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Amazon Corporate Counsel, Consumer Legal in Munich, Germany


Amazon is a leader in worldwide e-commerce, creating innovative technologies and experiences that are changing the way people find, discover and buy products and services. Lawyers at Amazon are trusted members of the business. Our work is intellectually challenging, exciting and fast-paced. Developing innovative solutions to novel legal questions is part of our daily business in a truly international setup. Like everyone at Amazon, we are passionate about our customers.

We are looking for a talented lawyer to support our growing Consumer Business as part of Amazon's Legal Department in Germany. As Corporate Counsel, you will work closely with our business teams to create and launch innovative new features, programs and services for Amazon. This is an exciting part of our business where you will support your clients on a broad range of commercial legal matters and prepare and drive strategic decisions in a complex legal environment. You will work directly with the Consumer business teams, providing day-to-day advice, serving as lead counsel for the DACH region on new innovate programs and business models, analyze new legislation, and manage contacts with authorities. You will be part of a broader team and work closely with our business lawyers across Europe.

This position requires great judgment and common sense, the ability to find pragmatic solutions in an ambiguous environment, as well as strong written and verbal communication skills.

We are looking for candidates who are innovative, progressive, extremely hands-on, and customer-obsessed professionals with a good commercial understanding.

Key job responsibilities

  • Providing legal advice on a wide range of topics including general eCommerce, consumer protection, competition, compliance and regulatory matters.

  • Day-to-day interaction with business clients, business lawyers and tech-teams.

  • Outside counsel management.

  • Hiring, training and mentoring of others.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Berlin, BE, DEU | Munich, BY, DEU

Basic Qualifications

• Fully qualified lawyer with outstanding academic qualification, ideally from German jurisdiction.

• Significant amount of post qualification experience with at least 6+ year’s post-qualification legal experience with an international law firm or in-house.

• Strong commercial background and understanding.

• Excellent English and German language skills including the ability to draft and negotiate contracts.

Preferred Qualifications

• High degree of independence, initiative and decisiveness but also desire to be challenged and think outside the box.

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to act as business partner to internal clients.

• Ability to prioritize and deliver projects in time in a fast-moving environment.

• Interest in technical innovation for customers.

• Familiarity with online services and the legal and regulatory environment in which they operate.

• Hands-on experience in responding to authority requests and compliance related disputes.

• A team player and consensus builder with great people skills and a good sense of humor who can efficiently collaborate and build relationships with attorneys and business clients at all levels throughout the organization.

• Highest standards of ethics and professional integrity

Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. Protecting your privacy and the security of your data is a longstanding top priority for Amazon. Please consult our Privacy Notice (https://www.amazon.jobs/en/privacy_page) to know more about how we collect, use and transfer the personal data of our candidates.