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Sr Counsel Mergers & Acquisitions and Governance EAI


Rotterdam, NL, 3013 AA

Req ID:  80815
Facility:  Rotterdam-548
Department:  Strategic Transactions & Governance
Division:  Legal, Enterprise Risk Management and Re

Are you a corporate transactions attorney with experience supporting international merger, acquisition, divestiture, and joint venture activities and advising on corporate governance matters? Would you welcome an opportunity to work in a large, multinational company and support its growth, sustainability and circularity goals? 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

LyondellBasell's well-regarded Law Department is seeking an experienced corporate transactions attorney to support international merger, acquisition, divestiture, joint venture and other corporate transactional activities, as well as assist with corporate governance matters. This is an opportunity to directly contribute to the Company’s growth and sustainability goals, work with a cross-functional team and gain in-house transactional experience and knowledge of our many businesses. 

You will report to the Lead Counsel, M&A and Governance and serve as the lead attorney for major transactions across Europe, Asia, and elsewhere in the Company’s global footprint. 


Some core responsibilities:

  • Support merger, acquisition, divestiture, joint venture and other corporate transactional activities, including strategic activity in furtherance of the Company’s sustainability and circularity goals;
  • Manage all legal aspects of transactions, including advising on legal risks, coordinating document requests and diligence reviews, collaborating with functions across the enterprise, managing outside counsel, and drafting and negotiating deal documentation; 
  • Provide advice and counsel on corporate governance and Dutch public company matters;
  • Assist in oversight of maintenance of subsidiaries throughout the Company’s multinational footprint;
  • Research governance requirements and disclosure mandates and best practices;
  • Participate in the design and provision of training to internal teams, and in the development and implementation of new processes and procedures.

This is who you are

You bring expertise in all aspects of negotiating, evaluating and executing on mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. You easily connect and collaborate with internal stakeholders from other departments and follow the right procedures to advance a transaction. You are able to communicate clearly and effectively in advising the company on related legal risks and requirements. 

This is what you bring

  • Law degree and admission to practice law;
  • 10+ years M&A and other corporate transactional experience with a firm and/or in-house required;
  • Industry experience preferred;
  • Some travel required;
  • Fluent in English is a must and any other language is a plus.

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 two 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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