Head of Legal EMEA

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Oatly is a company built on the idea of change. Our mission is to help people upgrade their everyday lives and the health of the planet by making tasteful oat-based food products accessible to a wider audience in a world-class manner. It's why we come to work every day. With our head office in Malmö and production in Sweden, Netherlands and the US, our products are available in almost 30 countries across Europe, North America and Asia. www.oatly.com


More and more people choose to switch to a plant-based diet for the sake of their health and the planet. We offer you a great opportunity to take an active part in the expansion of a great company with great products. If you’re getting a tingly feeling reading this, thinking you want to be part of making sure Oatly can actively keep making the world a better place, we are happy to tell you that we are looking for a Head of Legal EMEA!


Your mission will be to provide practical, timely, and high-quality legal advice to the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) team including but not limited to Corporate and Commercial matters, Sustainability, Product Development & Innovation, Sales, Creative, Communications, Human Resources, Supply Chain, and Operations.

Your responsibilities will include contract negotiation, drafting and management, overseeing IP (with outside counsel), trademark management and advising business to ensure legal compliance for current and future business process, structures, and policies.

 More fun things you will do:

  • Provide direct support to the EMEA leadership team as head of legal for the region.
  • Support the business on contract negotiation, drafting and management.
  • Advise the company on intellectual property matters, including the strategic management and defense of its patent and trademark portfolio.
  • Advise the Communications and Creative functions in performing their work in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, including those applicable to a publicly-listed company.
  • Develop processes and procedures to improve legal support for the business units, including trainings and the development of templates or processes to improve efficiency.
  • Develop and manage compliance and ethics policies and the roll-out of trainings to support such policies.
  • Perform legal and compliance review of advertising copy in all forms of media including but not limited to, television, digital media, packaging, print, public relations and other promotional materials.
  • Assign and manage work performed by outside counsel in a cost-effective manner.
  • Assist in managing corporate governance.
  • Be knowledgeable about and anticipate legislative and regulatory changes affecting the company, especially on industry-specific issues, corporate governance and regulatory affairs.
  • Prepare and submit regulatory notifications and registrations as required to ensure compliance and timely approval for market release of new and existing products.


This position will report to the Group General Counsel. The position is based in Malmö with some flexibility for those living in Sweden/Denmark.


Besides having a roll-up-your-sleeves attitude and being a quick thinker, we believe that you are a person who is eager to solve problems and enjoy a collaborative environment of change and fast growth. You also have strong communication skills (oral, written, and interpersonal) and the ability to identify and recommend solutions to problems.

We hope to see that you check the following boxes:

  • Law degree and more than 12 years of experience as a practicing attorney, with a mix of in-house and firm experience.
  • Experience of managing regional function within a global organization.
  • Strong demonstrated experience in legal capacity within a regulated environment, including as a publicly-listed company.
  • Extensive knowledge of the product claims regulations and EU compliance landscape.
  • Strong negotiation skills.



As you can probably tell, we are a norm-breaking company. For us, diversity and differences is an obvious asset. We know that amazing candidates are sometimes put off applying for a job unless they can tick every box, and that makes us sad. So if you tick most of those boxes, but not all, please pop in an application anyway. And good luck!


Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

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Stora Varvsgatan 6A
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Sustainability, health and trust are our core values and the foundation for our existence. These principles align us, but give us enough space to adapt them to our reality. If you plan to join us, our principles will help you get the hang of our culture quicker. We bring them to life by living them every day.


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