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German Speaking Legal Counsel

Hays Legal
England, London
£80000.0 - £90000.0 per annum + Up to £90,000
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Vacancy Type
Barristers, In-House
Experience Level
Mid Level
Full Time
Practice Areas
4-6 Years

Job Details

We are currently recruiting for a global company, looking to recruit into its installation business. They are responsible for installation and managing services across very large organisations and have a significant market share within this space. The company is growing at a very fast rate and, due to the nature of the company, they have an established brand, with a start-up mentality across various growth areas.

This is a permanent opportunity, with significant WFH flexibility, based in London for in-house legal counsel with construction experience to take legal responsibility for a medium-sized UK company and a German.


  • Commercially focused legal advice on a broad range of areas including company secretarial, master service agreements relating to maintenance, remote technical support and permanent on-site support, as well as the integration of sophisticated audiovisual and software systems, ensuring compliance with applicable law and acceptable risk profiles.
  • Negotiating and drafting agreements and conducting contract negotiations with project counterparties primarily for construction/integration, maintenance and related services.
  • Contentious and non-contentious contractual matters with respect to tenders, projects, variations and ongoing contractual and operational issues within the business.
  • Working closely with colleagues throughout the group and with customers.
  • Managing external legal resource as required.
  • Involvement in developing and delivering training on various issues for colleagues across the business.


  • Fluent German language proficiency with a background in German law (German qualification not necessary)
  • 3+ PQE (guideline only)
  • Good knowledge of outsourcing, commercial and UK/EU public procurement contracts.
  • Good knowledge of construction contracts (particularly FIDIC and JCT) is ideal.
  • The ability to draft and negotiate a variety of documentation including development, construction, consultancy and services agreements.
  • The ability to manage a sizeable workload in a fast-paced environment.
  • Comfortable with stakeholder management but also able to work with colleagues at all levels of the business.
  • Good interpersonal and relationship skills, with the ability to influence and persuade others in a constructive manner.

This role reports directly to the General Counsel, International but will work closely with the senior leadership teams in the UK and Germany and other business functions as well as externally with counterparty legal advisers, external legal advisers, contract counterparties and customers.

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Hays Legal provides an integrated recruitment solution to the UK's Legal and Company Secretarial sectors. Working across a nationwide network of offices, we offer employers and jobseekers a highly specialised recruitment service for permanent and interim positions across all business sectors, skill sets and levels of seniority.

We have a proven track record spanning almost 20 years in all areas of Legal and Company Secretarial recruitment, from one-off contingency requirements through to large-scale recruitment campaigns and wider employee management solutions.

We offer confidential, expert advice on job opportunities, compensation, business plans and exit strategies pertinent to professionals considering a move. We have the ear of key decision makers across all our clients and we have been instrumental in introducing and placing hundreds of fee earners and company secretaries into a vast array of organisations. From blue chip corporates, national and international firms through to niche practices, we have deep knowledge of the legal company secretary market.

If an organisation has strategic growth plans or needs incisive market analysis, we are often consulted as a first point of contact.

Company info
020 3465 0139
107 Cheapside
United Kingdom

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