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ID:  122965

Marseille, FR

Senior Legal Counsel Cybersecurity and Data Protection (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 Contracts and Projects Legal Director in charge of cyber security, data protection and intellectual and industrial property issues for the group, your missions mainly consist of:

  • Provide ongoing support to the IT/Digital and Cybersecurity operational teams on the application of data protection, cybersecurity and digital regulations.
  • Ensure that the company's activities comply with its legal obligations in the field of data protection, cybersecurity and digital.
  • Protect the Group's interests in terms of intellectual and industrial property protection.
  • Ensure regulatory monitoring and anticipate regulatory changes in these areas.




More specifically, in the area of cyber security:

  • Initiate and coordinate legal actions in the event of a cyber-attack, including notification to the relevant national authorities and communication to customers and affected individuals.
  • Participate in the development of operational procedures to respond to cyber incidents and data leaks.


In the area of data protection: 

  • Define the legal provisions applicable to data protection for all types of commercial contracts and partnerships with customers, partners, suppliers and subcontractors, including e-commerce.
  • Follow up as necessary on the contractual obligations of CMA CGM's suppliers and subcontractors regarding data protection measures.
  • Participate in the reflections on data governance and IT security within the group and contribute to the implementation of the governance programme and internal control mechanisms of the activities.
  • Assist the DPO in monitoring the applicable regulations on personal data protection at the international level and in implementing the compliance programme with national laws and the RGPD.
  • Coordinate with regulatory authorities when necessary.
  • Raise awareness of data protection issues among the Legal Department's lawyers and provide support and expertise to the lawyers of international subsidiaries.


In the area of intellectual and industrial property : 

  • Ensure the defence of the company's intellectual and industrial property in contracts and agreements concluded by the Group;
  • Contribute to the protection of the e-reputation of the Group and its directors.
  • Take all necessary measures for the administration of trademarks and domain names.
  • Implementing the necessary remedies to protect the Group's interests in the event of infringement of the Group's intellectual and industrial property.






  • You will have a minimum of 8 years of experience in industry or in a law firm in the management of contractual and regulatory issues in the field of IT, data protection and/or digital.
  • Very good command of business English.
  • Rigorous, reactive, organised, with a good ability to synthesise and with good writing and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work in an intense and demanding environment. 
  • Strong aptitude for teamwork and project mode.

Come along on CMA CGM’s adventure !











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