Ref: MW44787

German-speaking Legal Counsel / Dusseldorf (Ref: MW44787)

Sector Legal/Consultancy
Type Full-time, Permanent
Location Germany-Dusseldorf
Salary (Annual) €55,000 - 75,000 / Year
Benefits Bonus, Benefits, Hybrid working stlye
An international trading company in Dusseldorf is currently looking for German-speaking Legal Counsel.
You will be responsible for providing legal services to the company, particularly in relation to German corporate law. Also, the position-holder will support the manager of the legal section by providing any other legal services to the company.
This position would ideally suit someone who wishes to progress their carrier as an in-house lawyer in an international trading company, especially as a legal counsel who manages corporate law work of the German headquarters.
TYPE: Permanent, full-time
WORKING HOURS: Monday to Friday, flexy-time (weekly working hours: 38.5 hours)
SALARY: up to €75K (negotiable), depending on experience, plus good benefits
START: Ideally April 2023, negotiable
LOCATION: in Dusseldorf, Germany (As of date, max. 50% of mobile working possible)
BENEFITS: 30days annual vacation, Pension scheme, Contributions to capital formation, Job Ticket or Partial payment for the basement garage, free drinks

- Provide legal advice on German corporate law, including preparing shareholders meetings and management board meetings
- Support the Manager of Legal Section by providing any other legal services to the Company including
- Prepare and handle company documents (e.g., PoA, resolutions and meeting minutes of BoD and shareholders meeting).
- Review, modify and negotiate commercial agreements such as confidential agreements, service agreements, sales & purchase agreements etc.
- Provide legal support for dispute resolution.
- Provide legal support for debt protection/collection.
- Provide legal support for compliance matters including anti-bribery, anti-corruption and data protection
- Create and update internal policies and model forms of contracts
- Liaise with external lawyers and support other departments in communicating with external lawyers

- Lawyer admitted in Germany with 3-4 years of experience in a law firm or a corporate in-house
- Having good knowledge of German corporate law sector
- Analyse issues, risks and feasibility of a commercial transaction from a legal perspective
- Business level of fluency in both English and German
- Comfortable communicating and working with employees at all levels
- PC skills (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
- Accurate and provides attention to detail
- Confident and assertive where required
- Good communication with internal and external persons
- Handle matters based on its own logic
- Learn the required knowledge proactively
- Manage own workload, taking into account the importance and the timeframe of the tasks
- Work in a team and be able to show leadership when required
Updated: 1 day ago
Ref: MW44787