Legal Counsel, Helsinki

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  • Helsinki, Finland

Legal Counsel, Helsinki

Job description

Happeo wants to change the way companies communicate. We are on a mission to create happy workplaces by making collaboration easy. With our unique all-in-one platform that combines intranet, social networking and built in productivity and knowledge base tools, digitally connecting with your colleagues is easy!


Based in Helsinki, we are growing fast and that’s why we are looking for a Legal Counsel to join us in the next steps of our SaaS scale-up journey. Your scope will be broad – serve as the company’s first in-house lawyer defining how the legal side is naturally present in how things are done. The position is full time.


This is why you are a match with Happeo:

With a Global team of 50+ passionate, smart, problem-solvers and a highly motivated attitude, we trust our people to be independent and make smart decisions for growth and efficiency. With proactivity and inspiration you bring ideas and solutions to the table to contribute to important projects that will help us optimize for scale so that the team can provide smarter and faster support for Happeo’s ambitious plans and goals. Happeo has offices currently in Finland, the Netherlands and the US and customers all over the world.


You contribute to the development of legal practices and the way of working, while participating in implementation and creation of Happeo legal policies. You combine analytical mindset and data with common-sense decision making, mitigating the company’s risks. To define how to make things work in a demanding business environment is what motivates you to go the extra mile.


Your main responsibilities include, but are not limited to, drafting, reviewing and commenting commercial contracts and other documents from legal perspective, as well as support negotiations. Your help is needed on purchasing contracts, partner contracts, compliance matters (including privacy and data protection), and general corporate matters. Our culture is collaborative and you will work on cross-functional teams to develop practical solutions to support our business objectives.

Job requirements

Who you are:

  • Great in communication and co-operation with strong analytical mindset
  • Committed to doing the right thing and standing your ground
  • Curious, quick learner and adaptable
  • Accountable, taking ownership and seeing things through to the end
  • Have the drive to take initiatives forward and develop as a lawyer
  • Motivated and a positive, goal oriented person with attention to detail


What you bring:

  • MSc in Law, from a university or law school in Europe
  • Expertise in Finnish law
  • Minimum 5 years experience as an in-house lawyer or in law firm
  • Experience in change management/fast-paced environment
  • Fluent in English
  • Familiarity with Dutch and/or US law is considered a plus
  • Extra points for previous experience in a SaaS company

Only have some of these things? Still apply, as we support the possibility to grow into the role. A winning attitude goes a long way!


We offer

  • The opportunity to shape our legal approach and policies from the ground up
  • Competitive salary at a positive, fun, and growth-minded company
  • The ability to work in a central location at our office in Helsinki
  • Amazing colleagues who care deeply about the work they are doing!
  • Being part of an organisation that supports your future growth