ABB Group
- Legal Counsel North America, E-Mobility
At a glance
Location: US-CA-San Diego Map
Posted: 01/09/2022
Closing: 02/08/2022
Degree: Not Specified
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
Job description

Legal Counsel North America, E-Mobility

Take your next career step at ABB with a global team that is energizing the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future.

At ABB, we have the clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all dimensions: gender, LGBTQ+, abilities, ethnicity and generations. Together, we are embarking on a journey where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, welcomes and celebrates individual differences.

The ABB E-mobility Division is a booming business, with double-digit top-line growth, supported by the megatrend of sustainable mobility.

ABB entered the EV-charging market in 2010 and is now the partner of choice for the world’s biggest electric vehicle OEMs and nationwide EV charging network operators.

In the next five years, annual charging station investments are predicted to grow by a CAGR of just above 20%.

ABB is committed to growing its E-mobility Division.

Reporting to the E-mobility Lead Counsel based in Switzerland, the Legal Counsel North America will be supporting ABB E-mobility's explosive growth plans for the region and play a significant part in the global growth of the business.

As part of ABB E-mobility’s strategic growth ambitions it is planned to move the business into a stand-alone legal structure and potentially list the company via an IPO (Initial Public Offering) on a leading stock exchange, thereby positioning it for accelerated growth and value creation.

Your responsibilities

  • Support contract negotiation as well as general legal related issues relating to all E-mobility projects.
  • Coordinate E-mobility business’s legal entities corporate governance through the ABB legal functions or external counsels, and work with such parties to facilitate any necessary E-mobility business reorganization or any future Joint Venture initiatives.
  • Support the resolution of disputes or litigation.
  • Analyze legal issues requested by the Division Lead Counsel and provide general legal advice, and support in conducting internal and external compliance investigations and due diligence in compliance with ABB policies.
  • Deliver legal and integrity training.
  • Deal directly in coordinating and advising internal clients and liaising and negotiating with external parties.

Your background

  • Bachelor of Law or Juris Doctor from a reputable law school is required, with a common law qualification preferred.
  • More than 7 years qualification experience practicing commercial law, either as a private practice associate or as an in-house corporate legal counsel.
  • Experience with consumer law, intellectual property, data privacy, digital legal expertise and litigation a plus.
  • Having experience in similar industry with automotive, EV charging business knowledge will be an advantage.
  • Native fluency in English with strong communication, presentation and networking skills.
  • Preferably someone with a practical mind-set, who has a proactive hands-on attitude, exposure to cross country collaboration or project coordination skills, and experience in multicultural environment.
  • Candidates must already have a work authorization that would permit them to work for ABB in the US.

More about us

ABB E-mobility is a world leader in EV charging technology with a strong R&D pipeline and an unparalleled global reach. With our robust product portfolio of innovative holistic solutions – from grid to charge point and domestic installations to large fleet depots – we are actively enabling the future of e-mobility, not just predicting it. The exciting developments within this sector perfectly align with our Mission to Zero initiative, aiming to support cleaner and greener communities for all.

We look forward to receiving your application. If you want to discover more about ABB, take another look at our website

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Legal Counsel North America, E-Mobility