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Legal Counsel Manager

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If you join Accenture you can make great ideas happen for some of the world's most dynamic companies. With broad global resources and deep technical know-how, we collaborate with clients to cultivate ideas and deliver results. Choose a career at Accenture and enjoy an innovative environment where challenging and interesting work is part of daily life. 

At Accenture Corporate Functions, in areas such as finance, HR, legal, facilities and services, or marketing and communications, we can provide the capabilities, knowledge and experience required to deliver the very best results to our clients and stakeholders alike. As trusted advisors to our organization, our Corporate Functions Specialists have a key role to play when it comes to managing and supporting our business. Whatever specific field they’re based in, their in-depth functional and technical ability is pivotal to Accenture success. 

Join our Legal team to develop solutions and implement strategic approaches that enable us to increase our shareholder value, ensure compliance and protect our assets and reputation. Our tight-knit group of global legal professionals work together to help our company and clients achieve high performance. Colleagues in Legal Operations seek out the best commercial arrangements, review and counsel new offerings and support our alliances. 

For our office in Milan we are looking for: 

Legal Counsel Manager

He/she provides general legal support to one or more countries, and is part of the Compliance, Operations, Regulatory and Ethics Legal team that focuses on Accenture’s operations continuity and local compliance. The Senior Legal Counsel is responsible for the quality and delivery of all legal support to Accenture’s Country Companies, joint ventures, and all other affiliates of the country he/she is in charge of. The Senior Legal Counsel is critical for ensuring that compliance policies are understood and embraced by everyone on the Country Team. 

Key Responsibilities: 

Deliver legal services and counsel:
  • Stay abreast of legal developments affecting Accenture, clients and industries and synthesize the information to incorporate it into company's transactional practices; 
  • Strategize with Accenture executives regarding legal issues that affect the company 
  • Develop in-depth subject matter expertise in legal to benefit the business 
Manage risk and ensures compliance: 
  • Resolve issues and disputes, minimize potential for litigation, and foster protection of Accenture’s reputation 
  • Counsel, advise and educate company employees regarding legal and risk management issues, representing Accenture and its interests 
  • Law 231/2001 compliance program and anticorruption, FCPA and UK Bribery act; 
  • Compliance in the Trade, competition law and anti-Money laundering; 
  • Providing support on drafting agreement with Supplier 
  • Data Privacy and data security 
  • Develop/support internal guidelines, toolkits, and packaged knowledge on various legal and compliance issues 
  • Entity matter: providing support on drafting company minutes, Secretary Board, M&A.

Work Experience: 

  • Graduate level and admission to the Italian Bar 
  • 10 years’ experience as an attorney, at least 7 of which involved experience in a corporate legal department or law firm. 
Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Deep knowledge of, or ability to understand, the relevant laws and also the work culture in the relevant countries (including those pertaining to compliance).
  • Ability to work with and manage activity remotely. 
  • Proven track record of managing successfully teams of professionals and external law firms, able to collaborate with a global team of legal professionals with diverse backgrounds. 
  • Demonstrates excellent judgment, ability to prioritize and make decisions. 
  • Strong executive presence and ability to work effectively with the most senior business leaders at Accenture, managing partners from law firms, and the chief legal officers of Accenture’s clients. 
  • Fluent in English 

What’s in it for you?

Our Accenture professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development. You'll also have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in an area of specialization. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at a number of levels to help you acquire and build specialized skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with company-acknowledged Subject Matter Experts. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build and further develop your career.
Enjoy challenging and interesting work that requires innovation and creativity. Your entrepreneurial spirit and vision will be encouraged and rewarded, and your success will fuel opportunities for increased impact and rapid career advancement. You’ll also build the deep, valuable industry and functional expertise that will keep you relevant as you grow your career.

Accenture is committed to providing an accessible, inclusive, open and welcoming workplace environment for people with different abilities, backgrounds, lifestyles, sexual orientation, gender identity, needs and expectations to help each person achieve their professional potential.

Our Inclusion & Diversity strategy aims to eliminate all barriers and prejudices. We acknowledge the potential brought by difference and want to make the most of creative and innovative contributions.
Making the most of diversity is at the heart of our value system. By multiplying the value that each individual brings to us with their unique experience, education, opinions and approaches, we build an innovative work environment which is both collaborative and motivational.

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