Managing Attorney

Solna - Sweden /
Legal /
Employee: Full Time
/ Hybrid
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Responsible for supporting Dun & Bradstreet Europe’s Nordic business segment.  This role is part of the Global Legal Department and reports to the Associate General Counsel.

Key Responsibilities:

    • Manage, lead, support and develop local commercial legal teams supporting D&B’s Nordic and Baltic region (incorporating Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia)
    • Work closely with internal stakeholders, including General Manager, Nordics, Nordic leadership team and senior leaders in Nordic and Baltic region to support business initiatives
    • Act as a business partner at Nordic and Baltic leadership level, to contribute to decision-making on business initiatives and provide advice to management on other significant legal and regulatory issues affecting the local business
    • Keep the business abreast of, and provide advice and counsel with respect to legal (other than privacy- and compliance- related) requirements and new developments;
    • Work collaboratively with the Global Compliance and Ethics team in relation to regulatory requirements, including privacy and compliance matters
    • Support commercial risk management for the Nordic and Baltic regions and work with stakeholders to define commercial risk tolerance and manage escalation, exception and approval processes
    • Provide leadership, direction, mentoring, development, and performance management for  legal team across the region
    • Oversee, manage, support and perform (as appropriate) regional legal team day-to-day work, namely: (1) Providing legal and general advice and support to local sales and product teams relating to commercial deal structuring, negotiating and drafting contracts with D&B’s customers’ attorneys and procurement professionals; (2) Providing legal and general advice and support to Nordic business units and other D&B internal teams to negotiate and document contracts with licensors and suppliers; (3) Providing periodic training on relevant legal topics to regional business units; (4) Providing legal and general advice and support to regional business units and other D&B internal teams relating to product development, product launches and other go-to-market activities
    • Work with other regional legal leaders to support the implementation, rollout and adoption of new standard contracts and collateral documentation; contribute to and steer the development of new and refined contract forms and processes as needed for Nordic and Baltic market
    • In coordination with Legal Head of Litigation and Employment based in the U.S., assisting with the management of personnel, pre-litigation and litigation matters in local markets
    • Collaborate closely with Dun & Bradstreet Corporate Secretary to manage the company secretarial function for regional subsidiaries


    • Qualified solicitor or JD required
    • At least 12 years' post qualification experience– law firm and in-house experience strongly preferred
    • Strong and successful track record in: team leadership; managing through organisational change; leading, aligning and motivating a distributed team; supporting multiple jurisdictions, including cross-Nordics and preferably Baltics; effective delegation; working with senior management and stakeholders; collaborating with, advising and influencing internal partners; and effectively managing conflicting stakeholder demands and priorities
    • Expertise in negotiating complex contracts directly with customers, suppliers and other parties
    • Excellent negotiation skills and expert understanding of contract law principles and intellectual property licensing
    • Strong organizational, analytical, oral and written communication, and problem-solving skills are essential
    • Working knowledge of local regulatory landscape, together with data protection and compliance operating principles, is an advantage
    • Swedish and English language proficiency required.  Written and oral proficiency in other Scandinavian languages is an advantage, as are other language skills.
    • Willingness and ability to travel