Legal Counsel - Wirtschaftsjurist/in - Syndikusrechtsanwalt/-anwältin (m/w)
Do you want to be an important part of our dynamic in-house legal department in Germany and a part of our extended global legal team with colleagues in UK, USA, Australia, China, India and Brazil? Do you want to work in an informal environment that values people over process? We are looking for a self-motivated lawyer who brings a pragmatic, business partner approach to legal advice.
You will be based in Hamburg, Germany (potentially other ThougthWorks Germany locations possible) with an expectation that you will travel from time to time as dictated by business needs.
This is a newly created role to support the growing business.
What you can do:
- Ensure the drafting, review, negotiation, execution, and archiving of a wide variety of agreements, including all kinds of commercial agreements, employment related agreements, data protection agreements, and with the primary focus on IT and software development agreements.
- Serve as expert on German/EU data protection and compliance.
- Provide employment law related advice.
- Own specific projects within the EU legal department.
- Support the global legal department and other global departments with German data protection and other German/EU specific matters.
- Provide ongoing real time legal advice on existing and new laws, regulations and guidelines.
- Provide on-boarding training for new hires and other trainings on specific topics.
What you can bring:
- Service oriented: Proactive in anticipating the needs of ThoughtWorkers and committed to delivering highly responsive service.
- Team Work: Intuitively collaborative and able to work with different people. People person, empathetic and open minded.
- Communication: Can easily build credibility and trust across a wide range of people. Have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
- Ambiguity: Undeterred by ambiguity and can confidently navigate within an evolving legal and regulatory framework. Envision what is possible, and then implement a pragmatic solution.
- Resilient: Personal and professional resilience.
- Prioritisation: Have an ability to manage time and deadline driven workload and work well under pressure and independently, and handle confidential matters.
As an ideal candidate you will:
- Have completed your German legal education with above average grades and be qualified to practice law in Germany as an in-house counsel.
- Have not less than three years’ experience with an in-house legal department of a professional services or technology firm negotiating commercial agreements, including contracts for agile software development services.
- Have employment law and data protection experience in Germany.
- Possess fluency in speaking, writing and editing in German and English.
- Professional work experience in the UK highly valued.