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Legal Intern

Mindelo, Porto, Portugal

Hybrid - Remote/Onsite

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As the largest pureplay adhesives company in the world, H.B. Fuller’s (NYSE: FUL) innovative, functional coatings, adhesives and sealants enhance the quality, safety and performance of products people use every day. Founded in 1887, with 2023 revenue of $3.5 billion, our mission to Connect What Matters is brought to life by more than 7,000 global team members who collaborate with customers across more than 30 market segments in over 140 countries to develop highly specified solutions that enable customers to bring world-changing innovations to their end markets.

For 125 years, H.B. Fuller has been a leading global industrial adhesives manufacturer and provider.  We at H.B. Fuller embrace a shared set of beliefs and competencies that direct the way we operate and express our fundamental principles about how we will achieve success. We strive to hire talent that demonstrates our beliefs and our competencies.


The Legal Intern will report to our Senior Legal Counsel – Transactional & Compliance and assist H.B. Fuller’s dynamic, global legal team to support our internal business clients and partners across all three of H.B. Fuller’s business units, particularly in Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EIMEA), North America, and Asia Pacific.


This individual will be expected to:

  • Support the global Law Group, as needed, with
    • legal research across various jurisdictions (e.g. EU Directives on regulatory topics such as waste packaging, competition laws, arbitration etc.);
    • updating and improving processes and process documentation;
    • drafting certifications for lawyer signing, including know your customer (KYC); documentation, corporate secretary certifications, etc.; and
    • daily routine tasks, e.g. tracking and filing.
  • Using H.B. Fuller’s standard template contracts, prepare the first draft of
    • consultancy services, agent and distributor contracts, adapting these in line with business requests;
    • amendments to update existing contracts with customers and suppliers; and
    • notices to terminate such contracts.
  • Undertake the first review and mark up of contracts from customers or suppliers, with the aid of H.B. Fuller’s checklists and offer comments/solutions.
  • Assist in creation of a flowchart of intake questions for clients requesting various agreements, merging existing contract intake form questions into one flowchart/workstream in preparation for a future Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) system or PowerApps (Microsoft workflow tool) improvement.
  • Serve as key backup and/or overflow for secrecy agreement reviews (CDA/NDA).
  • Review revisions made by customers to H.B. Fuller’s standard bonus agreement and offer comments/solutions.
  • Align H.B. Fuller’s standard provisions (e.g. trade compliance, intellectual property, confidentiality, data privacy etc.) across existing contract templates, to ensure consistency.
  • Send out reminders to internal business clients regarding
    • the Law Group’s contract review intake forms, standard third-party compliance steps; and
    • existing bonus and consignment stock processes; and
    • where (on internal sites) to locate templates, process documents and training.
  • Support the Law Group with preparing presentations, e.g. training for internal business clients and partners.

Other General Matters

  • Assist with H.B. Fuller’s company website and intranet ‘revamp’ project, to ensure consistency across geographical webpages, incl. translations of web pages.
  • Assist with special projects, as needed.
  • Serve as backup for other transactional, compliance and subsidiary management duties in the Law Group globally, as needed.

Minimum Requirements

  • Degree in Law or related field
  • Good communication – ability to independently interact with different stakeholders
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office, including preferably Visio flowchart tools
  • Positive and enthusiastic team player
  • Good organizational and time management skills


  • General office environment - H.B. Fuller, Vila do Conde, Mindelo, Portugal.

H.B. Fuller is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and proud to have created a collaborative culture where employees around the world are seen, heard, and respected. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, or marital status or status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected classification.

H.B. Fuller does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or staffing firms. To conduct business with H.B. Fuller, a written service agreement must be executed by Human Resources prior to submitting any information relating to a potential candidate. Without a signed service agreement, H.B. Fuller shall not be obligated for payment of any fee or compensation.

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