Real Estate Legal Counsel

Real Estate Legal Counsel


Real Estate Legal Counsel

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!

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