Legal Counsel

  • CrossLend
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Jul 16, 2017
Full time Legal

Job Description

About CrossLend:

CrossLend is a cutting-edge Fintech company: We are reshaping the European lending economy by connecting the loan origination of banks to institutional money. CrossLend purchases single loan receivables in different asset classes from banks, securitizes them one-by-one and places the resulting bonds to institutional investors. This way, CrossLend offers a flexible and efficient balance sheet relief mechanism for capital constrained banks and helps to actively manage the banks' loan books. Banks can increase their operational efficiency and reduce their costs of capital and customer acquisition costs with CrossLend.

CrossLend’s vision is to establish the first European Debt Exchange. CrossLend is backed by a reputable array of equity investors from Europe and the U.S. such as Lakestar, CME Ventures and the Luxembourg Future Fund with a wide range of experience and extensive networks.

About your role: 

  • As a Legal Counsel (m/f) for Crosslend, you will be dealing with various legal issues in the field of capital market law with a focus on securitisation law, supervisory law, corporate law, data protection law as well as general civic and contractual law
  • You will be negotiating and drafting contracts in the legal areas mentioned above,
  • You will be setting up Crosslend´s B2B platform through the support of the understanding of placement of products in different European jurisdictions
  • Additionally you will be setting up the private placement platform
  • You will be expected to monitor regulatory developments and understand how this applies to our business model
  • You will provide support in the further development of the business model as well as support of important current and future cooperation of CrossLend
  • You will provide legal advice and support for CrossLend´s business areas in day-to-day business and you will assist with our Venture financing rounds
  • Coordination with external attorneys

About your profile:

  • You have obtained the 2 bar exam (Staatsexamen) with a minimum of 8 points 
  • You hold a PHD or LL.M in laws
  • You have experience in banking and regulatory law (Europe) as well as knowledge in Capital Markets and Corporate Law
  • 2-3 years of professional experience
  • You have strong drafting skills as well strong English legal skills
  • Research skills are a must
  • You are resourceful and can work independently
  • You have excellent analytical skills
  • Legal English fluency


  • You will have the opportunity to take full responsibility for projects and offer strategic input
  • CrossLend offices are located in one of the most vibrant and exciting capitals
  • Work in an international  team with more than 40 people driven by passion from 20 different countries
  • Very relaxed working culture with flexible working hours
  • Innovative, fast-paced and exciting working culture with modern offices
  • As a way to unwind from work, we have weekly meditation classes and sport bootcamp around Tiergarten during the working day
  • Regular update meetings on the company's achievements & challenges  
  • Soft drinks a