Legal Counsel

Salary Competitive
Swappie is the fastest growing B2C-startup in Helsinki, growing from 65 to 300 employees during the past year. We are building an end-to-end marketplace for refurbished smartphones. We are now looking for a Legal Counsel to support business operations in a fast paced company. You will support us to continue our hyper growth mode and speed up numerous new country openings as well as to set-up in-house legal capabilities. This is a versatile role in an extremely interesting legal environment.

What we offer

  • A unique opportunity to join our growing 300+ person team and to create and develop legal and compliance practices in one of the fastest growing startups in Europe

  • Competitive salary & great option package

  • People-centric working culture and possibility for remote work; taking ownership of the role and getting things done is one of our core values

  • Supportive & low-hierarchy team

  • Healthcare benefits, company events, company library, and more!

What you will work on

  • Various legal tasks and related challenges - there will be numerous different challenges requiring both hands on approach and superior management of external legal service providers around the world

  • Closely with different business operations - You will support our Expansion team in penetration to new market areas, but also work closely with different other business operations such as supply, production, HR and finance in expanding our operations across Europe

  • The development of compliance related matters and set-up in-house legal capabilities

Who you are

  • Business driven legal expert with can-do attitude and ability to think critically

  • You have 3 - 4 years of relevant legal experience in minimum

  • You have experience from fast-paced business environments or working with growth companies as well acting with and advising of business management. Experience from consumer business is considered as a plus

  • Versatile legal experience from contract and commercial law, competition and company law know-how are considered as a plus

  • You have relevant knowledge on GDPR

  • Fluent in English, Finnish skills are considered as a plus


Location: Helsinki, Finland (Ruoholahti)

Start date: September

Job type: Permanent, Full-time

If you’re an ambitious builder who wants to make an impact, we’d love to hear from you!

Please submit your application before 11.8. We are contacting candidates constantly, so please do not hesitate to apply soon! The recruitment will be completed as soon as we find the right candidate.

Job advert posted: 13.7.



Swappie is a high growth technology company based in Helsinki, Finland, building an end-to-end marketplace for refurbished smartphones. We’re currently in hyper growth mode and expanding our operations across Europe, bringing the circular smartphone economy to the masses. We want to change the way people think about refurbished smartphones and promote a more sustainable alternative.  

Since launching in Finland 2016, we have grown extremely fast and have raised funding from some of the most prestigious investors in Finland: Lifeline Ventures (early investor of mobile gaming giant Supercell) and Reaktor Ventures. We’ve also won numerous international business awards, including appearing on Wired’s list of hottest startups in Helsinki, the Finnish Innovation Fund’s award for contribution to the circular economy, and appearing on TNW’s Tech5. 

Sound like the place for you? Join us!


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Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

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.

Equity package
Equity package

Want to be a partner? Look no further.

Skill development
Skill development

We want to take you from good to great.

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Working at

Swappie is changing the way consumers buy electronics. We're building the leading marketplace for refurbished devices and making it easy, safe and accessible to buy and sell pre-owned smartphones. We're one of the fastest-growing startups in the Nordics with a team growing from 40 to 200 employees within the past year. Currently, is active in Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Italy, and looking to expand even further. If you're interested in joining a fast-paced startup and turning the consumer electronics market into a more sustainable one, check out our open positions! 🚀

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