Legal Counsel

Amsterdam, Netherlands
24 Dec 2021
10 Feb 2022
Full Time
About PVH Corp.

PVH is one of the most admired fashion and lifestyle companies in the world. We power brands that drive fashion forward - for good. Our brand portfolio includes the iconicCALVIN KLEIN and TOMMY HILFIGER brands. We market a variety of goods under these and other nationally and internationally known owned and licensed brands. PVH has over 40,000 associates operating in over 40 countries and $9.9 billion in annual revenues. That's the Power of Us. That's the Power of PVH.

The Team

With a cross-functional reach and hands-on mentality, PVH Europe's Legal Department delivers a full range of best-in-class legal services to the entire company. Headed up by the SVP Legal Affairs (General Counsel), the department is organized into the following teams:
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Digital & Data
  • Intellectual Property
  • Brand Protection
  • Employment
  • Compliance/Privacy
  • Legal Operations
Our dynamic team consists of 23 legal professionals of varying nationalities, backgrounds, cultures, and legal expertise areas. We work on a broad spectrum of issues on a daily basis, from looking into new designs or negotiating a celebrity partnership, to training customs officials to identify counterfeits, supporting tech projects, balancing privacy concerns, and closing high stake commercial deals.

While our tasks may change from day to day, one thing remains constant: there is never a dull moment in the Legal Department. Our mindset is: work hard, play hard. We are passionate about what we do, and committed to delivering high-quality services under time pressure. Our positive and supportive team spirit means we always get the job done with a smile on our face and we have fun while doing so. If this sounds like you and you are looking to join a lively team that is involved in all aspects of our business, then we'd love to hear from you!

The Position

We are currently looking for a Legal Counsel to join the Corporate & Commercial team with a focus on corporate matters, projects, and transactions. As Legal Counsel, you will provide practical, business-oriented legal advice to a fast-paced and demanding business in an ever-evolving landscape.

We are looking for someone with a "yes we can" mentality; a legal professional with a commercial mindset contributing to legally sound solutions to make the impossible possible.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Drafting and reviewing contract for clients from various departments within the organisation
  • Managing strategic cross-functional projects for PVH Europe
  • Management of the corporate entity portfolio and legal corporate restructurings
  • Involved in M&A deals and partnerships
  • Stakeholder management
  • Being the go-to partner for Finance Hub, Tax department and Business Development teams
  • Responsible for know-how management in the area of corporate law
  • Coordinating the updates in the litigation portfolio and reporting thereof

The Ideal Candidate:
  • Dutch law qualified lawyer
  • 7+ years of experience gained in private corporate/M&A practice, with knowledge of corporate transactions, corporate law, contracting, and litigation (please make sure your experience in these fields is visible on your resume)
  • Previous in-house experience is not required, but considered a plus;
  • Service-oriented, you can work independently and act as a true business and sparring partner
  • Strong attention to detail, you are highly organized and have the ability to plan according to priority, work under pressure and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • You have commercial awareness and good negotiating skills;
  • You are result-oriented, efficient, decisive, and proactive
  • Excellent communication skills; you are able to communicate effectively across all levels within the organization, easy to liaise with and build good working relationships
  • Fluency in Dutch and English is a must; any other language is a plus

Furthermore, the ideal candidate is:
  • Able and eager to work in an international, diverse, and inclusive working environment
  • A strong team player, and a good listener with a positive attitude;
  • Hard-working yet fun-loving - gets the job done and contributes to a fun working environment overall
  • Energetic, entrepreneurial, and curious; able to think out-of-the-box and eager to learn, improve things, and find innovative solutions
  • Hands-on, self-starting, and embracing and enjoying challenges.

What You Can Expect from Us:
  • Acompanyculturethat fostersdevelopment, offering trainingand learning opportunities through our very own PVH University
  • An international environment which respects diversity, equality,and individuality
  • Amonthly Covid home- office budget
  • Asmart work programthatempowers ourassociates to workfrom home in the Netherlands, withina flexible schedule
  • Abeautifulstate-of-the-artCampus awaiting you upon our return to the office

Please include a cover letter with your application. We would love to know why this is THE role for you! Please also make sure that your experience in private corporate/M&A practice, with knowledge of corporate transactions, corporate law, contracting, and litigation is listed on your resume.

PVH Europe and ourbrands,TOMMY HILFIGER and CALVIN KLEIN, are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community of associates with a strong sense of belonging. We believe we are bettered by all forms of diversity, and take pride in working with top talent from every walk of life and corner of the world. In the spirit of inclusivity, qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, ethnicity, ability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation.

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