Legal Counsel

Oracle

Vienna, Austria

Applicants are required to read, write, and speak the following languages: German

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Provide high quality in-house legal services with a strong focus on commercial transactional work

Your function:

Reporting to the Senior Legal Director for Eastern and Central Europe you are responsible and/or assist in the following matters concerning particularly Austria:

  • You localize agreements and review translations from English to German (with a focus on software licensing, maintenance, consulting, hardware and cloud services contracts) and draft agreements;
  • You provide legal advice related to sales transactions for software, hardware, cloud, consulting and/or other related IT services to both public and private sector, with analysis of relevant laws, risks and potential impact for Oracle and participate in negotiations of agreements with customers and/or customers’ legal counsel(s);
  • You support all internal stakeholders on a continuous basis with all issues which are in the field of Legal with a focus on commercial transactions for software and hardware, cloud, consulting and/or other related IT services, but also concerning procurement, marketing or human resources, while ensuring compliance with law and Oracle’s global business practices, policies and procedures;
  • You assist in the handling of claims, settlement and litigation and co-ordinate with external counsel (where applicable);
  • You assist in corporate household and M&A matters;
  • You provide support to Oracle`s Compliance & Ethics team on training and investigations;
  • You provide training on legal issues to Oracle’s internal stakeholders;
  • You perform all other tasks, including administrative tasks, that are appropriate for and required by an in-house company lawyer;
  • You assist in legal matters for other countries in the region of Central and Eastern Europe as need may be.

Your profile:

  • You have a law or business law degree from a university in Austria, with a personal focus on Civil Law and/or Business Law and preferably with optional courses or a postgraduate including the areas of IP, IT, public procurement and/or data privacy;
  • 3 - 5 years previous legal working experience; practical experience from a reputable law firm or in the IT industry is preferred;
  • Fluency in English and German is a must; knowledge of another language of Central and Eastern Europe is a benefit;
  • Legal drafting skills in the above languages;
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills is a must (including negotiation skills);
  • Accurate working approach;
  • Business awareness and orientation (capability to match legal expertise to commercial business context);
  • Interpersonal skills;
  • Independent and able to make decisions;
  • Analytical thinking (solution driven);
  • Ability to perform under pressure;
  • Comfortable in a complex and changing business environment;
  • Good computer skills in Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Driver`s License.

Detailed Description and Job Requirements

Provide legal support across all lines of business enabling profitable growth while mitigating legal risks and assure adherence to governance policies, ethics, and country specific laws and regulations.

Responsible for providing legal advice to the organization. Close liaison to business in providing a variety of corporate and commercial legal services. May perform litigation on Oracle's behalf or coordinates litigation and other legal, administrative or investigative actions handled by outside counsel. May draft, review, and negotiate major and/or non-standard technology contracts with public and private sector customers, including licensing agreements, professional services agreements, and cloud services agreements. May advise on legal issues involving government and regulatory compliance. Responds to ad hoc queries to include identification, analysis, and evaluation of risks in order to provide appropriate legal solutions. Works closely with other lawyers throughout Oracle and coordinates legal matters handled by outside lawyers. Demonstrates deep general commercial or functional knowledge across a sub discipline within the individual's specialty area(s), (e.g., general corporate law, antitrust/competition law, securities compliance and regulatory, employment law, immigration law, cloud transactions, data privacy, risk management asset-backed financing, contract management, intellectual property, trade secrets, advertising law, registration and other resolutions specific to the computer and technology industry).

Job duties are varied and complex utilizing independent judgment. May have project lead role. 5+ years related experience. Bachelors degree in computer science, computer engineering, or similar background is a plus for roles within certain sub disciplines. Completed law degree and member of bar association in relevant jurisdictions. Excellent legal skills and business judgment in areas of responsibility. Proficient writing skills.

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