Twitch

Senior EMEA Legal Counsel

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About Us

Launched in 2011, Twitch is a global community that comes together each day to create multiplayer entertainment: unique, live, unpredictable experiences created by the interactions of millions. We bring the joy of co-op to everything, from casual gaming to world-class esports to anime marathons, music, and art streams. Twitch also hosts TwitchCon, where we bring everyone together to celebrate, learn, and grow their personal interests and passions. We’re always live at Twitch. Stay up to date on all things Twitch on LinkedIn, Twitter and on our Blog.

About the Role

We are looking for an experienced German speaking lawyer to lead legal for our expanding and evolving operations in EMEA & Emerging Markets with a special focus on the Germany, Austria and Swiss ("DACH") regions. Reporting to the Legal Director for EMEA & APAC you will be a member of the International Legal Team and advise the business on the legal, regulatory and commercial aspects of diverse projects. This is an excellent opportunity to join Twitch's close-knit legal team, build relationships with Amazon legal teams and have fun tackling the complex issues faced by our business, clients and communities.

You will seek responsibility and autonomy in your role and you will be inquisitive, enthusiastic about media, content and technology, and enjoy being challenged intellectually. In return you will be offered great opportunities to share and develop your skills in an exciting, high-growth media and technology business.

The role can work from our Berlin office and some international travel will be required.

You Will:

  • Advise the business on legal, regulatory, data and commercial issues relating to the strategic development of the EMEA & Emerging Markets business and, in particular, in relation to the DACH regions.
  • In relation to regulatory changes, triangulate with Public and Community Policy and Engineering teams to provide legal and compliance advice.
  • Assist the DACH, Emerging Markets and Central European teams, including the Content and Ad Sales teams, with local advice and local language support.
  • Lead legal support for the International team for Emerging Markets and RFI workstreams.
  • Assist in driving projects forward across the wider International Legal Team and with the broader Amazon Group and other Twitch Legal teams as needed.

You Have:

  • University Degree and legal qualifications.
  • 7 years post qualification experience (PQE).
  • A mix of law firm and in-house experience, although we will consider private practice lawyers who have demonstrable client exposure (eg through secondments).
  • Fluent German language skills (drafting and negotiating).
  • Bonus: Media, technology, video-game or advertising industry background.

Perks

  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Dental, Vision & Life Insurance
  • Pension Plan
  • Maternity & Parental Leave
  • Paid Time Off & Holidays
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Amazon Employee Discount
  • Monthly Contribution & Discounts for Wellness Related Activities & Programs (e.g., gym memberships, etc.)
  • Lunch Served Four Times a Week
  • Free Snacks & Beverages

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Twitch. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, or other legally protected status

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