Overview

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We’re experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we operate in over 80 countries and employ around 35,000 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high performance products and services our customers expect. 

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AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We’re experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands – including International, Interpon, Sikkens and Chemcraft – is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we are active in over 150 countries and employ around 35,000 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect.  In North America, we’ve been producing innovative, high-performance coatings since 1888. Today, you can find AkzoNobel’s products supporting industries ranging from aerospace to consumer electronics, infrastructure, transportation, home décor, furniture and marine vessels. With a regional headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, AkzoNobel’s North America operation includes 3,500 employees at more than 30 manufacturing sites, technology labs and business offices.   For more information please visit www.akzonobel.com
In North America, AkzoNobel provides performance coatings products to customers through four operating business units:  Powder Coatings, Automotive & Special Coatings, Industrial Coatings and Marine, Protective & Yacht Coatings.  
We currently have an opening for a Senior Legal Counsel Commercial, IP Agreements and Antitrust to work in our newly relocated Corporate Office for North America based in Nashville, TN. 
About the role
The Senior Legal Counsel will advise our different businesses on a wide range of commercial and corporate matters, balancing the need to help our businesses achieve their goals while minimizing legal risk.  The position will also serve as a focal point for antitrust advice and agreements relating to the disclosure, development and licensing of intellectual property.  
The Senior Legal Counsel needs to be able to quickly prioritize legal issues and manage his/her workload accordingly, by taking a risk/value based approach.
  

Job Responsibilities:

 Provide legal services to various businesses with respect to wide-ranging commercial legal matters.   
– Draft, review and negotiate commercial agreements for specific business units and IP related agreements such as licenses and joint development agreements for all AkzoNobel businesses.
– Train and advise businesses on antitrust issues and serve as the North American focal point on antitrust advice
– Educate and train business colleagues on various legal matters.
– Collaborate with legal colleagues in other jurisdictions as well as those who are experts in Mergers & Acquisitions, Antitrust, Environmental and Employment law
– Manage Outside Counsel


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