DuPont Legal Counsel (M/F) in Île de France, France

Legal Counsel (M/F) (Job Number: COU00001018)


This position is responsible to provide pro-active, business focused and result oriented advice on legal and regulatory issues to the North Europe Commercial Unit of Corteva AgriscienceTM, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. Location can be either Brussels, Belgium or Paris, France.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide transactional, commercial, corporate and regulatory legal support and advice.

  • Oversee and manage material disputes and litigation.

  • Enable the business to achieve its goals and objectives by providing business focused and solution oriented legal advice.

  • Identify, manage and mitigate legal, regulatory and reputational risks.

  • Partner with other functions on regulatory projects and other strategic initiatives to bring legal expertise to the table.

  • Actively support compliance efforts through training and other means.



  • Fully qualified lawyer, with 7-10 years’ post qualification experience.

  • Knowledge and experience in French law

  • French bar examination would be an advantage.

Experience required:

  • Combination of law firm experience, as well as in-house corporate legal position.

  • Proven track record on managing all aspects of French legal matters.

  • Successfully managed contractual, corporate legal, litigation, antitrust and compliance matters.

  • International, cross-jurisdictional experience and exposure and ability to work well within international teams.

  • Experience in working in a highly-regulated environment would be a clear advantage.

Competencies and Skills:

  • Decision Making: you are able to quickly analyze complex legal and regulatory issues, with high level of analytical and conceptual competencies to structure business proposals and translate them into workable legal framework.

  • Communicating with Impact: you communicate in a clear, succinct and compelling manner to a variety of audiences.

  • Legal and Business Acumen: you understand the priorities and goals of the business as well as industry challenges and provide expert knowledge and advice to advance the agendas.

  • Proven ability to handle multiple complex tasks in a challenging international environment.

  • Fluency in English and French (oral and written) is a must; ability to communicate also in German would be a plus.

  • Affinity to research and science

We are excited to announce that Corteva Agriscience™ is the name of the new Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™. We are bringing together DuPont Crop Protection, DuPont Pioneer and Dow AgroSciences to create a market-shaping, standalone agriculture company with leading positions in seed technologies, crop protection and digital agriculture. We will work across the global agriculture value chain to create a more efficient food system.

At Corteva Agriscience™, we seek to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume. This means we will help rejuvenate the agricultural ecosystem to support people and the planet and to ensure progress for generations to come.

Primary Location: EMEA-France-Île de France-Paris

Organization: Pioneer

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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