Legal Counsel - Global Legal


Act as “Strategic Business Partner” and “Advisor” to the organization in all relevant Global Legal issues. Support the Senior Director Legal & Compliance -HQ General ensuring that the department provides the best Legal & Compliance advice, solutions and challenges to enable strategic initiatives and protect and enhance adidas’ assets. Support in ensuring the HQ General team is an effective supporter of all of Global Legal’s ambitions.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Enable and support in the provision of legal services for Global Functions.
  • Work towards the achievement of the team strategy.
  • Where appropriate support the management, negotiation and resolution of legal and business disputes for client groups in HQ to enable fact-based decision making.
  • Draft, review and negotiate a variety of contracts to protect the interests of adidas working closely with appropriate business stakeholders.
  • Support in the driving of an ethics and compliance culture and ensure all related matters are appropriately handled including all aspects of communication, education, and implementation of the Compliance program within HQ supporting the SD / CO HQ.
  • Effectively manage and supervise the delivery of legal advice and services through external  counsel where needed.
  • Actively participate in and support the implementation of initiatives and identify improvement potential to ensure efficient Legal processes, in close co-ordination with the wider Global Legal & Compliance team.
  • Leverage the functionalities of the global contract management system.
  • Develop and conduct educational programs and materials for clients in HQ as appropriate in relevant legal areas.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strategic thinker with confidence and speed in execution.
  • Strong background in contract law, drafting, negotiation and business counselling.
  • Strong sense of legal business management and administration with an ability to make practical evaluations of risk.
  • Ability to work independently and manage and prioritize substantial and diverse workload. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. Must be fluent in English. German language skills are a plus.
  • Enthusiastic and represents the Group value of integrity.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office.


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • Law degree within EU
  • 5 years of law firm or corporate experience in general corporate, transactional and commercial law
  • Preferably experience with multinational companies with multi-market teams


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Job Title:  Legal Counsel - Global Legal

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Legal / SEA
State:  BY
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  249670