In-House Legal Counsel • FORTUNE 100 IT • Frankfurt / Bonn / Cologne / Munich
In House Legal Counsel
FORTUNE 100 IT Company
Several locations across Germany available (Frankfurt am Main, Munich, Bonn, Cologne, Berlin, Stuttgart, Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Dortmund, Essen, Leipzig)
Our client is a highly sought after technology employer with a multi-billion dollar turnover making for a very busy 300-strong global legal team.
Due to the continuous business growth and internal promotions this multinational organisation is looking to hire a talented lawyer for their EMEAR team with a focus on GLOBAL legal matters for their DACH-headquartered company clients.
This is an excellent chance to join a highly regarded legal team that is central to a dynamic, fast moving global business in an exciting and varied legal commercial role.
Here is more info for you to consider.
People and Culture
This cutting-edge industry leader has managed to create an exceptionally supportive and collaborative corporate culture that helps people thrive.
The quality of people is outstanding – the organisation is very selective. 92% of employees are proud to tell others they work there. Most of the people who have worked here consider their years at the company to be the best years of their lives.
The organisation has a strong focus around culture, integrity and respect for the individual – the atmosphere is trusting and empowering.
You will work with some of the brightest legal professionals in the sector. The scale of the team allows for huge expertise in every area. The legal department follows the company structure which is organised by function which ensures the people with the correct experience are handling each matter.
This team is known for its remarkable collegiality - 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 GC is held in awe and admiration by his team - he is funny, strategic, intelligent and hard-working. His philosophy is to “hire people smarter than himself”. This attitude is cascaded down to Regional Legal Directors and the GC acknowledges that the team members are the pillars of the success of the legal function.
The legal team are a truly innovative bunch, having started using advanced technology for legal processes already back in 2005.
Today they live the dream of Internet connectedness. As a new member of the team you will find the degree of sharing of knowledge and resources truly amazing.
Every conceivable task has been automated. The tracking of contracts is brilliant; the approval process is totally automated; no lawyer has touched a standard NDA since 2005 and no lawyer ever has to chase a contract signature or copy – it is all taken care of by a specialist global function. There is constant sharing of information and experience.
In-house counsel here are business enablers and are often the people recommending a decision to their executive teams — and in some cases making the judgment calls themselves. The legal team is viewed and respected as business enablers, strategic agents and opportunity makers.
Position and Career
In this role you will support EMEAR Legal Director on a range of GLOBAL company commercial matters and commercial contracts. The work is highly varied and exciting – the company operates at the absolute forefront of their sector. There will be a lot of training and support and opportunities to explore new legal practice areas.
You will act as a trusted legal advisor to the business with regards sales transactions with customers headquartered in the DACH region (structuring complex high value sales transactions, negotiating and drafting a wide range of legal agreements, responding to complex RFP requests, giving accurate advice to senior management on the legal and commercial impact of specific contractual provisions and general legal matters, engaging in cross-functional projects as a legal subject matter expert etc).
This is a big role actively shaping (not just supporting) hugely complex deals across dozens of jurisdictions.
From day 1 together with your manager you will develop a clear career path. Your manager will ensure that you are developing your strengths, making the most of the opportunities, enjoying your work and using your true talents.
This is a perfect company in which to really develop and push yourself. The legal team enjoys excellent regular training, coaching and mentoring from the managers and huge 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.
What skills and experience are required?
- 2-7 years of experience in-house or in a law firm as a TMT lawyer / counsel OR a commercial or corporate lawyer from international law firm
- German speaker and drafter
In return, you can expect
- A clear career path
- Unlimited training
- Only high quality high value transactional legal work (admin and routine are automated or outsourced)
- Opportunities to move into roles overseas
Salary and benefits
- Excellent salary and bonus, medical insurance for you, your spouse/partner and dependent children, life assurance, long term disability cover, pension, profit sharing participation, meal vouchers, employee stock purchase plan etc.
- Flexibility to work from home, flexibility around hours
The recruitment process is fast and efficient with immediate feedback from interviewers.
We have strong relationship with the hiring team so will advise whether this organisation would be the best fit to your skills, experience and aspirations. Once shortlisted, will receive extensive preparation and guidance for every interview.
Suppliers to Fortune 100 and FTSE 100-350 organisations, Found Legal put you in front of dream career opportunities with world-class in-house legal teams across EMEA.
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If this role is not quite the right fit but you trained or worked in private practice and / or at a multinational organisation, we will likely have a role for you within the next few months in your preferred location in the UK, Europe or UAE.
You can upload your CV below OR on our website www.found.legal/cv
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We look forward to hearing from you.