Legal Counsel with a focus on Corporate Governance and Expansion

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At Storytel we believe that powerful stories add an extra dimension to life. Storytel is one of the world’s leading audiobook and eBook streaming services and we offer unlimited listening to consumers in 20+ markets, with several new markets launching in the coming year. Our vision is to make the world a more empathetic place with great stories to be shared and enjoyed by anyone, anywhere, anytime. We are now looking for a legal counsel focused on corporate law/capital markets to join the team!

 

About the Role

Storytel is a fast-growing international company group that works actively with expanding both through organic growth as well as through strategic acquisitions. The Storytel group’s parent company - Storytel AB (publ)) - is also a company group listed at Nasdaq First North Growth Market.  

We are now looking for a new junior lawyer to support our global organisation with corporate law/corporate governance-related matters including: applicable corporate governance requirements and annual filings for our 45+ group entities (and growing); reviewing/drafting corporate documents for formalising various decisions, authorizations etc; and provide advice related to laws and regulations applicable for our listed parent company (such as the Swedish Companies Act, Swedish Code of Corporate Governance and the Nasdaq listing regulations). 

In this role, you will also be part of and strengthen our cross-functional Expansion team, which is running the operations for Storytel’s organic growth activities. The main responsibilities for this role within the Expansion team, is to provide legal assessments in relation to new markets and to provide advice to other teams on how to transfer such legal advice into practice when preparing to launch the Storytel service in new markets. You will also support with advice in relation to establishment of new local entities and related matters. 

As part of the legal team, you may also encounter many other fields of law and should be comfortable in investigating and advising in areas of law outside your main area of expertise. 

 

About the Team

This role will be part of the Storytel legal team headed by our General Counsel. In this role you will work closely with and report to our Senior M&A & Corporate Legal Counsel. You will work cross-functionally, and support the Board, Management and Communications with capital markets advice as well as to both support the Finance department and/or project lead various projects from a corporate law/corporate governance perspective as well as to support and work closely with our Paralegal with calendar-driven corporate events. As part of the cross-functional Expansion team you will also work closely together with our Finance department, Regional Managers and Expansion Project Leaders as well as other key stakeholders such as Communications, People team, Publishing, IT and Tech.

 

About You

To be successful in this role we believe that you have the following qualifications:

  • English language skills to business standard, both spoken and written
  • Swedish LL.M (Jur. kand./Juristexamen) 
  • 2-4 years of law firm experience from a Swedish law firm with main focus on corporate law and/or capital markets regulations 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills and business oriented mindset
  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgment in stressful and/or ambiguous situations 
  • Ability to in a structured and thorough manner manage multiple projects at once and to follow through and meet deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills, a genuine team-player mindset and ability to work independently within cross-functional teams
  • Ability to think strategically and to give hands-on practical advice 

And for some bonus points

  • Experience from working with an international law firm and/or international environment
  • Fluency in other languages besides English
  • An understanding of tax matters
  • Project management experience

 

What we offer

Storytel offers a friendly, entrepreneurial and fast-moving work environment where new ideas and creativity are welcomed. We like doing things in new ways and questioning old methods. The Storytel culture - characterized by being welcoming and helpful - is important to us. We don’t believe in hierarchy and micromanagement; we highly believe in giving responsibility and having people grow alongside it. And of course - you get unlimited listening to audio and eBooks from our service!

 

Does this sound like you? If you feel like Storytel is a place where you could thrive, let us know and we will contact you as soon as we are back from the summer holidays. We aim to start conducting interviews for this role in late August.

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Stockholm

Tryckerigatan 4
111 28 Stockholm Directions

Workplace

The Storytellers in 4 words?
Friendly, Welcoming, Helpful, Innovative.

Amount of coffee and tea cups per day?
Impossible to know, we like our hot beverages.

Number of orange headphones?
Thousands.

Times we celebrate?
Whenever we have something to celebrate. Which is quite often, we like to celebrate - preferably with cake. 

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