In-House Counsel

Hays Legal
England, London
£80000.00 - £90000.00 per annum + bonus, pension, great benefits
09 Jan 2019
06 Feb 2019
Neel Mehta
Legal counsel
Full time
Contract type

Legal jobs London, commercial lawyer jobs London, in-house legal jobs London, legal counsel jobs London

Your new company
A global technology organisation and one of the prominent market leaders in building and managing data centres. With a world-class leadership team, exceptional private equity backing and large game-changing projects in progress across Europe and Asia-Pacific, this is an organisation which has all the pieces of the jigsaw in place to list, at which point it would be in the region of the FTSE 100. The company offers a fantastic salary and benefits package including an exceptional pension, and is a friendly, driven and truly international place to work.

Your new role
A newly created in-house commercial lawyer position reporting into the General Counsel. This position will cover the EMEA region, liaising with legal colleagues in APAC as well. Part of a small Central London based legal function, you will support the business in its risk analysis as it continues to impressively grow. You will negotiate and draft a variety of commercial agreements relevant to the company's data centre business, while also supporting on wide ranging intellectual property, supply chain, sales and generalist matters. Working with a hands on General Counsel, you will work with stakeholders at all levels. At senior levels, key stakeholders will include Operations, Commercial and Projects Directors and the Board. You will be relied upon to effectively analyse legal and business risk, and act as a key point of escalation for business critical matters when necessary. You will become a pervasive and trusted business advisor and play a key role in the company's continued growth.

What you'll need to succeed
You will be a UK or common law qualified lawyer with strong UK experience, and ideally 5-6 PQE (as a guide only). You will have trained with a c. Top 30 law firm or exceptional in-house legal function, with demonstrable experience of working in an international environment. You will have experience credibly dealing with senior management, which in this case will include regional directors of different business areas. In your day-to-day role, you will be able to show a good track record of managing compliance, and negotiating and drafting complex commercial agreements (including technology, supply chain and construction agreements), while analysing and managing risk as a credible point of escalation of business critical matters. Backgrounds in technology and outsourcing will be particularly welcomed, though such experience is not a pre-requisite. You will have an approachable personality, but simultaneously be robust enough to deal with senior stakeholders and push back to the business when necessary.

What you'll get in return

The chance to work as part of a small legal team, taking on excellent levels of responsibility to drive your career forward. The role will come with good levels of autonomy, a close working relationship with an impressive General Counsel and a fantastic remuneration and benefits package, commensurate with the level of the role.

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