Corporate Counsel, EMEA at Planet

Posted on:
January 5, 2023

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Job Description

Welcome to Planet. We believe in using space to help life on Earth.

Planet designs, builds, and operates the largest constellation of imaging satellites in history. This constellation delivers an unprecedented dataset of empirical information via a revolutionary cloud-based platform to authoritative figures in commercial, environmental, and humanitarian sectors. We are both a space company and data company all rolled into one.

Customers and users across the globe use Planet's data to develop new technologies, drive revenue, power research, and solve our world’s toughest obstacles.

As we control every component of hardware design, manufacturing, data processing, and software engineering, our office is a truly inspiring mix of experts from a variety of domains.

We have a people-centric approach toward culture and community and we strive to iterate in a way that puts our team members first and prepares our company for growth. Join Planet and be a part of our mission to change the way people see the world.

Planet is a global company with employees working remotely world wide. For this role we can hire in Germany (remote, Berlin office or hybrid), Netherlands (remote, Haarlem office or hybrid) or UK (remote). 

Impact You’ll Own:

Review, draft, and negotiate a variety of agreements with our partners, clients, and vendors, who range from government agencies, universities, and multinational corporations to emerging startups, nonprofits, and more

Be a resource and point of contact within our legal team to assist with a variety of commercial needs, while working integrally within the broader legal and compliance teams to ensure that the assistance provided is thorough, consistent, and in line with Planet’s strategies and values

Refine our current documents and forms, develop templates to address new relationships and complex partnerships, and streamline the day-to-day commercial processes to increase efficiency as Planet continues to grow

Perform legal analysis, complete complex legal assignments independently, respond promptly to legal requests from clients and legal colleagues, and summarize/communicate legal concepts and potential courses of action that can be taken

Serve as a primary point of contact to Planet’s Sales team, to draft contracts and enable faster contract workflows

Structure, draft, and discuss commercial transactions, and intellectual property licenses/agreements on a daily basis, ensuring agreements comply with company policy and risk tolerance

Advise on legal/commercial issues and options across all business/company functions

Ensure agreements comply with company policy and risk tolerance and support the continued improvement/scale of standard form agreements, legal process, agreement processes, and company policies

Understand and stay up to date on local and international laws and regulations related to Planet’s products and services

What You Bring:

Qualified attorney licensed to practice law in at least one EU country

Fluency in English required, additional languages are a plus

3-6 years of experience working in-house and/or in a law firm with a focus on contract negotiations

Experience working with sales teams and addressing the legal needs of the IT sector, particularly with (data) licensing, Platform as a Service contracts and associated IP matters, is a plus

Excellent written and verbal communication, attention to detail, problem solving and decision-making skills

An exceptional understanding of a variety of commercial agreements, including hands-on experience in reviewing, negotiating, and drafting

International experience required

Experience working with government or public agencies in a commercial setting is a plus

What Makes You Stand Out:

Demonstrated capability to understand complex issues and to provide timely and practical advice, which addresses both the legal concerns and the overall business benefits and risks

Ability to maintain a graceful and helpful customer service attitude, particularly in high-pressure and time-crunched circumstances, where last-minute circumstances may shift project priorities

Established efficiency by use of meticulous organizational skills, including the ability to manage a variety of projects and ongoing negotiations at once

Capable independent worker, quick learner, and self-starter, who is driven and creative, yet who is a team player who brings a positive and supportive mentality to Planet

Good sense of humor, outgoing, drama-free, inquisitive, and desire to get things done

Benefits While Working at Planet:

Additional company winter holidays and regular global days off

Remote friendly work environment and flexible working hours

Contribution to our growth by offering equity options for employees

Giving back to the community - one day per quarter for charitable work

Learning and Tuition Reimbursement

Regular hack-weeks and meetup events to exchange knowledge

Home office budget

Employee Resource Groups providing empowering spaces for connection and mentorship

Some Press About Us: 

Our CEO, Will Marshall featured on TED and featured in a Planet Blog

“Planet: Bringing Space Back Down to Earth”

Tiny, privately owned satellites are changing how we view the Earth features in NBC News

“Planet And Rocket Lab Create Mission Patch To Honor Women In Aerospace” —Planet Blog

Why we care so much about Belonging. 

We’re dedicated to helping the whole Planet, and to do that we must strive to represent all of it within each of our offices and on all of our teams. That’s why Planet is guided by an ultimate  north star of Belonging, dreaming big as we approach our ongoing work with diversity, equity and inclusion.  If this job intrigues you, but you’re thinking you might not have all the qualifications, please... do apply!  At Planet, we are looking for well-rounded people from around the world who can contribute to more ways than just what is listed in this job description.  We don’t just fill positions, we aspire to fulfill people’s careers, most excited about folks who are motivated by our underlying humanitarian efforts.  We are a few orbits around the sun before we get to where we want to be, so we hope you’re excited to come along for the ride. 

EEO statement:

Planet is committed to building a community where everyone belongs and we invite people from all backgrounds to apply. Planet is an equal opportunity employer, and committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. 

Accommodations:

Planet is an inclusive community and we know that everyone has their own needs. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation during the interview process, please call Planet's front office at 669-214-9404 or contact your recruiter with your request. Your message will be confidential and we will be happy to assist you.

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