Assistant General Counsel Europe
Salary car allowance, bonus, benefits
Consultant Ashley King
Date posted 19 September 2016
Brand Energy and Infrastructure Services is a premier provider of integrated specialty services to the global energy, industrial and infrastructure markets. Its extensive portfolio of specialised industrial service offerings includes cathodic protection, work access, coatings, insulation, refractory, formwork & shoring, specialty mechanical services, and other related crafts.
Brand delivers its services through a network of more than 225 branches in 30 countries, with a particular focus on the major hydrocarbon and power generation markets globally. For additional information visit www.beis.com
Brand is now looking to appoint an Assistant General Counsel Europe. This position will provide leadership of the Legal function across the European region, and will be a key member of both the European leadership team and the global Legal team. This position requires an individual to be able to perform numerous legal activities at various levels within the organisation and ability to work in a matrix organisation structure.
The Essential Duties and Responsibilitiesof the Assistant General Counsel Europe include the following:
serve as a strategic legal and business advisor to the Executive Vice President and General Counsel, International President and European leadership team
negotiate, draft and structure a wide range of complex construction and commercial contracts with customers, partners and suppliers
provide a variety of legal and business advice and support for the operations of the European region, including compliance, employment, real estate, finance, insurance, litigation, etc.
in support of the above, coordinate and work closely with the corporate Legal Department and other relevant functions, including Finance & Accounting, Tax, Treasury and Sales
supervise and manage regional external counsel on a wide variety of legal matters
The successful candidate will be admitted to practice in at least one jurisdiction in Europe (preferably England & Wales or the Netherlands); and, have a minimum of 6 years’ PQE*, with significant time spent both in private practice at a highly regarded law firm and in-house in the construction, energy or industrial sectors (ideally working for a US company).
In addition, the following skills/attributes are highly desirable:
ability to work independently and provide timely and effective legal and business advice and support at all organisational levels, including business leaders
demonstrated experience influencing senior executives
strong business acumen, communication (both oral and written) and influencing skills
fluency in English and one or more European languages
willingness and ability to balance competing interests of various stakeholders and to make tough decisions as and when necessary
Please note that the role will be based in Brand’s UK headquarters in Leatherhead, Surrey, and will require substantial travel within Europe.
*Reference to PQE is a guide and does not preclude applications from those candidates with more or less experience.
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