Commercial Lawyer H/F/D

16 May 2022
15 Jun 2022
Vestiaire Collective is the leading global online marketplace for desirable pre-loved fashion. Our mission is to transform the fashion industry for a more sustainable future by empowering our community to promote the circular fashion movement. Vestiaire was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Paris with offices in London, Berlin, New York, Singapore and Hong Kong and warehouses in Tourcoing (France), Crawley (UK), Hong Kong and New York.

We currently have a diverse global team of 650 employees representing more than 50 nationalities. Our values are community, activism, transparency, dedication and greatness. We are proud to be a BCorp

Vestiaire Collective is looking for a Commercial Lawyer H/F/D

We are looking for a capable and energetic lawyer to join the legal department in our headquarters in Paris. Reporting directly to the General Counsel, you will play a key role in strengthening Vestiaire Collective's legal team and supporting the group's global growth strategy.

You will work on a diverse and challenging range of general commercial matters, and be responsible for managing external law firms and other service providers.

You should be someone who seeks responsibility and autonomy in your role, are inquisitive, enthusiastic about digital marketplaces, technology and sustainability, and enjoy being challenged intellectually. In return you will be offered excellent opportunities to grow your experience in multiple areas of law.

The role is based in our Paris headquarters and some international travel will be required. The position is an permanent contract ( contrat à durée indéterminée ) with competitive compensation and an immediate start date.

What you will be doing
  • Advise on general commercial matters (negotiating and drafting contracts covering software/technology, operations, transport, insurance, procurement, payments etc)
  • Overseeing marketplace terms & conditions and consumer law compliance
  • Where needed, manage and communicate with external law firms and other service providers

Who you are
  • University Degree and legal qualifications
  • At least 4 years post university qualification experience (In-House or Law Firm)
  • Strong ability to operate autonomously
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work well within a start-up type environment with internal/ external stakeholders
  • Fluent in French and English (written and oral)
  • International exposure
  • Ability to be practical and business-minded with an ability to present to internal stakeholders with real-world, pragmatic advice
  • Excellent legal and commercial awareness, drafting and negotiating skills
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, multicultural environment
  • Preferred: E-commerce, Luxury goods or technology industry background or exposure

What We Offer
  • A meaningful job with an impact on the way people consume fashion and promote sustainability
  • The possibility to work remotely 50% of your time
  • The opportunity to do career defining work in a fast growing French-born scale up
  • The possibility to work as part of a global diverse team with more than 50 nationalities
  • 2 days to help Project - reinforcing your activist journey and volunteer for an association
  • Significant investment in your learning and growth
  • Competitive compensation and benefits package

Vestiaire Collective is an equal opportunities employer

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