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Legal Counsel, Employment, Northern and Eastern Europe

Legal
in London, United Kingdom

ABOUT THE ROLE

We're looking for an exceptional lawyer to join our EMEA Employment Counsel team to support and help lead our growing businesses across NEE.

This is a once-in-a-career opportunity to join a global legal team integral to a company engaged in cutting edge technology and focused on solving some of the biggest challenges in the world - including changing the way regulators, courts and legislators think about the future of work.

Based in London and in cooperation with another employment lawyer in NEE, this position will report directly to the EMEA Employment Director based in Amsterdam.

What You'll Do

  • Advise Uber's HR team on the full range of employment matters relating to recruiting, hiring, training, performance management, compensation, benefits, and terminations in NEE
  • Identify and resolve employment related issues regarding Uber's business and its relationship with users of the Uber App in our NEE markets.
  • Handle and advise on pre-litigation disputes and employment litigation.
  • Collaborate closely with colleagues in tax, regulatory legal, product developers and policy and communications team to pre-empt employment law risks related to Uber's business, and proactive finding solutions to those issues.

What You'll Need

  • 5-6 years of employment law experience at a top tier firm. International employment law experience or in-house experience are a plus.
  • In-house experience is a plus
  • Ability to 100% operate in English (required)
  • Confidence operating in a fast-paced environment.
  • Flexibility to perform in nimble, rapidly changing and growing markets.
  • History of driving efficient and strategic use of resources, including other support functions, in-house counsel, vendors and external counsel.
  • Strong team orientation encouraging communication and cooperation across organisations and functions.
  • Inquisitiveness, along with the ability to spot issues, get to the heart of the matter, and articulate plans to address them.
  • Strong communication skills and demonstrated experience working with business leaders.
  • Collaborative approach with both business and legal groups, with a strong ability to build relationships, gain credibility and partner with others.
  • Excellent business judgment and interpersonal skills (outgoing, down-to-earth, and with a good sense of humor).
  • Passionate about your work and a desire to have a big impact.
  • Enthusiastic about Uber!

At Uber, we ignite opportunity by setting the world in motion. We take on big problems to help drivers, riders, delivery partners, and eaters get moving in more than 600 cities around the world.

We welcome people from all backgrounds who seek the opportunity to help build a future where everyone and everything can move independently. If you have the curiosity, passion, and collaborative spirit, work with us, and let's move the world forward, together.