Legal Counsel with focus on Competition/Antitrust and Intellectual Property law to the Storytel Group

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Storytel is one of the world’s leading audiobook and ebook streaming services. At Storytel we believe that powerful stories add an extra dimension to life. We offer hundreds of thousands of audiobooks and ebooks to customers in 20+ markets, with several new markets launching in the coming year. We are now looking for a Legal Counsel with a focus on Competition/Antitrust law and on Intellectual property (IP) agreements to join our Legal department at our headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden.

Role and responsibilities

As our Competition/IP Legal Counsel at Storytel, you will work closely with our Rights and Publishing Counsel and support the global organisation with advice on various legal matters throughout the organisation with a focus on competition/Antitrust law matters and on IP licensing agreements. 

The role will include handling of communication and contact with relevant local regulatory/supervisory authorities within the field as well as handling legal review/management of the group’s standard content distribution agreements. Hence the role will require a basic understanding of the global tech/publishing environment, of international aspects of the competition law landscape as well as of global licensing contracts. As part of the legal team, led by the General Counsel, you will 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. 

We believe that you as a candidate for this role must have the ability to manage multiple projects at once and to follow through and meet deadlines. You must also have strong interpersonal skills, a genuine team-player mindset and be able to work independently within cross-functional teams. Strong business judgment, ability to think strategically and to give hands-on practical advice constitute basic requirements. 

Your profile

  • Swedish LL.M (Jur. kand./Juristexamen) or international equivalent such as J.D. degree
  • 3+ years of law firm and/or in-house corporate lawyer experience with main focus on competition/antitrust legislation, IP law and commercial contracts 
  • Business level of English and Swedish in written and spoken word as Storytel is an international company with English as our official language internally.
  • Excellent analytical skills 
  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgment in stressful and/or ambiguous situations
  • A genuine interest in both the the streaming and the publishing business

Merits of particular interest

  • Experience from an international legal environment
  • Experience from working hands on with competition law from within a national competition authority or the European commission 
  • Experience from working with commercial licensing of copyrights and/or experiences from working with publishing and the publishing industry
  • Experience from working with commercial contracts in an international environment
  • Strong Swedish language skills to business standard
  • Experience from working within the tech industry and especially other streaming services or other services provided through apps or online
  • Experience from working within other fields of business law, such as e.g. M&A, corporate law or privacy are also merits of high interest.

What we can 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. If you would like to read more about us and our products please have a look at www.storytel.com.

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Stockholm

Tryckerigatan 4
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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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