Legal Counsel (m/f/d) - Temp Oct 2021 - 2023


Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization

Ensure the legal interests of adidas AG in individual and collective employment-law.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide clear, business-minded, legal advice to HR, business-, function-, and project stakeholders in all individual and collective employment-law related matters 
  • Draft and review legal templates, i.e. employment contracts 
  • Implementation and improvement of standards and processes incl. template management and support automation efforts
  • Deliver expert opinions, identify best-practices and support implementation concepts
  • Handle litigation cases and manage external counsel support
  • Conduct internal employment law trainings
  • Active support and close cooperation with other global legal team members


Key Relationships

  • Interacts and works with HR and Legal community 
  • Interacts with external legal counsels



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Business oriented mind-set with the ability to balance legal requirements against business needs
  • Demonstrated problem solving capabilities and comfortable working in an environment, which demands high quality deliverables
  • Ability to work well independently and on own initiative with strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills and can-do mentality
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills



Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications

  • Fully qualified lawyer (1st and 2nd State Examination in Germany)
  • Ideally, certified employment-law specialist (Fachanwalt für Arbeitsrecht)
  • 1-2 years of relevant professional experience, preferably in an international company or in an international law firm
  • Business-fluent English, both written and spoken
  • Good MS-Office 365 skills


adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title:  Legal Counsel (m/f/d) - Temp Oct 2021 - 2023

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Legal / SEA
State:  BY
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Temp
Number:  339910
Date:  Jul 14, 2021