The Role

As General Counsel you are responsible for leading AniCura´s Legal function. As such, you will anticipate and prioritize the key legal issues for AniCura and develop and implement an aligned legal strategy for AniCura to seize growth opportunities while effectively managing legal risks. The role is primarily to drive the legal function in order to support the management team as well as the operations with legal support. Much of your working time will be working closely with the commercial teams and external law firms. Further, you will be the contact person for providing commercial-oriented legal advice to the business. In addition, you will be contributing to our Group-wide strategic program, supporting our company to lead the way. You will be working within a wide range of business law matters with focus on transactions, general commercial and company law.

You will report to Chief Financial Officer with a dotted line to General Counsel, Mars Veterinary Health. The main place of work is Stockholm, although other locations may be considered. The work will include travelling.

Who are you?

You have a Swedish or foreign LL.M. degree followed by at least 10 years of experience of international business law with focus on M&A and general commercial law from a law firm or as an in-house legal counsel. A requirement for succeeding in this job is experience from working in an international environment and being fluent in English. You have a solid legal background and experience from diverse areas of law such as M&A, general commercial and corporate law, competition law and contracts negotiations. You have significant exposure to working across multiple jurisdictions and cultures and you have the ability to juggle priorities effectively whilst being able to take a step back and plot realistic timescales, manage stakeholder expectations and be able to take a commercial and pragmatic approach to risk. To be successful in this role, you need to take initiatives and manage activities on your own. Important qualifications are abilities to cooperate and communicate. We want you to be a person with integrity but also easy to work with. You are positive and committed, and you enjoy working in an international and entrepreneurial environment.

Application

In this recruitment process, AniCura is supported by Jurek Rekrytering & Bemanning. Interviews will be carried out as applications (in English) are received so please apply as soon as possible via Please note that we do not accept applications by mail. For any questions, please contact recruitment consultant Helena Woodcock by phone 0733 – 109585, or by email at helena.woodcock@jurek.se

About AniCura

AniCura is one of Europe´s leading providers of high-quality veterinary care for companion animals.

AniCura offers a wide range of high-quality medical services covering preventive and basic health care as well as advanced diagnostics, internal medicine, intensive care, surgery, and orthopaedics. AniCura also provides rehabilitation, physiotherapy and dietary advice and offers selected pet food and care products.

AniCura is present at 350 European locations and creates peace of mind for pet owners through excellent access and patient safety. Every year, AniCura´s 7,000 employees attend to more than 3 million companion animal patients. AniCura is a trusted training and referral body.

We shape the future of veterinary care together through co-operation and knowledge sharing in a values-based organization. We have a common passion for developing our business and offer the best service to our patients and customers; pets and their owners.




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