BASF Commercial Counsel - New Providence, NJ in Florham Park, New Jersey

BASF has recently been recognized as one of America's Best Employers by Forbes Magazine. At BASF, our largest assets are our people and the chemistry they create is fundamental to BASF’s success. We welcome you to be part of our winning organization.

Duties and Responsibilities:

To provide leading and primary, strategic and day-to-day legal and compliance counseling, advice, training and support to both regional and global business management, including senior leadership teams, and operational personnel of assigned Operating Divisions on all commercial matters and legal issues arising in the course of business.

  • Serve as senior legal advisor to an Operating Division(s) in North America and groups in Germany and North America and develop legal strategy to support businesses/functions

  • Provide legal support to business partners (clients) in contract review, negotiation and strategy and preparation across varied industries.

  • Serve as senior legal counsel on M&A and other US and global strategic projects for such Operating Divisions

  • Provide training on relevant policies, procedures and legal issues

  • Participate in and assist in the implementation of our global legal strategy

  • Participate in and assist in the implementation of departmental initiatives.


  • Law Degree required

  • Bar admission in at least one US state required

  • Minimum eight (8) years of legal experience required

  • Broad legal knowledge with high level of proficiency in the application of US and global legal principles and practices required

  • Proficiency in US antitrust and ex-US competition laws preferred

  • Significant and proven commercial negotiation and drafting experience on for broad array of US and global commercial agreements required

  • Mergers and Acquisitions experience preferred

  • Superior interpersonal and teamwork skills, and the ability to serve as senior attorney advising and educating US and global businesses and corporate groups, and to achieve successful results, both with third parties and internal regional and global organizations; ability to navigate adeptly within a matrix organization and cross-culturally necessary

  • Strong organizational skills and sound business and legal judgment, and excellent cross-cultural communication skills to manage and support global businesses necessary

  • Strong strategic perspective with an ability to understand, assess, and clearly communicate “big” picture legal and commercial concepts to business partners (clients).

Job: LEIN - Legal & Insurance

Organization: G-FLN/B-Legal Commercial-60000044

Title: Commercial Counsel - New Providence, NJ

Location: NJ-Florham Park

Requisition ID: 1803125