Legal Counsel - 12 months contract

Job location:
Athens, Greece
Created moment:
January 1, 1970
Job reference:
REQ - 05998

The Company

The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with over 16,000 employees and over 200 sites worldwide, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to diversified set of industrial sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its knowledge of applications, technological expertise and its material science know-how to deliver solutions based on beneficiation of its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. These contribute essential properties to customers’ products and performance, including refractoriness, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.

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The Position

Legal Counsel - 12 months contract

Job Summary

Job Purpose

This is a unique opportunity to gain insight and experience in the legal department of an industrial minerals’ group with global presence and organization. The successful candidate will assist the Legal Manager EMEA, based in Athens, in the management of litigation, and provide support on wide range of legal aspects of commercial and industrial activity and corporate governance of the company and its affiliates, for a period of 12 months, starting in September 2022, in replacement of the lawyer in charge who will be in maternity leave.

Key responsibilities

  • Assist in the management of the litigation portfolio in coordination with external legal services providers.  

  • Advise and support internal clients on pre litigation actions and communication with third private parties or regulatory authorities. 

  • Advise internal clients on day to day matters pertaining to the company's commercial and industrial activity. 

  • Draft, review and negotiate commercial contracts.

  • Monitor corporate governance formalities for the group's entities, and ensure that at all times relevant data are promptly updated.

  • Provide support to M&A and corporate transformation projects.

Job Requirements:

  • LL.B in Greece and a masters’ degree.

  • At least 5 years of a solid and broad-based commercial and litigation legal experience. 

  • Greek speaker and fluent in English on a legal and business level.

  • Superior communications skills

  • Creative problem-solving ability for handling complex legal situations and with multiple stakeholders

  • Strong business orientation when discussing with internal clients

  • Team-oriented and collaborative

  • Capacity to work effectively, efficiently and autonomously

Position Type

Full time


Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

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To ensure fairness and legal compliance in our recruitment processes, only applications received through the online application process will be considered. 

IMERYS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.