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Deputy Head of Legal - Central Europe (m/f/d)

Datum: 23.02.2019

Standort: Oberursel (LOC_DEU_100068), DE

Unternehmen: Thomas Cook

Deputy Head of Legal – Central Europe (m/f/d)

Location - Oberursel


Reporting to the Head of Legal, Continental Europe, the Deputy Head of Legal, Central Europe holds a senior legal position for the Central and Continental Europe legal teams. The role is responsible for all legal aspects of the German Tour Operator and supports the Head of Legal Central Europe in all legal matters and the management of the Central Europe legal team. Additionally, the role supports strategic projects.


Key accountabilities:

  • Act as key legal advisor to the Central Europe leadership team providing commercial and strategic advice
  • Draft, review and negotiate a wide variety of commercial contracts
  • Manage litigation matters, working with external legal counsel to determine strategy/tactics and ensure that cases are properly and appropriately prosecuted or defended to protect relevant rights and assets, driving demonstrable cost savings
  • Deputise for the Head of Legal as required, for all aspect of their role 
  • Take a senior legal and commercial role in all strategic initiatives, projects and assignments


Skills and experience:

  • German qualified lawyer having trained and/or worked in a law firm
  • Proven leadership experience in respect of legal matters within a law firm and/or company
  • Analytically astute and demonstrates an understanding of how one issue may be part of a much larger system; identifies common themes across multiple issues and moves to resolve, handling situations and problems with innovation and creativity
  • Combines excellent technical legal knowledge with a keen commercial focus and practical judgement
  • Adept in combining compliance and risk management requirements with delivery of an ambitious business transformation agenda
  • Demonstrates financial awareness, controls cost and thinks in terms of profit, loss and added value
  • Resilient and able to work at considerable pace
  • Focuses on customer satisfaction and delivers high quality legal service to the business segments/markets
  • A true team player, able to work with a variety of personalities and manage peers and stakeholders


HR contact: Silke Schneider (silke.schneider@thomascook.de)