Legal Counsel Germany

  • Paris, France
  • Full-time

Company Description

BlaBlaCar is the global leader in long-distance ridesharing. We are an innovative and fast-growing company building a unique community of members to transform the way people travel! 

For more information about us, please visit www.BlaBlaCar.com/DreamJobs 

Job Description

Why join us?

We are looking to expand our legal team and seeking a lawyer to provide assistance with commercial legal issues in the German jurisdiction. Therefore, we are searching for a talented and business oriented lawyer to join our Paris team and support the high speed growth and international expansion of the business. 

What you will directly contribute to 

  • Drafting and negotiating commercial contracts;
  • Dealing with data protection issues in Germany and possibly in other EU jurisdictions; 
  • Ensuring compliance with consumer laws in Germany;
  • Supporting the business teams in Germany and other jurisdictions by providing creative solutions while ensuring compliance with regulations; 
  • Managing litigation and disputes;
  • Supporting corporate matters in Germany; 
  • Supporting the company’s efforts in relation to public policy, as required;
  • Supporting the Employment Counsel regarding German employment issues;
  • Providing support in other jurisdictions as required, with the support of outside counsel. 
  • All other matters which arise in the day to day running of an expanding business.

Qualifications

What you will need to be successful

  • Between 4 and 7 years of experience as a qualified German lawyer, with experience preferably with start-ups and new technology companies, either in-house or in private practice; 
  • Knowledge and experience in dealing with a range of commercial issues such as e-commerce, data protection and consumer protection; 
  • Qualification as a German lawyer mandatory
  • Strong contract drafting and negotiation skills; 
  • Expertise in intellectual property law; 
  • Experience in public policy and labour law will be a bonus; 
  • Business oriented, creative and solution driven mind-set;
  • Autonomy and sense of initiative; 
  • Ability to work fast and meet aggressive deadlines; 
  • Flexibility and eagerness to learn new areas of law;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; 
  • German native speaker, Fluent in English, speaking French would be a bonus;

Additional Information

A few practical details about the role
  • Start: As soon as you are ready!
  • Location: Paris
  • Contract: Permanent contract 
  • Compensation: Competitive package based on experience 
What we offer all of our employees
  • A start-up spirit that fosters agility, teamwork and impact
  • Challenging career opportunities in a high-growth and fast-paced environment
  • The choice between the latest Mac or PC equipment
  • An inspiring working environment including state-of-the-art office spaces
  • Free ridesharing to experience our value “Think it. Build it. Use it.”
  • Annual BlaBlaBreak which takes us all for an unforgettable weekend
  • Weekly BlaBlaTalks when we learn from each others
  • BlaBlaSwap which allows you to work one week per year from one of our 10+ offices around the globe
  • And many more to check out on BlaBlaCar.com/dreamjobs

What is next

If you are ready to join our exciting journey, please apply below: upload your resume in English (PDF format) and answer our questions in English. Please note that only complete applications will be reviewed by our hiring team and that all your information will be kept confidential.

You can expect us to review your application within the following 2 weeks. If your application and profile fit our requirements, we will invite you for a first video interview followed by on-site interviews with our team in Paris as well as interviews with our German local team.

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