Legal Counsel

Salary Competitive
Ocean is a fast-growing international tech company. It’s lots of responsibility, lots of opportunities, and lots of fun. We are a diverse group of developers, IT geeks, marketing wizards, and customer engagement types whose daily language is English but culture is international. As our new Legal Counsel, you will be joining our Copenhagen office but will work closely with other team members in Kyiv and soon the US. You will play a key role in supporting our business.

Legal Counsel at Ocean.io

Ocean is a fast-growing international tech company – you probably know what that means. We work hard as a team and kick back as a team. It’s lots of responsibility, lots of opportunity, and lots of fun.

We are a diverse group of developers, IT geeks, marketing wizards, and customer engagement types from all parts of the world. Our daily language is English but our culture is international.


Position summary

As our new Legal Counsel, you will join a high-growth tech company where you will be able to put your mark on how we provide legal support to the entire company. You will be joining our Copenhagen office as Legal Counsel but will work closely with other team members in Copenhagen, Kyiv, and very soon the US. You will play a key role in supporting our business.

Under the guidance and direction of our COO (who has a legal background with KR), you will support the commercial and compliance needs of the business, having primary responsibility for drafting and negotiating commercial contracts with customers, including outbound licenses, SaaS offerings, and other service offerings. You will also assist in drafting and negotiating agreements with other business partners, including vendors and suppliers, and will help support other compliance and corporate initiatives.

You must have excellent business judgment and strategic thinking and the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a collegial, fast-paced team environment. Ocean’s business requires an experienced, dynamic, and team-oriented person. Some travel may be required.


Your Responsibilities

  • Drafting commercial contracts (primarily SaaS), identifying significant risks, and ultimately determining what non-standard contract terms are included in our contracts.

  • Management of policies and procedures, particularly around GDPR.

  • Acting as a primary interface between Legal and the sales organization, including providing strategic guidance and direction and ensuring compliance with contracting processes.

  • Legal support for Field Marketing, including review of vendor agreements.

  • Drafting and managing employee options agreements.

  • Managing contract templates, guidelines and libraries.

  • Managing internal training related to Legal Department’s policies and processes.

  • Support compliance and corporate initiatives, other general corporate matters, and special projects from time to time.


Your skills

  • 2–4 years experience working in-house, in a fast paced environment.

  • Demonstrated experience of commercial contract negotiation, and drafting of various types of commercial agreements, e.g. subscription service agreements, license agreements and product sales and services agreements. Experience with other legal areas is an advantage.

  • Experience with Privacy and Data Protection will be considered an asset.

  • Ability to recognise legal and ethical risks, and communicate these effectively to colleagues and customers, and consider their impact on the wider business.

  • Ability to provide pragmatic advice.

  • Work well independently and be ready to support your team and other departments.

  • Ability to work in cross-functional teams.

  • Excellent writing and fantastic communication skills in English. Danish is not a requirement.

  • Excellent organizational skills; ability to manage multiple projects at once and meet deadlines.

  • A team player.

  • Excellent negotiation skills in relation to contract negotiation and dispute handling.

  • Relevant legal education, in any jurisdiction.


We offer you

  • A unique opportunity to play a key role in Ocean’s exciting international growth journey

  • Continuous opportunities for career development in a fast-growing company

  • Fantastic colleagues and a work culture you can believe in

  • A social working environment

  • Great location in central Copenhagen

  • Staff benefits


To apply

If you see yourself in this role, submit your application in English, and make sure to include a personalized cover letter in which you describe why you would be our ideal Legal Counsel.

Ocean.io is based in the EU and our data practices are designed to ensure that your personally identifiable information is appropriately protected. Please note that your personal information will be transferred, accessed, and stored as necessary for the uses and disclosures under GDPR.

For more information or questions please contact us at mih@ocean.io

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Free lunch
Free lunch

Enjoy a free catered lunch with your colleagues, every day.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Free office snacks
Free office snacks

Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.

Free friday beers
Free friday beers

Friday is something special, let's enjoy a beer together.

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Working at
Ocean ApS

Ocean.io is the next generation of Account-Based Marketing. We've spent years building completely new technology using big data and AI to help with the growing complexity of the Sales and Marketing world. Our software empowers sales and marketing teams to reach the right audience with the right message. With our account-based everything approach, we're helping companies break down the barriers between sales and marketing and enabling them to focus on the bottom line, instead of wasting resources on manual processes. Join us!

Read more about Ocean ApS

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