Job title:

European Counsel - Bolton, Lancs

Job ref:




Years qualified:

7-9+ years



Job Description:

The Sherwin-Williams Company is an American Fortune 500 company and is listed on the NYSE. It was founded by Henry Sherwin and Edward Williams in Cleveland, Ohio in 1866. It engages in the development, manufacture, distribution, and sale of paints, coatings, and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers in North and South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Sherwin-Williams now wishes to make the rare and genuinely challenging first time appointment of a European Counsel responsible for establishing and heading up a legal function based at its operation in Bolton, Lancs. The position will report directly into the US based International Associate General Counsel who is a member of the 30 strong legal team. He/she will provide strategic and legal advice and guidance to all five product areas on a pan European basis and assist in its expansion and continuing success within Europe and the Middle East.

It is envisaged that the successful candidate will have trained and qualified in private practice
and will currently be working in house at a senior level. Applicants will have international corporate/commercial backgrounds and be capable of undertaking a broad range of work from the drafting and negotiation of complex high value commercial contracts to the provision of M&A advice.

Of prime importance is the ability and gravitas to influence and advise at all levels of seniority both internally and externally. A mature and robust approach is prerequisite alongside proven interpersonal skills necessary skills to establish, maintain and enhance relationships within the business. This position will require travel to Europe and the Middle East.

For further information in complete confidence, please contact our retained consultants Deborah Kirkman, Sonya Rayner or Nicola McLean at Chambers and Partners, 39-41 Parker Street, London WC2B 5PQ
Tel: 020 7778 1606 Email:

Sherwin-Williams requests no direct contact from other agencies or applicants. All third party enquiries will be sent to Chambers and Partners.

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For further information in complete confidence, please contact:
Deborah Kirkman - 020 7778 1606
Sonya Rayner - 020 7778 1635
Nicola Smith - 020 7778 1621

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