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In-House Employment Counsel

Req id:  38798

Paris La Defense Cedex, 75, FR Paris, 75, FR



As the Information Company, our mission at OpenText is to create software solutions and deliver services that redefine the future of digital. Be part of a winning team that leads the way in Enterprise Information Management. 



Our Story


With a global workforce exceeding 24,000 employees, OpenText's impact resonates internationally. The company serves as an important partner to 98 of the largest 100 customers across 180 countries, addressing their diverse and complex business challenges.

Just as the internet shaped our world today, the future sees further evolution with the emergence of the next generation of AI and Cloud business transformations. OpenText is leading the way to help customers adapt and succeed (thrive) in this exciting new chapter.


Your Impact


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 over 24,000 employees globally.


What the Role Offers


- Challenging Responsibilities: Take charge of managing employment litigation, pre-litigation disputes, and advising on international HR matters.

- Supportive Team: You will be the third employment counsel in EMEA, reporting in to the Legal Director, Employment.

- 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.


What You Need to Succeed


- 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 English, German, and French laws.

- Interpersonal Skills: Strong interpersonal skills.

- Language Skills: Fluency in English; German and/or French language skills would be a plus.


One Last Thing


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 In-House Employment Counsel, your contributions will shape the future of our dynamic and diverse workforce across EMEA. Apply now and make a difference!



OpenText's efforts to build an inclusive work environment go beyond simply complying with applicable laws. Our Employment Equity and Diversity Policy provides direction on maintaining a working environment that is inclusive of everyone, regardless of culture, national origin, race, color, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, family status, age, veteran status, disability, religion, or other basis protected by applicable laws. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or recruiting process, please contact us at

We believe that our values are the compass that steers us in the right direction and helps us stay true to our mission. These values will not only guide our everyday decisions but also influence our strategic direction and the way we work. They reflect who we are as individuals and as a collective force, uniting us in our shared purpose. 

We create economic growth that is inclusive and sustainable. 

The world’s most trusted companies trust OpenText, and we demonstrate this in our actions as individuals, as a company, and as technology. 

We build global communities of purpose and challenge by supporting each other to exceed expectations and solve complex problems. 

We set high standards and exceptions, to learn, to be better. 

We tap into our creativity to deliver incredible experiences for customers, to ourselves, and for our planet. 

We believe a workplace should be human above all else. We ask excellence of our employees and reward it by creating an environment that is welcoming, challenging and that encourages real growth and development, not empty platitudes, or trinkets.” - Mark Barrenechea, CEO & CTO

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