(Senior) Legal Counsel - Anti-Trust Law (m/f/d)

(Senior) Legal Counsel - Anti-Trust Law (m/f/d)

Field of Work:  Legal, Tax, IP

Einbeck, Lower Saxony, DE

Legal Entity:  KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA (0001)
Contract Type:  Regular
Is Full Time?:  Yes
Onsite/ Remote:  Hybrid Working Within Country
Job ID:  13772

Are you a legal counsel with a specialization in anti-trust law, probably working in a law firm, but looking to transition to a dynamic role within a corporate, international company? We have an exciting opportunity for a highly skilled legal expert in anti-trust law to join our legal team at KWS SAAT SE & Co.KGaA.


As our new (Senior) Legal Counsel - Anti-Trust Law (m/f/d) you are ensuring that KWS Group complies with anti-trust laws and regulations on a global scale. You provide expertise, guidance, and support to our Shared Services Center, our business partners as well as the entire KWS Group to ensure that our activities are in full compliance with anti-trust laws.


This is a permanent position and available in full-time. The place of work is in Berlin.


Your New Responsibilities:


  • Serving as a trusted and competent expert for all contractual legal matters related to anti-trust laws, impacting all KWS Group activities worldwide. Your in-depth knowledge and guidance will ensure that our global operations are in strict adherence to anti-trust regulations
  • Development, implementation and ensuring the application of uniform anti-trust legal standards across the entire KWS Group whilst ensuring adherence to regional and global anti-trust laws
  • Working closely with the KWS business partners on a global scale providing guidance 
  • Implementing consistent anti-trust legal standards that align with regional and overall regulations.
  • Providing specialized expertise and case-by-case solutions for anti-trust matters
  • Being the point of contact for KWS business partners and providing support in terms of anti-trust aspects in M&A projects.
  • Developing and implementing a cost-efficient and excellent network of external law firms and external counsels in the area of anti-trust laws, closely aligned with our Legal Expert Counsel (LEC) and the compliance department


Your Profile:


  • Preferably an academic degree in law with a focus on European and/or German anti-trust law or comparable
  • Relevant and proven experience in the field of European and/or German anti-trust law
  • Strong and pragmatic business focus whilst providing reliable and accurate advice
  • Working experience in an international company or law firm
  • Good communication and analytical skills paired with a solution-oriented mindset 
  • Able to work successfully in complex organizations
  • Team player
  • Interdisciplinary ability to understand diverse topics of a global corporate environment
  • Fluent in both English and German (written and spoken)



Our Offer:

  • An exceptionally interesting and diverse job in an international environment with the opportunity to contribute innovative ideas
  • Working in an international, highly motivated and dynamic team with flat hierarchies
  • Targeted professional and personal development opportunities
  • Flexible working hours with the possibility of mobile work
  • As a family-run company we are guided by the values of closeness, reliability, foresight and independence; this culture is lived in practice creating thus an open and friendly working atmosphere
  • According to our slogan “Make yourself grow!”, we support the professional and personal development of our employees
  • We offer excellent work equipment and sufficient parking spaces at the KWS location
  • We offer a company pension scheme, capital formation benefits, Christmas and holiday bonuses, special prices for company shares, childcare allowance and company bicycle



We look forward to receiving your online application.


About KWS
KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. Over 5,000 employees in more than 70 countries generated net sales of around €1.8 billion in the fiscal year 2022/2023. A company with a tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for 165 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugar beet, cereals, vegetables, oilseed rape and sunflower. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods to continuously improve yield for farmers and plants’ resistance to diseases, pests, and abiotic stress. To that end, the company invested more than €300 million last fiscal year in research and development. For more information: www.kws.com/career. Follow us on LinkedIn® at https://linkedin.com/company/kwsgroup/.

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