Leapsome GmbH

Volljurist (m/w/d), Diplomjurist (m/w/d), Syndikus (m/w/d), Wirtschaftsjurist (m/w/d) in Berlin

Legal Counsel / General Counsel (m/w/d) Leapsome GmbH

Your opportunity

Are you a legal expert and tech enthusiast? Looking for an opportunity to apply and expand your skills and take ownership for all legal matters at a successful tech startup? Are you passionate to shape the future of work and continuous learning with us? Leapsome offers an exciting opportunity for driven and ambitious people to join our growing team in the heart of Berlin.

What’s Leapsome?
Leapsome is the platform for Performance Management & Employee Engagement. CEOs and HR / People Operations teams in forward-thinking companies such as Spotify, Mercedes-Benz, and Babbel choose Leapsome to enhance their people management processes. With Leapsome, they align, develop and engage employees across their organisations.
Leapsome combines tools for Goals & OKRs Management, Performance Reviews and 360s, Employee Engagement Surveys, Instant Feedback & Praise, and Team & 1-on-1 Meetings into one easy to use and customizable platform. In 2018 Leapsome was listed as one of the 100 most innovative startups of Germany by The Hundert.

Why should you care?
We are driven by the purpose to make work fulfilling for everyone. Together with our customers, we’re shaping the future of work. At Leapsome, we want work to be the best it can be for everyone - and create environments where people can achieve common goals, learn and grow together, and build authentic relationships. We aim to dominate this category of employee enablement on a global scale within five years.


  • Join us as our first internal legal expert and take full ownership of all legal matters at Leapsome as Legal Counsel/ General Counsel.
  • Draft, prepare and negotiate contracts and other legal documents.
  • Regularly review & improve our legal framework (Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, Data Processing Agreement, Data Protection Policies etc.).
  • Review and regularly audit new and existing subcontractors.
  • Take ownership of internal data protection processes and continuously work to improve them.
  • Liaise with customers regarding legal questions, compliance, data subject requests, vendor evaluation forms, etc..
  • Identify and summarize legal risks, and develop solutions to address them.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other departments as well as with external lawyers and authorities.
  • Own our ISO 27001 certification process.


  • You hold a law degree and have 3+ years work experience, ideally in legal role in a fast-paced environment or tech startup.
  • You are an expert in civil law, especially experienced in & interested in contract law, IT law, IP law, and data protection, and corporate law (bonus: employment law).
  • You have a strong interest in and understanding of technical topics and you aim to understand the technical side of data protection and data security.
  • You have excellent fundamental knowledge in legal affairs as well as a very good economic understanding and consistently find pragmatic solutions fast.
  • You are fluent in German and English both in written and spoken form.
  • You display strong attention to detail and apply a hands-on mentality to your work.
  • You are a very process driven person and continuously work to improve existing processes.
  • You are passionate about the future of work and continuous learning at work, and you want to join us in building an exceptional team and company to have real impact in this space.


  • We practice what we preach and focus on building a diverse company where people — and not just the business — thrive. 
  • We strive for excellence while growing fast. But this doesn’t mean competing or sacrificing our well-being and personal lives. On the contrary: We genuinely care for each other. 
  • We’re focused on sustainable growth. We make conscious decisions and only hire people who will make our culture even stronger. 
  • We value transparency, honesty and growth-orientation - we give each other feedback often and openly to improve continuously. But of course, we also celebrate what we have achieved!
  • We offer a very entrepreneurial, international, and inclusive environment where everyone has equal opportunities to succeed and further their career.
  • We offer competitive salaries and VSOP packages.
  • Further benefits include a yearly development budget, flexible working hours, mental health coaching, regular team events, an Urban Sports Club membership and many more.

Sounds good?

Simply send us your CV! You don't need to send a full cover letter, but please provide a brief answer to: Why Leapsome? Why you? 
We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

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