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Job description:

Atlas Copco is recruiting a Legal Counsel in Germany (Essen Office).

Atlas Copco Group Legal currently has 25 lawyers in different locations around the world covering a large geographical area and supporting the business with a wide variety of legal issues. Your work will span across multiple legal domains from contract and corporate law matters to payments and regulation. A large part of the operations is international, and you will work with many international counterparties, both internal and external. In order to thrive, you are always focused on finding a solution to every situation and have a practical approach with the commercial aspect as a priority. 

Description of the job:

•Advise and guide the internal business partners on all legal aspects and coordinate with internal and external resources, manage the resolution of legal disputes and external law firms.

•Reviewing a range of commercial agreements including supplier contracts, business customer contracts and software contracts.

•Act as primary lead for inter-company arrangements, drafting outsourcing agreements, binding corporate rules and other inter-company commercial agreements.

•Managing internal corporate governance for the Atlas Copco group of companies.

•Conduct tailored in-house trainings.

•Providing proactive advice to stakeholders with regards to new German and EU laws or regulations that may impact the business.

•Deal with customer, supplier and partnership contracts in close contact with stakeholders in the sales and service, customer delivery and supply chain teams.


The candidate must have a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience, either in-house or private practice.



•Excellent working proficiency in English.

•Very good computer skills and MS Office proficiency.


Educational requirements:

German qualified lawyer with strong academic credentials.


Personality required:

•Ability to manage multiple initiatives simultaneously in a dynamic, fast-paced, global environment.

•Strong contractual drafting and analytical skills combined with pragmatism and business sense.

•Service-minded with a high level of integrity.

Country and city description:

Essen, Germany

We add value wherever we do business

The Atlas Copco Group serves customers through innovative compressors, vacuum solutions, generators, pumps, power tools and assembly systems. We are a global and diverse Group of many strong brands and around 34 000 employees representing different cultures in more than 180 countries. We have a wide range of positions so whatever your interests or area of expertise, we offer interesting challenges and the opportunity to grow.

Passionate people create exceptional things. We believe in challenging the status quo, always looking for a better way. Our leading edge technology enables us to innovate for a sustainable future. We believe that people make it happen and with us you are empowered to act. Your ideas can make a real difference and contribute to the quality of life for people everywhere.

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