• Company: Micheal Kors

  • Location: United Kingdom, London

  • Activity sector: Fashion, Retail & Luxury Goods

  • Type of contract: Permanent

  • Profession: Legal

  • Publication date: 30.07.2019



Michael Kors is always interested in hearing from talented, globally-minded individuals with a passion for fashion.If you enjoy working in a creative, fast-paced environment, then we would love to hear from you! As Interim legal counsel role based in our London office you will report to the CFO/COO, EMEA with a dotted line to the General Counsel in the US. This is a commercial generalist role responsible for all legal matters affecting Michael Kors’ operations throughout Europe and the Middle East.

Job Responsibilities

Major responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Draft and negotiate general commercial contracts including IT agreements, E-Commerce agreements, PR and marketing agreements, supply chain agreements, distribution agreements and shop-in-shop/concession agreements

  • Draft and negotiate real estate lease agreements, amendments, subleases, assignments and all other pertinent real estate documentation.

  • Assist Human Resources team to manage outside counsel on a broad range of employment issues, including, employee relations; discipline and terminations; internal investigations; litigation and employee privacy matters

  • Provide advice and training and assist with enquiries relating to all European country-specific legal and compliance matters, including with respect to privacy, promotions and sweepstakes, price advertising (including sale periods and outlet store pricing and inventory issues), trade licenses and other legal issues affecting pan-European wholesalers and retailers such as Michael Kors

  • Manage outside counsel in all European litigation and governmental and administrative enforcement actions

  • Manage EU corporate paralegal based in Lugano office


  • Collaboration – Partners with internal colleagues to address business challenges and understands the need to work well with others to beat the competition.

  • Communication – Adapts communication style, tools and approach to meet the needs of different audiences and levels in the organization.

  • Team development – Provides growth opportunities, feedback and coaching to develop employees.

  • Drive Results – Leads self and others in setting and attaining stretch goals within a continually evolving environment. Overcomes obstacles and takes responsibility for outcomes.

  • Entrepreneurial – Makes things happen for the business using out-of-the box thinking and a willingness to take risks.

  • Continually looks for ways to innovate or take existing products, processes and services to a new level.

  • Functional Skills – Applies up-to-date professional and technical knowledge and expertise to business problems.

  • Hire & Staff – Identifies, selects and on-boards talent that meets business needs and embraces the MK culture.


  • U.K. qualified solicitor with 2-6 years PQE experience at a recognized law firm or as in-house counsel

  • Experience in general commercial law, experience in legal issues facing European retailers a plus

  • Proficient in English (both verbal and written)

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Ability to work autonomously, prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and thrive in a fast paced environment

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