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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  3091

Winnenden, BW, DE, 71364

Date:  May 2, 2021

Legal Counsel (m/w/d)

Take your place among the best in the business, and grow your career with ATS Automation. Join an environment where a passion for innovation combines with an uncompromised commitment to quality. Join the Winning Team at ATS Automation, a great place to automate your future!

Job Description


As Legal Counsel you will be working onsite at our Winnenden facility, near Stuttgart, providing internal legal support and services to ATS’ European divisions, while reporting to ATS Automation’s Corporate Legal Department.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provide legal services to internal clients principally in relation to customer and supplier contracts, corporate matters as well as litigation management.
  • Provide proactive and hands on negotiation support.
  • Analyze and process various legal issues from different jurisdictions; if necessary, with the involvement of external legal counsel.
  • Support the Vice President Legal in the execution of mergers and acquisitions and the subsequent post-merger integration.
  • Identify strategies to protect the company's interests and minimize legal exposure.
  • Conduct internal trainings on various operationally relevant legal topics.
  • Proactive in ensuring that all business activities are performed with highest ethical standards and in compliance with applicable laws and the ATS Code of Business Conduct.


  • 1st and 2nd German Law Degree (Staatsexamen)
  • Several years of professional experience as a Legal Counsel in a business law firm or multinational industrial company are required.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English, ideally acquired abroad; other foreign languages welcome however not required.
  • The individual must have exceptional interpersonal as well as intercultural communication and negotiation skills.
  • The individual must also have excellent commercial judgement and decision making ability. This includes a sound and analytical legal approach paired with an understanding of economic and technical contexts.
  • In addition the individual must possess strong drafting skills.
  • Travel will be required from time to time.

ATS Automation provides innovative, custom designed, built and installed manufacturing solutions to many of the world's most successful companies. Founded in 1978, ATS uses its industry-leading knowledge and global capabilities to serve the sophisticated automation systems' needs of multinational customers in industries such as life sciences, chemicals, consumer products, electronics, food, beverage, transportation, energy, and oil and gas. It also leverages its many years of experience and skills to fulfill the specialized automation product manufacturing requirements of customers. ATS employs approximately 4.400 people at 22 manufacturing facilities and over 50 offices in Canada, the United States, Europe, Southeast Asia and China. The Company's shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol ATA.

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