Commercial Lawyer
Liferay Inc
Eschborn (Taunus), Germany
vor 2 Tg.

Liferay is an award-winning open source Digital Experience Platform company and recognized leader by analyst firm Gartner.

The company is growing at a fast pace to keep up with strong market demand for innovative solutions for digital transformation, customer experience, personal and social web experiences and enterprise applications.

Liferay offers many opportunities for individuals looking for a dynamic environment and accelerated career growth. Talented individuals will find it possible to increase their responsibilities and gain valuable business experience in a short amount of time with the company.

With over 850 employees in offices across Europe, the Americas, and Asia Pacific, Liferay offers a chance to work with people from many different cultural backgrounds.

Liferay believes in making a bigger impact in the world through business and we dedicate part of our time and profits toward non-

profit organizations and social initiatives.

This entry to mid-level position is responsible for supporting Liferay’s rapidly growing business operations in Europe. The nature of the position requires close interaction and cooperation with Liferay’s sales team, business unit leaders and regional management and other internal stakeholders.

This position is an extension of our EMEA Commercial Legal team. The focus will be on Germany, Austria and Switzerland ( DACH ), but likely also includes support for additional territories depending on interest and skills.

This position will be based in Eschborn, Germany and report to the Managing Counsel of the Commercial Legal Group EMEA.

Primary Duties

  • Structuring, reviewing, revising and negotiating both strategic framework agreements and transactional documents with customer prospects for the full scope of Liferay’s offerings including Subscription Services for both deployed and hosted software solutions, Managed Services, Professional Services and Trainings
  • Educating prospects on open source licensing and Liferay’s business model
  • Structuring, reviewing, revising and negotiating NDAs, subcontracting and channel partner agreements
  • Supporting marketing activities with an emphasis on data protection and competition law compliance
  • Providing first point of contact support for other non-revenue contract related legal issues arising in DACH and possibly other EMEA regions (e.
  • g. vendor agreements, leases, and purchasing agreements, etc.)

  • Identifying legal and operational risks and advising the business on options and consequences
  • Training internal clients on legal and contracting policies and issues, communicating with field personnel to educate on policies and procedures
  • Secondary Duties

  • Advising the business and general operations in a variety of areas (commercial, competition, corporate, IT, communications, IP, data protection, etc.
  • summarizing and communicating concepts that business can use

  • Supporting the continuous improvement of standard form agreements, playbooks, contract templates, and legal processes
  • Conducting legal research
  • Managing and coordinating legal matters handled by outside counsel
  • Assisting in the establishment and roll-out of company-wide policies with respect to programs, compliance, privacy, corporate, employment, security and intellectual property matters
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Law Degree (Staatsexamen / Wirtschaftsrecht) from a German university
  • Additional qualifications in other jurisdictions in particular in the EU or the U.S. are an advantage
  • Creative problem-solving skills with a focus on achieving results that benefit our business while recognizing client needs
  • Ability to negotiate agreements in English and German is a must; ability to negotiate agreements in other languages is highly desired
  • Strong financial and business acumen is very important
  • Technical understanding of IT infrastructures and software development models is not required, but desirable
  • Prior experience in procurement or sales of software based products and solutions is preferred
  • Ideally, 2-5 years legal work experience, demonstrated success in in-house environments is preferred
  • Your advantages

  • Collaboration in a company that has been self-financed and successful since its foundation
  • an employer on a growth course with a high ethical and social value orientation
  • a dynamic, multicultural and friendly corporate culture
  • an open culture of communication that strengthens mutual learning
  • flat hierarchies and short decision-making paths
  • a fair and attractive salary package
  • flexible working hours
  • individual training and development opportunities
  • More about our culture can be found at

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