DFDS Land-Based

DFDS provides shipping and transport services in Europe, generating annual revenues of EUR 1.8bn.

To over 8,000 freight customers, we deliver high performance and superior reliability through shipping & port terminal services, and transport & logistics solutions.

For six million passengers, we provide safe overnight and short sea ferry services.

Our 7,000 employees are located on ships and in offices across 20 countries. DFDS was founded in 1866, is headquartered in Copenhagen, and listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen.


DFDS Legal & Insurance is looking to appoint a lawyer for a full time position

The department
DFDS Legal & Insurance provides professional assistance and sparring for the DFDS Group across a wide range of business units and staff functions in all legal and insurance matters and advice on current and future projects. The legal work covers various areas, but the majority lies within international contract law, carriage of goods and passengers and M&A projects.

We strive to be close to the current business in a fast-paced and informal working environment. You will report to the general counsel of DFDS. The department consists of 6 employees in Copenhagen and 3 in Klaipeda, Lithuania.

You will be responsible for:

  • Drafting of contracts in the English language
  • Advising on contracts with customers and suppliers, including negotiations, and participation in tender offers
  • Counseling on matters arising from the business in general, e.g. M & A, marketing issues, intellectual property rights, compliance matters, commercial law, corporate law, transport and tort law, and insurance issues
  • Handling of pending court cases in cooperation with external lawyers

Your profile
You hold a Scandinavian law degree, preferably a Danish Bar Exam, and relevant experience. You have worked with international contract law, are used to drafting in the English language and prior experience within transportation law will be an advantage. Furthermore, we expect you to be fluent in English and Danish verbally as well as in writing.

As a person you are organized, responsible and can translate a high level of professionalism into commercial solutions. You care about the business contexts and are able to communicate the legal issues to your colleagues outside the legal department in a clear and understandable way.

What we offer
You will get an interesting job, professional and committed colleagues and a friendly and flexible working environment. You will handle a wide range of assignments within an international and successful company with shipping, logistics and passenger activities across Europe. We offer a competitive salary matching your qualifications with pension and flexible benefits. The job is based at DFDS House in Nordhavn, only 10 minutes’ walk from Nordhavn Station. DFDS has an annual turnover of DKK 14 billion and 7,000 employees of which around 400 in DFDS House.

Further information:
If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Ole Færge, General counsel, +45 33423272. All applications will be treated in confidence.

If you find the job interesting and you fulfill the expectations, please submit your CV and application in English by clicking SEND APPLICATION no later than the 2nd of April and preferably earlier, as we will evaluate applications on an ongoing basis.

DFDS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or any other legally protected basis.


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