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    Full-time Position
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    Management & Business Others
  • Languages
    English German
  • Experience Required
    1 - 2 Years
  • Degree Required
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    • Date Posted
      March 11,2021
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    Legal Counsel (German speaking)

    Who we are

    Catawiki is Europe's largest curated platform for buying & selling special objects in the most easy & reliable manner. Our mission is to connect passionate enthusiasts across the globe with special objects that have interesting stories behind them. We are a marketplace that operates across 29 categories grouped under 4 business verticals : Collectables, Art & Antiques, Luxury & Mobility.

    Every object is hand-picked by our 200+ in-house experts before being approved for an auction. Our promise to the buyers : 'Just find the object you love, and we'll take care of the rest'. A piece of the moon, a complete dinosaur skeleton, the Pope's hat and the world's smallest book are just some of the extraordinary objects that have found their way onto Catawiki, among the 11 Million+ that we have auctioned so far.

    Born and raised in The Netherlands, we started in 2008 and have since grown to over 500 Catawikians, working across 7 international offices, while maintaining our start-up mentality every step of the way. The legal team is still small and acts as a true business partner on a great variety of legal and regulatory topics and strategic challenges, to help the business achieve its growth ambitions and to safeguard the company's strategic user value proposition of being a trusted and reliable platform.. You'll be reporting to the head of legal and risk.

    Key Responsibilities

    • First point of contact for any regulatory compliance topic or user disputes in the DACH territory;
    • Be appointed as a dedicated business partner for a few 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. German 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, pro-actively managing legal and business risks and resolving disputes;
    • Enhancing legal awareness, including on relevant regulatory compliance topics.
    • Pro-actively supporting the legal team in 'being geeky' by enhancing productivity and efficiency

    Who you are

    • You are a fully qualified lawyer in German law with an international mindset
    • 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
    • Passionate about the legal challenges in a dynamic and fast paced international online environment
    • 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
    • You feel comfortable to act as a business partner and develop creative approaches to managing (newly arising and uncommon) legal risks and resolving disputes, taking into account the business needs and objectives
    • 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
    • Customer centric
    • Proven flexible, creative & pragmatic problem solver and analytical thinker
    • Fluent in German and English, both spoken and written (fluency 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.

    Here's what we can offer you

    This is your chance to become part of a fast but sustainable growing tech company! You will have an exciting role in a young, 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:

    • Working with a top notch team acting on a champions league level in a super complex dynamic environment; you will learn a lot!
    • A diverse and international team with over 50 different nationalities.
    • A great office located in the heart of Amsterdam with an easy-going atmosphere.
    • Our entrepreneurial environment encourages everyone to take initiative and experiment with new ideas. You'll actively contribute to the growth of the Catawiki platform.
    • Tailor-made trainings 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.


    Catawiki is committed to building a diverse company and diverse teams. That includes everyone, no matter your age, ability, gender, race, religion or sexual orientation. We welcome applications from underserved and underrepresented communities. If you've got a story to tell, come and join us.

    Covid-19 and hiring

    As we navigate through this pandemic together, we want to reassure you that keeping candidates and our employees safe is of paramount importance to us. That's why the entire recruitment process will take place remotely, using phone and video calls. For successful applicants who end up being hired, we always ensure a safe, engaging and (for the time-being) a remote onboarding experience. We also take care to make sure all of your equipment will be sent to you by courier, so you are ready for your first day. You can Click Here to read the Coronavirus company update from our CEO, Ravi Vora.


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