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Legal Counsel - EMEA



Location: Barcelona, Spain


Key Responsibilities: 



  • Review, draft, analyze, and negotiate a range of commercial transactions and related agreements, such as research, collaboration, distribution, subcontracting, consulting, construction, IT and other sourcing agreements (direct and indirect);
  • Provide legal support to Firmenich’s business functions and divisions; 
  • Provide support to Firmenich’s legal entities in EMEA, including integration activities; 
  • Project work with members of the EMEA CL and/or the Global CL team, and/or cross functional teams;
  • Supports EMEA CL team with their activities as required and any other matters as per instruction of Senior Management;


We value:



  • Law degree from a leading and accredited Swiss/European Law School, followed by the Bar Exam or alternatively LLM/ MBA; 7 + years, with in-house experience preferred; 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with ability to synthesize complex legal issues to essential elements to provide clear, concise practical business-minded advice;  
  • Strong, hands-on work ethic with willingness to assume heavy workload, coupled with the ability to manage time effectively, to prioritize matters, to work under pressure and meet deadlines;
  • Solid experience in IP matters, shipping and international trade law;
  • Experience with international business organization and/or experience within the fragrance/flavor industry; project management skills; IT savviness are considered a plus;
  • Fluency in English and French. 


We offer:



  • To be in for an inspiring journey of learning and transformation together with a team of dynamic, diverse and multi-cultural lawyers;
  • High challenge and high reward in a fast paced working environment;
  • To be part of a company shaping a strong legacy through breakthrough industrial innovations and highest ethical and environmental standards.
  • Joining a multinational market leader company
  • Flexible work-time arrangements
  • Attractive package compensation