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Legal Counsel - Aerospace Industry



Paris, France
Posted on Sunday, April 21, 2024
At Destinus, we're pioneering the future of autonomous flight systems, blending cutting-edge innovations in airframes, turbojet engines, flight software, and AI to redefine aerospace as we know it. Our mission spans from subsonic to hypersonic speeds, with applications across civilian and defence sectors. As we expand across Europe, our quest for excellence continues.

Join the dynamic Legal team at Destinus, where you'll play a crucial role in guiding the legal and compliance strategies of our European operations across France, Spain, and Germany. Destinus is at the forefront of pioneering autonomous flight systems, and we seek an adept Legal Counsel with a profound understanding of French and EU legal frameworks to ensure our innovative pursuits comply with all statutory mandates.

Embark on a journey with our dynamic team and contribute to our ambitious vision. We aspire to become a prominent force in the industry and seek individuals who are equally driven. At our company, we prioritize your career growth, and we provide incentives to recognize and celebrate our collective achievements. Are you ready to take the next step with us?


  • Provide comprehensive legal advice and support on a variety of commercial law issues to our business and R&D teams throughout Destinus's EU locations.
  • Offer robust support in corporate law, aiding in the strategic legal direction and corporate governance of the company.
  • Manage licensing, trade law, and export compliance matters, ensuring Destinus adheres to all relevant regulations.
  • Take charge of contract management processes, including review, drafting, and negotiation, safeguarding the company's interests.
  • Lead the administration and integration of LegalTech tools to enhance our legal operations, including digital shareholder registries, e-signature platforms, and KYC processes.
  • Coordinate effectively with external legal counsel to bolster our legal strategies and address complex legal issues.


  • A minimum of 5 years of legal practice, with significant experience in French, Spanish, or German law, ideally within the EU context. Additional experience in international law will be highly valued.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze complex legal issues, communicate effectively with various stakeholders, and negotiate strategic agreements.
  • Proven track record of successful collaboration in a multidisciplinary team, adept at navigating the fast-paced and evolving environment of a startup.
  • Proficiency in English is essential, as it is the working language within Destinus.
  • Previous experience in the aerospace sector or other highly regulated industries will be considered an asset, providing valuable insights into industry-specific challenges.

If you wish to apply for this job, please upload your CV and a short motivation letter in English. If you have any questions about the job, don’t hesitate to contact us.