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Legal Counsel (f/m/d) - Commercial Portugal

At TE, you will unleash your potential working with people from diverse backgrounds and industries to create a safer, sustainable and more connected world.

We are looking for a Legal Counsel (f/m/d) - Commercial


Are you an attorney with experience in the automotive industry who enjoys leaning into the business and working with business leaders?


TE Connectivity (“TE”) is a global diversified industrial company with a strong product line of offerings that will help change the future of the global automotive industry as the electrification of vehicles becomes common across the world.  The company had $12.2 billion in sales in 2020 and specializes in terminals, connectors, relays, contactors, sensors and cable assemblies.  


TE’s Automotive  EMEA business unit (“Automotive EMEA”) is a regional business with operations in the European Union, Switzerland and North Africa.  This business unit manufactures and sells products to OEMs and Tier -1 suppliers.

Job Overview


TE has an exciting opportunity for an experienced commercial attorney. This position "Legal Counsel (f/m/d) - Commercial" can be based in Evora, Portugal or one of our expanding manufacturing sites in Bensheim (Germany), Esztergom (Hungary) or Kurim (Czech Republic). This is a general commercial and transactional in-house counsel position and will provide legal support primarily to the operations of the growing Automotive EMEA business unit with a focus on the EMEA market. This position will provide legal support to other business units within the Transportation Solutions segment. The position requires a proactive individual capable of practical problem solving,  adaptability, strategic forward looking thinking and exercising independent judgment and initiative, while upholding TE’s core values of integrity, teamwork, accountability and innovation. The position is part of the Transportation Solutions commercial team within the TE Law Department and reports to the Assistant General Counsel, Transportation Solutions EMEA. 



  • Commercial Matters: Draft, review, manage and negotiate a broad range of domestic and international commercial agreements, including sales, purchase, operations-related, licensing and service agreements 
  • Product Liability, Supply and Warranty Issues/ Claims/ General Commercial Litigation: Provide legal advice on potential supply and product issues or quality claims, as well as on other typical types of commercial litigation, and, as 
  • Business Counseling: Develop a strong relationship with internal clients and drive a culture of proactive legal support
  • Compliance:  Ensure compliance with applicable laws and TE policies (e.g. FCPA, Antitrust, labor etc.) through comprehensive compliance counseling 
  • Risk Management: Identify and help to mitigate legal risks affecting the business
  • Collaboration across the TE Law Department: Collaborating on suitable projects or matters with members of other commercial and functional support teams of the TE Law Department across segments and regions
  • Dispute Resolution: Gather and review facts and information; provide a preliminary opinion on exposure and risk assessment with recommendations for resolution
  • Due Diligence: Identify legal issues for acquisitions
  • Publication Review: Review business publications, marketing material, etc., to reduce risk and ensure accuracy and compliance with TE policies and applicable law
  • Continuous Improvement: Identify continuous improvement opportunities related to the contract review process

What your background should look like:


  • Law degree from an EU or Swiss law school and licensed to practice law in an EMEA jurisdiction
  • Minimum 4 years general commercial legal experience in a major law firm and/or multinational corporation  
  • Experience as a transactional attorney with an emphasis on complex commercial transactions and hands-on business counseling across all levels of a large business organization
  • Experience counseling sales and procurement departments across all levels strongly preferred 
  • Working or expert knowledge of claim management upstream and downstream
  • Automotive industry experience preferred
  • Sound business and legal judgment, with the ability to balance business objectives and risks while resolving legal issues in a timely proactive manner
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities under tight deadlines and effectively manage conflicting demands 
  • Excellent contract drafting and negotiation skills in English and German
  • Highest degree of personal and professional integrity and ethics
  • A team player who can work well with global colleagues and cross-functional teams
  • Other language skills, in addition to English and German are an asset


Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation

TE Connectivity is a global industrial technology leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive and connected future. Our broad range of connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, enable advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications and the home. With approximately 80,000 employees, including more than 7,500 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at www.te.com and on LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat and Twitter.

•    Competitive base salary commensurate with experience: $xxx – xxx (subject to change dependent on physical location)
•    Posted salary ranges are made in good faith. TE Connectivity reserves the right to adjust ranges depending on the experience/qualification of the selected candidate as well as internal and external equity.
•    Total Compensation = Base Salary + Incentive(s) + Benefits
•    A comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, 401(k), disability, life insurance, employee stock purchase plan, paid time off and voluntary benefits.

EOE, Including Disability/Vets


Evora, 07, PT, 7009

City:  Evora
State:  07
Country/Region:  PT
Travel:  10% to 25%
Requisition ID:  80575
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Legal

Job Segment: Equity, Risk Management, Law, Supply, Finance, Legal, Automotive, Operations

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