Legal Counsel - Berlin, Deutschland - Qonto

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Berlin, Deutschland

vor 1 Monat

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Our mission? Creating the finance solution that energizes SMEs and freelancers, so they can achieve more. We simplify everything from everyday banking to bookkeeping and spend management. At Qonto, we're passionate about creating the best product, so if you're looking for an ambitious team that's revolutionizing an old-fashioned industry, get in touch

Our journey:
Alexandre and Steve launched Qonto in July 2017.

Since then, the team has earned the trust of more than 350,000 customers and opened offices in Paris, Berlin, Milan, and Barcelona.

Last summer, we joined forces with Penta, a market leader based in Berlin and Belgrade, forming a united team of 1000 Qontoers.

We also made it to the Top 3 of LinkedIn Top Startups France

Our values:

Ambition | We tackle big challenges. No matter what.

Teamwork | We create momentum by working together, at the same speed.

Mastery | We pursue excellence through continuous learning. We face challenges with humility. Every day.

Integrity | We're open. We're honest. And we earn the trust of our clients and each other.

You can find out more about the

Qonto Way here.

Our beliefs:

Our goal at Qonto is to create a warm and welcoming environment where individuals from all walks of life can truly thrive.

We've gone above and beyond to ensure that every applicant is evaluated solely based on their skills and potential, rather than their gender, ethnicity, age, (dis)ability, or any other irrelevant factor.

Our team consists of 49% international individuals, with 44% women and 20% parents.

With this diversity, we are a powerful force Join us in our mission to build a workplace that celebrates diversity and embraces individuality.

Discover the steps we took to create a discrimination-free hiring process.

Join us as our Legal Counsel for our German office who will support our operational teams in Germany to develop the market and help create the finance solution all businesses love.

You will join our fast-growing German team. The German market is the key growth focus area for Qonto at the moment after joining forces with Penta.

Therefore, we need an experienced and dedicated legal counsel for the German market who will help us draft, negotiate, and ultimately create strong partnerships to position us as a leader in the German market.


As Legal Counsel at Qonto, you will

  • Support operational, business, brand marketing, and HR teams on all the legal aspects of their projects (new features, integration, API connection, IP protection, privacy/GDPR risks, advertising campaigns, events, communications, employment matters, etc.)
  • Be responsible for drafting and negotiating complex and strategic partnership agreements with major partners (banks, tax agencies, etc.)
  • Be responsible for daytoday legal operations in Germany
  • Provide highquality, riskbased legal advice across a range of commercial areas while being the best business partner
  • Liaise with external local law firms

What you can expect

  • You will be part of the Global Legal Team composed of 15 people working from France and Italy
  • You will report directly to the Head of Legal and work with people from all positions and teams
  • You will have ownership and a high level of influence in helping Qonto close key partnerships that will help us achieve our goals.

About your future manager

Their path:

You will report directly to Sibylle, Head of Legal - Commercial / Contracts / IP & Employment, who has more than 6 years of experience in the legal world.

Her path was clear from the beginning as she chose as her first position after university to be the first in-house counsel in a young start-up.

Since then she fell in love with fast-paced environments and loves transforming challenges into meaningful business targets while supporting her team to get there.

What they can bring to you: Sibylle is known for her strong negotiation skills, being able to translate complex business needs into simple action plans, and being a true partner to Qonto. All those skills she can bring to the team and is always there to support them in achieving their goals.

About You

  • You have strong expertise in German law and understand well the German regulatory system
  • You have strong project management and prioritization skills
  • You have the ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and priorities in a fastpaced environment
  • You have at least 45 years of experience in a law firm providing commercial, and strategic advice to German businesses or a digital & fastpaced startup/scaleup
  • You have experience leading in full autonomy complex commercial transactions
  • You have the ability to work across all levels of the organization including multiple functional and business stakeholders
A laptop. An inclusive work environment. A tailor-made career track. And so much more to help you succeed.

  • A central fullyrenovated building in Berlin with WeWork servic

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