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Senior Legal Counsel

  • Competitive
  • Paris, Ile De France, France
Senior Legal Counsel (Europe)

Location: Paris, France

A leading US-headquartered Logistics Business headquartered in the United States is expanding their legal function into Europe after continued growth of their European business. We are seeking an experienced Senior Legal Counsel to lead their legal operations in Europe. This pivotal role will involve overseeing all legal matters affecting the business across the region, providing strategic legal advice and ensuring compliance with all relevant regulations. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage all legal affairs for the European operations of the business, including commercial, corporate, IP, litigation, and compliance matters.
  • Provide strategic legal guidance to senior management and other departments to support business objectives and mitigate legal risks.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant laws and regulations across multiple jurisdictions in Europe.
  • Manage and resolve any litigation or disputes involving the company in coordination with the General Counsel in the US.
  • Collaborate with external legal advisors and manage relationships with law firms as needed.
  • Provide training and support to internal teams on legal issues and compliance.
What We Offer:

  • Base salary of €90,000 - €110,000 (DOE) + bonus.
  • Opportunity to develop the legal function in a growing region.
  • Career development and growth opportunities within a global organisation.
Qualifications:

  • Qualified lawyer with a minimum of 7 years post-qualification experience* (PQE).
  • Previous in-house legal experience, ideally within a logistics or related industry.
  • Proven track record in handling commercial, corporate, IP, litigation, and compliance matters.
  • Fluent in English and French; proficiency in additional European languages is a plus.
  • Strong leadership and project management abilities
*PQE is given as a guide only and candidates outside of this range are encouraged to apply.

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