Group Legal Counsel


Group Legal Counsel


Role Summary

In-house counsel of mid-cap international chemicals group listed on NYSE seeks addition to international in-house legal team.  Reporting directly to the General Counsel, in-house counsel will be responsible for a broad set of law and regulations, and in collaboration with an inhouse international legal team and outside law firms, this role will providing legal across the organization. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • General legal advice to management and the operating units (US and international)
  • Provide legal support in the following legal areas:  commercial and corporate, litigation and claims management, legal and ethical compliance and training, intellectual property, environmental and product regulatory
  • Responsible for NYSE/SEC reporting and further expansion of existing compliance structure
  • Serve as key member of the international in-house legal team, reporting directly to the General Counsel but with responsibilities to, and direct interface with, many others within the company.



  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an accredited law schoolFully qualified US attorney (Bar exam)
  • Three to eight years of relevant professional experience (law firm and/or in-house) ideally covering US contract law, US & international commercial law and/or US capital market laws & regulations
  • Deep knowledge in the areas of corporate law, corporate finance and general international commercial law as well as compliance would be an advantage


Key Attributes:

  • Open-minded and used to work in international, diverse teams and projects
  • High quality drafting, negotiating and reviewing of legal documents
  • Structured, efficient, independent working style
  • High degree of care, attention to detail, accuracy
  • Customer focus
  • Very good communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to understand, process and present complex information and relationships
  • Ability to engender confidence in his or her abilities and to effectively influence others at all levels within and outside of the organization to attain the most beneficial results for the company
  • Flexibility, ability to work under (time) pressure and to react to changed framework conditions
  • Goal orientation and a sense of responsibility
  • Process thinking
  • Ability to deal with conflict
  • Cost-benefit awareness
  • Willingness to take on special tasks and “go the extra mile”



EOE AA M/F/VET/Disability:


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.

Nearest Major Market: Houston