Regulatory Lawyer

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Job Title: Regulatory Lawyer
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Company: Corteva
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology
Career Type: Legal/Policy
Job Type: Full Time

Job Description:


Corteva Agriscience™, the world's first dedicated agriculture start-up, serves to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come. Our employees fulfill this purpose everyday by building/participating in an inclusive culture where we encourage each other to stay curious, think differently, act boldly and do what's right for our customers, our co-workers, our partners and our planet. With over 20,000 team members from 130 countries, innovating in 140 world class R&D facilities, we have the resources, leadership heritage and partner ecosystem to make a meaningful impact now and into the future. 


You Will Be Part of Growing Team 

We are Hiring a Legal Counsel for Regulatory Affairs matters! 

This position is responsible to provide pro-active, business focused and result oriented legal advice on regulatory matters related to the business activities of Corteva Agriscience in Europe.  

Key responsibilities 

Your Challenge: 

  • Provide strategic regulatory legal advice related to the operations of Corteva Agriscience in Europe. 
  • Monitor, interpret and support shaping of regulatory and policy developments at EU and/or country level affecting the operations of Corteva Agriscience in Europe and beyond. 
  • Identify and interpret legal precedents and their impact on our operations. 
  • Partner with colleagues from Regulatory Affairs and other relevant functions on product registration issues and product advocacy matters, bringing strong legal expertise to the table. 
  • Identify and mitigate legal, regulatory, and reputational risks around regulatory compliance. 
  • Oversee and manage disputes and litigation regarding regulatory matters. 
  • Provide counsel on data sharing, data protection and task force agreements. 


  • Location is Brussels, Belgium. Other locations of Corteva Agriscience in Germany, France or The Netherlands may be considered, if candidate has a strong preference for one of those.  



To Grow What Matters, You Will Need  

  • Law Degree – German or French Law Degree preferred, but a Law Degree from another EU Member State will be considered as well, if candidate has working experience on regulatory matters in Germany and France. 
  • Admission to the bar will be an advantage.  
  • Minimum of 10 - 12 years’ post qualification experience in a reputable law firm on regulatory matters regarding life science and/or chemical products in the European Union. Additional experience as in-house regulatory lawyer in a highly regulated industry will be a plus. 
  • Proven track record on managing complex regulatory matters in Europe ensuring Freedom to Operate. 
  • International, cross-jurisdictional experience and exposure and ability to work well within international teams.   


  • Strong collaboration skills and ability to work effectively across all levels of global, regional and multi-functional teams. 
  • Ability to quickly analyze complex legal and regulatory issues, with high level of analytical and conceptual competencies to structure business proposals and translate them into workable legal framework. 
  • Communicating with Impact: you communicate in a clear, succinct and compelling manner to a variety of audiences. 
  • Legal and Business Acumen: you understand the priorities and goals of the business as well as industry goals and provide expert knowledge and advice to advance the agendas. 
  • Proven ability to handle multiple complex tasks in an international environment. 
  • Fluency in English, German and/or French (oral and written).  
  • Affinity to research and science. 
  • Strong work ethic and excellent organizational skills. 

Who Are We Looking For? 

  • Curious, bold thinkers who want to grow their careers and be part of a winning team 
  • Market shaping individuals who want to transform the agriculture industry to meet the world’s growing need for food 
  • Collaborators who thrive in a diverse, inclusive work environment 
  • Innovators who bring initiative and fresh ideas that drive our business into the future and make us an industry leader 

Growing What Matters Starts With You… What We Can Offer To Help You Grow? 

  • Opportunity to be part of a global industry working to discover solutions to the most pressing agricultural challenges of our time 
  • Challenging work assignments that grow your skills, capabilities and experiences 
  • Opportunities for international rotations and relocation that will expand your global view and cultural experience
  • Diverse, inclusive work environment where employees bring their whole selves to work and feel heard, valued and empowered 
  • Dedicated and customized resources to help grow your professional skills, industry expertise and personal perspectives. 
  • Joining us is a natural opportunity to strengthen your professional network through valuable relationships. 
  • Support the health and well-being of every employee by offering world-class benefits, meaningful work and competitive salary 
  • Performance driven culture with a strong focus on speed, efficiency and agility

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Job Post Date: 03/27/22
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