Legal Counsel Central & Eastern Europe

  • Full time
  • Prague
  • Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Details

At Johnson Controls, we’ve been making buildings smarter since 1885, and our capabilities, depth of innovation experience, and global reach have been growing ever since. Today, we offer the world’s largest portfolio of building products, technologies, software, and services; we put that portfolio to work to transform the environments where people live, work, learn and play.

What you will do

Help shape a sustainable future and join our Legal Team! We are looking for a Legal Counsel for our Central and Eastern Europe region.

In this exciting and versatile position, you will act as strong business partner. As part of the European and global Legal team, you will actively shape transformation and thus make a personal contribution to the success of our company and our clients.

How you will do it

  • You will independently support business units, functional departments and management in various European countries
  • Your legal focus will be on contract law, software, IP / IT / digital solutions and sustainability including performance contracting.
  • You will independently develop solutions to minimize legal risks and initiate improvements.
  • You will accompany and coordinate disputes and court proceedings in cooperation with external lawyers.
  • You will collaborate on critical initiatives, transformation processes and cross-regional issues with the European and global legal team and other functions of a global matrix organization.
  • What we look for

  • Law degree, preferably from a German or Austrian university
  • Proven experience in other jurisdictions will be an advantage, especially Czech Republic, Poland or Hungary
  • Legal generalist with a strong understanding of project business, matrix structures, process and business workflows and their legal framework in an international company
  • Solid understanding of contract, IP and software law
  • Commercially minded and willing to find effective solutions for the success of the company – also outside traditional legal areas
  • Excellent communication and team working skills, especially cross-borders
  • Business fluent in German and English; knowledge of Czech, Polish or Hungarian also highly advantageous
  • What we offer

    If you are successful, we can offer you a company culture that promotes work life balance, a commitment to continued learning and development, a fantastic benefits package which includes a competitive salary and flexibility regarding location and working time management.

    Our culture

    At Johnson Controls you’ll have the opportunity to work on some of the most exciting projects in today’s market. Our hardworking people empower us, and we believe in being part of a team that is open, collaborative, results-oriented, hardworking and above all fun. 

    We believe that diversity and inclusion matter and make a difference. By embracing the true value of diversity and inclusion, getting comfortable with having crucial conversations, and valuing different perspectives, we will be one of the most desirable places to work. 

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