for our people. That's why we've been distributed geographically from the start allowing working from home and hybrid working from our office in Hilversum.
The Legal Counsel will serve as part of our corporate legal group and advise in the first instance the EMEA Go to Market teams to help identify legal issues related to our Retail, Direct-to-Consumer and Installed Solutions channels. You will be a problem-solver, trusted advisor, and active participant in the business. You will apply your relevant legal background and expertise as well as think quickly on your feet, learn new areas of law and be able to handle legal issues that you haven't previously faced.
What You'll Do:
Partner cross-functionally with and advise go-to-market teams to help identify legal issues related to sales, marketing and distribution matters.
Help to advise sales teams on key relationships with dealers and distributors in the EMEA region, including negotiation of dealer and distributor agreements.
Manage the legal aspects of the Selective Distribution Network in EMEA, including all related legal policies and competition law aspects.
Help to advise marketing and operational/staff functions in the EMEA region, including negotiating agency/vendor agreements, compliance (including advertising, consumer law and eCommerce compliance), and consumer communications.
Assist on other matters related to corporate compliance, litigation, contract review or other projects as needed.
Ensure compliance with local and international laws and regulations dealing with the sale of consumer electronics and services. Coordinate with other members of the global legal team on training and compliance issues.
Support our efforts to maintain and improve our library of commercial contracts, contract management and workflows.
Work with and manage outside counsel as necessary related to the above.
Develop scalable processes to support our business growth, using your better judgment to advise on legal risk.
Work cross functionally with various stakeholders in the region, ensuring that legal matters are effectively and efficiently managed.
Leverage new tools and technologies to improve our legal operations.
What You'll Need :
Research shows that candidates from underrepresented backgrounds often don't apply for roles if they don't meet all the criteria. If you don't have 100% of the skills listed, we strongly encourage you to apply if interested.
4-6 years' experience at a law firm or in-house, preferably at a consumer electronics or technology company. Direct experience with go-to-market matters preferred.
A Law Degree from a Dutch University
Native or fluent in both English and Dutch. Additional languages are a plus. German or French is strongly preferred.
Transactional experience with various types of agreements (dealer/distributor agreements, agency agreements, MSAs, etc.).
Solid EU Competition law knowledge and experience, preferably with selective distribution. Additional knowledge and experience with data protection laws are a plus.
Basic understanding of EU law and EU legislative process.
Basic experience with corporate matters (subsidiary management, state filings, etc.)
Able to understand technical concepts, identify and explain risks to many company stakeholders, including those unfamiliar with legal concepts.
Able to periodically travel or attend an office location when necessary.
Your profile will be reviewed and you'll hear from us once we have an update. At Sonos we take the time to hire right and appreciate your patience.