Legal Counsel (f/m/d)


PALFINGER stands for the most innovative, reliable and economical lifting solutions worldwide for use on commercial vehicles, railway vehicles, bridge inspection equipment and in the maritime sector. To strengthen our team in Bergheim we are looking to hire a Legal Counsel (f/m/d). 

As Legal Counsel (f/m/d) you will support the management and special departments in all legal affairs, such as contract review, labour law and corporate law matters, the development of standard documentation as well as the development of legal setups and frameworks regarding new and innovative business models. You will work closely with the operative decision makers in national and international business units and will be occupied with a large variety of different business matters with a high level of responsibility. Concerning more complex international affairs which require local legal support you will be the interface between the company and local attorneys.

Your Tasks

  • Preparation and review of contracts for different business areas
  • Responsibility for the creation, revision and updating of legal standard documents
  • Support of contract negotiations for various national and international business units
  • Legal assessment of complex matters in cooperation with the specialist departments in the fields of labour law, company law or administrative law as well as project support
  • Responsibility for the standard reporting of the legal department
  • Ongoing support and management of corporate law issues in an international context
  • Coordination with lawyers involved
  • Cooperation in international projects beyond the purely legal framework

Your Qualification

  • Degree in law with relevant legal experience (legal department or lawfirm)
  • Business management understanding and solution orientation
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written), including technical language; additional language skills are an advantage
  • Open appearance, authenticity, communication skills and ability to work in a team

We offer

  • Good-life-balance thanks to flexible working hours and freedom to organize your work
  • Performance-related compensation and attractive incentive schemes
  • Career planning and development opportunities 
  • Ongoing professional development
  • Voluntary fringe benefits provided by our company health management scheme PALfit 


Minimum gross salary according to Austrian metal industry collective agreement is EUR 42.053,20. We are willing to overpay according to training and qualification.

We are looking forward to your informative application!


Barbara Köglhaider

HR Business Partner
Lamprechtshausener Bundesstraße 8 | 5101 Bergheim | Austria


Lamprechtshausener Bundesstr. 8 , 5101 Bergheim
Palfinger Bergheim

Job Benefits

  • Learning Opportunities
  • Barrier Liberty
  • Company Doctor
  • Food Allowances
  • Company mobile phone (function related)
  • Fitness Programs
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Health Measures
  • Good transport connection
  • Homeoffice (function related)
  • Canteen
  • Employee discounts
  • Parking facilities
  • Car Sharing Initiative
  • Job Ticket