Helping protect our interests
Our legal team, as part of one of the world’s largest corporate legal departments, constantly rises to the challenge of protecting our interests across the globe.
Constant flow of fresh challenges
Due to our leading position in global personal and professional health markets, you will be expected to tackle demanding, cross-border legal issues on a regular basis. And as we increasingly focus on providing value through innovation in new and emerging markets, as well as the highly-regulated health and well-being space, fresh challenges are constantly arising.
Job rotation, training and education
To ensure you - and we - stay well ahead of the competition, we actively encourage job rotation and stimulate training and education to increase your legal knowledge and skills. Wherever your legal interests lie, you will have plenty of opportunities to gain real insights and in-depth knowledge of your profession while accelerating your career.
Typical positions in legal at Philips
Business area lawyers
This department provides legal support for business activites at one of our business area headquarters (Healthcare and Personal Health). Business area lawyers are strongly embedded in the sector’s activities, proactively involved in issues where they can add value. The diversity of each sector’s business activities and their ever-expanding portfolio of products and services continuously challenge you as a sector lawyer to develop your expertise and skill.
Providing legal support to the market-facing businesses in the countries or regions where they operate. You will work closely with Philips businesses to provide legal expertise in specific fields. As part of our tightly-knit worldwide legal network, you will also regularly collaborate with corporate and sector lawyers to ensure high-level legal support for the markets.
Corporate department; Amsterdam
Corporate and financial law: you will be focusing on our worldwide group structure, including financing, company & securities law and corporate governance, as well as corporate reporting/regulatory requirements.
Mergers & acquisitions: you provide legal support for divestments, acquisitions and joint venture projects.
In this role you will be ensuring that we comply with relevant laws and regulations in the field of antitrust, export controls, data protection and anti-bribery /anti-corruption requirements. You will be expected to provide expert advice and help build a framework of compliance-based processes and procedures.
Corporate department; Eindhoven
You will be serving our businesses in the Netherlands and abroad in relation to IT, real estate, purchasing, research and development. This department also provides legal support to our sales departments in the Netherlands.
Intellectual Property & Standards (IP&S)
Building and managing our intellectual property (IP) portfolio and leveraging it to support the growth, profitability and competitiveness of our businesses. Here you can read more about our IP&S organization.