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Senior Legal Counsel - Italy



Milan, Italy
Posted on Friday, May 5, 2023
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: Diversity brings success. We actively recruit people from a range of backgrounds, employ inclusive hiring techniques; and work with our external partners to continually increase and improve our DEI initiatives. As a result, we obtained a rating of 87/100 in 2023 for the annual Index of professional equality and are happy to say that 44% of our teams are women.
Join us as our Senior Legal Counsel for our Italian office who will support operational 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 a a leader in the Italian market
👩‍💻🧑‍💻As a Senor 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 agency, 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 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 high level of influence on 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 10 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 to simple action plans and be 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 law firm experience providing commercial, 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…
- 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.
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