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Legal Counsel (Public Sector)

What we offer

Our company culture is focused on helping our employees enable innovation by building breakthroughs together. How? We focus every day on building the foundation for tomorrow and creating a workplace that embraces differences, values flexibility, and is aligned to our purpose-driven and future-focused work. We offer a highly collaborative, caring team environment with a strong focus on learning and development, recognition for your individual contributions, and a variety of benefit options for you to choose from. Apply now!




Responsible for delivery and administration of legal services to ensure the issues of risk and governance are aligned to company goals and to ensure that legal arrangements are advantageous to the company. Advise management and business owners on legal issues and involved in contracts modelling, drafting, administration and negotiation.


  • Negotiate IT contracts (licence agreements, Cloud Services Agreement and Professional Services Agreements)
  • Analyses risk and counsels business;
  • Ensures the company's position in legal arrangements is as advantageous to company as possible, within the confines of management philosophy;
  • Support local and regional projects and seeks way to simplify SAP and the Legal department’s processes;
  • Ensures company personnel are aware of and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.



Provides a full range of senior level legal counsel and solutions to company LOB's and internal functions.   Lead in drafting, negotiating complex transactions.  Participates as a senior member of cross functional teams providing legal counsel to assigned LOBs and practice areas.



  • Area 1: Provide senior legal services
  • Area 2: Support Public Sector deals and the adoption of Public Sector framework agreements by SAP
  • Area 3: Provide legal counsel to LOB's and internal functions
  • Area 4: Assess and explain complex Legal concepts to senior executives



  • 5-7 years of legal experience



  • Graduation from accredited law school, further graduation may count as Experience (depending on local differences)
  • Extensive knowledge of public sector procurement regulations and associated frameworks is essential
  • Experience in complex negotiations with public sector customers
  • In-depth knowledge of cyber-security and data protection regulations
  • Licensed to practice law in the appropriate jurisdiction
  • English: Fluent – Expert, German: preferred
  • Customer Focus
  • Business Acumen
  • Innovative Thinking




We are SAP

SAP innovations help more than 400,000 customers worldwide work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively. Originally known for leadership in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, SAP has evolved to become a market leader in end-to-end business application software and related services for database, analytics, intelligent technologies, and experience management. As a cloud company with 200 million users and more than 100,000 employees worldwide, we are purpose-driven and future-focused, with a highly collaborative team ethic and commitment to personal development. Whether connecting global industries, people, or platforms, we help ensure every challenge gets the solution it deserves. At SAP, we build breakthroughs, together.


Our inclusion promise

SAP’s culture of inclusion, focus on health and well-being, and flexible working models help ensure that everyone – regardless of background – feels included and can run at their best. At SAP, we believe we are made stronger by the unique capabilities and qualities that each person brings to our company, and we invest in our employees to inspire confidence and help everyone realize their full potential. We ultimately believe in unleashing all talent and creating a better and more equitable world.


SAP is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to the values of Equal Employment Opportunity and provide accessibility accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with SAP and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please send an e-mail with your request to Recruiting Operations Team: Americas: Careers.NorthAmerica@sap.com or Careers.LatinAmerica@sap.com, APJ: Careers.APJ@sap.com, EMEA: Careers@sap.com.


EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability:

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, et al), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability.

Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

 Requisition ID:309270 | Work Area: Legal | Expected Travel: 0 - 10% | Career Status: Professional | Employment Type: Regular Full Time  | Additional Locations: 

Legal Counsel (Public Sector)

Facility:  309270
Posted Date:  Jan 6, 2022
Work Area:  Legal
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

Middlesex, GB, TW148HD

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