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Legal Director

My client, a technology company with over 10.000 employees globally, is seeking a Legal Director for their European headquarter in Berlin

Legal Director 

Global Labour & Employee Relations


Full time

The Role:

As Legal Director you will be supporting the senior leadership team helping shape the external environment in legislative, regulatory and policy areas related to labour and employee relations

  • Global labour law activities with particular expertise and legal practice/advice in Germany and France, acting as a “first line of defence” and as advisor to HR teams and CHRO when it comes to employee or labour matters
  • Manage a global team of employee relations and labour law experts
  • implement strategies for a civil, fair, and ethical working environment that maintains a collaborative and productive workplace in collaboration with other stakeholders (such as HR, Employee Experience Team, etc.)
  • Oversight of Labour Agreements, establishing standards for and forming productive working relationships with Labour Relations representative groups (e.g., Labour Unions, Works Councils) and defining the tone and approach for negotiation and ensuring measures are in place for compliance with contracts 
  • manage programs, policies, procedures and employment practices that are compliant with local laws and regulations
  • Advise on management capabilities and with decision making, equitable treatment, and addressi unacceptable behaviours in the workplace
  • Providing day-to-day advice to HR and Business leaders on various labour and employee relations issues
  • Working with Communications, HR and Employee Experience to proactively prepare for internal/external crisis communications related to employee relations and/or topics

The Requirements:

  • You have a Law degree or advanced business degree (e.g. MBA) in employment and/or labour law
  • C1 level both German and English is a must
  • Minimum of 12 years of experience is required, with at least 10 years progressive employee and labour relations
  • You have at least seven years of leadership experience
  • You have managed employees based in different areas and time zones with understanding and appreciation for regional differences
  • You have a can-do attitude and you are able to brainstorm solutions and create impactful strategies
  • Ideally you will have worked in a technology or related industry with solid experience as a chief spokesperson in labour contract negotiations, preparation and conducting of labour arbitration
  • You are confided with labour relations elements of mergers, acquisition, divestitures and organization restructurings. Experience with labour negotiations and collective bargaining agreements are preferred
  • Relationship management, coaching and collaboration skills are required
  • A minimum of 20% to 30% travel, both domestic and international, is required


If you would like to apply for the above role, please submit your application (CV in English) stating your earliest start date and salary expectations to Laura Schaub via l.schaub@eurolondon.de. Please quote reference number GFLS/343507 in your cover sheet.

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Laura Schaub

Team:  Secretarial & Administration and Customer Service - Germany

Languages: German & English

About Laura:

Having worked both as a Management and Team Assistant and in Customer Service, I have first-hand experience of what it takes to build a career in this profession, letting clients benefit from that knowledge and supporting candidates to find the perfect match.  Besides seeking high calibre candidates at work, I just discovered my passion for ballroom dancing.


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