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As the legal counsel - commercial law, you’ll be responsible for supporting and advising the regional and local business teams in our European expansion markets, in particular UK, BeNeLux and Nordics, in all contractual manners with our (potential) international and multinational customers. In particular, this includes drafting and negotiating deals and templates, create processes and empower the business teams to close deals.

With a business focussed mindset, you will own SoSafe’s international customer deals from a legal perspective over the whole sales lifecycle and foster the business teams to close deals faster.   
 Your responsibilities in our Legal team will include: 
  • Provide independent, comprehensive and business-oriented legal advice in all Commercial Law matters (Software-as-a-Service contracts) in a variety of European jurisdictions, with a particular focus on UK, BeNeLux and Nordics markets as well as expansion to new markets.
  • Interface with our regional and local business teams, and external counsel regarding all legal and regulatory issues related to our European commercial operations as well as international and multinational customers
  • Develop, and work alongside other teams to develop, and implement SoSafe standards in contract templates, standard clauses and other consistent legal terms and provisions.
  • Draft and negotiate global key account deals between various multinational companies and the legal and business teams.
  • Independently manage internal and external stakeholders to push project completion.
  • Provide support and guidance to the local business teams.
  • Manage large projects end to end, including prioritizing & process optimization to improve efficiency.
  • 3+ years’ experience as a commercial lawyer or inhouse legal counsel.
  • Fully qualified lawyer in at least one of our regional markets jurisdictions (UK, BeNeLux, Nordics, DACH) or you have successfully completed your LL.M education.
  • Strong focus on commercial and/or regulatory law, ideally experience with more than one relevant jurisdiction
  • Deep understanding and interest in legal issues related to the SaaS business.
  • Strategic thinker with exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills, and solving complex tasks in a legally accurate yet pragmatic and timely manner.
  • Outstanding communication combined with the right level of negotiation skills and assertiveness
  • Experience in European business and negotiating agreements governed by different jurisdictions
  • Excellent self-organization skills, independence, a high level of commitment and a healthy approach to change and challenges
  • Strong business focus
  • Confident appearance and a high degree of independence
  • Excellent English skills, both written and spoken, other languages are a plus
  • Independent work in a team and steep development opportunities in a fast-growing company in the field of cyber security / IT security
  • A competitive fixed salary and the opportunity to participate in the company's development through virtual shares (VSOP) 
  • 33 days of vacation and a flexible home office arrangement 
  • Option on a KiGa place through our cooperation "SoSafe x FRÖBEL"
  • "Workation" offer to work temporarily from abroad during the dark winter months
  • Mobility Package (subsidized bicycle or public transport subsidy) 
  • Company pension program 
  • Lots of (virtual and physical) networking and community formats, such as weekly "team bootcamp" as a shared sport, mystery lunches and tech talks 
  • A cool team (already >280 employees) with diverse backgrounds and an inside look at a fast-growing, VC-backed startup 
  • A stylish, well-connected office in the heart of Cologne-Ehrenfeld (47 seconds to Kebapland!)
As a Cyber Security Hero at SoSafe, you make the world a little better: Our Awareness Platform helps over 1,000 organizations build up their human firewall, thereby protecting themselves against costly cyberattacks. SoSafe is one of the fastest growing tech companies, and is already a leading provider of security awareness solutions in Europe. Backed by strong VC funding, we are looking for more motivated team players who will assist us with our ambitious mission. Are you interested in being a part of this exciting journey? Apply now!
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