Legal Counsel – Corporate/Transactional

Looking for a position where you’ll get the chance to contribute your own ideas, shape global processes and handle a wide range of legal affairs for a major international company while working in a dynamic online environment? Come to trivago as a Legal Counsel – Corporate/Transactional and join our vibrant, international team.

What you’ll do:

  • Counseling on special projects, including high value strategic partnerships and commercial transactions.
  • Analyzing and crafting efficient transaction structures, working arm in arm with our strategy, tax, accounting and other functional teams.
  • Negotiating a wide range of transactional documents, from NDAs to acquisition agreements and everything in between.
  • Spearheading legal due diligence.
  • Counseling the broader organization and business leaders on commercial and regulatory issues, including corporate matters, securities laws, and financial regulations.
  • Providing assistance on corporate governance matters, including compliance with listing standards, drafting company disclosures and preparing legal materials for the board.
  • Managing and interfacing with outside counsel, including managing a legal budget.

What you’ll definitely need:

  • 2. German State Exam in Law – completed with excellent results – or an equivalent qualification from another European Union jurisdiction, the United States or the U.K..
  • Willingness to take on projects relating to a wide variety of corporate matters.
  • Ability to manage projects independently and negotiate related agreements.
  • Experience in corporate transactions, M&A, joint ventures, real estate, finance and/or capital markets.
  • At least 2-3 years’ experience within an international law firm.
  • Fluency in English (our company language).
  • An excellent understanding of commercial legal practices and a strong interest in how businesses operate.
  • Motivation and a passion for law mixed with a pragmatic work style and eagerness to progress.
  • Outstanding communication skills that allow you to interact with a wide variety of individuals and to convey legal facts clearly and simply.
  • Hands-on mentality.
  • The ability to work well as part of a team.


What you can expect from life at trivago:

  • Entrepreneurship: The freedom to take ownership of your work and drive initiatives independently. It’s the idea that counts, not the position. 
  • Growth: Support for your development, constant new challenges, regular peer feedback, mentorship and training.
  • International workforce: Collaboration with international talents from 80+ nations bringing different perspectives, backgrounds and expertise together to ensure a truly global focus.
  • Flexibility: Self-determined working hours and the opportunity to split your time between home and our campus in Düsseldorf. 
  • Relocation and integration: Support with relocation costs, work permit and visa questions, insurance and free language classes.
  • Equal opportunity: Commitment to fostering an all-inclusive workplace, because we know representing the diversity of our users in our talent force enables us to create a more meaningful product. 

Additional information:

A note regarding COVID-19:

We understand that there is a lot of uncertainty around the future of the travel industry. If you want more insight into our current strategy and outlook, follow our LinkedIn company updates.

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We look forward to your application!