Internet/Online Marketing

Group Head of Legal (f/m)

Purpose of position

As Group Head of Legal, the successful candidate will oversee all legal issues, particularly corporate, litigation and transactional matters for the company and its group companies. Based at the headquarters in Berlin, this person will advise on issues concerning legal rights and obligations that relate to the company’s management and its field of operation to ensure proactive, efficient and cost-effective management of legal services. He/she reports directly to the CEO. We are looking for a fully authorized German lawyer (f/m). This is a full time role.


Key Tasks

  • Provide the Board, CEO, and management with professional and strategic legal advice/analyses on matters pertaining to all aspects of the business
  • Handling and identifying cross-jurisdictional complex legal matters as well as regulatory matters especially in Commercial-, Corporate-, Internet-, Data Privacy-, Competition-, Trademark-, Civil and M&A law
  • Management and coordination of internal and external projects
  • Prepare, update and implement corporate legal operations, policies and procedures
  • Working with colleagues around the globe and in the various business functions to ensure delivery of consistent, strategic, risk-weighted, and business-focused legal advice
  • Support of all departments of the company, esp. Sales (National / International) in view of negotiation and drafting of agreements as well as all kinds of legal matters and enquiries raised
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating a range of legal documents (including NDA’s, letters of intents, commercial agreements, data privacy agreements, service and project agreements etc.) as well as legal opinions & decision memos
  • Corporate Governance, Compliance and Risk Assessment
  • Tracking and monitoring laws and regulations that are relevant to the company’s business
  • Managing the team and the budget for the legal department, including legal services provided by outside counsel, and evaluating results

Skills & Expertise

Essential Skills

  • Fully authorized German lawyer (“Volljurist”, i.e. 1st and 2nd state exam successfully completed) with 5+ years of professional experience, ideally gained as an in-house counsel within the legal department of an international company and in a leadership role
  • Professional working skills in English
  • Outstanding legal and business judgment, drafting, negotiation and analytical skills, particularly communicating legal issues to non-legal colleagues
  • Excellent communication skills: written as well as oral
  • Experience in coordinating teams in projects and working practices
  • Flexible, with the ability to cope under pressure and switch between different tasks
  • Team player with the ability to proactively collaborate with cross-functional teams
  • Dynamic and driven individual with initiative and a “can-do” attitude
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook and Sharepoint an advantage.

Desirable skills

  • Experience in-house
  • Interest, knowledge and experience in Online Marketing
  • Other languages are a plus but not required


Awin is a global affiliate network and the new name for Affiliate Window and zanox. With 15 offices worldwide, 900 employees, 100,000 contributing publishers and 6,000 advertisers, Awin connects customers with brands in over 180 countries around the globe. Operating across the retail, telecommunications, travel and finance verticals, Awin generated €6,2 billion in revenue for its advertisers and €377 million for its publishers in the last financial year.


If you are interested in joining Awin please apply (and don’t forget to state your salary expectations and your earliest start date) through our website at: