General Counsel

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Entity: TESCAN Group, a.s.
Business Unit: Non-business unit specific
Function: Legal and Compliance
Location: Brno (or any of TESCAN’s subsidiaries upon agreement)
Type of work: hybrid work or fully on-site

TESCAN is a global supplier of scientific instruments. The company is building its reputation and brand name in the field of design and manufacturing of electron, ion and x-ray instruments as well as full system solutions for various applications.

TESCAN participates in top research projects and cooperation with leading companies in the field of electron microscopy and microanalysis. As a result, TESCAN’s instrumentation and innovative solutions have won a leading position in the world of nano- and microtechnology. More about us at

We are actively seeking a highly skilled and experienced professional to join our team as General Counsel. As the legal head of our organization, the successful candidate will play a crucial role in ensuring compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and internal policies. This position requires a strategic thinker with a strong legal background, excellent communication skills, and the ability to navigate complex legal issues.

In this position, you will

  • Provide expert and strategic legal and compliance advice to Tescan leadership
  • Set internal governance policies (such as legal and commercial document review and approval process) and manage the impact of external factors
  • Build legal and compliance awareness within Tescan
  • Provide legal training to staff exposed to negotiation with customers and suppliers
  • Develop and oversee control systems to prevent or deal with violations of legal guidelines and internal policies globally
  • Evaluate efficiency of controls and improve them continuously
  • Keep a record of all legal documents and proceedings within the group
  • Anticipate issues and estimate risks strategically
  • Identify and implement proactive solutions that will eliminate or mitigate risks
  • Deal with external parties (regulators, external counsels, customers, suppliers, funding agencies, lenders)
  • Implement and drive contract management activity that minimize risks and maximizes legal rights and contract variation within Tescan
  • Deal with complex, significant matters that cut across legal and regulatory areas
  • Keep abreast of legislative changes and regulatory developments within or outside of the group as well as evolving best practices in compliance control and implement them
  • Build strong ESG function responsible for all activities of the group

An ideal candidate will have

  • Legal degree with international commercial and business focus
  • Proven extensive experience in legal / compliance environment of an international business
  • Fluent in English is mandatory; Additional language skills (German and French) are a positive
  • Excellent communicative skills (both verbal and written)
  • Strategic thinking, ability to argue well and persuade others
  • Willingness to travel internationally (up to 25% of time) and possession of a valid passport and driving license

We offer

  • Engaging, creative and meaningful work,
  • A modern working environment in a prestigious company producing high-end products based on cutting edge technology,
  • A position in a global and expanding high-tech company with long-term employment prospects,
  • Competitive benefit package,
  • Initial appointment for one year with possible extension upon mutual satisfaction.
  • Location preferably in Brno, the Czech Republic (or any of TESCAN’s subsidiaries upon agreement). Wherever sited, spending time in Brno will be critical to the success of this role.
  • Support with your relocation,
  • Start day upon agreement,
  • Brno provides a high quality of life with lots of cultures and very family-friendly

Are you interested?

Feel free to send us your (i) professional resume and (ii) cover letter describing reasons of your interest and expectations.

A review of applications will run continuously as they are received and until the position is filled. The short-listed applicants complying with the requirements will be invited for personal or Teams interviews.

We are looking forward to your application!

TESCAN is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We support diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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