Assistant General Counsel – Real Estate (EMEA)

Job title: Assistant General Counsel – Real Estate (EMEA)

Company: Honeywell

Job description: Join a team recognized for leadership, innovation and diversity

The future is what we make it.

When you join Honeywell, you become a member of our global team of thinkers, innovators, dreamers and doers who make the things that make the future. That means changing the way we fly, fueling jets in an eco-friendly way, keeping buildings smart and safe and even making it possible to breathe on Mars.

Working at Honeywell isn’t just about developing cool things. That’s why all our employees enjoy access to dynamic career opportunities across different fields and industries.

Are you ready to help us make the future?

We are currently looking for an experienced legal professional with a real estate background to join Honeywell’s Prague Legal Hub.

The Assistant General Counsel, Real Estate (EMEA) is the real estate legal leader for the EMEA region, partnering with the EMEA Global Real Estate Team and business and functional teams to support the Company’s EMEA real estate initiatives, as well as M&A initiatives and global initiatives that involve and/or otherwise impact the EMEA Region. This position reports directly to the General Counsel, Global Real Estate, with matrix manager reporting to Director, Real Estate, EMEA.

As the first point of contact for real estate initiatives from a legal perspective, the successful candidate will be responsible for a variety of different responsibilities, with various different projects and files to be worked on relating to Honeywell’s real estate initiatives throughout the region.

Assistant General Counsel, Real Estate Responsibilities

  • Delivery of real estate legal services in a timely and effective manner across the EMEA Region.
  • Serve as the first point of contact with respect to the legal aspects of all real estate initiatives in EMEA for the EMEA Global Real Estate team; Corporate Law Department; Procurement; Business Development (M&A); Vice President and General Counsel, EMEA; General Counsel, Global Real Estate Global; and work with other stakeholders (including Treasury, Tax, Risk Management, Government Relations and Environmental Legal and Heath, Safety, Environment & Sustainability).
  • Support the Company’s real estate initiatives for the EMEA Region including purchases, sales, leases/subleases, and procurement activities. This support includes analysis and advice on all legal and regulatory issues (including zoning, permitting and approval requirements); drafting, negotiating and managing transaction documentation; title matters (including analyzing and addressing title issues); drafting, negotiating and managing construction contracts and professional appointments, lease analysis for consolidation, early termination and surrender opportunities (including identification of surrender and dilapidation issues); and corporate secretarial matters (including authorized signatories) in support of real estate initiatives.
  • Provide real estate functional support to the Business Development teams for business acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures including real estate due diligence, identification and analysis of potential real estate legal risks, and real estate advice/input re definitive agreement. Lead support for transactions focused in the EMEA Region; Support General Counsel, Global Real Estate, for global transactions.
  • Manage external counsel for matters in the EMEA Region efficiently and on a cost-effective basis; implement processes and procedures for outside counsel real estate support throughout the EMEA Region; drive the fee estimate process; and act as central point of contact for approval of real estate invoices.
  • Develop and drive standardized processes, procedures and templates for the efficient delivery of legal services in the EMEA Region and as a part of the global real estate legal team.
  • Support the Law & Government Relations real estate website including taking the lead regarding EMEA real estate website initiatives, posting EMEA best practice documentation, policies and procedures, reference library documentation, and other matters of real estate interest associated with the EMEA region.
  • Support business General Counsel(s) to manage real estate claims/litigation matters.


  • JD/LLB or equivalent law degree and a member in good standing of the relevant legal bar.
  • 8+ years‘ experience with major law firm and/or corporation (specialty – real estate) as an attorney. Combination of a major law firm (with a minimum of 4 years‘ experience) and corporate experience is preferred.
  • Significant experience handling complex real estate transactions in the EMEA region (with strong experience in France, Germany, United Kingdom and/or Czech Republic) including, without limitation, property purchases, build to suit leases, negotiating with governmental entities, and permit and licensing requirements
  • Excellent real estate and legal analytical skills
  • Ability and determination to work independently and to be an intelligent risk taker
  • Strong IT literacy and an experienced user of Microsoft Office suite.

We Value

  • Knowledge of additional languages, with Czech, French or German particularly welcomed
  • Master’s degree with a focus on business
  • Excellent communication skills

We Offer

  • Contributory pension scheme matched by employer up to specific amount
  • Business travel accident insurance
  • Online flexible benefit program for a broad scope of benefits in the areas of sports, culture, education, health, travel and other
  • Multisport card – employees free or discounted access to leisure and sport facilities in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
  • Global partnerships and discounts – access to broad scope services including purchase and servicing of cars, employee phone tariffs, bank accounts, medical footwear, hairdresser or restaurants

If this is your dream role, then we’d love to hear from you.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on age, sex, disability, ethnic or racial origin, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation

Additional Information

  • Category: Legal
  • Location: V Parku 2326/18, budova 10,2.&3.p., Prague, PRAHA 14800 CZE
  • Exempt

Global (ALL)

Expected salary:

Location: Praha

Job date: Thu, 25 Nov 2021 23:31:19 GMT

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