Senior Corporate Counsel - Engineered Materials

  • Competitive
  • Greater Barcelona, Asturias Region, North France, South West England
  • Industrial Equipment, Packaging & Process Machinery


We are working alongside our client in the packaging and engineered materials sector, based in the United States with operations in Europe, North America, and APAC, to hire a Senior Corporate Counsel.

 Who we are

We are a dynamic recruitment agency that has evolved since our first establishment in 2012. We work with several high-profile clients globally to help them source and retain top-tier talent. 

The client

Our client is a B2B manufacturer specialising in packaging and engineered materials headquartered in the United States with several operations in various European countries as well as operations in North America and APAC.

Location: Greater Barcelona, Asturias Region, North France, South West England 

The Role

You will collaborate with the team at all levels, providing strategic legal counsel on a wide array of matters including commercial, operational, compliance, governance, employment, litigation, regulatory, and intellectual property issues. This is a high-impact position that will require moderate travel, primarily within the EU and Asia, allowing you to experience their global operations firsthand.


  • 5+ years of post-qualification experience; commercial law firm or in-house counsel experience preferred.
  • Law degree in relevant jurisdiction in Europe or Asia; double degree or other proven expertise in an additional relevant jurisdiction preferred.
  • Fluent in English and one additional relevant language of the EMEIA & Asia region.
  • General corporate and commercial contracts experience (including negotiation and drafting).
  • Experience advising senior business executives or corporate clients.
  • Experience managing outside counsel or third-party legal service providers.
  • Experience in one or more of the following practice areas is beneficial:
  • Mergers and acquisitions.
  • International transactions.
  • Intellectual Property (primarily IP licensing, joint development agreements, and terms of use).
  • Labor and employment law.
  • General corporate matters.
  • Compliance.
  • Litigation management.
  • Corporate governance.
  • Anti-trust.
  • Trade compliance.
  • Data protection/privacy.
  • Regulatory and corporate compliance.


  • Provide legal counsel and guidance to the Company’s business, especially to supply chain, commercial, human resources, and operations, on a wide range of business and strategic matters.
  • Provide legal support for major legal specialisations such as acquisitions and mergers, litigation, data protection/privacy, credit refinancing, corporate governance, and/or taxation planning, as assigned.
  • Assist the Deputy General Counsel EMEIA & Asia in providing advice and counsel on select strategic initiatives.
  • Prepare and conduct training for employees on legal and compliance issues.
  • Advise and render opinions to senior management with respect to the legal implications of establishing or changing Company policy and procedures and work with representatives from various departments and functions on developing and modifying practices and procedures to conform with legal requirements.
  • Draft, review, and revise a variety of legal instruments and documents or contracts involving the Company’s interests or the interests of customers to ensure proposed documents accurately protect the Company.
  • Negotiate contracts and other legal issues and claims on behalf of the Company.
  • Keep informed on legislation affecting the business of the Company and apprise management of recent court decisions, law changes, and pending litigation affecting the Company.
  • Cooperate and work collaboratively with the Legal team members and with cross-functional teams.
  • Manage Company litigation and act as liaison with outside legal counsel to ensure effective representation of the Company’s interests.

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