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Legal Counsel, Sweden

Legal Counsel, Volvo Group Trucks Technology (GTT)

The areas of responsibility for the legal team in GTT are increasing and we need to strengthen our team with another Legal Counsel in Gothenburg. Electromobility, automation and connectivity are new and exciting technology areas, but they require legal support. Furthermore, the compliance area is continuously expanding which also requires additional legal support. As Legal Counsel your main responsibility will be to provide legal support in the full range of GTT legal matters in an international working environment. You will report to the GTT SVP Legal & Volvo Group IP. The position will require travelling from time to time.

Main activities and responsibilities

  • Advice and guidance on legal risks associated with various alternatives for achieving business objectives
  • Legal advice and support to the daily business operations, which include drafting and negotiating many different types of research-, cooperation-and development agreements, technology license agreements and joint venture agreements, but also support with respect to IPR matters, open source, disputes and litigations and recovery from suppliers
  • Legal advice and training regarding various compliance issues including the Volvo Group’s compliance policies and guidelines as well as applicable laws and regulations
  • Internal training on various legal issues, but also develop and update template agreements

Critical competencies for the position

As Legal Counsel, you shall have a Masters of Law and a minimum of seven years solid legal experience from a law firm, as in-house legal counsel or from an equivalent position. High proficiency in drafting and negotiating complex international contracts together with solid experience and knowledge in contract and commercial law are very important requirements. Experience from areas such as automation and connectivity is a merit. It is also considered positive if you have worked with data privacy or product compliance.

You should also have strong personal credibility, integrity and a can-do mind set with high drive and energy and be capable of performing multiple duties effectively in a fast paced environment. Distinctive problem-solving abilities, good ability to quickly assess new situations, genuine business interest and communication skills are also pre-requisites for this position. Excellent English communication skills, both orally and in writing are essential. We offer a global working environment with dedicated and professional colleagues, good development and career opportunities. We also like to have fun at work!

About us

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines under the leading brands Volvo, Renault Trucks, Mack, UD Trucks, Eicher, SDLG, Terex Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, UD Bus, Sunwin Bus and Volvo Penta.

Volvo Group Trucks Technology provides Volvo Group Trucks and Business Area's with state-of-the-art research, cutting-edge engineering, product planning and purchasing services, as well as aftermarket product support.

With Volvo Group Trucks Technology you will be part of a global and diverse team of highly skilled professionals who work with passion, trust each other and embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.


For further information, please contact: SVP Legal & Volvo Group IP Anna Bjerkelund + 46 73 902 10 61. Last application date, March 31, 2017.

Please apply through Volvo web portal, search for “legal counsel”.

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