Senior Legal Counsel - Corporate Law

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Senior Legal Counsel - Corporate Law
CopenhagenGraduateLegalRef.: MA-236583
Maersk is undergoing the largest transformation in the Maersk Group's history and is reshaping itself from a traditional conglomerate to becoming the leading provider of global end-to-end container logistics solutions.

We are looking for an experienced corporate/commercial lawyer with proven legal and project management skills as well as a strong commercial and international mindset for a role as Senior Legal Counsel in one of the world's largest logistics companies.
We Offer
We offer an exciting career in an international and dynamic environment with the possibility of continuous professional and personal development.

The Corporate team is a section in the Maersk Legal department currently consisting of 8 legal professionals providing legal support to the global Maersk organization on a broad range of legal matters.

As part of our team, you will work closely with experienced, specialized and dynamic colleagues across the global Maersk organization to shape the Maersk of tomorrow.
You will get the opportunity to work with company law and corporate governance on a global scale, international corporate restructuring projects and a variety of investment and divestment projects (including joint ventures and greenfield development projects) as well as general commercial law.

The position is anchored in the Maersk Legal department located at Maersk's headquarter in Copenhagen with reference to the Head of Corporate but the position has a global reach and requires close collaboration with stakeholders in the global Maersk organisation.

At Maersk we value the diversity of our talent and will always strive to recruit the best person for the job – we value diversity in all its forms, including but not limited to: gender, age, nationality, race, sexual orientation, disability or religious beliefs. We are proud of our diversity and see it as a genuine source of strength for building high performing teams.
Key Responsibilities
The main areas of responsibility are to:

• Provide expert advice on Danish company law from incorporation to liquidation and anything in between and manage the legal aspects incl. corporate governance of Maersk's portfolio of Danish companies.

• Take charge of and drive the legal agenda through the full life cycle of corporate and investment projects from the very beginning through implementation and until successful completion.

• Partner with stakeholders in all functions and at all levels in Maersk to find commercially viable and legally sound solutions that support Maersk's strategy and business goals.

• Support the business by simplifying the complexity of large-scale projects through proactive advice and effective communication and stakeholder management.

• Draft, comment on, and negotiate a variety of contracts.

• Manage external legal advisors.
Who we are looking for
Skills and relevant experience:

• You hold a Danish Masters Degree in Law and have at least 4 years’ experience from a law firm and/or as in-house legal counsel in an international company.

• You have substantial experience with Danish company law and project management. Experience with large-scale corporate restructurings, joint ventures and shareholders agreements and/or investment projects is an advantage.

• You have excellent communication and stakeholder management skills and ability to ensure high level of communication and alignment across the global Maersk organisation

• You work independently and stand by your decisions when challenged whilst keeping an open mind.

• You are methodical and thorough and have an ability to keep a clear mind in a busy and dynamic environment.

• You are a team player who can easily work with different stakeholders across functions and cultures.

• As part of a truly global organization travel activity should be expected, sometimes on a short notice.

• You have an excellent command of written and spoken Danish and English. Other language skills are an advantage but not a requirement.

The right candidate is characterised by:

• Being a high performer that thrives in a challenging, dynamic and often unpredictable business environment.

• Having a strategic and commercial mindset and the ability to make difficult decisions in order to efficiently lead projects.

• Being able to quickly analyse complex problems and translate them into simple and effective solution.

• Being able prioritize many tasks and manage many stakeholders at the same time.

The deadline for submission of applications is 13.03.2020. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis, which may result in the position being filled earlier than the indicated deadline. You thus kindly are advised to apply as soon as possible.
>Last application date: 13 March 2020.
For further information, please contact: Recruitment Business Partner, Katarzyna Kułak at
A.P. Moller - Maersk is an integrated container logistics company working to connect and simplify its customer's supply chains. As the global leader in shipping services, the company operates in 130 countries and employs roughly 70,000 people. With simple end-to-end offering of products and digital services, seamless customer engagement and a superior end-to-end delivery network, Maersk enables its customers to trade and grow by transporting goods anywhere - all over the world. For more information:
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