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Legal Counsel / Contract Manager (m/f)

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Frühestmöglicher Eintrittstermin April 2014

So, you don't need a tie and a suit to deliver actionable legal advice?

You are passionate for contract-drafting and Law 2.0 issues?

You'd like to work with a wickedly smart team in our office located in the the heart of Hamburg's Hafencity?

Kreditech is looking for a Legal Counsel / Contract Manager (m/f)

As our Legal Counsel you will become integral part of our legal team, focusing primarily on the German law aspects of our legal affairs.

Kreditech is building the consumer-focused finance company of the 21st century. With its proprietary big-data scoring and underwriting technology, the Hamburg-based startup has built the foundation for personal finance products in emerging consumer finance markets. Customers can apply for short-term and long-term loans from 50 to 2,500 Euros, credit cards, and other finance products in just a few minutes online or mobile. The creditworthiness of a user is determined in less than a minute on the basis of up to 10,000 data points, and the loan is paid out automatically within minutes to the customer’s bank account, credit card or eWallets.

Kreditech currently offers its services in Australia, Poland, Spain, Russia, the Czech Republic, and Mexico. All national platforms are operated by an international team, which currently consists of over 100 employees from 26 countries.

Kreditech is looking for a Legal Counsel / Contract Manager (m/f)

As our Legal Counsel you will become integral part of our legal team, focusing primarily on the German law aspects of our legal affairs, including

  • Drafting and reviewing contracts and term sheets.
  • Providing advice in various aspects of German Business law. (German Corporate law and employment law will be two areas in which your counsel will be regularly required.)
  • Work with the Head of Legal in the creation and implementation of a legal/regulatory knowledge share point in order to increase awareness of regulatory and legal changes in all of Kreditech’s operational markets.
  • Work with the Head of Legal in maintaining and managing the company data-room.
  • Fostering a culture of compliance within Kreditech.
  • Contract Management assignments.

Your Profile

  • You are admitted to practice law in Germany and obtained very good results in your state exams. Applications that don’t fulfil this requisite will not be considered.
  • You have a strong business acumen. You can understand the commercial dimension of the legal issues that come before you.
  • You majored or focused in Corporate or Commercial Law and are passionate for Law 2.0.
  • You have 2-3 years of solid in-house or law firm experience. That experience included demonstrable exposure to contract-drafting.
  • You have outstanding written and oral communication skills in both English and German.
  • You have a very strong sense of humor and you are happy to leave the suit and tie at home for the next few years.
  • You are a real team player and you will enjoy working with a dynamic team. You will bring no political or status-related issues to Kreditech.


  • You have demonstrable experience in handling issues related to the intersection of law and technology.
  • You have an LLM from a common-law jurisdiction.
  • You have demonstrable experience in M&A transactions.

Unfortunately EU immigration law only permits us to accept candidates without an EU work permit if their profile and applicable work experience is exceptionally strong by the criteria listed above, so it's best if you already have a work permit valid in Germany. We are looking for someone to start as soon as possible.

If you feel that your talent and abilities would make a valuable contribution to our future, we'd love to hear from you! We accept applications exclusively through our Jobvite application system, which you can easily access below - just click on this link:

What we can offer you

Kreditech wants to take good care of its employees - we want to make sure that working is exciting and productive. So to keep the team happy, Kreditech offers a modern, chic office located in the ever-growing Hafencity in Hamburg. Inside, you'll find a coffee machine to quench your thirst, snacks when you're hungry, XBOX to play when you need a break, a ping-pong table when you need exercise, and scooters to take you from one side of the office to the other in the blink of an eye. Outside, we make sure you can keep fit with a gym pass, or offer you a Metro pass to help with the commute. All in all, you're in good hands at Kreditech.