Legal Counsel, EMEA (m/f/d)


For one of the world’s largest distributors of electronic components, computer and IT solutions, AVNET. Avnet Inc. is one of the world´s largest value added distributors of semiconductors, connectors, passive and electromechanical components and embedded subsystems from leading manufacturers.

Based in our offices in the Greater Munich area or in Diegem (Brussels area) you will be tasked with advising internal clients and senior management; negotiate with external clients; and address legal issues that arise during normal course of business within a fast paced, multi region enterprise distribution company.

Avnet is looking to appoint a Legal Counsel (m/f) to assist the EMEA Legal Team and to provide legal support for wide variety of commercial transactions across EMEA.



  • Being the point of contact for several business units on questions relating to commercial transactions
  •  Preparing, drafting, negotiating and reviewing of agreements for a wide spectrum of customers and suppliers, mainly in Central and Eastern Europe
  • Advising on legal aspects of sales, distribution including review of product claims
  • Implementation of policies and procedures and strategic initiatives
  • Educating internal clients regarding policies and practice, legal issues and contracts on an ongoing basis
  • Coordinating work with the global legal team to ensure consistent approach and application of legal agreements and risk framework locally, regionally and


  • Qualified as a solicitor (Rechtsanwalt) with at least 4 years of relevant experience at a reputable law firm and/or in-house (the ideal candidate will have both law firm and in-house experience
  • Professional level of German and English language skills, verbally and in writing, while being highly able to communicate complex concepts in a simple and easy to understand manner
  • Fluency in additional languages would be desirable although not necessary
  • Excellent drafting ability and attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Able to grasp complex problems quickly and provide pragmatic and commercial solutions
  • Able to work alongside and assisting in managing
    team members
  • Proven experience of working internationally and
    remotely across numerous locations ideally within a complex matrix organization
If you are interested in this position, we would be pleased to receive your full application (Cover letter and CV in English and German), together with your salary expectations and possible starting date.
Phoenix, Arizona – based Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a fortune 500 company, is one of the world‘s largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded systems from leading manufacturers. Serving customers in 70 countries, Avnet markets, inventories and adds value to these products and provides world-class supply-chain management and engineering design services. Avnet Electronics Marketing, the electronic components division, serves the European electronics market through a variety of independently operating companies, which are supported by centralized functional departments. Avnet‘s website is located at: