Commercial 1+ - German Speaker

London, England
26 Jul 2017
23 Aug 2017
Brian Littleton
Sector/Practice Area
Corporate, Commercial contracts
Vacancy Type
Full time

Commercial 1+ Fluent German

Fast growing business services company requires a fluent German lawyer to work directly with senior business managers.

Reporting to the Head of Legal, you will undertake broad ranging role as detailed below:

The role would suit a German or dual qualified lawyer with 1-3 years' PQE gained in a commercial environment, either private practice or in-house.

The successful candidate will: possess excellent technical skills and attention to detail; be highly motivated and capable of working autonomously; be dedicated to delivering excellent client service; and embrace working closely with other members of the legal team and wider business.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Draft, negotiate and review contracts (including MSAs, sales and supply chain contracts, cross-border agreements, outsourcing, NDAs) in both German and English
  • Provide legal advice to the DACH team and senior stakeholders in areas such as property, data protection, IP, health & safety and employment / labour leasing
  • Oversee corporate governance for EMEA entities including company formation, re-structuring and filings with the Commercial Register
  • Assist HR and Credit Control teams with legal disputes and litigation as required
  • Work closely with the Compliance function to develop and implement internal and external policies

Individual requirements:

  • Qualified German lawyer from a reputable firm
  • Fluent in German and English (essential)
  • Experience in commercial contract negotiation (preferably gained in-house)
  • Commercial acumen - able to balance legal risk with business objectives
  • Operate at a cross-functional level to best support internal clients
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills, including capacity to manage expectations
  • Able to manage workload, meet deadlines and remain calm under pressure

For additional information, please contact Brian Littleton at Chadwick Nott on 0203-096-4549 or at

Chadwick Nott Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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