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    Full-time Position
  • Category
    Marketing, Communication & Advertising
  • Languages
    English German
  • Experience Required
  • Degree Required
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    • Date Posted
      September 06,2022
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    Legal Counsel

    Basic-Fit is expanding to Germany and thus looking for a Legal Counsel who will be responsiblem for our German affairs. Do you want to be part of a proactive legal team within an internationally growing, listed company? Are you a commercial lawyer or legal counsel with extensive experience with (German) real estate and contract law and are you ready for a new challenge? Then we are looking for you!

    This is what your assignment looks like

    We have announced our expansion plans for Germany and expect to be able to open 600 new Basic-Fit gyms there in the coming years. We will open our first clubs in a couple of months and have been preparing for our entry into Germany during the past year. Real estate law (lease and acquisitions) and contract law are two of the most important pillars for this profile.

    As Legal Counsel you will be a member of an experienced legal team and trusted advisor for (international) business colleagues. We are currently active in Benelux, France, Spain and Germany and operate more than 1000 clubs with around 7000 employees. We intend to have extended our portfolio to 2000 clubs in 2025.

    You will support the business through various activities (among others):

    • Focus on the expansion in Germany, drafting lease contracts, finalize acquisitions;
    • Advise the German expansion team with their questions;
    • Drafting and reviewing commercial contracts and advising the International departments;
    • Identify risk, connect with the business to set up and maintain legal processes;
    • Work on claims and liabilities, consumer law and other issues relevant for Germany in close cooperation with your legal colleagues for our other regions.

    What team will you be working in?

    The Legal team advises the country managers, local headquarters and the staff departments such as Customer Service, Finance, IT, HR, Marketing, Product and Innovation in a broad range of legal issues. The emphasis of the team is on real estate law, contract law and consumer law. This role focuses on these topics for the German market. You will report to the team manager legal.

    At our Legal department we support the international headquarter and the operations of all our markets in the Benelux, France, Spain and Germany.

    Our Legal department currently consists of 16 team members under the supervision of the General Counsel. Because of our growth, we are interested to meet experienced high potentials to join our team.

    What are we looking for?

    We ask for an action oriented mindset and a drive for results. You are hands-on and you want to learn a lot about our organization.

    Furthermore, we’re looking for people:

    • who are open, friendly and highly structured and motivated;
    • ideally holding a law degree from a university in Germany;
    • Fluent in both and English;
    • At least 3 year of professional work experience, gained as a lawyer or legal counsel;
    • experience with real estate law, contract law or consumer law is an advantage.

    About us:

    We are the number one low-cost and high-value fitness brand in Europe. We are determined to make fitness accessible to everyone and a habit people love. Together with our orange squad, we deliver affordable fitness solutions at 1000+ clubs across Europe, to over 2 million members combining our straightforward membership model with top-notch fitness technologies. However, where we are today is just the beginning. In the next years, we aim to further professionalize and to continue our growth. We move like a scale-up, making use of our strong corporate backbone.

    Are you curious, entrepreneurial, practical, and do you have a playful demeanor? Basic-Fit is the right place for you. Please feel invited to grow with us, to make an impact and to share our mission. Welcome to the Orange Family.

    Furthermore, you can expect:

    • An informal (you can wear jeans and sneakers if you like), international (many cultures and languages) and friendly, down-to-earth environment;
    • Plenty of opportunities for your own initiatives and to make an impact;
    • Unlimited access to the online training courses of GoodHabitz;
    • Good benefits, including travel allowance, a bicycle plan, discount on health insurance, work from home allowance and participation in our pension scheme (Basic-Fit pays 52% of the premium);
    • We work hybrid, this means two or three days per week to the office depending on your work hours per week;
    • Within walking distance of Hoofddorp train station and free parking at our headquarters;
    • A beautiful gym (fitness equipment, spinning bikes, virtual group lessons) at our headquarters which you can use anytime;
    • And five values which are very important to us: Be (yourself), Accessible, Smart, Inclusive and Committed.

    Apply for this job

    Please apply via the button, and we will inform you as soon as possible. The process consists of one video interview and an interview at our office.

    Before applying, please make sure you are eligible to work in the Netherlands. Unfortunately, we do not sponsor new work visa or permits for this position. If you already have a sponsorship, it is possible to transfer this sponsorship to Basic-Fit.

    If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Sarne, Corporate Recruiter via

    For all recruitment agencies: recruitment is done by our Corporate Recruiter herself, this means there is no help needed. If I do need a bit of help, I have some great agencies I work with. Thank you!

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