Full-time

Legal Counsel Corporate Office (m/f/d)

Bruchsal, Germany

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We at Volocopter are pioneers in the development of electrical air taxis that take off and land vertically (eVTOLs). We are bringing urban air mobility to life by introducing our air taxis and drones as an electric addition to current transportation options in megacities worldwide. Our aim is to offer affordable on-demand air taxi services and save people time by flying them safely to their destination. In 2011, we performed the first-ever crewed flight of a purely electrical multicopter and have since showcased numerous public flights with our full-scale Volocopters (www.volocopter.com).

Job Description

Your mission during this flight:

We are looking for a legal professional, to manage and oversee our internal governance structures, serving as legal advisor to our Management, Advisory Board and subsidiaries, ensuring compliance with all legal requirements and assisting our legal team in corporate law matters. In a cross-functional position within the legal team, you will work at the interface of our Advisory Board and Senior Leadership Team, being a trustworthy and professional sparring partner for all legal and governance matters and ensuring compliant and legally sound conduct of our business.

As an expert on corporate law and governance, you will have the chance to define and deploy a strategy for our internal governance structures in order to prepare our group for a potential public listing. Being involved in highly confidential matters, you will work closely with our Chair of the Advisory Board as well as the strategic leadership team of the company on a day-to-day basis. 

  • Legal advisor to the Advisory Board, Management Board and the Team on all corporate and capital market law issues
  • Drive high standards of corporate governance and subsidiary management and define and deploy a Corporate Governance strategy throughout the whole group structure
  • Work within the legal team as an expert on corporate law, preparing and managing constitutional documents, policies, standards, and guidelines
  • Ensure that the Company complies with all relevant policy, statutory, legal and regulatory requirements in the jurisdiction
  • Assist and advise in financing rounds and M&A transactions
  • Prepare and maintain legally firm documentation of all governance-related topics (e.g. meeting minutes, resolutions, …)
  • Close liaison with the Chair of the Advisory Board and the executive leadership team on highly confidential matters 
Qualifications

Check in your professional skills:

  • Fully qualified lawyer (second state law examination) or comparable qualification
  • At least 2-3 years of relevant professional legal experience with a focus on corporate and capital market law, ideally in a listed company
  • Knowledge of German company law (e.g. “GmbH-Gesetz” and "Aktiengesetz”)
  • Ability to learn and develop quickly, continuously adapting to a highly dynamic business environment
  • A high degree of self-reliance with the ability to work without close supervision, excellent comprehension skills, and the ability to quickly become familiar with new topics
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with strong communication ability in German and English and the ability to build strong relationships at all levels both internally and with external stakeholders
  • Pragmatic and solution-oriented mindset with the ability to prioritize, plan, organize, and implement projects independently of direction 

Preferred skills:

  • Previous first experience in a corporate office, compliance or governance role would be a strong plus
  • International experience would be a strong plus
Additional Information

Our Volocopter flight includes:

  • Fast-growing high-tech company with a supreme network of investors and partners 
  • Ability to contribute directly to the future of aviation
  • The chance to build up new things/projects from scratch 
  • Personal accountability, growth and learning opportunities, based on your personal strengths
  • An inspiring working environment with modern workspaces, flexible work time, short lines of communication, flat structures, positive leadership, great team spirit
  • Attractive salary package

Our differences make us stronger. At Volocopter, we value equal opportunity, trust, and the voice of each of our employees. As change-makers in air mobility, we believe that changing the world starts within each of our teams. We are committed to driving innovation by celebrating diversity and fostering an inclusive culture where everyone is treated equally and respectfully, regardless of our different backgrounds and roles in the company.

Legal Counsel Corporate Office (m/f/d)

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