Legal Counsel Europe

Legal Counsel Europe

Watts

Amsterdam, Netherlands

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Advise on and deal with disputes and litigation. Engage and manage external lawyers as required;
  • Support WATTS Europe Operations by providing legal advice on employment and labour law to Human Resources and regional input on global issues;
  • Providing support and advice and pro-active interaction on negotiations with works council and Trade Unions as required;
  • Provide general employment law advice on a broad range of topics, e.g. issue resolution, disciplinary meetings, performance management, policy drafting, investigations, litigation, preventative management and terminations;
  • Affinity with M&A;
  • Contribute to the general goals of the legal department, such as creating legal awareness, drafting and keeping up to date models and Q&A's and contribute to the know-how system;
  • Drafting, reviewing, preparing and where necessary negotiating international sales and sourcing contracts;
  • Contribute to implementing the Company’s worldwide compliance program and key compliance initiatives for Europe, including providing training on compliance and corporate ethics issues (such as FCPA, and UK Anti-Bribery Act, anti-boycott, Competition, Trade Compliance), and monitoring legal compliance developments in the region;
  • Working across countries, business units and functions as a business partner to ensure that there is consistency and understanding of needs and advice. Works Effectively in a matrix organization;
  • Report on activities (findings, analysis) and advises the manager on legal issues whilst acting in the company's best interests;
  • As business partner analyses business case and is able to translate in sound practical legal advice (no legalese).

EDUCATION:

  • Master of Law degree, preferably in Dutch, French or German law.

MANAGEMENT:

No direct reports.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 7-10 years' relevant experience, as an in-house lawyer and preferably with some years in a law firm;
  • Understand the needs of an international US Multinational with operations in multiple manufacturing sites across Europe;
  • Solid knowledge of international contract law and in-depth knowledge of and experience in Dutch, French or German Employment law;
  • Good knowledge Data Privacy law;
  • Flexible and hands-on and relationship building skills and able to manage a large number of issues simultaneously;
  • The business language is English, so you can express yourself perfectly in English both written and verbally. Knowledge of the French and/or German language is a preference;
  • Excellent communication skills on various levels;
  • Team player, ambitious and multi-tasker;
  • Must be able willing and able to travel internationally on average 15 -25%.

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