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Senior Legal Counsel

Haldor Topsoe is an international company and a market leader in the fast-paced catalysis industry that includes rapidly developing technologies and products. Our headquarters are based in Denmark, but the vast majority of our highly specialized catalysts and products are sold to industrial plants throughout the world.

The Corporate Legal Department is looking for a new colleague to fill the position of Senior Legal Counsel. Based in our headquarters in Lyngby, Denmark you will be part of a congenial department composed of an IP Section, Corporate Compliance & CSR Section and a Legal Section, in total 27 employees.  Reporting directly to the Group Vice President of Corporate Legal Department you will join a global team of 13 in-house lawyers. As Senior Legal Counsel you will be providing legal advice to all parts of the company, and work closely with other staff functions.

Your responsibilities

As Senior Legal Counsel you will have a multifaceted practice and support our business globally, especially with focus on drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts and providing advice on various legal aspects of our commercial operations. You will be involved in global projects ensuring that material risks are identified as well as offering solutions on how best to manage and mitigate the identified risks.

You will be expected to travel as necessary to support projects to which you have been assigned.


You are responsible, independent and systematic. You demonstrate initiative and you have the ability to work independently as well as part of a team. You are able to manage multiple ongoing activities and you are very methodical and thorough in your work. You possess good business judgment and ability to provide solutions which balance legal and commercial interests. You have excellent communication and team work skills and thrive in cross-cultural environments.


You are a licensed lawyer with a minimum of 3-5 years of experience preferably from a law firm or an international company. You are a generalist with extensive experience in drafting and negotiating complex commercial contracts as well as international contracts. Preferably you also have experience within compliance, including regulatory areas of export control and sanctions. You are able to speak, read and write English fluently.

Further information

Please contact Senior Legal Counsel Louise Jessen Høyer, phone +45 22754661 if you want to know more about the position.

Application deadline

November 12, 2017.


Contactperson: Louise Jessen Høyer
Phone: +45 2275 4661

Haldor Topsoe is a world leader in catalysis and surface science, committed to helping our customers achieve optimal performance. We enable companies to get the most out of their processes and products, using the least possible energy and resources, in the most responsible way. We are headquartered in Denmark and do project development, R&D, engineering, production, and sales & service across the globe. In 2016, our revenue was approximately 860 million US dollars, and we employ more than 2,600 employees.

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