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Corporate Legal Counsel (f,m,d)

Berlin, Germany · Legal & Compliance

We believe in the everyday hero. Those who have the courage to follow their passion and who have the strength and determination to realise their dreams.

Small business owners are at the heart of all we do, so we're creating powerful, easy-to-use financial solutions to help them run their businesses. With a founder’s mentality and a 'team-first’ attitude, our diverse teams across Europe, South America and the United States work together to ensure that small business owners can be successful doing what they love. 

Team Description 

As Corporate Legal Counsel for Europe, you’ll join our Legal team to support operations in Europe and worldwide. While you’ll be based in Berlin, you’ll report to the General Counsel in Boulder, USA.

What you’ll do

  • Partner with fast-moving, innovative business leaders to grow our merchant base, develop new products ensuring compliance with laws and regulations 

  • Help develop SumUp’s global product strategy, assessing the legal risks and opportunities while negotiating key partnerships

  • Drafting contracts and terms of service for product launches and updates

  • Provide legal counsel on diverse corporate matters, from commercial contracts and dispute resolution to employment/HR issues, engaging and managing outside counsel when necessary

  • Collaborate with colleagues around the world as an essential component to SumUp’s continuing success

You’ll be great for this role if

  • You’re a fully qualified attorney, ideally in Germany, and eligible to practice as an in-house counsel

  • You have substantial post-qualification experience handling complex legal issues at a law firm or global company in a regulated environment 

  • You’re familiar with the structure and regulatory framework of the payments industry or related financial services

  • You’re able to work independently, manage multiple mission-critical projects, and contribute successfully to cross-functional, international teams

  • You’re fluent in English and German, both spoken and written

  • You apply common sense, sound judgment, and have a can-do attitude with a sense of humour

  • You have a record of academic and professional excellence

Why you should join SumUp

  • We’re a truly global team of 2000+ people from 60+ countries, spread across 3 continents

  • We get together regularly for breakfasts, team events, office parties and sports

  • You’ll receive a budget for attending conferences and external training

  • We offer a corporate pension scheme, 28 days’ paid leave, free German and yoga classes, subsidised Urban Sports Club membership and other great benefits

  • We offer visa and relocation support for you, your family and even your pets

  • You’ll be based in the heart of Berlin, one of Europe’s leading tech hubs and most vibrant cities

SumUp is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. SumUp does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, colour, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other basis protected by applicable laws or prohibited by company policy. SumUp also strives for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibits harassment of any kind.

SumUp will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate.