General Counsel, FTSE 250, Retail FMCG/Emerging Markets, London

England, London
14 Jun 2019
12 Jul 2019
EP - 250
Calum Smillie
Vacancy Type
Solicitors, In-House
Full Time

My client, a recent entrant to the FTSE 250, is seeking to hire a new General Counsel. The business is in a high growth phase and is looking for a General Counsel to support this and to take on overall responsibility for the delivery of legal services. As well as providing legal support on operational matters, the successful candidate will also be required to advise on corporate finance, governance and group-level matters. They will sit on the Group's executive management team and the appointee will also be responsible for the management of the compliance function.

The successful individual will have:

  • Experience in a respected international law firm and also working at a senior level in-house (ideally within a public company);
  • Global company, and specifically, emerging markets exposure;
  • Retail/FMCG industry experience would be beneficial;
  • Dealt with complex international contracts and business transactions, including M&A (execution and integration), joint ventures, distribution agreements, retail agreements, and brand licensing;
  • Knowledge of best practice in ethics and compliance.

Reporting to the Group CFO and managing an established legal and compliance team, this is a hands-on role in a dynamic, fast-paced and hugely international business. For further information, please contact Ellie at SSQ via email at

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