Legal Counsel EMEA

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27 Oct 2018

ScanSource Europe SPRL
Legal Counsel, EMEA
Based at our offices in either Belgium, France or Germany

ScanSource Europe is seeking to recruit a Legal Counsel, EMEA for its European operations.  This is a unique opportunity for further professional growth in an international business environment. 

In this role, there is the responsibility for managing and advising ScanSource management on a wide range of pan-European corporate and commercial legal issues including:

  • Commercial contract matters: Review, drafting, and negotiating Distributor and Reseller Agreements under English and other laws.  In particular, ICT and Cloud related contracts.
  • Employment law issues in multiple European jurisdictions (primarily in Germany, France Belgium and the UK).
  • Corporate law (managing corporate governance in multiple European jurisdictions including Belgium, Germany, UK and France).
  • Many other issues including:
  • Litigation (coordinate and assist in representation of the company in legal disputes),
  • Data protection and EU regulatory compliance (for example export laws and / or environmental law),
  • Private international law issues (conflicts of law),
  • Real estate (managing the European property portfolio),
  • Creditor’s rights and collections,
  • Insurance.
  • Obtaining the best value from external legal providers across Europe by effective relationship management.

A remuneration and benefits package will be offered that is commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.

This position will report directly to the Head of Legal, EMEA.

Essential Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Qualified lawyer in one of the EU Member States with a current practising certificate.
  • Over four years post qualification international legal experience.
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) or Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from a recognised law school.
  • Ability to travel internationally, often at very short notice.

Desirable Experience and Specialized Skills:

  • Previous in house experience an advantage as is experience managing pan European legal issues related to commercial contracts, employment laws and corporate governance.
  • Risk management experience including reviewing company practices and policies and advising on potential risks by way of commercial practical legal advice on the conduct of company business to all levels of management. 
  • A strong commercial business sense and ability to work autonomously and ethically.
  • Pro-active and flexible mind-set, stress resistant and a quick learner with a willingness to take on new challenges and responsibilities at short notice.

Languages:

  • Ability to communicate clearly, concisely and effectively in oral and written English is essential.  Other languages are a distinct advantage (in particular German and / or French).

At ScanSource:

  • You will find a young, international, multi-cultural, challenging and dynamic fast-paced environment
  • We value teamwork and personal creativity, and pride ourselves on always encouraging our employees to express themselves.
  • We offer a high level of autonomy and the opportunity to progress your professional future.

ScanSource Europe is part of ScanSource Inc. located in Greenville, South Carolina, USA and quoted on the NASDAQ (SCSC).

For more information on our company and our products visit www.scansource.com/europe

Want to join the success at ScanSource?

  1. Send your CV & application to jobs@scansource.eu
  2. Find more information here
  3. Visit our website to know more

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