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Senior Legal Counsel (m/f/d)

Req id:  37757

Grasbrunn, BY, DE



As the world's leading provider of software-based solutions for enterprise information management (EIM), OpenText offers a comprehensive portfolio of products, services, and cloud services for the intelligent and networked enterprise. We help our more than 120,000 customers worldwide digitize data and processes and use analytics and artificial intelligence to gain deeper insight into business processes to make the right business decisions.



An exceptional opportunity has arisen within OpenText’s in-house legal team based in Grasbrunn/Munich for an experienced lawyer to join us as


Senior Legal Counsel (m/f/d)


This is a role with broad responsibilities, including: drafting and negotiating a wide variety of commercial agreements in support of the DACH region sales activity, including software licensing, professional services and cloud services agreements, resolving commercial disputes, being involved in group M&A transactions and general corporate matters as well as monitoring changes in laws and regulations.   


This is what we expect from you: 

  • Qualified German lawyer (Volljurist or Wirtschaftsjurist,) with 6+ years post qualification experience, excellent German and English written and verbal communication and drafting skills with strong attention to detail 
  • Experienced negotiator with a significant track record in successfully closing complex deals; experience in negotiating IT contracts (e.g., license sales, cloud and professional services agreements) would be advantageous. You will benefit from having worked within a matrix organization of a publicly listed company
  • A strong academic record and solid experience from working in a law firm and/or in-house within a multinational environment in commercial law; experience in other legal fields like corporate, tax, IP/trademark and/or tenancy law is an additional benefit
  • You will be enthusiastic, hard-working, enjoy working in a team environment and confident working at a senior level with professional colleagues
  • Building strong working relationships with various lines of business and putting yourself in the shoes of those you are advising, to understand the complexities of a multi-faceted business, are important parts of the role
  • The ability to communicate clearly, solve problems and provide commercially focused advice is essential
  • You are skilled in the art of negotiation and drafting of commercial agreements to support  sales executives with closing deals

Discover what we have to offer you
Our benefit package includes our support fund, additional direct insurance, grants for fitness and wellness services as well as professional training. Free underground parking spaces, good public transport connections, regular corporate events and sporting events as well as Sodexo vouchers for daily shopping in surrounding supermarkets or restaurants are further advantages that you can enjoy with us.


Take your chance at OpenText and take your next professional steps with us. We look forward to seeing you! 



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