Legal Counsel – Legal Corporate Affairs (M/F)

Airbus Group

Job Description:

The Airbus Head of Legal Corporate Affairs (LC) is looking for a Junior Legal Counsel– Legal Corporate Affairs (M/F) specialized in business law, reporting directly to him. The Legal Counsel will work closely with him and the full LC department (comprised of Corporate Law and Governance (LCG), Merger & Acquisitions Legal Affairs (LCM), Real Estate Legal Affairs (LCR), Competition Law (LCK) and Delegation System (LCD)). The position is based in Toulouse, France.

Your working environment:

Global capital of aeronautics and European capital for space research, Toulouse is a dynamic city in the southwest of France served by an international airport. Ideally located between the Mediterranean sea and the Atlantic ocean and close to the Pyrenees mountains, it offers plenty of options for outdoor activities!

How we care for you:

  • Financial rewards: Attractive salary, agreements on success and profit sharing schemes, employee savings plan abounded by Airbus and employee stock purchase plan on a voluntary basis.
  • Work / Life Balance: Extra days-off for special occasions, holiday transfer option, a Staff council offering many social, cultural and sport activities and other services.
  • Wellbeing / Health: Complementary health insurance coverage (disability, invalidity, death). Depending on the site: health services center, concierge services, gym, carpooling application.
  • Individual development: Great upskilling opportunities and development prospects with unlimited access to +10.000 e-learning courses to develop your employability, certifications, expert career path, accelerated development programmes, national and international mobility.

At Airbus, we support you to work, connect and collaborate more easily and flexibly. Wherever possible, we foster flexible working arrangements to stimulate innovative thinking.

Your challenges:

Responsibilities will include supporting the Head of Legal Corporate Affairs (h/f) on a day-to-day basis and providing legal support and advice in all areas of the Legal Corporate Affairs team (including governance, capital markets, corporate law, restructuring, insurance, mergers & acquisitions, real estate, and competition law).

Tasks may notably include:

  • Assist the Head of Legal Corporate Affairs (h/f) with the organization and activities of the LC team.
  • Organize and prepare meetings with other executives and team members.
  • Special attention to the committees the Head of Legal Corporate Affairs (h/f) is a member of, or is invited to (Board Committees, Disclosure Committee, Funding Committee, M&A Committee, Strategy Committee, etc.), to the LC team meetings (LC managers meetings, All LC meetings, etc.), and to meetings with third parties (law firms, stakeholders, etc.).
  • Preparation of letters, notes, preparing/coordinating briefings, attending and minuting meetings for the Head of Legal Corporate Affairs as needed.
  • Support the LC team in relation to the following non exhaustive list of activities:
  • Airbus SE (listed entity) Board and Annual General Meeting related matters, Governance (investors) roadshow;
  • Regulatory requests: communications with financial market authorities (including internal coordination and drafting responses);
  • Research in corporate law, capital markets and securities law;
  • Updates to governance manuals and governance pages of Airbus’ website;
  • Corporate housekeeping (subsidiaries of the group):
  • planning and organising the Board of Directors and shareholders assemblies;
  • organising appointment and renewal of Board of Directors members;
  • preparing annual accounts approvals, including coordination with external auditors and internal stakeholders;
  • ensuring filings and legal formalities.
  • Research in Competition Law, Insurance Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate.
  • Due diligence.
  • Assisting with drafting of contracts.

Your boarding pass:

The following skills and experience are needed: 

  • You have a Master of Laws (EU, UK, US or other common law jurisdiction);
  • You have a first business law experience in an international company or in an international law firm;
  • You are a native or fluent English speaker. French, Dutch, German or Spanish would be a plus;
  • You have excellent drafting skills;
  • You are flexible, well-organised, with the ability to manage several tasks;
  • You are able to proactively identify and resolve problems, proposing solutions with creativity whilst being risk aware;
  • You have excellent interpersonal skills, a high team spirit and a true willingness to learn;
  • You have the ability to work in multi-functional and multi-cultural context, in a transnational environment;
  • You are digital minded.

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.



Employment Type:


Classe Emploi (France): Classe F12

Experience Level:

Entry Level

Job Family:

Legal <JF-CG-LE>

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At Airbus, we support you to work, connect and collaborate more easily and flexibly. Wherever possible, we foster flexible working arrangements to stimulate innovative thinking.

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