Senior Legal Counsel

Job description

OpenClassrooms is looking for a Senior Legal Counsel integrated into the Support team. You will work with the various departments (general management, finance, HR, ...) to support them in their projects in France, Europe and beyond!





Reports to the Chief Legal Officer.




  • Give accurate and timely advice to executives in a variety of legal topics (commercial, education, IP/IT, regulatory…).
  • Specify internal governance policies and regularly monitor compliance.
  • Apply effective risk management techniques and offer proactive advice on possible legal issues.
  • Communicate and negotiate with external parties and create relations of trust.
  • Draft and solidify agreements, contracts and other legal documents to ensure the company’s full legal rights.
  • Deal with complex matters with multiple stakeholders.
  • Conduct tasks with integrity and responsibility.
  • Maintain current knowledge and developments in legislation.




  • Commercial awareness and ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Adaptability and agility
  • Good spirit and empathy
  • Analytical and synthesis capacity
  • Rigor and methodology
  • Strong communication skills
  • Advanced English: C1 Level and Native French  




  • 7-8 years’ experience as in-house Legal Counsel (at an international organization) or within a law firm.
  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in law (ideally LL.M)-  focus on Intellectual Property would be a plus.






The journey starts with a phone interview and a meeting with Audrey, Hiring Manager.

Then we plan face to face meetings with Lida, Chief Legal Officer and Xavier, Chief Human Resources Officer and Attila, VP Business Development & Partnership.

For the final round, you will meet some members of the other teams.

You will be asked to provide us with professional references contact detail.


Feel free to get the gist of who we are:




- Public transportation in Paris and suburbs (Pass Navigo),

- Private health insurance (“mutuelle”),

- Meal vouchers (Maximum employer contribution as authorized by law)

- Access to gym (GymPass),

- Unlimited days off and a 1.000€ premium once a year for 15+ days off taken

- Access to remote working

- A company MacBook

- A work environment and a strong culture built on agility, openness, respect and high quality



OpenClassrooms is a French hyper-growth company eligible to the French Tech Visa program. That means, for foreign candidates, benefiting from the accelerated procedure to apply for a "Talent Passport" residence permit. There is also a simplified "accompanying family" procedure available for spouse and dependent minor children.

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