Legal Counsel - EMEA


Amsterdam, NL
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Legal
  • Post Date: 06/07/2021
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  • Company Address: 406 Broadway Avenue Suite 369, Santa Monica, CA, 90401

About Bird

Bird's mission is to make cities more livable by reducing car usage, traffic, and carbon emissions.

Job Description

Bird is a global team guided by a shared vision: to make cities more livable through safe, sustainable electric mobility. From our first e-scooter ride in 2017 to the thousands of rides taking place every day, our passionate team and award winning custom vehicles have helped riders complete hundreds of millions of carbon-free trips in more than 150 cities around the world. And we're just getting started.

Our legal team is focused on helping Bird grow and scale while safeguarding its interests. We are looking to add an EMEA Counsel with 6-8 years of broad-based transaction and corporate experience to handle a variety of commercial and corporate responsibilities. The job differs every day - with our fast growth there's a variety of reasons for teams to contact you for advice, revising documents and contracts or anything related to commercial law. There’s a lot of room to create processes, templates and scale the commercial legal department. 


  • Provide practical legal advice and support on a wide range of legal matters across EMEA markets.
  • Work on EMEA-wide commercial issues and contracts including drafting and reviewing commercial agreements. 
  • Review of new products or features, advise on how to best position these products/features to reduce legal risk.
  • Review of marketing materials and agreements.
  • Build close relationships with business and operations teams and obtain and maintain a strong knowledge of Bird products and strategic objectives.
  • Work with other teams including finance, policy to provide strategic advice to the business.


  • 6 + years of international experience in a large law firm and/or in-house role.
  • Be a qualified  lawyer.
  • Excellent business judgment and communication skills.
  • Experience with commercial transactions, consumer and data privacy laws.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English, fluency in  French (with ability to draft and review contracts) is a plus.
  • The ability to proactively analyze risks and provide business-minded advice and recommendations to thoughtfully drive Bird’s continued success and growth.
  • Ability to work independently while being able to contribute successfully to cross-functional teams.
  • Passion to work hard in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills; ability to manage multiple projects at once, follow through and meet deadlines.

Culture at Bird

We're an ambitious, smart and open-minded team that is passionate about our mission.  Each day is unlike the last, as we’re constantly moving forward, challenging each other, and working together to create the future of micro-mobility.

Perks up

We’re committed to helping our team members, and with the evolution of our company to a remote work organization due to the pandemic, their needs have changed. That’s why we offer a WFH monthly stipend, a wellness allowance, and more. Plus, a new resource to help support personal and professional developments—all the goods needed to move on our mission together.

Bird is the world

Bird stands for a culture of inclusion. We celebrate different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives —encouraging everyone to bring their authentic selves to work. We have a diverse environment that empowers our team to feel comfortable when they voice their opinions. For these reasons and more Bird is a proud equal employment opportunity employer. We welcome everyone regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetics, and we are dedicated to providing an inclusive, open, and diverse work environment. 

Sound like a place you’d like to work? Sweet. Let’s chat.

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