Legal Counsel (m/w)

Position Purpose

To ensure the legality of the company’s transactions and advise on legal risks. To actively manage the company’s legal exposure, protect it from legal liabilities and enable the company to take advantage of opportunities within the various legal frameworks across markets in which the company operates or plans to operate. To ensure compliance with applicable external and internal rules and regulations.

  • Reporting Line: Chief Executive Officer
  • Department: Legal
  • Location: Venlo (NL) or Cologne (DE)
  • Travel Requirement: >20%

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Actively manage and oversee all legal matters, including ongoing or pending legal cases
  • Draft and administer legal contracts; conduct legal research; prepare documents for selected legal proceedings
  • Personally handle selected legal matters in The Netherlands; coordinate legal matters across countries in which the company operates or plans to operate
  • Coordinate legal due diligence in connection with M&A or partnerships transactions
  • Negotiate deals and legal matters on behalf the company
  • Select and manage engagements of external law firms
  • Establish and maintain database of all legal contracts
  • Design, implement and maintain a basic framework to ensure compliance with applicable rules and regulations
  • Draft, implement and ensure adherence with key company policies
  • Train and educate management in relevant legal matters – including code of conduct training
  • Coordinate and /or manage Public Affairs initiatives across current and future markets/countries
  • Plan and manage the legal budget, including expenses of external law firms

Competencies

  • Strategic thinking and business acumen
  • Entrepreneurial spirit combined with a pragmatic approach and/or solutions orientation
  • Establishment and fostering of relationships both with internal and external parties
  • Collaboration across departments through listening and influencing
  • Planning and execution combined with strong results orientation
  • Excellent negotiation as well as verbal/written communication and presentation skills
  • Analytical ability with sharp attention to detail

Qualifications and Experience

Required

  • Lawyer with 3+ years of relevant industry experience; current license to practice law in The Netherlands
  • Extensive experience in contract and corporate law
  • Relevant computer skills
  • Fluency in Dutch, German and English

Preferred

  • Experience with legal frameworks in health care industries and pharmacy regulations
  • M&A experience
  • Knowledge of other European languages – French, Spanish, Italian

We offer

  • A position in a very dynamic environment – Europes fastest growing Online Pharmacy
  • Long perspectives and great chances for personal development
  • Flat hierarchies and open communication

Your contact person for this vacancy is: Franziska Ziegler

Standorte:

Köln
Venlo

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