Compliance Lawyer/Legal Counsel (m/f/x)

The role holder will support the firm’s Legal Counsel for Germany and Austria on matters related to general day-to-day in-house activities for the firm principally in Germany (Dusseldorf) including regulatory compliance and privacy and data protection.

Your Tasks

  • Provide guidance, recommendations and wordings with respect to data protection obligations of the firm, data protection projects, data protection related policies and queries
  • Assisting in undertaking periodic privacy compliance audits and preparing reports and management information
  • Review, guidance and assistance to lawyers with respect to client terms, engagement letters, matter opening questions and mandate related agreements
  • Provide guidance with all other regulatory questions (for instance regarding Bar membership queries, Anti Money Laundering questionnaires and conflict checks)
  • Assisting in commercial queries
  • Involvement in the Legal Department’s global projects

Your Profile

  • German qualified lawyer with 3 – 5 years’ work experience with a strong focus on German data protection law, ideally also experienced in advising on regulatory and professional code of conduct issues
  • Must be able to set and sustain high levels of accuracy with attention to detail and must be able to give clear and commercial advice
  • Strong analytical and organisational skills are necessary.  Must be used to working to very high standards of accuracy and efficiency but balanced with a practical, common sense approach
  • Bi-lingual (English and German), with excellent English written and oral communication skills is desirable

Our Offer

  • Flexible and mobile working is possible with us by arrangement
  • Our offices are in an attractive location with good infrastructure
  • Ergonomic workstations, modern work equipment and of course coffee, tea, water, soft drinks and fresh fruit are a matter of course with us
  • Employee events and activities enrich our daily work routine
  • Further training and development opportunities are offered to all employees

Learn more about Freshfields here.

Interested? We are looking forward to your application via Email (letter of motivation, CV in English and relevant credentials), indicating your earliest possible start date and your salary expectations.

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Anna Lena Fuchs
HR Consultant
+49 211 49 79 135

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