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ID:  513862

Marseille, FR

International Contracts Counsel (M/F)

Led by Rodolphe Saadé, the CMA CGM Group, a global leader in shipping and logistics, serves more than 420 ports around the world on five continents. With its subsidiary CEVA Logistics, a world leader in logistics, and its air freight division CMA CGM AIR CARGO, the CMA CGM Group is continually innovating to offer its customers a complete and increasingly efficient range of new shipping, land, air and logistics solutions.

Committed to the energy transition in shipping, and a pioneer in the use of alternative fuels, the CMA CGM Group has set a target to become Net Zero Carbon by 2050.
Through the CMA CGM Foundation, the Group acts in humanitarian crises that require an emergency response by mobilizing the Group’s shipping and logistics expertise to bring humanitarian supplies around the world.

Present in 160 countries through its network of more than 400 offices and 750 warehouses, the Group employs more than 150,000 people worldwide, including 2,900 in Marseilles where its head office is located.


Reporting to the Head of the Contracts Department within the Contracts and Projects Legal Team, you will be responsible for the preparation, review and negotiation of the Group's large-scale commercial contracts, both in France and internationally, for the Group's various activities and companies. 


As a true business partner of the operational staff in the Group's development projects, your main missions and commitments are as follows: 

  • drafting, negotiating and validating all types of commercial contracts (framework contracts, partnership contracts, service provision contracts, acquisition contracts, intermodal transport contracts, logistics contracts, commercial agencies, etc.) ;
  • management of pre-litigation and litigation in conjunction with lawyers ;
  • training and awareness-raising of operational teams on legal issues related to their activity ;
  • advising and supporting management teams in the context of innovative projects ;
  • and, more generally, assisting operational teams and management in their decision-making by identifying and assessing legal risks and formulating proposals and recommendations.




  • With an university education in business law in France, ideally complemented by a Common Law degree abroad (L.L.M US/UK), you have 5 to 8 years experience in a major international industrial group or ideally in a top tier business law firm (lawyer or solicitor), experienced in negotiating significant contractual projects or major external growth operations. 
  • You are fluent in written and spoken English, civil and common law and have a good command of IT tools.
  • Reactive and flexible, you will be able to propose solutions and carry out projects independently, in accordance with the legislation and contractual requirements of the Group and its growth areas.
  • Synthetic, conscientious, very rigorous, organized, you have a developed analytical sense. Sensitive to new technologies, your interpersonal skills (dialogue and negotiation) make you a recognized and legitimate legal expert. Your team spirit, responsiveness, dynamism and adaptability are important assets in the success of the mission within a motivated team committed to the Group's growth. Your development axes within the Legal Department will be in line with your potential.

Come along on CMA CGM’s adventure !











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