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Fossil Group is a global leader in design, innovation and marketing of fashion lifestyle and accessory products. At the heart of Fossil Group's vision is a commitment to fostering creativity and delivering the best in design through its three core businesses: the Fossil brand; the Skagen brand; and a multi-brand watch portfolio business. This portfolio includes adidas, Armani Exchange, Burberry, Diesel, DKNY, Emporio Armani, Karl Lagerfeld, Kate Spade, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Michele, Relic, Tory Burch and Zodiac. Fossil Group is constantly developing its businesses through core competencies in innovative branding, world-class design and dynamic global distribution.
Associate Legal Counsel (m/f)
For our European headquarter in Basel, Switzerland, we are looking for an organised, self-motivated Associate Legal Counsel (m/f)
In this position you are responsible to oversee the legal aspects of the business, safeguarding Fossil’s reputation by guaranteeing that the company strictly follows law guidelines and give legal advice to management about all relevant issues. It is further expected that you effectively ensure legal conformity and minimize probability of exposure and support the Brand Protection Team in all kind of legal matters (approx. 50%).
Reporting into the General Counsel EMEA, your main responsibilities are:
• Support Legal EMEA on wide variety of legal and administrative matters • Advise business operations on legal matters like distribution, lease, regulatory as well as other areas like competition and general legal compliance • Prepare, maintain and coordinate corporate legal records of the different EMEA legal entities, including Shareholder and Board of Director Meetings • Assist in developing training materials and provide training to the business on relevant compliance topics • Support contract review process and filing for all kind of legal documents, business materials and requests • Draft legal papers, contracts, agreements and other legal documents as needed, legal analysis and comment on such documents • Manage and work with outside counsel • Act as first legal contact for marketing/social media legal issues, including Fossil webpages • Act as first legal contact for the Brand Protection Team • Handle regulatory issues • Support local Fossil Group organizations in Benelux, France, Spain, Nordics, Poland and Portugal
Your Profile: • min. 2 years’ professional experience in a law firm or/and in an in-house legal position • University degree in law (CH/EEA) • Education or experience in IPR related matters • Strong communication and organizational skills • Proactive approach in handling projects • Good and tested judgment • Fluent in German and English
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