Commercial Counsel (EMEA)

Amsterdam, Netherlands; Paris, France

The Legal team supports Datadog's rapid growth by providing a wide range of legal services across a highly dynamic technology company, from driving new business via contracts and compliance efforts, to protecting Datadog's offerings. Datadog's Legal team collaborates with virtually every team across the organization, from engineering to product to marketing. Within the Legal team, the Commercial, Alliances & Procurement Legal team is mainly focusing on all commercial engagements, channel & alliances agreements, procurement matters and all related legal topics.

Join our EMEA Commercial, Alliances & Procurement Legal team to support the organization on various legal-related matters, with a primary focus on negotiating revenue generating contracts for our Enterprise customers in the EMEA region. This customer-facing role will involve close collaboration with cross-functional teams such as sales, deal desk, privacy, customer trust, procurement, and product legal, serving as a trusted advisor known for providing strong solutions and practical advice.  Moreover, this position will offer exposure to cutting-edge SaaS technology areas such as privacy, security, and AI/ML, allowing you to stay at the forefront of the industry.

At Datadog, we place value in our office culture - the relationships and collaboration it builds and the creativity it brings to the table. We operate as a hybrid workplace to ensure our Datadogs can create a work-life harmony that best fits them.

What You’ll Do:

  • Draft, review and negotiate a variety of commercial agreements to support customer sales and growth-driven relationships with channel partners.
  • Partner with a seasoned legal team to provide practical and decisive guidance to internal business teams. 
  • Coach sales team members on strategies for negotiating with Enterprise customers, including delivery of regular internal training sessions.
  • Stay current on industry, commercial, intellectual property, open source, privacy and other EMEA laws, regulations, and developments to be able to give the most effective advice.
  • Support the ongoing improvement of our contract templates in line with emerging laws and regulations across the EMEA region and the Central/DACH region in particular, and advise on the compliance issues in the region.
  • Collaborate with other teams within Legal and across the company to support Datadog’s acceleration of revenue and reduction of risk.
  • Liaise with and advise other Datadog stakeholders across the EMEA, including those in Deal Desk, Procurement.

Who You Are:


  • A German qualified attorney with at least 5+ years of legal experience, including 3+ years in SaaS transactions or the IT sector, and ideally 2+ years in a law firm.
  • Fluent in both English and German, with excellent communication skills in both languages.
  • Familiar with technology, privacy, and intellectual property laws, with a first successful experience in facing large customers in complex technology negotiations.
  • High integrity and strong judgment, with the ability to articulate well-reasoned points of view.
  • Well-organized, process-oriented, and adept at recognizing when matters need escalation within the legal team or when guidance is required.
  • Enjoys supporting, collaborating with, and educating colleagues.
  • Excited to drive contracts to closure and are comfortable partnering with clients in sales, where you will prioritize multiple deals simultaneously while supporting tight deadlines.
  • Able to work from our new & vibrant Amsterdam office and be the first local point of contact for the Legal Department. Alternatively, the role could also be based in Paris.
  • Proficiency in an additional language is a plus, but not mandatory.

Datadog values people from all walks of life. We understand not everyone will meet all the above qualifications on day one. That's okay. If you’re passionate about technology and want to grow your skills, we encourage you to apply.

Benefits and Growth: 

  • High income earning opportunities based on individual performance
  • New hire stock equity (RSUs) and employee stock purchase plan (ESPP)
  • Continuous professional development, product training, and career pathing
  • Sales training in MEDDIC and Command of the Message
  • Intradepartmental mentor and buddy program for in-house networking
  • An inclusive company culture, ability to join our Community Guilds (Datadog employee resource groups)
  • Access to Inclusion Talks, our Internal panel discussions
  • Free, global Spring Health benefits for employees and dependents age 6+
  • Competitive global benefits
  • Giving programs

Benefits and Growth listed above may vary based on the country of your employment and the nature of your employment with Datadog

About Datadog: 

Datadog (NASDAQ: DDOG) is a global SaaS business, delivering a rare combination of growth and profitability. We are on a mission to break down silos and solve complexity in the cloud age by enabling digital transformation, cloud migration, and infrastructure monitoring of our customers’ entire technology stacks. Built by engineers, for engineers, Datadog is used by organizations of all sizes across a wide range of industries. Together, we champion professional development, diversity of thought, innovation, and work excellence to empower continuous growth. Join the pack and become part of a collaborative, pragmatic, and thoughtful people-first community where we solve tough problems, take smart risks, and celebrate one another. Learn more about #DatadogLife on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Datadog Learning Center.

Equal Opportunity at Datadog:

Datadog is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and is proud to offer equal employment opportunity to everyone regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, veteran status, and more. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. Here are our Candidate Legal Notices for your reference.

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