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Corporate Legal Counsel



Copenhagen, Denmark
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024
Do you have a passionate interest in technology? Ambition to provide legal expert advice to an international and diverse organization? Are you passionate about learning, want to be inspired and inspire others by the potential of the future?

We are looking for a well organized Corporate Legal Counsel in Denmark to join our Western Europe Commercial Legal team. This role is a 12-month fixed term opportunity to cover during parental leave.

The Commercial Legal team, as part of the Microsoft Corporate, External and Legal Affairs (CELA) team in Western Europe, is contributing to the Microsoft mission by helping our customers succeed through digital transformation, strengthening Microsoft as a globally trusted provider of technology to everyone and contributing to local opportunities and economic growth.

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As employees we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others, and collaborate to realize our shared goals. Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond.


The Commercial Legal Team provides assistance to all Microsoft sales and marketing businesses on a variety of legal topics. You would be expected to show interest not only in the legal topics but also the business needs that drive them.


Legal Advice and Counsel

  • Acts as the primary legal contact (generalist or subject matter expert) for assigned clients; executes routine to moderate-impact legal matters; provides support (e.g., revises templates, answers client questions about legal process) to higher-level attorneys.
  • Serves as a contributor to clients and colleagues about legal and related business matters (e.g., privacy, intellectual property, regulatory compliance).
  • Identifies and anticipates legal risks in the client's business, technology, and/or public policy, and proposes solutions to mitigate future risk.
  • Interacts with outside counsel or other service providers to address and resolve project-specific issues.
  • Structures, drafts, and negotiates transactional documents (e.g., standard agreements with third parties).
  • Conducts, reviews, interprets, and analyzes legal information; maintains a basic understanding of legal principles within his or her primary legal practice area.
  • Monitors business activity to ensure legal compliance policies/standards are followed; advises and helps clients understand compliance issues, identifies risks including anti-trust/anti-corruption, and offers solutions.
  • Identifies and engages appropriate stakeholders in Legal and Corporate Affairs and business to escalate issues.

Operational Excellence

  • Provides input and continuous feedback to improve process efficiencies within role; identifies opportunities and tools to increase operational efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Manages project work expenses according to budget and proposes efficiencies.
  • Models compliance and maintains confidentiality, attorney-client privilege, privacy, and the security of data.


  • Collaborates effectively within Legal and Corporate Affairs work group and direct business clients.
  • Organizes issues and ideas in written and verbal communication.


Required/Minimum Qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate Degree or Equivalent International Degree
    • OR Completion of a Legal Apprenticeship.
  • Active license to practice law in Denmark and capable of meeting admission requirements in Denmark.
  • Experience as a practicing attorney
    • OR equivalent practice of law.
Additional Or Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience as an attorney in specialized practice area (e.g., data protection, contract law, intellectual property).

We are looking for someone with a strong record of being a great team player, dedicated to collective successes with the ability to promote cooperation and facilitate problem resolution in a timely, creative and professional manner, and solid stakeholder management.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations.