Counsel - 3+PQE - Paris



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2-4 years


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Job description

Our client is a global industrial company, leader in manufacturing advanced industrial technology. The group is looking for a Counsel to join the European legal team based in Paris, France.

The Counsel role provides dedicated legal support to all businesses in Europe, with a principal focus on commercial legal matters in the UK. The role also partners closely with other subject matter experts in the Legal Department to provide legal support for a wide variety of commercial and regulatory matters. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Proactively engage with operating business to provide practical legal support as a trusted business partner.
  • Expertly prepare, review and negotiate a wide range of commercial contracts, including agreements with customers, suppliers, distributors & sales representatives, non-disclosure agreements and other types of commercial contracts.
  • Provide legal training to business teams on critical contract terms, negotiating strategies and related legal and commercial issues.
  • Partner closely with other members of the Legal Department to provide legal and strategic business advice to operating leaders on a wide variety of commercial matters, including competition, sales rep & distributor issues, customer & supplier insolvencies, marketing & advertising strategies, protection of proprietary information and initial counseling on pre-litigation contract disputes.
  • Identify legal risks in ongoing business practices and coordinate seamlessly across relevant matters to obtain input from other subject matter experts within the Legal Department (i.e., Litigation & Compliance, IP, Risk Management, etc.).

Qualifications and Essential Job Functions

  • UK law background, with a preference for a commercial background. A strong compliance expertise is also appreciated.
  • Fluent English; other European languages appreciated.
  • Minimum of 3-year relevant experience on an international environment, preferably with an international law firm.
  • Openness to manage broad range of legal areas such as commercial contracts, dispute resolution, and compliance.
  • Strong experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating a variety of commercial agreements.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, in particular practical and simple communication.
  • Have adequate international experience to handle legal matters involving multiple jurisdictions.
  • Self-starter who is collegial, flexible and able to multi-task while working in a fast paced and demanding global team environment providing timely responses to meet expectations of supported persons and business units.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving with the ability to think creatively with a sense of urgency.
  • Solid interpersonal skills and values collaboration; reaches out to team members and cooperates with the team to establish a collaborative working environment within the global Legal Department.
  • Available for travel for in-person consulting and collaboration, training, meetings and other business functions as required by the role.

For further information, please contact Anne Pichon or email your CV to [email protected].