Legal Counsel - Lead Attorney European Business (f/m/d)
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You have a German law degree (2. Staatsexamen)
You are fluent in English and German (C2); further languages are a plus
You are structured so that you can organise yourself and a team around you most efficiently
While you bring expertise in several of the focus fields mentioned above, you love to face wide challenges and tackle tasks in various and unknown fields of law
You are a self-starter sharing our hands-on mentality and bring great interpersonal skills with being able to build strong and mutually respectful relationships
You love to connect dots and think 360°, taking not only the legal point of view but also the business point of view into account
You have a high-level of commitment and the ability to work under pressure in a confident attitude
You possess exceptional reflection and communication skills
You gained at least 6 years of relevant experience in an international corporate law firm or alternatively in as an in-house legal counsel in a scale up or fast-growing international company and (first) team leadership experience
Alternatively you have a law degree (Bar Exam) of another EU member state
about the company
At air up it is our mission to support the well-being of consumers and enable a more sustainable lifestyle by offering a globally unique, refillable drinking system. We have harnessed the physiological science behind taste perception to add flavor to water using just scent. With air up, consumers can enjoy the taste of cherries, peaches, orange-passion fruit or even cola, while drinking only water. No sugar, no artificial additives and no other ingredients - but 100% surprising taste and less plastic waste.
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your area of responsibility
Your responsibility will be to build up a team that works in a scalable system on enabling air up to overcome legal challenges without slowing down
You will support and develop and guide your legal counsels toward and efficient, effective and most of all happy team
You will be in constant exchange with our US based legal counsel ensuring globally adhered standards and processes within our holding company
Each of your team members will be the subject-matter expert and trusted advisor for one or more of our departments (People and Culture; Sales; Marketing; Corporate and Investors Relations; Supply Chain; Logistics; IT; R&D; Quality)
You will bring 360° insights from other legal sub-departments (IP, Regulatory, Corporate and Insurance) in your team
You are responsible for communication with EU, i.e. German authorities
You will manage our external law consultants supporting you and your team and be responsible for their proper administrative organisation as well as for a satisfying level of quality
You will report to the Head of Legal, who is reporting directly to our Co-CEO
You will contribute to ensure legal compliance education for our whole company and define processes to build up our internal legal knowledge
You will define and optimize processes for scale to ensure an effective and compliant exchange between the legal department and other departments
You will ensure an excellent quality level of your team’s in-house legal advice
We are a highly diverse team, with backgrounds from all over the world, working towards a common goal
We help each other to succeed as a team and grow as individuals – we fight and win together
We like to get our hands dirty and do not shy away from responsibility – at air up your actions will have a direct impact on the business from day one
We value your entrepreneurial spirit in everything you do and welcome you bringing new ideas and concepts to the table
Our strong growth provides excellent development options – professionally, as well as personally
We support you with a yearly personal development budget and many internal training possibilities
Free coffee, fruit, and our own air up flavor pods in the office are naturally also a part of the deal
We have a remote-friendly working culture and offer flexible working hours
To help you improve your work-life balance, we offer a discounted Urban Sports Club membership and many other corporate benefits
And last, but certainly not least - we have fun together! In our day-to-day work, at regular team events and in celebration of our successes
🌎 full remote / work from anywhere
✈️ relocation support
Up for a new challenge?
Take your chance to be part of air up's success story! We are looking forward to your application.
Please apply online with your resume and portfolio, salary expectations and your possible entry date as well as any other information that you would like to share with us.