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    • Date Posted
      November 19,2021
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    Commercial Legal Counsel E-Commerce

    Catawiki is Europe's largest curated platform for buying & selling special objects in the most easy & reliable manner. Headquartered in Amsterdam, Catawiki is growing fast in Europe, because of this growth we are looking for a commercial Legal Counsel to join their Legal team!


    The mission of Catawiki is to connect passionate enthusiasts across the globe with special objects that have interesting stories behind them. Catawiki is a marketplace that operates across 29 categories grouped under 4 business verticals: Collectables, Art & Antiques, Luxury & Mobility.

    Born and raised in The Netherlands, Catawiki started in 2008 and have since grown to over 500 Catawikians, working across 7 international offices, while maintaining their start-up mentality every step of the way.

    Their legal team is still small and acts as a true business partner on a great variety of legal topics and strategic challenges to help the business achieve its growth ambitions. As the Commercial Legal Counsel you'll be reporting to the Head of Legal and Risk.

    Key Responsibilities Commercial Legal Counsel E-Commerce

    • First point of contact for any regulatory compliance topic or user disputes and claims;
    • Be appointed as a dedicated business partner for one of our business lines;
    • Ability to manage and obtain value from outside counsel on multiple litigation matters and any compliance related topics;
    • Advising internal stakeholders on a.o. consumer law, e-commerce requirements, GDPR and general contract law or any relevant regulatory compliance topic;
    • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide range of commercial contracts, including SaaS agreements, terms and conditions, vendor contracts, and supervising contract management;
    • Proactively keep up with new legislation and market developments and ensure Catawiki's compliance;
    • Handling other project-based work within the scope of the legal department responsibilities on as-needed basis;
    • Advise and guide the business teams on complex legal issues and develop creative solutions, managing legal and business risks and resolving disputes;
    • Pro-actively enhancing legal awareness, including relevant regulatory compliance topics;
    • Pro-actively supporting the legal team in 'being geeky' by enhancing productivity.

    The Commercial Legal Counsel we are looking for

    • You are a fully qualified lawyer with an international mindset and have working experience with consumerlaw and/or e-commerce;
    • Additionally, you've got a minimum of 5 years of legal experience, preferably as legal inhouse counsel at an international (tech) company;
    • Able to work at incredible speed and with focus is a must for this role, candidates must be able to prioritize responsibilities to manage a large workload with tight timelines;
    • Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills;
    • Proven project management skills;
    • Ability to manage and obtain value from outside counsel;
    • You have a self-starter mentality and results-driven team player attitude;
    • Familiarity with EU commercial and consumer law, internet laws and issues, including understanding of the E-Commerce Directive, the GDPR and their application to online platforms;
    • Proven flexible, creative & pragmatic problem solver, customer focussed and an analytical thinker;
    • Fluent in English, both spoken and written (fluency in German or familiarity with any other languages is a plus);
    • Proven expertise in corporate governance, corporate law, or any relevant regulatory compliance topic is a plus.

    Catawiki offers the Commercial Legal Counsel a chance to become part of a fast but sustainable growing tech company! You will have an exciting role in a fast-growing, dynamic & international organisation. You'll be part of an enthusiastic, highly motivated team of 500+ international Catawikians, you'll have big responsibilities and can really create something.

    Additionally you can expect:

    • A diverse and international team with over 50 different nationalities.
    • A great office located in the heart of Amsterdam with an easy-going atmosphere.
    • An entrepreneurial environment to encourage everyone to take initiative and experiment with new ideas.
    • Tailor-made training to facilitate your personal and professional growth.
    • The fun part! Our Activity Committee plans everything from 'CataFooty' to International Food Festivals, Friday Drinks, Board Game Nights, Pub Quizzes and Boot Camps!
    • Stock Options: All Catawikians are granted 100 Stock Options after 12 months of service.

    And there's more! Paid holidays, holiday allowance and a fantastic pension plan paid for by Catawiki.

    Want to know more about this challenging position and attractive employer? Apply now or contact the Robert Walters Legal team for more information!

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