Legal counsel, Commercial law (m/f/d) Berlin or remote

Legal & Compliance · Berlin, Berlin
Department Legal & Compliance
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced


Companies shouldn’t have to struggle to buy things. They should be able to empower their employees, have control over what they spend on, and save as much time and money as possible. Since 2020, Pliant has been on a mission to enable organizations to do just that. With its app-based solution, Pliant gives companies the ability to issue physical and digital credit cards, track spends, and seamlessly integrate all of this data to an entire ecosystem of other finance and accounting tools. Moreover, with a program called Pliant Earth, companies gain an easy means to combat climate change by allowing them to offset their CO2 emissions automatically through certified providers. 

Pliant is on a path of hypergrowth. With our expansion into 9 international markets, we believe that people, passion, and diversity are the key ingredients to our future success. Our growing team of 100+ Plianteers come from 25 nationalities and work remotely or in a hybrid environment from our headquarters in the heart of Berlin. And we’re looking for more talented and committed people to join us on our journey!


You will report to our Chief Legal Officer and your role will primarily be to:

  • Continuously develop and optimize our contract templates and contracting process, together with our CLO and our external law firm when needed
  • Draft new contracts for customers, partners and suppliers
  • Review and amend contracts for customers, partners and suppliers
  • Negotiate and defend pliant’s contracting positions, and find non-standard solutions where necessary, to achieve successful outcomes
  • Administer and enforce the signing process for all contracts
  • Optimize our contract management system, to ensure we track relevant KPIs and stay compliant with all signed agreements
  • Advise and train internal stakeholders on contracting
  • Interact with customers, partners and consultants on contractual matters
  • Assess customer’s business models and advise the credit team how to mitigate Pliant’s credit risk
  • Support with other legal matters as needed


  • Law degree in an EU jurisdiction,
  • A minimum of 3 years relevant working experience, with specific know how around contract negotiation and management
  • Knowledgeable in general legal and compliance requirements within B2B
  • A problem solving business mindset, with an interest in technology and financial service offerings
  • High proficiency in English
  • Proven ability to take a pragmatic approach to contracting in a multinational environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Additional law degree in UK or US is a bonus
  • 5+ years relevant working experience
  • A pragmatic approach when it comes to balancing business potential against risk, to ensure we sign preferable deals for Pliant in the most efficient way possible
  • Specific knowledge in the financial industry, digital advertising, software contracting, intellectual property rights and/or data protection
  • Experience in handling various types of contracts for customers, partners, suppliers, consultants and/or employees
  • Additional languages (German, Dutch, French) 
  • Knowledge/experience in corporate law is a bonus


  • The opportunity to work in a growing team with a big responsibility that thrives on a strong exchange of knowledge and excellence 
  • Attractive remuneration
  • Flat hierarchy and transparent communication in a relaxed, professional atmosphere
  • Opportunity to develop your talent in a dynamic team with ambitious goals
  • Device and technical setup of your choice 
  • Flexibility and possibility to work remotely
  • Company card with a monthly allowance for lunches, coffee, etc. with co-work

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  • Location
    Berlin, Berlin
  • Department
    Legal & Compliance
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience