Want to know that the legal issues you are leading are directly enabling your company to improve billions of lives, while mitigating undue risk? That’s the satisfaction you’ll get and more when you join one of the world’s largest corporate legal departments that is built on professionalism and collaboration.
Career Opportunities in Legal
Philips’ leading position in global healthcare and personal health markets offers talented legal professionals the wide-ranging experience and precedent they need to lead stimulating new legal issues to effective outcomes. Continuous expansion of our business interests around the world means that every day brings news challenges and situations to demonstrate your expertise and develop both personally and professionally.
Speaking of development… To ensure that our legal professionals stay out ahead of the competition, we actively encourage job rotation and stimulate training and further education to increase legal knowledge and skills of our workforce. So wherever your legal interests lie - in areas such as Corporate and Financial Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Competition & Trade Law, Export Controls or Intellectual Property & Standards - we can provide you with opportunities to gain real insights and greater in-depth knowledge. As more and more of Philips’ businesses converge into the highly regulated health and well-being space, the transferable knowledge and skills you acquire in legal jobs at Philips will help give us a head start in new and emerging industries and markets. In doing so, we’ll truly be able to deliver innovation that matters (and is compliant) to individuals and communities around the world.
Legal Departments at Philips
Philips Legal Departments serve internal customers throughout the global Philips organization. Our attorneys, lawyers and solicitors are based in Sector, Market/Regional or Corporate Legal Departments, where they form part of an internal legal team that shares knowledge on a global and cross-functional basis.
- Sector Legal Department: provides legal support for business activities at the headquarters of a Philips Sector (Healthcare or Personal Health). Sector lawyers are strongly embedded in the Sector’s activities, proactively involved in issues and projects where they can add value. The diversity of each Sector’s business activities and their ever-expanding portfolio of innovative products and services continuously challenge Sector lawyers to apply their expertise and skills to enable meaningful solutions.
- Market / Regional Legal Department: provides legal support to the market-facing businesses in the countries or regions where they operate. These lawyers work closely with Philips businesses to provide legal expertise in specific fields. They form part of Philips’ tightly-knit worldwide legal network, working closely with Corporate and Sector lawyers to ensure a high level of legal support to the markets.
- Intellectual Property & Standards (IP&S): builds and manages the Philips Intellectual Property (IP) portfolio and leveraging it to support the growth, profitability and competitiveness of various Philips’ businesses.