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Legal Counsel E-Commerce (m/f/d)

Permanent employee, Full time - Düsseldorf
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In our legal team, we expect a variety of challenging, international projects, which you will accompany as a " Senior Legal Counsel e-Commerce (m/f/d)".  

To meet the constant challenges of our rapidly growing business, we want to strengthen our legal team with this newly created position as soon as possible.

We are looking for a strong team player who feels comfortable in a very dynamic, international and fast-growing environment and who is motivated to work independently on issues.  

 We are looking for a “Senior Legal Counsel e-Commerce (m/f/d)” for Germany

You will be involved in all business areas and, after a short induction period, you will have the opportunity to participate directly in decision-making within a flat hierarchy.   

 In concrete terms, the following tasks await you: 

  • You negotiate, check and draw up contracts in all business areas.  
  • You help - depending on your personal experience and preference with external support - with data protection compliance in all business activities.
  • Legal advice to the operations team. From expanding into other countries, setting up new warehouses and supporting them during ongoing operations.
  • You ensure that our product presentations comply with the regulations of the different countries and that all relevant guidelines are adhered to.
  • You make sure that we are always aware of legislation and changes at European and national level and can react in time.  
  • In cooperation with the Public Policy Department of METRO AG and our associations, you contribute our opinion to the legislative process. You explain to the teams how new regulations are to be implemented.  
  • You lead, manage and supervise external lawyers who assist us in our daily tasks.
  • You defend us in legal disputes with dealers, customers and suppliers.
  • With your expertise and knowledge, you are able to express yourself clearly and assert yourself diplomatically.  
You've got
  • You have successfully completed both state examinations in Germany
  • You are familiar with the legal areas relevant to e-commerce, such as consumer protection law, distribution law, competition law, contract law and commercial law.  
  • Ideally, you have already gained at least 4 years of experience in a law firm and/or in-house.
  • You want to make a difference and move things forward and are therefore highly motivated and independent.
  • Fluency in English and German is essential
  • You simply enjoy putting legal rules into practice.
We've got
  • Over 55 different nationalities and a diverse set of competencies
  • A “greenfield” project – an agile environment with a start-up mentality, no bureaucracy, flat hierarchies and the courage to evaluate new approaches
  • Strongly motivated, international and collaborative teams
  • Hybrid working model within each team
  • An international team in a modern offices in both Germany & Spain
  • The opportunity for you to become part of a growing e-commerce company.
  • Fully support and backing from the Metro Group
  • Supportive and engaging people who are passionate about developing others and providing an environment to learn and grow
  • Continuous development opportunities and exposure to a wide range of departments
  • An international team of experts distributed all over Europe


Please apply with the English version of your CV.
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