Ericsson Legal Counsel in Stockholm, Sweden

Job Opportunity – Group Legal Counsel for Business Area Digital Services

Legal Affairs for Business Area Digital Services is a unit within Group Function Legal Affairs and the head of the unit reports to the General Counsel of the Ericsson Group. The unit is a global function, responsible for the legal support to Ericsson´s world-wide Business Area Digital Services, which provides solutions and platforms in OSS, BSS, Telecom Core, Communication Services and Cloud Infrastructure, leveraging cloud and automation technology. The Business Area accounts for roughly 25% of Ericsson´s consolidated revenue world-wide.

The main scope of work for the unit is legal advice and contractual support (e.g. drafting of contract templates for new business models, responding to RfQs and negotiating) on the customer side, the procurement side and on partnerships and other forms of cooperation.

Generally, working in this unit means that you will be exposed to a truly international business environment in the very forefront of technological and legal development.

Reporting to the head of the unit, the Legal Counsel will be expected to independently support internal clients world-wide and uphold a high service level in doing so. Equally important is that the Legal Counsel, in providing guidance and advice, shows integrity and business acumen and always takes the interest of the Ericsson Group as a whole into account.

Main responsibilities/tasks:

  • Draft, review and negotiate agreements and other legal documents. Typical agreements are hardware purchase agreements, software licensing agreements, system sales agreements, system integration agreements, XaaS agreements, R&D; agreements and various cooperation agreements

  • Provide support on tenders, both on the customer side and procurement side

  • Independently participate in, and drive, negotiations with customers, suppliers and partners

  • Provide legal advice on all kinds of matters; notably specialist advice in the field of the Business Area Digital Services

  • Interact with and provide support to Ericsson´s lawyers located outside the head-quarters (i.e. in the Market Areas)

  • Support compliance with laws, regulations and internal policies and directives

  • Prepare and provide legal training

  • Monitor, follow-up on and inform about relevant new or changed legislation

  • Engage with regulators to learn about and, if necessary influence, coming legislation

  • Work proactively by developing working tools, training, templates, etc.


  • Master of Law or equivalent

Experience and Traits:

  • at least three to five years of relevant experience
  • international experience and cultural awareness
  • good business knowledge/understanding
  • fluency in English
  • passion for high tech
  • excellent analytical skills
  • team spirit
  • excellent networking ability and communication and social skills
  • high level of integrity and courage
  • proactivity and independence.

The position is based in Stockholm, Kista. Selection and interviews will be ongoing. Please submit your application in English. The application period will close on the 28th of July 2017.

For additional information, please contact the recruitment coordinator Jason Mutsinze on +46736847721 (


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Primary country and city: Sweden (SE) || No Selection || Stockholm || SharedServ

Req ID: 202768