Friday, 4 November 2011

Group counsel

Group Counsel
Avery Dennison - The Hague Area, Netherlands

Job Description

This position entails the provision of a full range of legal services to a number of operations and staff functions throughout Western and Eastern Europe, Africa and Middle East.
The activities in Europe are growing due to business volume growth as a result of substantial investments in innovation and technology and the expansion into new geographical areas and development of new products for existing and new markets.

Reporting Relationship:
Reports to the Vice President & Assistant General Counsel Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. The law department consists of two senior attorneys, who are generalists, and a number of semi-senior and junior attorneys. There is one Paralegal and one administrative assistant.

Provide a high level of quality legal service in a wide range of areas including: corporate, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, intellectual property, employment, labor relations, commercial contracts, real estate, environmental, transaction services including drafting and negotiating commercial agreements such as joint development agreements, distribution agreements, purchase agreements, supply agreements, agency agreements and information technology agreements, and together with the I/P attorney: license agreements, secrecy agreements and consulting agreements.

Litigation services including advising the clients regarding potential and pending litigation; selecting and managing outside counsel and the course of the litigation, settlement agreements.
Managing product liability risk of the Corporation and subsidiaries through developing, implementing and maintaining standard sales and purchasing conditions, handling of claims, and coordination with the Risk Management Department and insurance carriers
Constant interaction with business leadership and exposure to business objectives, goals and strategies to gain knowledge and provide business oriented legal advice.
This position calls for regular travel mainly throughout EMEA but also to the U.S.A.

Desired Skills & Experience

Candidates must possess a law degree (Post Graduate Degree is appreciated).
Minimum of 4-7 years of Corporate/Commercial experience in a well known law firm or international manufacturing or consumer products company.
Strong communication skills.
Energetic and pro-active, business oriented approach.
Fluent in English both written and spoken

Company Description

Founded in 1935, Avery Dennison is a global leader in pressure-sensitive technology and innovative self-adhesive solutions for consumer products and label materials. Based in Pasadena, Calif., the Company had in 2007 recorded sales of $6.3 billion.
Avery Dennison develops, manufactures and markets a wide range of products for consumer and industrial markets, including Avery-brand office products, Fasson-brand self-adhesive materials, peel-and-stick postage stamps, reflective highway safety products, automated retail tag and labeling systems, and specialty tapes and chemicals.

Additional Information

October 20, 2011
Mid-Senior level
Strategy/Planning, Finance, Accounting/Auditing
Paper & Forest Products, Food & Beverages, Chemicals
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