Legal Counsel

Job location:
Paris, France
Created moment:
December 22, 2022
Job reference:
REQ - 06703

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

Job Summary


The legal counsel aims at assisting EMEA Business Legal counsels on all areas related to Imerys business needs. 

The legal counsel provides, with the rest of the team, a legal assistance to the Group's Business Areas.

Scope: EMEA

Nature of customers:  Internal : all entities of the Group

Travel : rarely


The missions for the junior legal counsel are to assist Senior Legal Counsels and Legal Managers of the EMEA Business Legal team or directly the business areas and the functions on all legal matters (except labour law and tax), i.e.: 

  • Commercial contracts (prepare templates, draft, review and negotiate) - in all domains, including, sales and marketing, purchasing, S&T in collaboration with the IP team, real estate, etc

  • Claims and disputes: 

    • Manage legal actions (court, arbitration, mediation) with external lawyers

    • Contribute to the settlement of high amount claims

  • Strategic advice on operational matters involving regulatory authorities (e.g. environment, mining and permits)

  • M&A in collaboration with the M&A legal team (build data rooms, assist in due diligence phase)

  • Antitrust & Compliance (anti-bribery, trade restrictions, GDPR, etc) :

    • Roll out the compliance programs designed by the Compliance legal team

    • Provide user-friendly, clear and concise legal guidance

  • Corporate:

    • manage company secretarial work (annual general assembly, D&O appointments, delegations of authority/POAs) and support internal reorganisation projects  in collaboration with the Corporate legal team

  • Insurance: manage  insured losses in collaboration with the Insurance legal team 

  • Legal Operations: 

    • populate the contract management tool

    • share documentation with the legal team

    • work on contract automation.



  •  3rd cycle of business law, international law or contract law (DJCE, Master, LLM) from a recognized university

  •  Ideally, foreign legal education and / or business school or education in management and finance


  • Minimum 2 years of a first successful experience in a business law firm or within an international industrial group

  • Experience working within contract review

  • Long trips abroad / multiculturalism/  be used to evolving in an international environment

Technical skills: 

  • Knowledge of Google suit would be an advantage, but not essential 


  • Fluent in French and English imperative, ability to write contracts directly in French and English

  • Third  working language strongly recommended (e.g. German, Spanish or Italian)

Position Type

Full time



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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.