Head of International Legal

Head of International Legal

GoPro

Paris, Munich or Amsterdam

This is a Head of International Legal position for an experienced generalist who has deep expertise in the areas of consumer sales channel/consumer protection. This is a high visibility position to all levels of Senior Leadership across GoPro. Reporting into General Counsel at GoPro HQ, the Head of International Legal will oversee responsibilities for the EMEA and APAC regions and lead a small team within both regions. The Head of International Legal will partner closely with the leadership teams in EMEA and APAC and should value collaboration, collegiality and transparency and have a high degree of prudent and practical judgment, as well as the ability to pivot with agility and work quickly through complex issues. The ideal candidate is fluent in English, (French and / or German is a plus). The position is located from our Paris, Munich or Amsterdam locations. Specifically, the candidate should be able to advise on the following:

At least 10 years of legal experience relating to:

  • International sales - overseeing all legal aspects of a consumer sales channel of distributors and retailers globally, but particularly in EMEA and APAC and able to advise on e-commerce, antitrust and other competition issues, and brand protection;
  • Consumer Protection: advises on issues of consumer protection in the purchase of consumer goods, whether digitally or through brick and mortar; familiarity with the subscription model and regulatory and consumer protection requirements relating to subscription-based businesses is desirable;
  • Commercial transactions: vendor agreements and other commercial transactions: ability to draft and negotiate a variety of agreements;
  • Privacy: Should be fairly familiar with European privacy regulations and be able to advise on privacy issues and partner with GoPro’s lead privacy attorney in the US; should also have a willingness to learn/grow in this area;
  • Human resources/benefits: general familiarity and ability to advise on HR issues, and willingness to grow/learn in this area if this hasn’t been a focus of previous roles;
  • Bonus areas: cybersecurity; product packaging and product compliance; tech transactions; IP, corporate: general international subsidiary and entity management; willingness to grow and learn in these areas if this hasn’t been a focus of previous roles.

Responsibilities

  • Review, draft, and negotiate a wide variety of sales, marketing, supply-chain, and licensing agreements;
  • Act as a true generalist, being the regional point-of-contact for a wide range of areas including employment, consumer rights, e-commerce, privacy, marketing, dispute resolution and IP enforcement;
  • Provide regulatory, compliance and general commercial advice from both country and regional perspectives;
  • Efficiently manage outside counsel across multiple countries and associated budgets as needed;
  • Help design, implement and iterate legal department processes to keep up with hyper-growth;
  • Budget management responsibilities;
  • Represent the legal function at EMEA and APAC Leadership Team meetings;
  • Ability to travel internationally, across EMEA and APAC regions, and to GoPro Headquarters in San Mateo, California USA.

Skills We’re Stoked About

  • Strong academic credentials and law degree (J.D. or equivalent) from a top law school;
  • Qualified to practice law in Europe;
  • At least 10 years of post-qualification experience, ideally at a top tier firm or in-house experience with a dynamic and multi-national company;
  • Ability to interpret laws, regulations, policies, procedures and effectively analyze and communicate related impacts to colleagues and stakeholders across the globe;
  • Excellent commercial negotiating and drafting skills;
  • An analytic mind and a commercial outlook;
  • Fluent in English plus French and/or German.

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