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Legal Counsel

Company name

Johnson Matthey

Organization Type


Job Type


Date Last Verified

May 22,2019

Valid Through

Sep 04,2019

Posted on

Feb 13,2019

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Wayne, PA, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Antitrust and Competition >> Antitrust and Competition
Corporate >> Corporate - General
Environmental and Land Use >> Environmental and Land Use
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - General
Labor & Employment >> Labor & Employment
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Legal Counsel
The candidate will be responsible to provide the full range of legal advice to the Platinum Group Metals (PGMS) business in the Americas. Providing legal advice to the Advanced Glass Technologies (AGT) business in the Americas but this will be shared with the Legal Counsel - Catalyst Technologies Americas. PGMS and AGT are “the Businesses”. Build and maintain close relationships with the senior members of the Businesses. Understand the strategic objectives of the Businesses in order to provide risk-based and focused legal advice. Draft and negotiate a variety of legal documents and commercial contracts both in the US and internationally in the Americas. This includes complex commercial transactions, sale/purchase agreements for both goods and services, ISDAs, metal lease agreements, including forward sale/purchase of precious metals, metal trading, distributor/agency agreements, joint development agreements, contractor terms, real property agreements and various international deals. All aspects of such commercial arrangements are covered, including competition, IP, tax and employment. Develop a good knowledge of the legal aspects of PGM refining, trading and financing. Work closely with other members of the PGMS and AGT legal team and IP team globally to ensure global consistency in legal and compliance risk management for the Businesses. Provide, manage or coordinate (as appropriate) advice to the Businesses in respect of ethics and compliance matters working closely with Group Ethics and Compliance. Promote firm’s Code of Ethics within the Businesses and an approach to doing business that reflects firm’s commitment to doing business ethically, in accordance with its values. Provide legal and compliance training to the Businesses (ABC, Competition and Sanctions). Support merger and acquisition projects in the Businesses in the Americas. Implement a wide range of improvement projects within the legal team and within the Businesses. Implement and maintain standard form documents and procedures. Manage with support from specialist counsel dispute and negotiation of dispute settlements / litigation management. Manage specialist legal services provided by external firms, such as non-UK advice on corporate, commercial, litigation, employment, tax, IP, property and environmental law, settling budgets for advice presented by these firms and managing that legal spend. To take on any other duties which are within the employee’s skills and abilities whenever reasonably instructed.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have strong academic credentials including a juris doctor degree and must be a member of a state Bar in good standing, Pennsylvania admission is ideal. 5+ years of broad legal experience gained either in a leading firm or in an in-house role and current practising certificate is required. Previous experience of working in an international environment is necessary. Experience of working across multiple business units simultaneously is critical. Experience dealing with Compliance matters is must. Experience dealing with financial instruments/trading/financial regulation is essential. Exposure to intellectual property and competition law is needed. Corporate legal experience is critical. Experience of the chemicals and/or precious metals industry is essential. Excellent communication and presentation skills (oral and written) to a range of people including those at a senior level is required. Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills and commercial awareness is must. Ability to handle and simplify complex commercial and legal matters, identify and focus on key issues and provide pragmatic solutions is necessary. Strong drafting skills and ability to prepare documents which address both commercial requirements and mitigation of risk is essential.

Additional info

Company Order Number: 7435

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Johnson Matthey
435 Devon Park Drive
Suite 600
Wayne, PA 19087

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