Counsel (m/w/d)

    • Job Tracking ID: 512100-763747
    • Job Location: Hamburg, DEU
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: Doctoral Degree
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: May 20, 2021
    • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Today’s business landscape requires companies to flex with changing global requirements and to leverage digital capabilities to meet customer expectations. Fortna helps clients solve the most complex distribution challenges and ensure business continuity. We are an end-to-end design-build firm, delivering data-driven solutions supported by engineering expertise, intelligent software, and best-fit technologies. Our solutions help improve performance, enable growth, and ultimately, drive profitability.

Fortna | Pierau is known for planning and implementing solutions in the areas of intralogistics, supply chain and logistics IT. In 60 years, we have successfully completed more than 2,000 projects for a wide variety of customers in retail and manufacturing. Well-known German and international companies rely on our services.


Fortna | Pierau is a subsidiary of the globally successful US consulting company Fortna - The Distribution Experts.

The Counsel position will assist the Vice President, General Counsel in handling all legal matters of the company. Main responsibilities will include advising on legal issues involving commercial contracts; laws and regulations; policies and procedures; litigation; and, HR matters. Areas of focus will include reviewing, drafting, and negotiating various agreements with customers and suppliers; providing legal advice to different internal departments. The candidate must be able of developing and/or utilizing a broad legal skillset to provide guidance across many areas of law.


  • Drafting, preparing, reviewing, and negotiating agreements such as Non-Disclosure Agreements, Professional Services Agreements, Statements of Work, Software License Agreements, Technical Support Agreements, Procurement Agreements, and other commercial agreements.
  • Providing advice and counsel to the company in connection with operations, employment, contractual, transactional, litigation, and other legal matters.
  • Interacting with internal and external parties on behalf of the company regarding contracts and business transactions, corporate business issues, and other issues that may arise both domestically and internationally
  • Performing legal research and preparing memoranda.
  • Advising on best practices and compliance with domestic and international laws, including compliance, labour and employment, and data protection.


Experience and Skills:

  • J.D. (or equivalent if earned outside the USA).
  • Fully fluent in English and German
  • Experience and expertise acquired through a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience as a licensed practicing attorney, preferably with in-house experience.
  • Legal experience in logistics, supply chain, and/or construction preferred.
  • The ability to work effectively with internal and external legal and business teams.
  • Experience dealing with domestic and international legal matters including corporate, contractual, employment, intellectual property, and commercial issues.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, in English.
  • Self-directed with a high degree of attention to detail and ability to multi-task and prioritize.
  • Strong organizational, time management, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally