In-House Counsel (m/w/x)

  • People Operations / HR
  • Berlin, Berlin, Germany

In-House Counsel (m/w/x)

Job description

Grover is the alternative to ordinary - rethink things.

Grover is the new choice for renting or financing tech products. We offer a simple, monthly subscription model for the tech you love. We are the first financing company whose main focus is the circular economy, breaking the barrier between ownership and usage. For a small monthly fee, private customers, as well as businesses, get access to a wide assortment of tech products at a fraction of the purchase price. We're on a mission to re-invent consumption and to make innovative technology accessible to everyone. As a member of the CE100 group of leading companies in the circular economy worldwide, we are at the forefront of reducing e-waste and establishing a more sustainable way of using products. To date, we have raised over €275 million in equity and debt financing from investors including Samsung, Commerzbank, and Global Founders Capital. LinkedIn ranked Grover as one of the Top 10 hottest startups to work for in Germany in 2019.

We are now looking for an In-House Counsel to join our talented People Operations team in Berlin.


As an In-House Counsel, you will:

  • Act as an executive legal advisor of management and leadership on topics covering business strategy, commercial transactions, risks and operations
  • Advise on revenue-driven business outcomes and legal compliance
  • Collaborate with other executive leaders in the business, resolve the highest level of legal issues and act as the final point of escalation for any legal issues
  • Design and implement processes for contract management, GDPR, risk and compliance related matters, companywide trainings
  • Handle a wide range of legal matters related to consumer protection, GDPR, privacy law, commercial and contract law, financial regulatory matters, litigation, labour law
  • Work with Grover’s business partners, supporting various stakeholders with legal questions and projects (Product, IT, Operations, Finance, Marketing, HR)
  • Draft, review and negotiate partnership contracts, service agreements, supplier contracts, technology contracts, NDAs and other legal documents
  • Coordinate the assistance of external legal counsels, both national and international, for the German and foreign markets

You care about:

  • Ownership: you easily communicate ideas, implement them, and take responsibility for your actions
  • Helping others: sharing knowledge with your colleagues is on top of your priorities
  • Fast-paced startups: you love adapting to different situations, and you know how and when to iterate fast and with high quality
  • Our product: you believe in our vision, and are willing to give your best to build the future of Grover

We are looking for a passionate In-House Counsel with: 

  • Full lawyer qualification from at least one EU jurisdiction
  • 5+ years of experience with demonstrated track record of legal counselling with a
  • Mix of firm and in-house experience, ideally in international law firms and high-growth digital startups
  • Area of expertise is that of a generalist, including contract law, consumer protection law, e-commerce, privacy law, IP and IT law
  • Ability to learn and adapt to new and unfamiliar fields of law in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong commercial, organisational and analytical skills, combined with pragmatism and commercial solution orientation
  • Clear communication skills and can think outside the box
  • Strong ability to prioritise risks, internal and external requests
  • Working experience with regulatory requirements for the financial services/payments industry is an asset
  • Both German and English, verbal and written, on an excellent level
  • Capacity to comfortably communicate with colleagues and stakeholders on different levels and with different professional backgrounds

What we offer you:

  • Flexible working hours
  • 2 days of home office per month
  • Entrepreneurial responsibility and flat-hierarchies
  • Career growth
  • Modern, spacious office located in central Berlin
  • Open-minded variety of nationalities
  • German classes in the office
  • Smunch
  • Fresh Fruit & drinks
  • Team Events

About us

Grover is the European market leader in technology rentals, bringing the access economy to the consumer electronics market. We value entrepreneurship, intelligence, and purpose in everything we do. We’re a team of over 100 creative and motivated minds, from over 31 countries - this shapes our way of thinking and work approach. Open communication, teamwork, and drive all go a long way at Grover. Our HQ in Berlin Mitte offers plenty of space for fun, collaboration, and rethinking things.