In-House Legal Counsel (2-6 PQE) • Top Global Company • 🇪🇸 Madrid or 🇫🇷 Paris

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Our client is a sought-after multinational technology employer with a busy 80-strong global legal team employing 150 different nationalities operating in literally every country in the world.

New Vacancy

Due to the continuous business growth and internal promotions this multinational industry-leading services, data processing and software development organisation is looking to hire a talented lawyer for their EMEAR team to be based in Madrid (or Paris – for French speakers). 

This is an excellent chance to join a highly regarded legal team that is central to a dynamic, fast moving global technology business in an exciting and varied commercial role, supporting the business on a broad range of legal matters.

Here is more info for you to consider.

People and Culture

This industry leader has managed to create an exceptionally supportive and collaborative corporate culture that helps people thrive.

The quality of people is outstanding as the organisation is very selective and has a strong focus on culture, integrity, and respect for the individual. There is excellent work-life balance for all functions including legal.

Legal Team

You will work with some of the brightest legal professionals in the sector most of whom come from top international law firms including Magic Circle. There is great camaraderie at all levels, people are friendly and helpful. The team like each other and there is a very low level of politics. 

The legal team mirrors the business structure. It is split along both divisional, regional and functional lines, with the core focus on corporate and tax, regulatory, IP and IT, contractual and legal issues. The in-house legal team has broad international capabilities and handles most issues internally, using outside counsel for niche local issues and very specific technical needs. 


The General Counsel is an insightful and tenacious business lawyer with great business sense, a true confidant and advisor to the management, and a caring manager, colleague, and friend to their team members. Both legal and commercial teams value their vision, intelligence, speed of thought, composure under extreme pressure, and practicality. No matter how tense or stressful a situation, they always make people feel better, more relaxed, and more focused. On top, they are fun to work with, witty, and entertaining.


The role is part of the EMEAR General Counsel’s team and is highly versatile in nature handling mostly company commercial and commercial contract work. The work is varied and exciting – the company operates at the absolute forefront of their sector. Responsibilities include providing legal advice to the commercial organisation to support the global growth of the business model; drafting and negotiating commercial contracts with a broad range of non-air upstream travel content providers; strategic decision making, structuring transactions, and analysis of relevant regulatory environment; development and implementation of templates; liaising with external counsel and procuring input and advice. This is a big role in actively shaping complex deals across dozens of jurisdictions.


This is a great company in which to develop and push yourself. The legal team enjoys excellent regular training, coaching, and mentoring from the managers and excellent personal development opportunities.

If you are interested in progressing in your career, moving abroad or have an interest in another legal area, it is easy to do so.

Given the high value / high quality work on offer we are looking for the following skills and experience

  • 2-6 years of experience either in-house or in private practice (any specialism – private practice training or experience is strongly preferred and the industry-related skills will be developed)
  • The following skills and experience are not mandatory but it’s great if you do have them: technology, IP, e-commerce, outsourcing, data protection, competition
  • For Madrid – no language requirements, any jurisdiction of qualification
  • For Paris – fluent French and English, ideally a French lawyer or in-house counsel

In return, you can expect

  • A clear career path right from the start
  • Unlimited training opportunities and ongoing mentoring from some of the best lawyers in the industry
  • Career development focuses on your strengths and matching your responsibilities to those strengths and preferences
  • High-quality high value transactional legal work
  • Opportunities to move between regions

Salary and benefits

  • Very good base salary and bonus, excellent benefits
  • A generous 30-business days annual leave plus 12-14 public holidays (8-9 weeks in total)

The recruitment process is fast and efficient (2-3 meetings) with immediate feedback from interviewers.

We have a strong relationship with the hiring team so will advise whether this organisation would be the best fit for your skills, experience, and aspirations.

Once shortlisted, will receive extensive preparation and guidance for every interview.

Found Legal practice strict confidentiality in all communication and never share your CV or any other details with any third party until we discuss the opportunity with you.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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