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German Speaking Senior Counsel

Hays Legal
England, Oxfordshire, Oxford
Closing date
17 May 2024

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Practice area
Company and commercial
Contract type
Full time
3 years, 4 years, 5 years, 6 years
Legal counsel

Job Details

Join the Pioneer of Sustainable Chemistry!

Regional Counsel EMEA Role Function and Group: Law Department

Milton Hill HQ, near Oxford, UK (full-time/hybrid/with remote working flexibility)

My client is not just shaping the future; we're creating it through innovative chemistry. As a global leader in formulating, manufacturing, and marketing petroleum additives for fuels and lubricants, our products are in 1 in 3 vehicles worldwide. We're committed to improving fuel efficiency, reducing emissions, and enabling cleaner transportation. With production facilities across the globe and regional business and technology centres in the UK, US, Singapore, and China, there's never been a better time to start a career with us.

Position Summary:
As a senior legal professional based in the UK, you'll play a pivotal role in our Law Department, reporting to the Regional Head Counsel EMEA. You'll primarily support the commercial legal function covering EMEA, providing expert advice and proactive support to entities across the UK, Germany, Italy, and France.

What You'll Be Doing:Offer professional advice and support on a wide range of international commercial and strategic legal issues. Collaborate with legal counsel in the Americas and APAC regions when required, as an integrated member of the global general law team. Provide cross-functional legal support ensuring compliance with laws, regulations, company policies, and industry standards. Prepare, review, draft and negotiate contracts and other relevant documents, including standards, templates, and policies. Work with external lawyers when necessary.
A Successful Candidate Is Likely To Have:Qualification as an English or German solicitor, barrister, or equivalent, with the right to work in the UK and a current UK practising certificate. Fluency in English and German (French or Italian is a bonus). Proven experience as a legal counsel in a business environment, preferably with a combination of in-house and private practice experience. Ability to thrive in a culturally diverse global business environment. Excellent communication, presentation, drafting, and negotiation skills. Strong analytical abilities, judgement, and attention to detail. Self-driven, motivated, assertive, persistent, and pragmatic. Well-versed in how businesses operate with financial acumen.
What We Offer:
Learning and Growth: Opportunity to make a real difference and develop the next generation of fuel and lubricant additives. High Levels of Responsibility: Manage projects and gain exposure across key global groups. Inclusive Environment: Join a company that values everyone as an individual and promotes diversity. Competitive Benefits: Including salary, medical, and retirement benefits. Community Outreach: Participate in social clubs and activities promoting wellbeing, inclusiveness, diversity, and environmental awareness. Convenient Facilities: Onsite subsidised restaurant and secure parking.My client is not just offering a job; we're offering a stimulating, long-term career where you can contribute to shaping a sustainable future. Join us and be part of the journey towards cleaner transportation worldwide! Apply now to make a difference!

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