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Legal Counsel

  • Application Deadline: Nov. 22, 2019
  • Stockholm
  • Application Deadline: Nov. 22, 2019
  • Stockholm

Business Sweden’s purpose is to help Swedish companies grow global sales and international companies to invest and expand in Sweden. Business Sweden is owned by the Swedish Government and the Swedish industry and has offices with both Swedish and native consultants in nearly 50 of the world's most interesting markets.

The Legal Department at Business Sweden is responsible for supporting on all legal matters of the business globally. It handles a variety of legal issues in a broad range of projects including commercial, corporate, Data Privacy, IPR and other legal matters. It operates in a truly international environment with high values and a complex legal structure. Business Sweden offers a work environment within a truly global organization. As our Legal Counsel you will handle legal issues from various markets and industries with a focus on Swedish companies abroad. We offer a motivating work environment with the possibilities to grow and develop in a complex organization consisting of commercial as well as governmental projects.

The Legal Counsel will be part of the Legal Department and report to the General Counsel in Stockholm.

Areas of responsibilities

  • Provide legal advice to the global organization
  • Analyze, draft and review agreements and other legal documents
  • Ensure compliance with laws and regulations
  • Be a first point of contact regarding GDPR-related issues
  • Responsibility for Contract Management and to be a part of the digitalization of the legal department

Work with great people

Ann-Sofie Safa
Trade Commissioner, USA
"You learn something new every day and it is amazing to be part of our clients' international journey"
Simon Wessberg
Consultant, UAE
"Getting hands-on experience and responsibility from day one is truly inspiring"
Erik Friberg
Trade Commissioner, Poland
"You operate in a dynamic environment where you work closely with both large and small upcoming companies"
Kelly Bueno Martinez
Consultant, London
"I enjoy the diversity of projects and the international mindset throughout the organisation"
Anna Lomza
Consultant, Poland
"Each day brings new tasks, challenges and opportunities for development"
Bong-Soon Park
Senior Project Manager, South Korea
"My greatest motivation is seeing the positive impact our job has on our clients"

Skills & Requirements

Qualifications and Experience

  • Law Degree Master
  • 3-5 years’ relevant experience with a law firm or a corporate law department or a similar role, preferably in a global environment
  • Experience in assisting in business law projects from initial scoping through execution
  • Excellent legal and commercial reasoning capacity
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills in both Swedish and English
  • Preferably experience of GDPR/Data Privacy

Personal characteristics

  • Team player with proven ability to work collaboratively and independently both internally and externally, at all levels in an organization
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail and demonstrated ability to handle multiple competing priorities simultaneously
  • Strong abilities to work both strategic as well as operational
  • Excellent verbal and written communicator mastering both Swedish and English
  • Service minded approach, full of optimism and a constant drive for results


The position is based in Stockholm. Travel might be required but not on a regular basis.

Warm welcome with your application!

For more information about the process, please contact Maja Ytterell, HR Business Partner, maja.ytterell@business-sweden.se

For more information about the position, please contact Victoria Rossi, General Counsel, victoria.rossi@business-sweden.se

Great Place to Work

  • Global exchanges and career opportunities

  • Exclusive focus on our client’s growth agenda

  • Extensive responsibility

  • Diversified teams with world class colleagues

  • Training academy for continuous development

  • Entrepreneurial environment

About the company

Business Sweden is a global consultancy organization with approximately 500 colleagues working in 46 countries. We all share the same passion - creating maximum value for Sweden.

Business Sweden’s purpose is to help Swedish companies grow global sales and international companies invest and expand in Sweden.
Through our consultancy services we offer our customers strategic advice and hands-on support in their international growth and establishment.

Business Sweden is owned by the Swedish Government and the industry, a partnership that provides access to contacts and networks at all levels.

At Business Sweden we value and encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds related to culture, gender, age, ethnicity, race, religion and belief, disability, nationality, sexual orientation and gender identity.
The diversity of our people is an important foundation of our culture and builds a workplace where everyone can contribute with unique experiences, perspectives and cultures.

OUR VALUESOur high performance culture rests on that all our employees live our core values. We will never have guidelines for every situation we will meet, but if all of us are guided by a strong sense of our values, we will always navigate in the right direction.

RESPONSIBILITYThis is the foundation of our culture. To stay updated on codes of conduct and guidelines is everyone’s responsibility. To raise your voice if you find that something is wrong and to ask, if it is something you do not understand.

COLLABORATIONAlone we can do so little; together we can do so much. Collaboration also means doing our part of the work as well as possible, to have respect for other people's time and expertise, and to meet deadlines.

IMPACTMost of us need to feel that we go to work for a purpose and that we have a chance to leave something good behind. With our purpose to release Swedish companies' international potential, it is obvious how we can have an impact on their future success.

Victoria Rossi | Hiring Manager

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