Req ID




Req ID:  92700
Function:  Legal
Posted:  Jul 9, 2024

Paris, J, FR, 75002

Commercial Counsel - CDI



Prestige & Consumer Beauty


Becoming a Commercial Counsel at Coty is a great opportunity to provide day-to-day support to the Luxury and Consumer Beauty brands on legal matters pertaining to the development, marketing, and sales of its cosmetic, fragrance and skincare products and to support the Coty senior leadership team for the French entity on a broad range of commercial and regulatory matters.




As our Commercial Counsel, you will work closely as a business partner primarily with the European, African, and Asian global marketing and commercial teams.


This position requires working collaboratively with other lawyers in the different functions around the world, as well as cross-functionally (e.g., with R&D, Q&A, Regulatory Affairs, Marketing, Corporate Affairs, Procurement and Finance) within Coty to provide legal advice on a variety of matters including marketing, sales, dealing with regulatory bodies, handling regulatory investigations, overseeing and assisting on litigation matters. 


Your main focus:


  • Primarily, the role will be to serve as a strategic, solutions-oriented business partner to the marketing and sales teams in supported regions for a variety of brands, both licensed and Coty-owned. 
  • Typical legal work will include drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a wide range of contracts including but not limited to, distribution, retail, and travel retail agreements, talent (model, photographer, director etc.), sponsorship, promotion and marketing, influencer, music, agency, e-commerce, licensing agreements and procurement contracts, as well as the legal review of the marketing campaigns and all kind of promotional assets
  • Additional responsibilities will include providing EU regulatory advice (notably to French ARPP, ASA in the UK, claims substantiations), related to marketing claims and product regulations, as well as overseeing various litigation matters. This includes keeping abreast of the latest legal developments on these subjects, and taking part to training courses that may be offered, notably by the FEBEA (trade union in the cosmetic industry for manufacturers operating in France).
  • Conduct trainings to internal employees on legal topics including pricing practices, dawn raids, claims substantiation notably in matters related to green claims, and Coty internal policies) AI development.
  • Provide high quality legal advice and counsel in a timely manner to a wide array of business and operational colleagues on matters including but not limited to marketing, regulatory, claims substantiation, advertising, litigation, competition law and digital.
  • Manage and work with outside counsels in a variety of matters including risk assessment, regulatory updates, litigations and perform other departmental duties as needed.


Working for Coty means celebrating the diversity of beauty. We build brands to inspire and enable our consumers to experience the confidence and joy of expressing their beauty, their way. We aim to be gamechangers in the beauty industry, winning the hearts and minds of consumers around the world.


The role reports to a Legal Commercial Counsel and you will work closely together with several departments such as R&D, Q&A, Regulatory Affairs, Marketing, Corporate Affairs, Procurement and Finance. All your colleagues are passionate and have a great mindset. Working in the team, you will enjoy and thrive.





You like working with various stakeholders, as our Commercial Counsel, you have a strong ability to prioritize and manage a wide range of topics and you get energy from working in a fast-paced, diverse and international environment. Other than that, you:


  • Have acquired a minimum of 3 - 5 years’ commercial law experience at a global law firm, ideally have acquired experience of working in the luxury, cosmetics, pharmaceutical or consumer goods sector either within private practice or as an in-house lawyer
  • Have outstanding written and verbal communication skills, in French and in English
  • Are a good collaborator: team player and humble, you are adaptable, flexible and respond well to feedback and change. Passionate, enthusiastic you have fun in work achievement
  • Proactively seek improvement, you are a solution provider and a problem solver, and you escalate issues before they become problems. You think strategically and can analyse complex legal and policy issues from a commercial perspective
  • Are highly professional and acts with integrity, you take responsibility for the quality of all deliverables, and you are proactive in learning and developing new skills
  • Are resilient and multitasking: you can work on multiple matters at the same time often in challenging situations involving urgent matters working independently at times with cross functional resources
  • Are highly responsive: has a sense of urgency to deliver timely advice and to provide real time feedback.




As our  Commercial Counsel, some of the benefits you will receive are:


  • Real career opportunities
  • Company e-shop: discount on a wide selection of products
  • Remote work: hybrid way of working 50% from office 50% from home 
  • 1 RTT per month





  1. A telephone/online introductory meeting
  2. A first in-person interview
  3. A second interview and maybe a third interview
  4. You will receive a proposal with the terms of employment.





Coty is one of the world’s largest beauty companies with an iconic portfolio of brands across fragrance, color cosmetics, skincare, and body care. At Coty, we celebrate the entire human kaleidoscope and cultivate a culture of fearless kindness. Therefore, we are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We do not discriminate against any candidate or employee and strive to be an open, inclusive and diverse workplace where all employees can be their authentic self. Join us in making over the world of beauty!

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Country/Region:  FR
City:  Paris