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InHouse Employment Legal Counsel - Fluent German (m/f/d)

Req id:  40522

Grasbrunn, DE



OpenText is a global leader in information management, where innovation, creativity, and collaboration are the key components of our corporate culture. As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to partner with the most highly regarded companies in the world, tackle complex issues, and contribute to projects that shape the future of digital transformation.


We are looking to expand our EMEA Employment legal team with the hire of an additional employment counsel for the region, reporting into the Legal Director, Employment, EMEA and APJ.

As a guideline, we are looking for someone 2+ years PQE – this could be suitable for someone looking to make their first move in-house.

A German legal background (with fluency in German) is preferred.



As an Employment Counsel at OpenText, you will play a crucial role in providing comprehensive legal support across the spectrum of employment law for our operations in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). With a focus on international HR/employment matters, you will contribute to shaping a positive and legally compliant work environment for our employees globally.



  • Challenging Responsibilities: Take charge of managing employment litigation, pre-litigation disputes, and advising on international HR matters.
  • Strategic Collaboration: Work closely with OpenText's local HR teams, external legal counsel, and multiple works councils/employee representative bodies across various European countries.
  • Global Impact: Support corporate initiatives, such as cross-border mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations, and divestments, requiring international employment law expertise.
  • Professional Growth: Thrive in a fluid environment, undertake diverse projects, and contribute to a dynamic legal team.



  • Flexibility and Adaptability: Comfortable working in a dynamic environment, eager to explore new areas, and capable of undertaking projects in diverse fields.
  • Analytical Skills: Detail-oriented with strong problem-solving abilities without losing sight of the bigger picture.
  • Client Orientation: Business-minded lawyer with a pragmatic, solution-driven sensibility and sound judgment.
  • Academic Background: Strong academic credentials
  • Legal Knowledge: Prior experience and knowledge in international individual and collective employment laws especially German laws would be advantageous (but not a pre-requisite).
  • Interpersonal Skills: Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Language Skills: Fluency in English; German language skills would be be a plus.



Join OpenText, the world's leading provider of software-based solutions for enterprise information management, and be part of a global team that values innovation, collaboration, and professional growth. As an Employment Counsel, your contributions will shape the future of our dynamic and diverse workforce across EMEA. Apply now and make a difference!


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