Corporate lawyers are responsible for defending their employer’s interests, preventing risks and ensuring that laws and regulations are applied. They are involved in the company’s decision-making processes. The corporate lawyer provide assistance and advice thanks to ongoing legal watch.
What is his/her main know-how?
Corporate lawyers provides alerts to management, drafts memos and reports, and proposes concrete, precise solutions in line with the company’s objectives. They work closely with the finance and sales departments, providing expertise and support. They are experts in the branches of law in which they are involved.
Corporate lawyers can work internationally in the fields of international business law, environmental law, intellectual property law and digital law. They can communicate orally and in writing with contacts around the world. They have a good command of legal translation, foreign law concepts, international law and contemporary legal issues.
What are his/her main soft skills?
- Good memory
Corporate lawyer must be able to find quickly the legal text relating to the case he or she is dealing with.
- Negotiator and public speaker
In the course of their work, corporate lawyer interact with a wide range of stakeholders, from customers and employees to companies and organizations. They must therefore be persuasive.
The corporate lawyer is a precision profession, where discipline is an essential quality. Good organization is also very useful.
Corporate lawyers are responsible for defending their employer’s interests, preventing risks and ensuring that laws and regulations are applied. They are involved in the company’s decision-making processes.
They provide assistance and advice through constant legal monitoring. They provide alerts, drafts memos and reports, and proposes concrete and precise solutions in line with the company’s objectives. Corporate lawyers work closely with the finance, sales and marketing departments, providing expertise and support.
Salaries vary enormously, depending on the size of the organization, the sector, the specialization and the level of experience. From €2,000 to €3,000 for a junior in-house lawyer. The average salary for a lawyer is €4,230 gross per month, and €5,870 gross per month for a legal manager (source: AFJE).
In larger companies, corporate lawyers work under the supervision of a legal director.
Which training course to become a corporate lawyer?
To become a corporate lawyer, you need a Master’s degree in law. A corporate lawyer with a Lawyer-Linguist Master’s degree in Law and Intercultural Studies from ISIT will be able to put their multilingual legal skills to work in a legal department with significant international activities.