Legal Counsel (German, Dutch or French speaker)

Salary Competitive

Who are we?

Penneo is a fast-growing RegTech (Regulatory Technology) SaaS company with headquarter in Copenhagen, Denmark. We effectively assist customers in industries like accounting, legal, and finance, enabling them to organize and automate their business-critical processes in a compliant, secure, and effortless way.

Following a successful IPO in 2020 and the listing on Nasdaq Copenhagen Main Market in April 2022 we are now more than ever, in a position to execute on our strategy for European expansion. We are not only looking for new employees, we are looking to form new long-term relationships with people who resonate with our culture and values.

We now have the opportunity to look for a Legal Counsel to join our awesome and growing team. We're on a mission to scale our operations and maximize value to our existing and future customers.

Who are we looking for?

Reporting to our Director of Legal Affairs, Christel, you will support our legal organization and the whole Penneo acting as a trusted advisor enabling the company to execute our strategy.  

What would be your responsibilities? 

We foresee the following responsibilities, but you’ll have the opportunity and freedom to influence and define it with us. 

  • Contract negotiation with customers and vendors.

  • Support and advice Penneo to ensure our international expansion.

  • Act as an advisor and company expert on elDAS and GDPR regulation.

  • Support Engineering and Product in the development of IT tools. 

What makes you a great match?

We believe that the following traits and experiences are important for becoming successful in this role, and it is the basis upon which we assess candidates. However, we acknowledge that talent takes many forms and we would still like to hear from you, even if you don't think you match all the points below.

We expect you to have:

  • Recently graduated or just started your legal career.

  • Master degree in Law, Commercial Law or similar.

  • Experience or strong interest in elDAS and GDPR regulation.

  • Knowledge about negotiations including IT contracts. 

  • Experience or eager to support development of IT tools. 

  • Master English and at least one other among German, Dutch or French.

  • Strong collaboration skills and ability to deal with multiple stakeholders.

  • Proactive approach and can take a project all the way to the finish line. 

Useful, but not essential:

  • Experience from a SaaS or Scale Up-environment

How will this role progress?

It is important to us to be as transparent as even possible and to give you the opportunity to level expectations for the role. We, therefore, share our impact description in advance, and we would love your thoughts about it in your cover letter.

During the 1st month you will:

  • Meet your new colleagues and understand who is doing what.

  • Get comfortable with the day-to-day operations of the Legal team.

  • Understand the problems Penneo solves for customers

  • Participate in Penneo’s onboarding program for all new Penneos.

Within 3 months you will:

  • Be able to negotiate contracts.

  • Maintain and improve current Contract Negotiation documents.

  • Suggest areas / processes, where Legal can add value to the Penneo Products.

  • Look into international legislation.

Within 6 months you will:

  • Have the day-to-day operational responsibility for different legal questions concerning product development.

  • Deep diving into new areas of legislation concerning international expansion.

  • Have the day-to-day operational responsibility for different legal questions concerning employment law, pension scheme, insurances.

  • Take responsibility on different ad hoc tasks.

From this point on, you have the opportunity to impact how your Penneo career develops, depending on what you want to achieve. 

The Legal Counsel is instrumental to our ambitious growth aspirations, and we’re eager to learn on the journey with you. It all depends on your capabilities for continuous learning and equally important - your dreams for the future.

By now we hope you’re sitting with a smile on your face, ready to apply and contribute to the Penneo adventure. We look forward to receiving your application, CV and university transcripts. 

About our interview process:

We want you to know what to expect. All of our interviews can be conducted remotely, scheduled via email and Google Meet for audio/video calls, if you prefer.

  • Call with a member of our Talent Acquisition team (~30m): introduction to the company, mutual initial expectation leveling

  • Call with our Director of Legal Affairs, Christel (~45m): Getting to know each other, assessing for mutual fit, introduction to the impact and goals for the position

  • Collaboration round (~1h): Together with the two members of the company you will discuss your approach to a problem scenario to assess collaboration fit and ways of working.

  • The practicalities (~45m): Closing talks with Christel, agreeing on compensation, starting date, and all other practical details.

Best of success with your application!

Please note that we are screening and interviewing on an ongoing basis. If you are interested in any of our roles, please do not hesitate to submit your application.

Penneo is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment, hiring, and promotion are based on merit and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression.

Please be aware that if hired, as part of our Background check, we require a copy of your criminal record. We do that to ensure that we remain a trusted service provider and partner as well as to comply with relevant compliance requirements such as ISO27001.

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.

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.

Free friday beers
Free friday beers

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

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Working at

At Penneo we are constantly breaking barriers and expanding our horizon. Founded back in 2014, we have quickly evolved from a digital signature platform to a set of solutions that automate workflows related to client onboarding (KYC), digital signing, and document management. We are now 100+ passionate people, from all over the world, with a clear mission: to make it easy and beneficial for companies to be compliant in a world where being accountable for the way you do business is a matter of course. We believe in the power of authenticity. At Penneo you can be yourself, with your culture, perspective, and way of thinking. It is when different points of view are shared together, that miracles happen. At Penneo, we believe that work should be fun. In our office, we have jokes and music. You can truly sense a humorous and informal atmosphere around. We aim to work hard, but have fun doing it.

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