive salary package. The Company's Global Remote Work Policy allows eligible employees the option to work up to three days a week from home. LyondellBasell is committed to advancing diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) to ensure a positive experience for all employees.


Please feel free to contact our sr Corporate Recruiter at natalie.backx-cornelissen @ for more details. 
Would you like to apply? Just send us your motivation and resume via the application button. The recruitment process exists of an initial phone screening and two/three business interviews before proceeding to a possible job offer a background check will be part of the process.

LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited résumés or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.

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