veröffentlicht am 08.11.2019

KWS Saat SE & Co KGaA

Senior Legal Counsel - Competition & Corporate Law (m/f/d)

We are looking for a Senior Legal Counsel / Expert Competition & Corporate Law in our Global Legal and IP team in Einbeck or Berlin. The Expert will advise the operational Business Units and Global Functions on Competition Law, Corporate Law and other general law matters within the whole KWS Group. Focus will be placed on competition and corporate law matters and on corporate housekeeping. The Expert will furthermore provide support for M&A and strategic corporate projects.
The position is unlimited and in fulltime.

Your tasks:

  • Provide excellent and business-oriented legal advice in all areas of Competition and Corporate Law matters within the scope of projects and contracts.
  • Steer and coordinate any alignment on competition matters within a given project or contract in close consultation and alignment with the respective Business Unit, R&D or Breeding units affected.
  • Implement KWS Group wide Competition and Corporate standards in contract templates, standard clauses and other consistent legal terms and provisions in accordance with the national applicable legal systems.
  • Serve as the main contact for operational Business Units, BPs Legal and within the KWS Group for all contract related matters with a focus on Competition and Corporate Law.
  • Develop and implement a KWS Group wide cost efficient and excellent network of external law firms as well as external advisors in the area of Competition and Corporate Law.

Your profile:

  • Academic degree in Law (2. Staatsexamen, Bachelor or other equivalent legal degree); Masters, PhD or Doctor qualification considered as a plus, further qualification in Competition Law as well.
  • Several years of relevant professional experience in the field of Competition & Corporate Law and in M&A projects.
  • Fluent in German and English (written and spoken).
  • Strong business focus.
  • Broad knowledge of the judiciaries (national & international).
  • Working experience in a multinational company or international law firm.
  • Interdisciplinary ability to understand diverse topics of a global corporate environment.

What we offer:

  • An international, motivated and dynamic team.
  • Professional and personal development.
  • Flexible working hours with the possibility of home office.

Interested? Then please apply here.
Job posting number: 556

About KWS:
KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. With the tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for more than 160 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugar beet, cereals, potato, rapeseed and sunflowers. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods. 5.147 employees represent KWS in more than 70 countries. For more information: Follow us on LinkedIn® at

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