General Counsel HSO (vacature gesloten) – Amsterdam


Stand-alone position with broad responsibilities where you will be able to significantly contribute to the mission of HSO: Accelerating Digital Transformation. HSO is a private equity owned globally orientated company dedicated to designing, implementing, optimizing and managing business application systems based on Microsoft.


HSO is a Business Transformation Partner with deep industry expertise and global reach, leveraging the full power of Microsoft technology to transform the way in which people work and how businesses operate, ultimately driving improvements in business performance for their clients. Founded in 1987, HSO has more than 1,800 professionals throughout Europe, North America, and Asia and is one of the world’s top business solution and implementation partners and a member of Microsoft’s elite Inner Circle representing the top 1 percent of partners worldwide. HSO has a track record of serving mostly enterprises and corporates, including: On-Running, Bossard Group, Coca Cola, Starbucks, Rolex, Rituals, Godiva and Carlsberg. With annual revenues of ca. €325m, HSO has delivered successful implementations in almost every country in the world for over 1,000 clients. HSO has an entrepreneurial, no-nonsense and work hard – play hard culture where people with ambition and initiative, thrive and grow.

To strengthen the team, we are looking for an enthusiastic General Counsel with a ‘can do’ business attitude.


You will support the organization’s business goals by serving as a true business partner, balancing legal risks appropriately against business objectives. You will also help manage the further growth of HSO. Further, you will provide legal support to management in the development of company’s M&A strategy, partnerships and organization. You will be in contact with international colleagues on a day-to-day basis, liaise with external advisors and work in a dynamic environment. You have a broad scope of work with various jurisdictions and translate business needs into (practical) legal solutions. You will report directly to the CEO.


• Master’s degree in Dutch law or international law and at least 9 years of relevant working experience in a reputable international law firm in the Netherlands or abroad (e.g. in UK, US), or preferably in combination with some in-house experience (e.g. at least a secondment);
• Experience with shareholders dynamics, cross-border M&A acquisitions;
• Skilled in advising on national and international commercial (IT) contracts, employment contracts (e.g. employee counsel dynamics), litigation and support local country teams in their legal needs;
• Flexible personality, being able to work in a team, but also independent with minimal supervision;
• It would be a nice to have if you understand cloud business applications and understand the bill of limitations and responsibilities between Cloud Vendors, Customers and Consulting/Services Vendors;
• Can-do mentality and willing to take ownership in an enthusiastic and proactive manner;
• Knowledge of English (and Dutch) on a professional level.


• Stand-alone position with broad responsibilities in a fast-growing and developing international organization, and be able to develop and grow within the role;
• Work at a dynamic private equity owned globally operating dedicated to accelerate digital transformation;
• Possibility to build a legal team in the future when there is a solid business case;
• Flexible and hybrid working conditions.


Interested? Do not hesitate to send us your resume at


More information? Contact Robert Tol by phone: + 31 6 25 25 89 21 / email: