Job Details

Associate General Counsel

Company name

Syngenta Corporation

Organization Type


Job Type


Date Last Verified

Jun 12,2019

Valid Through

Sep 25,2019

Posted on

May 19,2019

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Lisle, IL, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
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Associate General Counsel
The candidate will report directly to the Global Legal Head of Seeds and North American Regional Counsel. This role will have lead responsibility for providing business guidance and managing day-to-day compliance with applicable laws and company policies for the North American Seeds business. Will partner with the business to provide a wide range of legal guidance and advice to develop and commercialize products for marketing and sale while minimizing risk. Responsibilities include people management, managing legal issues related to complex commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, supporting marketing and sales, research and licensing, supply chain, and managing claims. Manage day to day complex legal matters for which considerable legal judgment, experience and independent reasoning is required. Draft and negotiate complex commercial agreements, and provide legal guidance to the Research and Development, Production and Supply, and Commercial business at sites throughout North America. Review and advise on a broad range of legal matters which may include to, strategy, research and development, production and supply, marketing, sales, real estate, and applicable regulatory schemes. Effectively work with all levels of management to minimize risk by providing high-quality, proactive, objective and commercially-oriented source of legal advice. In coordination with other groups within the department, provide legal support to functional groups to ensure compliance with appropriate laws, policies and practices. Effectively manage outside counsel in applicable transactions. Serve as a member of the North America Legal Department Leadership Team.

Qualification and Experience

A JD degree or Master of Laws & Admission to one or more state bars with the ability to practice in Illinois is required. 10+ years of experience as a practicing attorney is required. Extensive commercial legal experience is required. Significant experience in Agriculture, Seeds, Agribusiness, or Biotech industries is preferred. Experience working with senior business leaders at a large multinational organization is required. 5+ years of experience in the commercial department at a large law firm is preferred. In-house legal experience is preferred. Experience dealing with federal and state regulations is preferred,. Should have Broad knowledge of U.S. legal concepts, including complex commercial transactions, licensing, IP and litigation. Knowledge of applicable regulatory, HSE and basic international laws is beneficial. Must have i0n-depth understanding of overall business operations and methods to allow efficient and effective handling of associated risks. An understanding of business and technology related to agribusiness, including seeds and biotech operations and federal and state regulations is beneficial. Must have strong leadership, organizational, time management, problem identification/solving, analysis and project skills.

Additional info

Ref- (18006163)

Company info

Hiring coordinator
Syngenta Corporation
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Basel, BALE-VILLE CH-4002

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