Philips Legal Counsel in Eindhoven, Netherlands

Your challenge

We invite you to show your potential as a Legal Counsel within the Legal Function of Royal Philips. Philips' Legal Function spans a global network of some 110 professionals operating as one integrated legal team supporting Philips' businesses worldwide. Philips Group Legal is looking for a Legal Counsel dedicated to the business of Philips Intellectual Property & Standards, based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Philips Intellectual Property & Standards is responsible for the creation, maintenance and exploitation of Philips’ worldwide intellectual property portfolio.

Your responsibilities

Within Philips’ Group Legal, you will act as the legal business partner to Philips Intellectual Property & Standards. Based on your legal expertise, you will contribute to the various licensing programs and advise on a variety of business projects, often in teamwork settings and in an international business environment.

Your work will involve:

  • Patent and technology license agreements and IP transfer agreements

  • Creation of new technology licensing programs

  • Set-up of new business ventures

  • Litigation management, including instruction of outside counsel, in multiple jurisdictions.

Your team

You will be part of a team of 4 lawyers dedicated to Philips Intellectual Property & Standards. This team is part of Philips Group Legal, located in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. You will be working closely together with patent attorneys and technology experts, as well as with other in-house Philips lawyers, Philips’ business partners and outside counsel.

Our offer

We welcome you to a challenging, innovative environment with great opportunities for you to explore. Our benefits are very competitive and designed around your preferences:

  • 25 Days of leave and the possibility to purchase up to 20 extra days off annually

  • A variable bonus based on both Philips’ results and personal performance

  • Extensive set of tools to drive your career, such as a personal development budget, free training and coaching

  • Solid company pension scheme and attractive collective health insurance package

  • Opportunity to buy Philips shares and products at a discount

We are looking for

  • A fully qualified Legal Counsel with at least 5 years’ experience, either in private practice or as in-house legal counsel

  • A flexible and creative lawyer with an international orientation and willingness to travel

  • Fluency in English and preferably one other language

  • Proven experience in commercial transactions, preferably in the areas of intellectual property, IT or software licensing

  • Affinity with intellectual property and technology

As a person you

  • Have a strongly developed business sense and a flexible way of working

  • Have the ability to connect with people and function in multi-disciplinary teams

  • Can take rational but bold decisions under time pressure and are comfortable with complicated contracting matters

  • Have excellent communication and contract drafting skills

  • Are able to deal with a high workload and determined to achieve high-quality business results

Recruitment process

If you’re interested in this opportunity to join us, please upload your resume and motivation letter through the Philips career site- vacancy number 216747.

After a pre-selection process based on your CV, you will be invited for face-to-face recruitment- and business interviews.