Breakthrough Energy Fellows Portfolio Job Board

Legal Counsel (Juriste/Senior Paralegal)



Paris, France
Posted on Monday, July 1, 2024
About Dioxycle
Dioxycle is pioneering breakthrough carbon utilization technologies that convert industrial emissions into sustainable chemicals with unprecedented energy and cost efficiency. By displacing fossil fuels for the production of key chemicals, Dioxycle has the potential to ultimately reduce over 800 million tons of CO2 per year, representing over 2% of the world's emissions.
Our team is innovating across chemical, mechanical and system engineering to turn carbon transformation into an economically feasible, industrial reality by developing a completely novel technological approach. Having completed our medium-scale Proof-of-Concept electrolyzer, we are now working towards a first-of-its-kind large-scale industrial prototype and are assembling key partnerships for future commercial roll-out.
We are supported by world-class funders including Lowercarbon Capital, Breakthrough Energy Ventures and Gigascale Capital and have raised $26M to date. We operate from two R&D centers in Europe and California.
Joining us now is an opportunity to play a fundamental role in the scale up of our transformative technology by working closely with our international founding team. If you are motivated by solving hard problems, meaningfully addressing climate change, and want to join the fastest growing industry of our generation, then this role may be for you!
Your Mission
Dioxycle is seeking a hands-on Legal Counsel to be a cornerstone of our legal operations. We are seeking a reliable, positive and highly meticulous individual who is excited about using their legal skills to have a tangible impact on global emissions.
Key Responsibilities:
- Contract management: Draft and review legal documents, such as NDAs and commercial and supplier contracts, stock option/BSPCE issuance documentation preparation (collaborating with specialized law firms where relevant)
- Legal Advisory: Provide legal advice on a wide range of issues, including corporate governance, intellectual property, regulatory compliance, employment law, and commercial contracts.
- Corporate Governance: Support the Board of Directors and executive team with corporate governance matters, including organizing board meetings, preparing minutes, and maintaining corporate records.
- Intellectual Property: Oversee the company’s intellectual property portfolio, including trademarks, and copyrights, and manage IP strategy and enforcement (JDA, licensing agreements, etc.)
Location: Onsite in Paris, France
To be fully comfortable with the job, you have 7+ years of experience, with a mixture of industry and law-firm experience and experience working with IP-heavy topics (ideally in the chemical industry).

Skillset we are looking for

  • Comfortable with French, US and international legal frameworks
  • Comfortable drafting contracts in English and in French
  • 7+ years of experience as legal counsel/juriste/paralegal, with a mixture of industry and law-firm experience
  • Experience working with IP-heavy topics (ideally in the chemical industry)

Mindset we are looking for

  • Commitment to the mission and ambition
  • Irreproachable work ethic
  • Innovative spirit and problem-solving attitude
  • Anticipation capabilities
  • Safety and security awareness
  • Radical open-mindedness: no ego. Ideas first

What we have to offer

  • Unique journey: We are an early-stage company with a world-class team and a flat structure.
  • Impact: We are building a product that will have a real impact on the environment, and we hate bullsh*t.
  • People-first: We are self-improving whilst helping others grow. We are no-ego doers and we are all responsible for shaping the company.
  • International team: We are an international team made up of various nationalities including American, English, French, Swiss, and hopefully many more soon!
  • Fun: We constantly strive to cultivate a great work atmosphere and organize regular team events.
  • Highly competitive salary packages
  • Generous Employee Stock Ownership plans
  • Health Insurance: Medical, dental, and vision coverage.
  • Retirement Plans: 401(k) (if US based), pension, or other retirement savings plans.
  • Ergonomic work stations & state-of-the-art equipment