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Senior Legal Counsel

Req id:  21994

Reading, GB Paris La Defense Cedex, 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.  



An exceptional opportunity has arisen at OpenText for a lawyer to join OpenText’s in-house legal team based in Grasbrunn. We could also accommodate other OpenText legal team locations like Reading, UK, or Paris, France.

This is a diverse role that will include: drafting and negotiating a wide variety of commercial agreements in support of the Emerging Markets region sales activity, including software, professional services and cloud services agreements, resolving commercial disputes, providing legal advice on group transactions and handling general corporate matters, and monitoring changes in laws and regulations.   


What it takes:

*Qualified lawyer (Volljurist, Wirtschaftsjurist, L.L.M., J.D. or equivalent) with 7+ years post qualification experience.

* You will have previous post- qualification experience of conducting multi-jurisdictional contract negotiations, and experience in negotiating IT contracts would be advantageous. 
* You will have a strong academic record and have gained experience from working in a law firm and/or in-house within a multinational corporate environment in the field of commercial law. Experience in other fields as corporate law, employment law, IP/trademark law 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 lawyers and other professional colleagues. 

* You will have the ability to learn quickly and positively contribute to the team upon your start.

* 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 to fellow professionals is essential. 

* You are skilled in the art of negotiation and drafting of commercial agreements and have knowledge of working within the IT sector and in particular assisting sales executives on license sales and other commercial transactions. 

* You will enjoy working as part of a team on a range of significant matters work on a range of significant matters,  managing external advisers, and actively contributing to strategic decision making, analysis of risk and exposure. 

* You will also be responsible for your own case load, attend and conduct negotiations with business partners. 

* You will be expected to provide proactive commercial legal support and have sufficient seniority and skill to work autonomously in a commercial manner and have the ability to work in a team. You will also possess the necessary credibility to interact at all levels within and outside the business.

* You will advise OpenText and staff on mitigating risk arising across the practice.
You should possess excellent English written and verbal communication and drafting skills with strong attention to detail. Additional professional level language skills, in particular Arabic, but also Polish, Turkish and/or French would be considered an additional benefit.  
You will have demonstrated strong initiative, good judgment and the ability to find pragmatic solutions.  


At OpenText we understand and value diversity in our employees and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We hire the best talent regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sex, age, veteran status or sexual orientation. We draw on our diversity and collective genius as we continue to shape a better future for our customers and be the Best Place to Work for our employees- nothing is off the table at OpenText. 

We can offer you a vibrant global environment in which your skills and career will flourish. Looking to our future success story we are looking for more top talent - people like you who share our vision and want to influence tomorrow's world today.

Join our team and become part of the story.



At OpenText we understand and value diversity in our employees and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Our growing team is mapping the future of Information Management, and we continue to make new discoveries that expand its boundaries. Join us and be part of a winning team, where the opportunities for your career are limitless. 

From its innovative start as a research project by University of Waterloo professors in 1991, OpenText has grown into a global company with offices in more than 35 countries. Our high- performance culture has forged our growth and is an excellent fit for people looking to push themselves to learn and do more.

It’s our time to lead, and as part of our team, it will be your time too. Our continued growth will provide you the opportunity to explore, learn and chart an exciting career path while enjoying a good work-life balance. 

If you thrive in a dynamic work environment, there is always a new horizon to explore. We are proud to offer excellent benefits, challenging work and competitive financial rewards. 

Our employee programs prioritize employees’ well-being and that of their families. We offer a comprehensive benefit plan, education assistance, a wellness/fitness reimbursement and time off to volunteer. 

Social events 
With offices around the world and flexible work arrangements, OpenText strives to make sure all our employees feel connected. Teamwork extends to our social lives too from local social events to company-wide activities, we want our employees to take time to relax and have fun.  

Corporate Citizenship  
Corporate Citizenship is more than a program for us, it is engrained in our purpose, impact, and approach to doing business. Through numerous volunteer initiatives, we support education and innovation for global change.

Explore your career and potential. Become an OpenText Navigator.

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