Legal Counsel (m/f/d) - Commercial / IT


Cologne, DE Nuremberg, DE Olpe, DE Leipzig, DE Bremen, DE Hamburg, DE

Our Mission:

Are you a motivated experienced person, used to working in an international multi-cultural environment, who really wants to make a difference in the open-source world? Are you looking for a role where you can really make an impact?

At Open-Xchange, we decided to leave dead-end jobs where you don't make an impact and offer passionate experts the opportunity to be part of an international team that connects the world and millions of people by developing and delivering open-source technologies.  

We believe it’s crucial to work in an environment where people feel valued, are energized by their work and deliver added value – not only to colleagues, but also to everyone using our products.


So this is what you get at Open-Xchange:

  • You’ll learn from experts and increase proficiency by sharing your knowledge and profiting from theirs.
  • You’ll work with colleagues from all over the world, so connecting people is not only our vision, it’s the way we work.


Does that sound like the working environment for you? If so, please get in touch and we can start the discussion.

Many experts feel trapped in their job and don't think they can make a difference; however, that’s simply not true – everyone can make a difference! 

Be ready to shape your personal future, and the future of millions of people. 

Join us in our fight for an open internet and deliver added value! All you need to do is get in touch, so click the ‘apply now’ button, fill the form and be in contact. 


Team info:

You will be part of our Legal team based out of Hamburg, Germany. Your direct colleagues are young and energetic in-house lawyers who are well connected to and highly valued by the operational, administrative, technical and commercial functions in the company group. The team prefers being in touch personally, but we are well used to also facilitate that remotely in case you live elsewhere. You will help an agile, growing and creative organization to manage its legal risk profile and agree on amicable contracts with customers, partners and suppliers.


Your new job:

  • You draft, review, adapt, and negotiate commercial agreements with customers, prospects and suppliers in close cooperation with our Sales organization and as part of the CFO organization. 

  • You help the organization, its products and business models evolve by providing proactive guidance on legal and regulatory requirements and dependencies.

  • You help the company evaluate and pursue new strategies to enter into the B2C sector.

  • You monitor changes of relevant laws and provide pragmatic advice on implementation options.

  • You maintain and optimize the company’s general terms and conditions to represent a merchantable risk profile and to remain in line with the operational processes.

  • You manage and steer the external data protection office to maintain internal, regulatory and contractual compliance.

  • You are the generalist go-to Legal person for all the quick questions arising in a company.

  • You optimize processes in and around the department by means of digitalization and enhanced process design.

  • You further develop the corporate governance structure and you are part of the Compliance committee. 


Your background:

  • You are a fully qualified lawyer under German law holding both state exams.

  • You are well proficient in commercial contract law, also on an international level and especially in English contract language.

  • You have a basic understanding and knowledge of data protection and privacy laws and regulations.

  • You effectively and proactively communicate in English and German, verbally and in writing, across all seniorities and functions. You have a track record of actively negotiating commercial agreements.

  • You are well organized, comfortable in complex environments, and open to work in a globally distributed organization.

  • You understand software and technology related business models, trends and the respective contractual terms.

  • You have an open and generalistic eye on regulatory and jurisdictional developments that may affect the company.

  • You are an efficient user of common software solutions (e.g. MS Office, Jira, Confluence, document automation, etc.), and are open to help digitalize processes by identifying and exploring potentials in existing solutions.


This is what you get at Open-Xchange:

  • Employment contract supporting admission to the German bar (Syndikusrechtsanwalt).
  • The possibility to work full or part time wherever you want in accordance with your needs.
  • Flexible working hours that allow you to successfully combine your home and family responsibilities with work. 
  • Stay up to date with latest tech, by working on modern cloud software in an international team.
  • Sharing thoughts is part of our DNA so expect Workshops and Team Events.
  • We can discuss further location-related benefits together in an initial talk (e.g. company bike, company sports, digital meal vouchers, company pension scheme). 


Join the team:

Join us in our fight for an open internet and deliver added value! All you need to do is get in touch, so click the ‘apply now’ button, fill the form and be in contact. 


Your contact person:

Reach out to Justin ( from the People Team. He will be able to discuss current opportunities and tell you more about our exciting vision and mission @OX.