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General Counsel at Infarm
Berlin, DE

Founded in 2013, what started as a mobile vertical farm in an old 1955 Airstream trailer has now grown to a team of over 200 infarmers. Just like our plants, our team comes from all corners of the globe: Tel Aviv, Seoul, Paris, Lisbon, and Taipei to name but a few. infarm is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company.

At infarm, we believe not only in growing plants but in growing people. Horticulturalists work next to industrial engineers and biologists collaborate with chefs. Prepare to be challenged to look beyond your field for a possible solution - every team member brings their own point of view and knowledge to the table. We believe this is our greatest asset. At infarm we bring together a passionate group of individuals and unite them under a common cause: feeding the cities of tomorrow.

Be a part of the urban farming (r)evolution: help redefine what it means to eat well, play a role in reshaping the landscape of cities, and re-empower the people to take ownership of their food.


Governing all things we do at infarm, from plants to Infarmers, is a large network of contractual relationships. These have to be effectively managed, maintained, and coordinated with both internal and external stakeholders, so that the “backbone” of our business can support the company’s rapid growth. 

We are looking for an experienced and strategic General Counsel to build up our new legal team and provide strategic legal advice for our C-level decision-makers.

Who You Are

As our General Counsel you will be the main adviser to infarm’s leadership team. You will report to the Chief Executive Officer and partner with other members of the leadership team. Your in-depth understanding of infarm’s business and how legal issues affect our organisation and processes will allow you to effectively guide the company’s decision-making and build up our legal team to be the “backbone” of our business. Further, you will be directly involved in complex business transactions, negotiation of critical contracts, and the implementation of new business models. 

The successful candidate will be able to understand the company’s ambitious expansion goals whilst ensuring legal compliance and limiting risk exposure. 

Responsibilities

  • Identify relevant compliance standards for infarm’s entire company operations and kick-off implementation. Anticipate legal, compliance, or other issues and estimate risks whilst implementing preventative action
  • Act as first point of contact for all internal legal questions 
  • Decide when external legal advisers should be activated and lead communication to ensure on-time and in-budget delivery of work
  • Advise on all risk mitigation efforts including but not limited to: insurance, group structures, taxation, and intellectual property 
  • Own and advise on infarm’s intellectual property strategy including trademarking and patent registration
  • Lead and develop the legal team based on infarm’s growth expectations

Requirements

  • Law degree by an accredited law school and admitted to practice law
  • 7-10 years of experience in a prominent law firm
  • Overall broad legal knowledge (food production and distribution regulations, corporate law, litigation, labor law, IP law, competition law, etc.)
  • Experience working on matters of corporate governance and with a board of directors
  • Start-up experience and affinity with start-up-specific company challenges preferred
  • Experience with managing other lawyers and their own team
  • Experience in directing strategy and managing complex IP-related cases
  • Food or FMCG experience preferred but not required
  • Outstanding leadership and project management skills
  • Excellent judgmental and analytical skills
  • Exceptional problem-solving capability and resiliency
  • Superior negotiation skills
  • Excellent English speaking and writing capabilities
  • Second language proficiency in other major European language preferred but not required

What We Offer

  • The opportunity to join infarm as we expand across the globe and help change the future of farming
  • The ability to drive impact and be a true partner to the business, working closely with top-level managers
  • A friendly work environment with a diverse group of motivated, talented, and visionary colleagues
  • 30 days of vacation plus an extra day off on your birthday
  • Monthly BVG ticket
  • Fresh herbs to take home
  • Lunch provided 3 days a week
  • Coffee, tea, fresh and healthy snacks and Friday beers!



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