Legal Counsel (Corporate & M&A focus)

Job description

Aim of the position:

  • Managing legal matters in order to ensure the smooth operation and through this the compliance of the group from a legal point of view.

 

Main tasks:

  • Corporate: manage and/or support company/subsidiary formation, liquidation, corporate life cycle management and corporate governance related to group companies and/or subsidiaries (inclusive of Luxembourg related corporate resolutions). Advise and/or assist on group restructuring matters (corporate and/or intragroup contracts chain) and/or on M&A or JV transactions where relevant.
  • Tax and corporate cross area expertise + possible focus on US law/tax matters in addition to other matters at headquarter level.
  • Contracts (general): Draft, negotiate and/or review broad array of contracts inclusive of licenses, product purchases, service agreements of all sort (intragroup and vis a vis third parties), distribution agreements, intragroup loans and financing, software development agreements, supplier/vendor agreements, NDAs and so forth to address the legal needs associated with B2C and B2B varied activities (media, entertainment, real estate, IT, e-commerce) and intragroup necessary arrangements.
  • Legal cross- knowledge: civil/commercial laws regarding contracts drafting and reviews, EU and local regulation as regards data protection, consumer law protection, Luxembourg company law.   
  • Advise and assist various internal stakeholders and/or departments in development and maintenance of standard contract terms and conditions and to address legal or administrative related queries in a proactive manner.
  • Advise on risks and liabilities of proposed commercial transactions and devise creative and practical legal solutions to meet business objectives. 
  • Keep abreast of applicable laws, regulations and industry guidance that impact commercial agreements.
  • Design and implement corporate and intra-company arrangements
  • Liaise with authorities and/or public administration regarding legal matters, interaction and/or coordination with notaries and external counsels Develop and improve corporate policies and procedures. Ensure contracts comply with all relevant policies and procedures.

Scope of authority:

  • The employee can give advice in order to introduce new ideas regarding processes.
  • Submitting proposals with respect to the improvement of methods and the functioning of the Company and the Group.

Requirements

  • Relevant professional experience. In particular a combined experience of both law firm and in-house practice would be an asset.
  • Ideal candidate with legal proficiency as regards Corporate, Commercial and Civil laws and sound knowledge of the Luxembourg and EU legislative environment and procedures.
  • Ideal candidate with excellent drafting skills as regards commercial transactions and corporate resolutions (legal corporate management and related).
  • Must be able to demonstrate strong attention to details, good judgment/legal reasoning.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, problem-solving and good follow-through skills with successful pattern for meeting tight deadlines.
  • Capability to work independently, as part of a team (currently composed of 5 members) and also cross-department with a client oriented approach (proactivity and accountability driven). 
  • Confident, self-starter and ability to operate and thrive in a high-paced, changing work environment.
  • Flexibility and willigness to work on a broad variety of legal matters and related contracts.  
  • Must possess professional maturity to take ownership of various assignments with limited supervision and achieve results.
  • Education: Master Degree in Law/LLM.
  • Professional Qualification: Bar exam (CCDL or equivalent), Luxembourg bar and experience an asset.
  • Language: Excellent oral and written command of English. French, German and/or Hungarian as an asset.

 

What we offer

Salary and benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Relocation package and moving assistance from HR if relevant
  • Meal vouchers
  • Private health insurance
  • Additional holiday entitlement based on length of service with the company
  • Free gym membership
  • Sympass discount card

Company culture

  • Dynamic and friendly atmosphere
  • A multi-cultural environment made of 30 different nationalities, with English as the official language
  • Daily breakfast in the office
  • Free coffee, tea, and fresh fruit every day
  • Fantastic events, including Christmas Parties, Family Days, Hackathons and other surprises
  • Chill rooms, creative areas, and LAN parties
  • Company branded merchandise (goodies)
  • High quality of life offered by Luxembourg

Professional growth

  • Opportunity to attend conferences, certifications, technical workshops, trainings, and meetups
  • Free language courses in the office
  • Enthusiastic professionals to learn from
  • Possibility to advance in the company

During the recruitment process candidates will be requested to provide with a recent criminal record extract for background screening purpose