Our client is a major international manufacturing and production business, with global operations across 20 countries, over 20,000 employees and revenue in the multi billions, looking to hire a European in house legal counsel. Well known as an innovative company, the are often at the cutting edge of their industry, pioneering new production and design techniques, that are both efficient and good for the environment. Culturally, the business aims to create an environment where excellence, trust, and teamwork are paramount, where employees feel genuinely valued, and where everyone can work to their full potential.
Joining a well established global legal team, you'll have direct responsibility for key areas of the business. You'll take on a wide ranging in house legal counsel role, with diverse responsibilities across heavyweight commercial contracts, framework agreements, corporate operations, compliance, and litigious matters. Your remit will include several of the group's European subsidiaries, giving general legal support to the sales teams, and looking after the corporate matters of the businesses. There will additionally be occasional management of litigious matters, supervising any external counsel. As such you'll have exposure to senior management personal on a daily business, and play a key role in business critical decisions.
For this exciting opportunity, we are looking to recruit a commercially skilled lawyer, and as such you'll probably need 4 years pqe to have gained the skills to take on this role. You should have experience of large scale, international commercial contracts, and you'll probably also have some significant experienced working in house, be that from a secondment or a permanent position. Sound knowledge of intellectual property/R&D related matters is a distinct plus, and language skills would be a bonus, though are not essential. However, you'll definitely need the cultural sensitivity to deal across different European business environments.
The role is based in out of town offices, an easy commute from Leeds, offers flexible working practices, and is well paid with a strong benefits package. This is a superb opportunity to join a successful and dynamic business, taking on a key in house counsel role with an international flavour to the work. We are looking to conduct interviews shortly so if this might be of interest to you, or you would like a full job description, please get in contact without delay.
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