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Full-time, Permanent Employment

Legal Counsel (m/f/d) | Frankfurt am Main

Company Description

Since its creation in 2007 in the financial city of Frankfurt am Main, Solactive AG has grown to one of the key players in the indexing space. The German multi-asset index provider focusses on tailor-made indices, offering to its clients a faster service, with greater flexibility and at a reasonable cost. Solactive AG and its subsidiaries have become one of the fastest growing index providers over the past few years and support the leading investment banks and asset managers across the globe. We have gained global recognition for our role in the Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) industry, where we rank among the top providers worldwide for underlying indices. We also excel in diverse areas such as Structured Products and investment mandates, showcasing the wide range of our capabilities. The impact and value we bring to the market is palpable, but also in the reputation we have proudly built by being close to our customers, solidifying Solactive AG as a trusted and reliable ally in the ever-evolving global financial landscape.

Job Overview

 Are you a highly organized, hard-working, and self-motivated legal counsel? Are you interested in making a positive contribution to the ongoing success of a global index provider? Does working as part of the in-house team providing legal support to our international business on a wide range of indexing-related issues sound thrilling to you? Then you will very likely fit into our team!

Your Tasks

  • Lead and manage contract negotiations for a range of agreements including (data) license, calculation, cooperation, and non-disclosure agreements
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to understand business objectives and ensure contracts align with company strategies
  • Provide timely and accurate legal advice to various departments within the organization on a wide array of legal and contractual matters
  • Conduct legal research to stay informed on relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards that impact the company’s operations
  • Identify, evaluate, and mitigate legal risk by providing proactive and pragmatic legal advice on various matters concerning the indexing business
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify opportunities for process improvement and digitization within the legal department and across the organization

Your Profile

  • You are a fully qualified lawyer in Germany 
  • 5-7 years of experience, either in private practice and/or at a leading financial institution, ideally with a focus on contract negotiations, licensing, and commercial agreements
  • In-depth understanding of relevant legal and regulatory frameworks, with the ability to apply legal principles to real-world business scenarios
  • Exceptional negotiation skills and the ability to navigate complex legal and business issues effectively
  • Ability to handle a large number of subject matters
  • Commitment to thriving in a fast-paced environment
  • Highly motivated to show initiative
  • Competence to work self-sufficiently and as part of a team
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills combined with attention to detail and thoroughness
  • Excellent communication skills in English (verbal and written).

Our Offer

  • Be part of the Solactive family, a motivated team with an international setting 
  • Get to know the dynamics of an established, successful FinTech company
  • Experience a modern start-up culture with a flat hierarchy
  • Seize the opportunity to develop personally, take over responsibility and maintain direct customer contact from day one
  • Flexible work environment with a hybrid work model and 30 annual vacation days
  • Receive numerous benefits (e.g. jobticket, gym, regular staff parties, access to Corporate Benefits, modern office space with ergonomic set-up, employee lounge, and free beverages and fruits)

Your Application

Interested? Don’t miss your chance and directly apply online by clicking the “Apply now” button on our website and filling in the application form. Please make sure to also upload your CV, a cover letter is not compulsory. Your contact person is Roopali Sahoo ( We are looking forward to hearing from you! For further information, please visit: 

To all recruitment agencies: We do not accept unsolicited CVs/Candidate Profiles. Please do not forward any CVs/Candidate Profiles to any Solactive employee in any location. Any requests for cooperation have to be addressed directly to HR. Any costs associated with unsolicited CVs/Candidate Profiles are not being covered by Solactive.

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