Legal counsel - FMCG company - Hainaut
21/05/2021

Region: Hainaut
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: Commercial
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: JN -092020-1228216

European Legal Counsel role at international FMCG company in Hainaut.

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Our client is an international FMCG company, based in Hainaut region.

  • Drafting and negotiating commercial contracts including agency and distribution contracts, commercial contracts for the supply of goods and services and contract manufacturing, marketing, advertising and sponsorship contracts, outsourcing and logistics contracts and NDAs and provide support to the Purchasing, Logistics, Sales and Marketing teams
     
  • Instructing and managing external legal advisers in Europe in particular, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany and Denmark in line with agreed scope and budget
     
  • Interpreting and analysing external legal advice, assessing reliability, questioning where needed, placing it within the relevant commercial context and providing comprehensible business focused advice
     
  • Developing business relationships with senior managers across EU sites to gain and maintain an understanding of their legal and regulatory risks
     
  • Advise on disputes and potential litigation reducing exposure to financial and reputational risk
     
  • Part of a team managing any product liability claims/product recalls
     
  • Advise on property matters with the assistance of external legal advice
     
  • Due diligence for potential EU M&A
     
  • Advise on registered design and patent matters
     
  • Assist with the development of policies
     
  • Part of a team managing statutory, GDPR and corporate crime compliance
  • Master in Law
     
  • 5-15 years experience in a major law firm or as legal counsel
     
  • Specialist knowledge of commercial contracts law in both domestic and cross-border transactions
     
  • Fluent in French and English. Knowledge of German is a plus
     
  • Excellent communication skills and able to adopt an adaptable approach
     
  • Agility to change from one legal subject to the next with speed and competence
     
  • Keen to develop specialist expert knowledge in relation to key areas of law
     
  • Practical hands-on lawyer

Reporting directly to the General Counsel based in UK, you will, together with another Legal Counsel based in Belgium,be responsible for managing legal and regulatory risk across the EU businesses and provide high quality legal advice and support to the businesses in relation to their commercial activities!

Interested?


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