Real Estate Legal Counsel

Wien (AT)
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The future looks like you

At C&A, we're dedicated to preserving our rich traditions while embracing innovation to drive our business forward. As we embark on a transformative journey, our retail operations play a pivotal role in shaping our future success. We're seeking a dynamic individual to join our team as a Real Estate Legal Counsel.

As a key member of our legal department, you will provide expert legal advice and support on a wide range of real estate transactions and projects. Depending on your professional interests and qualifications, you could also take over other exciting projects.

How You'll Contribute

  • Advising on Real Estate Transactions: Provide legal advice on all aspects of real estate transactions, such as leases, and development projects, with a particular focus on the CEE markets.
  • Contract Drafting and Negotiation: Draft, review, and negotiate contracts and other legal documents related to real estate transactions.
  • Due Diligence: Conduct thorough due diligence to ensure compliance with local laws, regulations, and the underlying contractual relationship, identifying potential legal risks and providing solutions to mitigate them.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Ensure that all real estate transactions comply with Austrian laws and regulations, as well as those in the CEE markets, staying up-to-date with changes in legislation and industry standards.
  • Stakeholders Management: Build and maintain strong relationships with internal stakeholders and external partners, providing tailored legal advice and solutions to meet their specific needs.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with other legal professionals, real estate agents, and financial advisors to ensure seamless execution of real estate transactions.
  • Side Projects: Participate in exciting side projects within our constantly changing business environment.

What You Bring

  • A degree in law, with a specialization or significant coursework in real estate law.
  • A minimum of 3-7 years of experience in real estate law, preferably within the CEE markets.
  • In-depth knowledge of real estate law in Austria and the CEE region, including property rights, land use regulations, and real estate financing.
  • Good level of real estate market understanding.
  • Proficiency in English (C1) and German (B2). Any other Eastern European languages would be a nice-to-have.


  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to think strategically and provide practical legal solutions.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to convey complex legal concepts in a clear and concise manner.
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy in all legal work.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment and build strong internal and external relationships.
  • A customer-oriented approach.
  • A high degree of professionalism, integrity, and ethical standards.

What we offer

  • The opportunity to shape the future of our retail organization in CEE.
  • Access continuous learning and mentorship via the C&A E-Learning Academy and regular feedback sessions.
  • Elevate your well-being as we collaborate with top-tier partners dedicated to your holistic health and success (such as OpenUp, Headspace and much more!).
  • Learn or improve in any language with our external language provider.
  • A competitive salary and a benefits package, in line with the responsibilities of the role.
  • Experience a flexible hybrid work environment with a 50% work-from-home option.
  • An employee discount of 20%.

The minimum salary for this full-time position is EUR 60,000 gross per year. But this is just a formality - we would be happy to discuss your actual salary in person!

C&A fosters equal opportunity for people of all backgrounds and identities. We are led by a gender-balanced board committed to build a diverse and inclusive organization where everyone can become their best self. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, religion or belief, parental and family status, or any other protected characteristic. We welcome applications from women, men and non-binary candidates of all ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds. We encourage people belonging to underrepresented groups to apply.