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General Counsel - Global FMCG Brand

Taylor Root
England, London
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Vacancy Type
Barristers, In-House
Experience Level
Management/Head of Department
Full Time
Practice Areas
7+ Years

Job Details

My client is a multi-billion-pound global FMCG company with an incredibly rich heritage.

They seeking a talented and experienced legal leader to join their dynamic team. In this confidential role, you will provide comprehensive legal support and strategic direction across a wide range of areas, ensuring the company operates at the highest standards.

About the Role:

  • Proactively support company goals and reputation through timely legal and governance services.
  • Lead on complex legal matters impacting various areas of the business.
  • Manage assigned projects and develop a corporate legal strategy.
  • Advise on regulatory compliance across all jurisdictions (e.g. Food law, Advertising standards and SQSE)
  • Coordinate the company's response to legal challenges.
  • Build and manage relationships with external law firms.

Who You Are:

  • A seasoned legal leader with 11+ years of experience in both private practice and in-house roles.
  • UK qualified solicitor.
  • Extensive experience in commercial, corporate, competition, M&A, IP, dispute resolution, and FMCG legal matters.
  • Strong leadership skills with a proven ability to manage complex issues and teams.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and influencing skills.
  • Strategic thinking with a keen eye for future trends.
  • Entrepreneurial and results-oriented with a "get things done" attitude.

This is a unique opportunity to make a significant impact in a confidential, fast-paced environment. If you are a highly motivated legal professional seeking a challenging and rewarding role, we encourage you to apply.

Note: Due to the confidential nature of this search, we cannot disclose the company name at this time.

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Established in the 1980s, Taylor Root is now widely recognised as being one of the world’s leading legal recruiters. Operating out of offices in the UK, Dubai, Asia and Australia, we are ideally placed to assist law firms, banks and companies with their legal recruitment on an international basis. Taylor Root has a strong track record in the recruitment of: Heads of legal and legal advisers; Law firm associates and partners; Contract/locum lawyers; Paralegals; Company secretaries and Compliance professionals.

We regularly recruit for positions in all of the following regions: Western and Eastern Europe; The Middle East; Asia including Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, mainland China and Bangkok; Australia and New Zealand, across The Caribbean and Offshore locations. .

In areas such as Project Finance, Derivatives or Capital Markets, where an international search is appropriate, our offices aim to provide truly global coverage and deliver a comprehensive candidate shortlist.

Through hard work, a professional and ethical approach, and not being afraid to be objective, Taylor Root continues to foster excellent, long-term candidate and client relationships throughout all of its offices.

Taylor Root is a member of The SR Group. The SR Group is a specialist recruitment consultancy dedicated to raising standards in the business environments that we serve. The sectors we cover include tax, legal, human resources, marketing, professional support and executive search, dealing with a substantial number of the world's leading professional partnerships, multi-national corporations and international banking groups as well as small to medium sized developing organisations.

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Suite 614, Liberty House
P.O. Box 506739
Dubai, UAE
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10 Harcourt Road Central
Hong Kong
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Singapore 049712

T: +65 6420 0500

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