In-House Legal Counsel โ€ข Top IT Company ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Dusseldorf / Frankfurt / Munich GERMANY

New role for a German speaking lawyer / legal counsel has become available at one of World’s top tech companies.

Expect: excellent name for your CV, interesting work, superb manager and team, development and career, legal innovation, excellent package and work-life balance.

We are working with a fantastic technology business, whose EMEA team is seeking to hire a talented lawyer with experience in the tech sector / contracts.

๐Ÿคผโ€โ™‚๏ธ Role

Working closely with the commercial team, you will:

  • act as a go-to legal advisor to the internal business team
  • advise senior management and other functions on legal matters
  • draft and negotiate commercial / technology agreements
  • support sales contract negotiations
  • engage in cross-functional and legal innovation projects
  • provide training to business colleagues

You can also have a hybrid role involving other matters that are of interest to you, the team always welcomes extra expertise.

๐Ÿ“ Location

Ideally either Dusseldorf, Frankfurt or Munich – but another city is fine for the right person.

๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ Flexibility and balance

  • There are no set hours – you can start and finish at a time that works for you
  • Take extra days off when needed
  • A few weeks a year you can work from abroad
  • In future you can relocate to another country while keeping your employment
  • You can work mostly remotely if you prefer or come to the office

๐Ÿ™Œ People centric culture

As one of worldโ€™s best companies to work for, the business has a supportive and collaborative culture. 92% of employees are proud to tell others they work here. There is a strong focus around integrity and respect for the individual. You will feel trusted, respected, empowered and looked after.

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿคโ€๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผ Legal team

This legal team is known for its collegiality. People are friendly and helpful, there is great camaraderie at all levels. They are pioneers in legal innovation.

๐Ÿ† Development

We have been supporting the team for 5 years. Every team member has been promoted, they are thriving and developing.

You will:

  • have transparency about your progression
  • together with your manager create personal development plan
  • get a personal mentor who will support and guide you on your journey
  • very 2 weeks learn from subject matter experts (e.g. on IT, IP, competition, Privacy – you name it)
  • be part of monthly European โ€œbest practiceโ€ sessions, regular EMEA legal get-togethers + global training
  • have a lot of fun while learning with colleagues – they love their time together
  • study courses paid by the company (e.g. legal, soft skills or languagesโ€ฆ)
  • leadership training

The business will invest considerably into training and qualifications you are interested in.

๐Ÿ–๏ธ Holidays / days off

Up to 8 weeks per year as a combination of:

  • Longer than average annual leave
  • Birthday off
  • 5 days per year off company wide
  • Around 5 days a year off as mental health breaks
  • 5 days of paid charity work (support a cause of your choice)
  • Buy 1 more week of leave

๐Ÿ’ถ World class salary and benefits

  • Excellent base salary, bonus, pension, benefits

๐Ÿ“š Requirements

  • Youโ€™re fluent in German
  • You have at least 3-6 years of post qualification experience
  • You draft commercial contracts (tech or non tech)

๐Ÿ“ฉ Contact

Your contact is Mila Read, in-house legal recruiter with a focus on the tech sector.

We have supported the team for 5 years and wholeheartedly recommend them as an employer to a lawyer who is keen to build a great career in the tech sector without sacrificing day-to-day balance.