In House Commercial Lawyer - German Qualified

  • Job Reference: 68444
  • Date Posted: 27 November 2018
  • Recruiter: Lipson Lloyd-Jones
  • Location: London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: £Excellent plus superb benefits
  • Sector: Commercial Contracts, Data Protection, Intellectual Property, Outsourcing, In House
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description


An expanding services company with UK offices based in the City of London.


Reporting to the Head of Legal, this is an opportunity for a German or dual qualified lawyer with 1-3PQE gained in a commercial environment, either private practice or in-house.


The successful candidate will: possess excellent technical skills and attention to detail; be highly motivated and capable of working autonomously; be dedicated to delivering excellent client service; and embrace working closely with other members of the legal team and wider business.

Roles and responsibilities will include:

Draft, negotiate and review contracts (including MSAs, sales and supply chain contracts, cross-border agreements, outsourcing, NDAs) in both German and English

Provide legal advice to the DACH team and senior stakeholders in areas such as property, data protection, IP, health & safety and employment / labour leasing

Oversee corporate governance for EMEA entities including company formation, re-structuring and filings with the Commercial Register

Assist HR and Credit Control teams with legal disputes and litigation as required

Work closely with the Compliance function to develop and implement internal and external policies.

A qualified German lawyer from a reputable firm, you must be fluent in German and English and will have gained experience in commercial contract negotiation (preferably gained in-house)

Commercially astute, you will be able to balance legal risk with business objectives

Experience in a sales oriented recruitment environment would be useful but not essential.

Lipson Lloyd Jones Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Please note our advertisements use PQE levels purely as a guide to the minimum level of experience required. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfill this kind of work.