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M&A Legal Counsel (5377)

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Are you a passionate M&A Lawyer/Legal Counsel who enjoys the fast pace in M&A? Would you like to see this from the inside by following a project from the strategic decision to the execution of and implementation? 
Then this is the job for you!

We are experiencing strong growth in Chr. Hansen and for our Global Legal department in Hørsholm, we are now looking for an additional lawyer/legal counsel with experience in M&A to join our M&A Legal team in supporting our Corporate Strategy & Business Development department.  


The team for you to join
You will join Global Legal Affairs which is part of the broader Compliance & Corporate Affairs function, including Global Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance, IPR & Licensing, Corporate Affairs and the Corporate Secretariat. In total Compliance & Corporate Affairs counts 130 employees world-wide. 

Reliance and cross functional interaction as well as a proactive and dynamic working environment characterize the Compliance & Corporate Affairs’ function. Global Legal Affairs supports the entire Chr. Hansen organization across the world with all major legal matters. In addition, Global Legal Affairs drives various compliance programs across the global organization. In Global Legal Affairs we are proud of the direct and visible business critical value we deliver to the company. Positive thinking and focus on continuous improvement characterize our work environment – we are a team with high spirit and high pace.  


What would your role look like? 
Your primary responsibility will be to act as a legal business partner to our Corporate Strategy and Business Development department together with our Head of M&A Legal, acting as a sparring partner to the business and a mediator between the Corporate Strategy and Business Development team and external as well as internal stakeholders. You can look forward to a very dynamic role. 

Some of the tasks in the role will be to;

  • Drive and advise on legal matters in transactions as well as legal support to other strategic projects initiated by Corporate Strategy & Business Development 
  • Engage and manage outside legal counsel for such projects
  • Prepare and support with summarising DD reports and contractual terms to our CLT management 
  • Follow up and support in post-closing integration and disintegration work 
  • Ensure close cooperation and communication with other CH functions
  • Provide guidance and training to the organization with respect to M&A legal topics 

In this role you will be interacting across the broad Chr. Hansen organization, cooperating with internal and external stakeholders globally. You will be based at the Danish headquarters in Hørsholm, Greater Copenhagen and report to the Head of M&A Legal. 

Who are we looking for?
You hold a Master Degree in Law and you have at least 5 years of multi-disciplinary law experience as an external lawyer or in-house legal counsel. This is backed by experience in working with M&A. Experience in working with IP is considered a plus.

As part of a high paced growth environment you will need a solid professional foundation as well as strong business acumen. Furthermore, you must thrive in a dynamic setup and you need to be energetic, highly autonomous and passionate about working interdisciplinary with law and with many different stakeholders – internal and external. This also requires excellent communication skills in English, written and spoken.


What we offer you? 
We offer you a full time role that during M&A and Special Projects may vary in working hours. Travelling should be expected 10-15 travelling days per year in average.

Working at Chr. Hansen, you will get the opportunity to work in a multinational and multicultural environment where unfolds your career in a truly global setting. We regard our employees as the most valuable asset and constantly look for new talent to strengthen our team. Chr. Hansen values people who can take charge, come up with new ideas and who want to form their own work practice and methods.

Since 1874, we have been at the forefront of innovation and constantly expanded into new areas for a more sustainable future. We believe that engagement matters. In each of our 32 global offices, we offer you an agile organization with a short way from idea to implementation with inspiring work environment and a collaborative culture.

Join us and take part in making a meaningful difference!


If you need more information? 
For further questions, feel free to contact Christel May-Worre, Head of M&A Legal, at telephone +45 29 26 67 38.

Deadline for applications is September 28, 2020.

Please apply on-line.  Here you can also enter your details into our CV-bank.

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About Chr. Hansen

Chr. Hansen is a leading, global bioscience company that develops natural ingredient solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. We develop and produce cultures, enzymes, probiotics and natural colors for a rich variety of foods, confectionery, beverages, dietary supplements and even animal feed and plant protection. We have been delivering value to our partners – and, ultimately, end consumers worldwide – for over 140 years. We are proud that more than one billion people consume products containing our natural ingredients every day.


Social responsibility is an integral part of Chr. Hansen’s vision to improve food and health. In 2019 Chr. Hansen was ranked as the World’s Most Sustainable Company by Corporate Knights thanks to our strong sustainability efforts, our talented employees and the many collaborative partnerships that we have with our customers.