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Senior Legal Counsel (m/f/d)

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Flexible, Germany
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This is an exciting opportunity to join the legal team in a multinational company working across various jurisdictions with a focus on Germany. We are looking for a strategically minded candidate who can carry out the necessary day-to-day legal tasks but also act as a business partner to help shape and improve the legal team and the wider business. The role will report directly into the General Counsel and have a high degree of autonomy but with the support of the global legal team. The Senior Legal Counsel is responsible for advising on all legal and compliance issues across all EthosEnergy’s Eastern Hemisphere business streams. The main requirement of this role is to engage with the business at many different levels to anticipate and provide guidance on a wide variety of legal and compliance issues. This position will be based from our Mülheim office, however an option for flexible hybrid working is available. Remote working may be considered.

Job Responsibilities

  • Reviewing and negotiating legal documentation with external parties including commercial contracts including commercial contracts, NDAs, MoUs, settlement agreements, parent company guarantees and approvals for all of the above.
  • Drafting and drafting legal documentation for EthosEnergy internal businesses. including secondment, corporate services, powers of attorney and data sharing agreements.
  • Developing and delivering on-line and in-person training on contract terms, data privacy and other legal issues.
  • Advising on settlement options and negotiation of disputes, management and reporting of disputes.
  • Company secretarial matters for all existing EH entities and branches.
  • Advice on undertaking business in new geographical locations including new branch and entity set up as required as well as closure processes.
  • Providing advice on various other legal matters including property transactions, banking, employment, IP, data privacy, debt recovery and corporate re-structuring.
  • Assist in creating and revising policies and procedures for EthosEnergy.
  • Monitor external developments in relation to new legislation and enforcement.

Required Skills / Knowledge

  • Good personalable skills, energetic, driven and capable of self-direction.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills both in German and English.
  • Competent contract drafting and interpretation.
  • Confident decision making skills
  • Exposure to dispute resolution, corporate and employment law issues would be advantageous.


  • Extensive experience practising law either for a law firm or in-house. In-house experience would be advantageous.
  • Extensive international experience.
  • Experience with working in international jurisdictions. (law firm and/or in-house).
  • Contract review experience as well as a background in corporate and commercial matters required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills both in German and English.

Education Requirements

  • Fully qualified lawyer / company lawyer (German law) to practice law in Germany with a strong legal and commercial background.
  • Qualification in other jurisdictions would be advantageous but is not a must.

Physical Requirements

  • N/A #LI-Remote

EthosEnergy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, citizenship, marital status, sex/gender, sexual preference/ orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, national origin, or any other status protected by law or regulation.

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