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Legal Counsel – German & Contract Law

Luxembourg - Enterprise Risk Management

Working in the Talkwalker Legal team means working in a true multicultural environment supporting the business of our offices in Luxembourg, United States, Germany, Singapore and Paris. Working in a fast growing IT legal and regulatory environment, notably in big data – very trendy topic and in a highly competitve market.

Talkwalker is a leading social listening & analytics company with over 2,000 clients globally. Through our AI-powered analytics platform, we gather data from the conversations that happen around brands - online, in the media, and within companies themselves - to uncover, understand, and action consumer insights. We are extremely international, with headquarters in Luxembourg and offices in New York City, San Francisco, Frankfurt, Paris, Singapore, and Tokyo.

Talkwalker is seeking a Legal Counsel specialized in German business law and in the SaaS (Software as a Service) industry, with a specific focus on social media and/or copyright law, to further strengthen our legal team and contribute to the success of our company. This job will be based in Luxembourg.
The Legal Department is responsible for supporting Talkwalker’s business activities, management, and client facing operations, as well as in internal matters and strategic decisions, to protect the interests of Talkwalker and facilitating its development globally.
This is a unique opportunity to join a dynamic, fast-paced international tech company (with 9 locations and over 400 employees), recognized as one of the worldwide leaders and pioneers in innovation, offering numerous opportunities for learning and development.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide day-to-day expertise in all commercial aspects (such as drafting and negotiating contracts and RFPs) with a demonstrated ability to provide concise and business-focused legal advice in the DACH market (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) and in other regions globally. 
  • Support the Sales, Marketing, Operations, and Management teams regarding legal matters pertaining to the SaaS industry and global IP law.
  • Ensure the company abides by applicable laws and regulations, drafting and implementing key processes and protection measures, and providing legal advice to management.
  • Contribute to building a portfolio of in-house legal knowledge on certain key domains (data privacy, copyright, etc.).
  • Work in tandem with a team consisting of French, American, and Polish trained lawyers.
  • Qualifications:

  • You have a minimum 3 years of relevant experience as a lawyer or in-house counsel. German law qualification and/or prior experience as an in-house counsel supporting the DACH region would be considered a plus.
  • You have familiarity with internet laws and issues, including data protection, privacy, and/or cyber-security.
  • You have a university degree in law, with a strong preference for a focus in intellectual property law, copyright law, commercial law, and/or computer/internet law.
  • You are native German speaker and fluent in English. A third language and/or legal background in another European country would be considered a plus.
  • You are a strategic thinker, an excellent communicator (both written and verbal), strong negotiator, and a keen problem solver who knows how to assess risk and recommend solutions that balance business and risk perspectives.
  • You are flexible and have an eagerness to work on a broad range of legal matters and a readiness to manage time differences to support our global offices.
  • We offer:

  • 26 days of vacation 
  • Lunch vouchers  
  • Optional complimentary health insurance  
  • Work visa available for non-EU residents  
  • Competitive base salary
  • Internal growth and development programs
  • Company events such as ski trips, social activities, and holiday parties
  • 1 volunteering day per year
  • About us:
    Talkwalker was named a Leader among the top 10 social listening platforms in The Forrester Wave™: Social Listening Platforms, Q4 2020. This recognition validates everything that we are striving for – happy customers, a powerful and easy-to-use product, groundbreaking AI technology (from visual recognition to Conversation Clusters), and an abundance of clean and accurate social data.

    Our colleagues come from 50+ different countries around the world, with a total headcount of over 400 employees. Being a rapidly-growing organization, our goal is to be 500+ employees by the end of 2021.  

    For more information, please visit our website, or our social media accounts.