Country:

Germany

Cities:

Frankfurt, Munich

Area of expertise:

Legal

Job Description

Together, we go beyond

Avanade leads in providing innovative digital services, business solutions and design-led experiences for its clients, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Avanade has 50,000 digitally connected people operating across 25 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honours diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate.  We welcome all and seek talented individuals who can bring their whole self to work, build inclusive teams and encourage diversity inside and outside the organization.  Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation.  

Role Overview:

As a Legal Counsel at Avanade, you will join a welcoming and efficient Legal Team for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. You will shape and negotiate client arrangements, guide our business stakeholders on legal and commercial risks associated with transactions and suggest mitigating actions. You will also help Delivery and Business leadership to manage existing contracts with clients, requiring a solid understanding of legal obligations and their implications, along with a command of principled negotiation. The lawyers work on a wide range of local, European and global matters, varying from employment, compliance, entity management, intellectual property and privacy, to disputes or litigation, marketing and mergers and acquisitions. We seamlessly work with our Legal Teams in North America and Growth Markets, driven by the desire to problem solve once across the globe, making this a truly international team.

You will have the ability to work remotely and from our office in Munich or Kronberg/Frankfurt am Main to meet the local legal team and your contacts in person. 

You will be part of the European legal team which collaborates across sixteen distinct legal jurisdictions to provide an experience that simultaneously reflects consistency across Europe. Our European team is famous for its rich knowledge-sharing and supportive teamwork.

What we offer you:

Distinctive experiences  
Leading organizations - corporations, non-profits, government agencies - look to Avanade to help them make the most of their investment in Microsoft and to push the boundaries of digital innovation. The result? Interesting work that is well supported, always evolving, and sure to keep you engaged and interested.  
  
Limitless learning  
We give lifelong learners a rich menu to choose from, drawing from our relationship with Microsoft, Accenture and other partners. We’ll back you up as you pursue big ideas and give you honest feedback to move forward advance your growth and our clients’.  
  
Ambitious growth  
We think big and achieve, knowing we have a global team of people who are just as passionate about innovating as we are and eager to grow with us. Growth at Avanade doesn’t have to look like a traditional ascent up the career ladder (although that is an option). We welcome people to go deep into their specialties and to embrace agility and go after new skills in different areas of the business.  
  
Total rewards  
We are always looking for ways to elevate our employee experience to give our people opportunities to share in Avanade's success. In addition to a competitive salary and attractive benefits, we offer an employee stock purchase plan, recognition programs with awards tied to them, and additional perks like flexible work arrangements and thriving employee networks.  

About you:
You are a positive and committed person who is passionate about the law and technology.    You take ownership and inspire others and make a positive impact. You have the ability to work in a team and manage competing priorities and adapt quickly to change.  You are a people person with the ability to build relationships at all levels within the organization.  You have a curious mindset and a strong interest in understanding the business and what drives performance.  

In addition, you have: 

  • Degree in law as German „Volljurist“ (“Erstes und Zweites Juristisches Staatexamen”).  Strong academic credentials. 
  • At least 2 years of experience as an attorney or in-house counsel, with minimum of 2 years experience of working in a corporate legal department (experience in the IT industry is a plus). 
  • Excellent judgment, ability to prioritize and make decisions. Ability to meet deadlines with short time frames
  • Ability to work independently with some supervision and to escalate issues in a timely manner for resolution.
  • Superior communication skills, particularly with respect to active listening to and integrating information from various sources quickly and communicating legal advice in a practical form in a business context.
  • Fluent in English (reading, writing and speaking) and ability to negotiate contracts in English. Language skills in other European languages and/or a second legal, business or technical degree are a plus.
We’re interested in getting to know you and figuring out what we can do together. Hit Apply Now and let’s start the conversation. 
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About Avanade

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences on the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals bring bold, fresh thinking combined with technology, business and industry expertise to help make a genuine human impact on our clients, their customers and their employees. We are the power behind the Accenture Microsoft Business Group, helping companies to engage customers, empower employees, optimize operations and transform products, leveraging the Microsoft platform. Avanade has 50,000 professionals in 26 countries, bringing clients our best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at www.avanade.com.