Rohde Nielsen is looking for a dedicated and professionally skilled lawyer to take on the position as Senior Legal Counsel.

You will be supporting within a wide range of legal areas, including within construction law, shipping and maritime law, procurement law, general contract law, insurance law, compliance matters, disputes, and HR. In undertaking such tasks, you will interact with a variety of internal as well as external stakeholders.   

To succeed in the role, you need to be practical, structured, pro-active by nature and business-oriented in your approach. You are a person who thrives in a fast-paced environment, and you possess the ability and willingness to support and advise within a broad field of legal areas and to adapt to changes, including changes that affect the prioritization of tasks. 

You will be working from the offices at Rohde Nielsen’s headquarters in Kastrup close to Copenhagen Airport, the metro and highway. 

The role requires approx. 20 days of yearly travelling, mainly to where the projects are performed.  


As Senior Legal Counsel at Rohde Nielsen, you will be part of a small legal team consisting of you and the General Counsel. You will report directly to General Counsel Lone Voigt Starris (who reports to the CEO, Jeanette Rohde).  

You will be close to where the business decisions are made, working with legal issues internationally, and you will have great opportunity to work independently and be the trusted advisor to all parts of the organization. 


In the role as Senior Legal Counsel, you will play an essential role in driving the legal efforts in Rohde Nielsen.  

Your main responsibilities will be the following: 

  • Proactively supporting the project department before, during, and after contract award. 
  • Drafting and negotiating all types of contracts, including cooperation agreements, charter contracts, joint venture agreements, purchase contracts, supplier agreements, etc. 
  • Generally, advising and supporting the business within a variety of commercial legal areas, such as company law, construction law, shipping and maritime law, insurance law, etc. 
  • Managing international litigation in close cooperation with the company’s external legal counsels.
  • Assisting in relation to HR matters. 
  • Advising on and managing compliance matters (e.g., in relation to GDPR related issues). 


Reporting to: General Counsel Lone Voigt Starris 

Title: Senior Legal Counsel 


Education: You are a qualified lawyer (cand.jur., cand.merc.jur. or international equivalent) with a strong academic legal background combined with not less than 5 (and potentially several more) years of practical experience within relevant legal areas, preferable from a commercial environment such as a law firm and/or a group function in a larger private company. 

Legal areas: You have competences within corporate and commercial law. Experience with construction law, maritime and shipping law, insurance law or procurement law, would be an advantage. Further, you have solid contract law experience and are experienced in structuring, preparing, and negotiating terms and conditions of different types of commercial contracts. You may also have experience with compliance and GDPR. 

Industry: Ideally, you have practical experience from the construction and / or shipping industry, or from a construction or shipping department of a law firm.   

Language skills: You have excellent written and verbal communication skills in the Danish and English languages, and substantial experience with legal English in relation to drafting and negotiating. Other languages, such as Spanish, would be an advantage.  


Stakeholder management: You can build and maintain working relationships with other professional groups at all levels in the organisation as well as externally (and have an interest in doing so). Further, you can stand by your legal position, when required, and balance the requirements of different stakeholders. 

Work style: You are organized, practical, and structured in your work style. You are pragmatic and open-minded in your approach to solve commercial challenges, and you are comfortable with taking on assignments outside your area(s) of expertise. You are further able to work independently and under pressure.  

Drive: You have a good sense for driving results and project progress and thrive in a dynamic work environment. 

Business acumen: You have a strong business understanding and can assimilate information quickly, which enables you to make clever legal choices and prioritisations. You have good abilities in balancing legal and commercial interests. 

Good at communicating and handling risks: You have strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to keep things simple by finding the right balance between important details and clear communication. You are further able to understand, assess, and explain contract risks in a simple manner and can find balanced solutions to cover such risks.  


You will be a part of a company with an ambitious, fast-paced, and dynamic environment that adopts a flat organizational structure with an open an informal tone. Rohde Nielsen offers you good career opportunities in an international working environment with exciting challenges and areas of business, where your well-being and professional and personal development are high on the agenda. 

Rohde Nielsen’s most valuable asset is their employees and the knowledge, experience, and insights they bring. This is why they prioritizes responsibility for the health and well-being of its employees and offers a competitive salary and many benefits such as access to a fitness room, a coach, healthy lunch package, social activities, and new and modern premises.  


Rohde Nielsen is a family-owned business that has been operating at sea since 1968 where it was founded by Jens Rohde Nielsen. With over 50 years of experience in executing dredging projects, Rohde Nielsen has preserved, restored, and developed coastlines and ports worldwide. As one of the largest dredging and marine contractors in Europe, Rohde Nielsen operates globally, both as a main contractor and subcontractor, aiming to be the preferred partner in projects worldwide. 

Rohde Nielsen performs coastal nourishment (in Danish “kystfodring”), land reclamation (in Danish “landindvinding”), port development, offshore work, stone installation, as well as dredging (in Danish “uddybning”) and purification in ports and waterways. 

The company operates a modern fleet of over 45 versatile, custom-built vessels that operates worldwide. This modern fleet includes a wide range of vessels such as sand dredgers and grab dredgers, multifunctional offshore ships, bucket chain machines (in Danish “spandkædemaskiner”), hydraulic excavators (in Danish “hydrauliske gravemaskiner”), barges, pumping stations, pilot boats and tugboats (“pejlebåde og slæbebåde”). Whether the work is near the coast or offshore, Rohde Nielsen offers a diverse range of units equipped with the latest technology. 

To maintain efficiency and minimize operational delays, Rohde Nielsen has its own repairing yard and logistic center in Grenaa. From there, they support their entire fleet around the clock and around the world. 

Rohde Nielsen’s headquarters is located on Amager Strandvej in Kastrup. The company employs approximately 650 professionals (seafarers and office personnel), including 40 at the headquarters in Kastrup, and 35 persons at the yard in Grenaa. Rohde Nielsen is also present in several countries, including Brazil, Australia, Germany, and Spain. 

For more information about Rohde Nielsen, please visit  


If you recognise the profile we are looking for in yourself and find this opportunity attractive please apply here and include a resume and other relevant documentation. To hear more about the position, please contact Christina Balling Schmidt on tel: +45 30103918 or Camilla Krogh on tel: +45 51261264.



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