Corporate counsel / In-house legal counsel


This job provides you with a unique opportunity to demonstrate your excellent legal and analytical skills in an international business environment where you will be relied upon to assist the business in maneuvering the sea of regulation and bringing commercial projects ashore. If you are the kind of person who likes to do the same thing every day, this job is probably not for you. We look for smart people who are ready for continuous challenges and happy to go that extra mile – every day. 

Solid legal advice to all parts of our global business

As a member of the Group’s legal function, you will provide legal support to business colleagues in many different functions and geographies within a wide array of legal fields. Your advice may be based on general business-relevant as well as tobacco-specific regulation – and, of course, always on your sound legal and business acumen. You will be drafting contracts for many different purposes in co-operation with the business and you will be involved in various cross-functional projects together with for instance sales & marketing, export, operations, finance or the management team, thus contributing to the success of the business. Together with other members of the legal team you will be involved in the ongoing task of ensuring compliance across the group. Key words describing the job are variety, trust and empowerment.Our tasks include all such legal matters that arise in a large, international business, including:

  • Contracts with commercial and other partners as well as suppliers across the world
  • Advising (and occasional training of) colleagues in regulatory areas like
    • competition law
    • tobacco specific regulations
    • data protection (incl. compliance with GDPR)
    • capital markets regulation (Scandinavian Tobacco Group is publicly listed)
    • anti-corruption/anti-bribery regulation
    • IP, in particular trademarks  
    • trade restrictions
    • selected employment law matters
  • Development of and compliance with internal policies and guidelines
  • International mergers and acquisitions
  • Dispute handling
  • Corporate law, e.g. in connection with structural changes
  • Contact to outside counsel
  • Etc.

You will be working at our head office in Gentofte, Denmark. Some travel activity (up to 10-15 days yearly) may occasionally be required.

+5 years of experience from a law firm and/or as in-house counsel

We are looking for a talented individual with a solid and preferably broad experience from a law firm and/or as in-house lawyer combined with very good results from law school. You have worked for several years with international tasks and have excellent communicative skills in written and spoken English. You must have insight into and experience within several of the legal fields listed above, and preferably you would bring in-depth knowledge and experience to become our expert within some of those fields. It would be an advantage, if you are very familiar with GDPR, trade restrictions and/or third-party due diligence or interested in building competences in these fields. As a person you are focused on always delivering high quality without sacrificing your ability to get the work done. You understand that your legal advice must fit in a commercial world and you are curious to learn and understand how you best support the business. Your interpersonal skills are strong and you truly work as a team player.

About the department

You will join the dedicated Legal, Public & Regulatory Affairs department in the Group’s head office in Gentofte, Denmark. The department’s legal team in the head office counts 4 lawyers supported by administrative staff and by a legal team in the US. We are busy and continue to have exciting and important tasks ahead of us. The legal function is involved in the world-wide business of Scandinavian Tobacco Group which includes subsidiaries in approx. 20 countries and export sales to more than 100 countries.

Join a world-leading manufacturer of cigars and pipe tobacco

If you are up to the challenge, we are looking forward to receiving your CV and application (including a transcript of your law school grades). Please submit your application no later than 13 august 2020 by clicking here and pressing the “Apply” button.

If you have any questions you are welcome to contact Group General Counsel, LL.M. Mette Valentin at +45 4094 8484 and to visit our website

Om firmaet

Scandinavian Tobacco Group is all about creating moments of great enjoyment for smokers. This promise has made us a world leading manufacturer of cigars and traditional pipe tobacco. When you join our company, you’ll be part of an industry that is constantly changing. It takes a team of quick minds to grow and thrive, even when you deliver high-quality, natural products like ours. That’s why we look for smart, tenacious people who will go that extra mile. In return, we offer you the opportunity to challenge the status quo and the chance to develop new products and techniques. We’ll give you the freedom to question the way we do things and room to explore as far as your talent will take you. It is our belief that smoking tobacco involves a health risk and is habitual. Smoking is a choice made by adults, and nobody under the age of 18 should smoke. Scandinavian Tobacco Group welcomes both smokers and none smokers.

At Scandinavian Tobacco Group empowerment comes naturally

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