Senior Legal Counsel - Litigation

  • Berlin, Germany
  • Legal
  • Vinted Group

Brief info about Vinted 

Vinted Marketplace is the largest online international C2C marketplace in Europe dedicated to second-hand fashion, with millions of registered members spanning 22 markets in Europe and North America. With a mission to make second-hand the first choice worldwide, Vinted enables people to sell and buy second-hand clothes and lifestyle items from each other, helping give those items a second or even third life.   

Vinted Go launched in 2022,  with a focus on developing products and solutions for more seamless shipping and delivery across Europe. Vinted Go has connected more than 40 carriers and more than 200,000 PUDO points across Europe to support the delivery of millions of parcels per year.  

The Vinted Group, composed of Vinted Marketplace and Vinted Go, is headquartered in Vilnius, with workplaces in Germany, Lithuania, France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and over 2,000 employees. It is backed by six leading venture capital firms: Accel, Burda Principal Investments, EQT Growth, Insight Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Sprints Capital. 

Information about the position 

We’re searching for a Senior in-house Legal Counsel to work on litigation matters.

In this position, you’ll 

  • Manage and drive strategy for litigation and pre-litigation matters on regulatory, consumer affairs, platform regulations, content-related matters and commercial/contractual 
  • Advise management stakeholders on litigation strategy and risks
  • Develop creative approaches to managing legal risks and resolving disputes
  • Work with and coordinate outsourced legal counsels in all of our jurisdictions 
  • Work closely with business teams (such as Product, PR, Customer Support, and other teams to identify and address relevant legal risks)
  • Build processes with other operational teams (e.g. training, guidelines, etc.) in order to facilitate legal compliance across the company
  • Be the legal POC for the sustainability team

About you 

  • Qualification in one bar association
  • A lawyer with 7+ years of experience in a law firm and/or as an in-house counsel in litigation (commercial, platform and consumer-related ideally)
  • Experience managing multiple high priority projects simultaneously
  • Experience managing high stakes, complex litigation
  • Experience dealing with authorities (request for information, etc)
  • Excellent at communicating in spoken and written English
  • Platform-related litigation experience is a strong plus
  • The skills, willingness, and initiative to own legal issues across many different jurisdictions
  • Proactivity and attention to detail
  • Passionate about technology-driven businesses

Work perks 

  • The opportunity to benefit from our share options programme
  • 30 days of paid annual leave
  • Newest MacBook models
  • Mental and emotional health support through the Mindletic app
  • Home office support: we provide IT workstation equipment and a personal budget of up to €540 for home workplace furniture
  • A daily lunch allowance
  • Frequent team-building events
  • A personal monthly budget for shopping on Vinted
  • A subsidised gym membership with ClassPass or Urban Sports Card
  • A subsidised pension plan provided by Vinted
  • Hallesche Supplemental health insurance
  • Life and disability insurance provided
  • A subsidised Deutschlandticket
  • The opportunity to spend up to 90 days per year - 21 of which can be spent working outside of the EU - on workation
  • A dog-friendly office

*Please submit your CV and Cover Letter in English. The whole hiring process will be conducted in English.

Working at Vinted 

Individual Learning Budget

Vinted will set aside a yearly sum equal to 10-13.2% of your annual salary to be invested in your continuous professional development. You’ll be able to take the initiative to use it for covering relevant learning activities that benefit your role.

Hybrid Work 

We’ve adopted a hybrid workplace model where 2 days in the office are recommended but not enforced. It’s up to you and your team to decide on the exact days you’ll spend working together in person.

Equal Opportunity

The Vinted Group is committed to building an inclusive workplace where people from all walks of life feel a sense of belonging. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, identities and life experiences. At Vinted, all applicants are treated fairly without regard to their race, age, religion or belief, sex, national origin, citizenship, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or any other protected characteristic.