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Senior Legal Counsel- Italy Milan


Qonto Milan Metropolitan City of Milan Italy

2 weeks ago

Our mission? Creating the finance solution that energizes SMEs and freelancers, so they can achieve more. We simplify everything from everyday banking to bookkeeping and spend management. At Qonto, we’re passionate about creating the best product, so if you’re looking for an ambitious team that’s revolutionizing an old-fashioned industry, get in touch!

Our journey: Alexandre and Steve launched Qonto in July 2017. Since then, the team has earned the trust of more than 350,000 customers and opened offices in Paris, Berlin, Milan, and Barcelona. Last summer, we joined forces with Penta, a market leader based in Berlin and Belgrade, forming a united team of 1000 Qontoers. We also made it to the Top 3 of LinkedIn Top Startups France!

Our values:

Ambition | We tackle big challenges. No matter what.

Teamwork | We create momentum by working together, at the same speed.

Mastery | We pursue excellence through continuous learning. We face challenges with humility. Every day.

Integrity ... We're open. We're honest. And we earn the trust of our clients and each other.

You can find out more about the Qonto Way here.

Our beliefs: Our goal at Qonto is to create a warm and welcoming environment where individuals from all walks of life can truly thrive. We've gone above and beyond to ensure that every applicant is evaluated solely based on their skills and potential, rather than their gender, ethnicity, age, (dis)ability, or any other irrelevant factor. Our team consists of 49% international individuals, with 44% women and 20% parents. With this diversity, we are a powerful force! Join us in our mission to build a workplace that celebrates diversity and embraces individuality. Discover the steps we took to create a discrimination-free hiring process.

Join us as our Senior Legal Counsel for our Italian office who will support our teams in Italy in order to develop the market and to help create the finance solution all businesses love.

Our Italian team is growing and our projects in this market are increasingly numerous and complex. Therefore, we now need an experienced and dedicated legal counsel for the Italian market who will help us draft, negotiate, and ultimately create strong partnerships to position us as a leader in the Italian market. The position is preferably based in our office in Milan but can also be based in Paris.

👩‍💻🧑‍💻As a Senior Legal Counsel at Qonto, you will

• Support operational, business, and brand marketing teams on all the legal aspects of their projects (new features, integration, API connection, IP protection, privacy/GDPR risks, advertising campaigns, events, communications, etc.)

• Be responsible for drafting and negotiating complex and strategic partnership agreements with major partners (banks, tax agencies, etc.)

• Be responsible for day-to-day legal operations in Italy

• Provide high-quality, risk-based legal advice across a range of commercial areas while being the best business partner

• Liaise with external local law firms

🤔 What you can expect

•You will be part of the Global Legal Team composed of 15 people working from France and Germany

•You will work on a wide range of legal subjects and with cross-functional teams in Italy and France

•You will report directly to the Head of Legal and work with people from all positions and teams

•You will have ownership and a high level of influence in helping Qonto close key partnerships that will help us achieve our goals.

🤝 About your future manager

Their path: You will report directly to Sibylle, Head of Legal - Commercial / Contracts / IP & Employment, who has more than 6 years of experience in the legal world. Her path was clear from the beginning as she chose as her first position after university to be the first in-house counsel in a young start-up. Since then she fell in love with fast-paced environments and loves transforming challenges into meaningful business targets while supporting her team to get there.

What they can bring to you: Sibylle is known for her strong negotiation skills, being able to translate complex business needs into simple action plans, and being a true partner to Qonto. All those skills she is able to bring to the team and is always there to support them in achieving their goals.

🏅About You

•You have strong expertise in Italian law and understand well the Italian regulatory system

•You have strong project management and prioritization skills

•You have the ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and priorities in a fast-paced environment

•You have at least 4-5 years of experience in a law firm providing commercial, and strategic advice to Italian businesses or in-house experience in an Italian tech company

•You have experience leading in full autonomy complex commercial transactions

•You have the ability to work across all levels of the organization including multiple functional and business stakeholders

At Qonto we understand that true diversity isn't just about ticking boxes on a hiring checklist. Apply regardless of the boxes you tick! Who knows? You may have the missing piece of the puzzle we've been searching for all along.

🎁 Perks

A laptop. An inclusive work environment. A tailor-made career track. And so much more to help you succeed…

- A central fully-renovated building in Milan with WeWork services

- Monthly team events

- Tailor-made remote work policy depending on the job you apply for

- 22 days of paid leave + 32 hours of ex festivita

- Fondo Est health insurance, Moka Care to take care of your mental health and gym access with FitPrime

- An Edenred lunch card: 100% covered

- 50% public transportation reimbursement

- A progressive parenthood policy as part of our commitment to the Parental Act (1 in 6 of Qonto employees is a parent!) and childcare benefits with selected partners

💪 Our hiring process:

- Interviews with your Talent Acquisition Manager and future managers

- A remote exercise to demonstrate your skills and give you a taste of what working at Qonto could be like

We will send you an interview guide so you can best prepare yourself.

On average our process lasts 20 working days and offers usually follow within 48 hours 🤞

Thank you for considering joining Qonto. We cannot wait to learn more about you!

One last thing. We recently raised 486M€ in our Series D to ensure we keep growing safely, despite the current economic environment looking a bit gloomy. We revealed our plans for the future here.

To learn more about us:

Qonto's Blog | Forbes Italy I Huffington Post Italy | Il Sole 24 Ore
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