Newly-created Legal Counsel Position with Leading Global Manufacturing Group
South-Eastern Part of Baden-Wuerttenberg

As one of Germany’s leading technical consumer goods manufacturers, our client is an integral part of a globally-active listed group of companies, based in over 40 countries with some 13,000 plus employees worldwide. With a global dealer and retailer distribution network in well over 100 countries it is enjoying real growth particularly in Europe. In Germany its brand is a household name. Global group turnover is in excess of €3.5 billion.

After a recent successful global restructuring, global corporate management has decided to appoint an additional lawyer to the German legal department to support ist day-to-day legal and compliance needs, as well as possible future expansion.

Legal Counsel (m/w/d)

Referenznummer: 6696



Working alongside the VP Corporate Counsel, and as a member of a wider global legal team, you will manage a sizeable workload that includes:

• Commercial contracts such as supply, purchase and distribution agreements, dealer and large retailer (merchant) sales agreements, transport, logistic and warehousing agreements, as well as etc..

• Specific responsibility for group e-commerce (online shops and sales activities) including IT, IP, competition and copyright issues

• Advising on general legal matters, such as property leases

• Compliance and Regulatory Affairs including, but not limited to, training procurement, sales and marketing colleagues on anti-fraud and anti-competition and product liability issues

• Supporting M&A, Joint Venture and Venture Capital transactions

• Ad hoc, project-related advice to senior management of the German businesses



We are looking for a dynamic, German-qualified lawyer with ideally a minimum of 2 and maximum of 5 years’ relevant corporate, commercial and contractual law experience, gained ideally within an engineering or manufacturing environment or at an international law firm. You will be used to advising medium-to-large German or internationally-owned companies and their senior management.

Demonstrable experience of operating both at group-level and in supporting management at a divisional level will be most useful, as will proven expertise in liaising/managing outside counsel, typically leading commercial law firms.

Native German and business-fluent English (the working language of the legal department) are musts for this position.


On offer is an attractive remuneration package designed to incentivise commercially-orientated, pragmatic, solutions-driven lawyers who are comfortable working in a fast-paced, professionally managed manufacturing environment.

If you are interested in this challenging newly-created role, please submit (in English) your CV, references and a covering letter by email only to the exclusively retained consultants, Legalutions, quoting Ref. Nr.: 6696. Gary Mackney is managing this assignment (, or feel free to call him on T: +49 69 7898 76-16.
Für telefonische Vorabinformationen steht Ihnen Herr Gary Mackney telefonisch unter +49 69 789876-16 oder+49 179 235 91 25 oder per E-Mail ( gerne zur Verfügung.

Mackney Gerbaulet GmbH
Grüneburgweg 9, D-60322 Frankfurt am Main, Tel 069 789876-0