Head Legal - Sustainability

Head Legal - Sustainability
Region: Luxembourg
Required experience: 15 years
Environment: Company
Contract: Permanent position (Full-time)

Company description

ArcelorMittal is the world's leading steel and mining company, with a presence in 60 countries and primary steelmaking facilities in 16 countries. In 2022, ArcelorMittal had revenues of $79.8 billion and crude steel production of 59.0 million metric tonnes, while iron ore production reached 45.3 million metric tonnes. Our purpose is to produce ever smarter steels that have a positive benefit for people and planet. 

Steels made using innovative processes which use less energy, emit significantly less carbon and reduce costs. Steels that are cleaner, stronger and reusable. Steels for electric vehicles and renewable energy infrastructure that will support societies as they transform through this century. With steel at our core, our inventive people and an entrepreneurial culture at heart, we will support the world in making that change. This is what we believe it takes to be the steel company of the future. ArcelorMittal is listed on the stock exchanges of New York (MT), Amsterdam (MT), Paris (MT), Luxembourg (MT) and on the Spanish stock exchanges of Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid and Valencia (MTS). 


Group Legal & Compliance team of ArcelorMittal is looking for a Head Legal -Sustainability (minimum of 15 years’ experience) providing high-quality legal services to several companies of the ArcelorMittal group. Your main responsibility will be to give timely and efficient legal advice to the business regarding environmental, sustainability and climate issues and strategies

The position requires a strong experience in various areas of environmental law, sustainability, climate change and decarbonization.


  • Provide legal support to day to day business related to environmental, sustainability and climate issues, strategies and projects (for European and  international issues) of the AM operations and AM’s activities in Europe and outside Europe, in support or in close cooperation with the relevant Country Legal teams
  • Protect and defend business interest in dispute resolution scenarios related to environmental, sustainability, climate change in support or in close cooperation with the relevant Country Legal teams.
  • Provide legal support to corporate departments and committees in charge of sustainability and climate issues, strategies for European and international issues
  • Advice and manage disputes and litigations relating to international trade, including developing a strategy and assess any settlement option;
  • Attend internal and external meetings with third party stakeholders and, where appropriate, assist directly in negotiation with third parties;
  • Retain, manage and monitor external law firms and related costs in line with the business needs;
  • Actively participating to and supporting international legal initiatives in the AM group. Regularly sharing best practices, new challenges or developments, innovations and efficiency related projects.   
  • Stay up to date on regulatory and legal changes and drive the necessary adaptation of the Company’s activities to those legal changes
  • Negotiate with internal and external stakeholders, suppliers, as well as authorities;
  • Collaborate with other Legal team members and other internal stakeholders dealing with environmental, sustainability and climate issues to exchange on best practices; hereto set up and manage the relevant internal networks (within legal, environmental, corporate sustainability team, climate change team Europe, CTOs, etc.) and set up/agree upon strategic plan and objectives of such networks
  • Identify, develop and deliver legal trainings to the business and legal teams;
  • Represent Legal affairs in professional and other steel associations and actively participate and contribute to protect the Company’s interests;

You have obtained a relevant experience of minimum 15 years preferable in an international law firm and/or as inhouse counsel; experience in the industry would be an asset but not required.The position requires a strong experience: As a good and recognized expert in European and International Environmental Law (knowledge of the EU ETS, the main international treaties and EU Legal Instruments related to climate change, waste, energy, etc.).Fluent in English. Knowledge of another European language will be an asset.

Masters Degree in Law. Bar membership would be an asset.

You have good change management capabilities and leadership competency and you are stress resistant.The willingness and capability to be a “hands-on” lawyer, to analyze and solve complex legal issues, with a proactive, energetic and enthusiastic approach.The willingness to develop a thorough understanding of and familiarity with ArcelorMittal, ArcelorMittal’s businesses, its people, markets, facilities and customers.Ability to understand priorities and to see the bigger picture, self-reliant, self-responsible, know to seek help when needed.Being a good team player, loyal and transparent is key.Strong communications skills: ability to effectively communicate in an international environment, with various stakeholders.

Experience in an international law firm and/or as inhouse counsel; experience in the industry would be an asset.

About the team

The Group Legal and Compliance team of ArcelorMittal is responsible for legal service and support to the business focusing on areas of expertise such as: business development, joint ventures and partnerships, disputes and litigation, competition law, International Trade, Funding, Environment, Climate Change, Health & Safety, corporate issues generally, corporate governance, compliance and data-protection,  commercial contracts, labor law, intellectual property and trade secrets, finance. The mission of the ArcelorMittal Legal, Compliance and Company Secretarial Function is to add value to the organization by providing proactive, strategic, effective and efficient advice and to assist in identification and management of legal, regulatory and governance risks and opportunities.

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