In-house Counsel (interim)

Recruiter
Hays Legal
Location
England, London
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
09 Jan 2019
Closes
06 Feb 2019
Ref
3506721
Contact
Laura Davidson
Practice area
Company and commercial
Position
Legal counsel
Sector
In-house
Hours
Full time
Contract type
Freelance

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Your new company

This data centre company which was established over 20 years ago connects thousands of clients to telecommunications companies and has a prominent market reputation across Europe and Asia-Pacific. Their office based in central London hosts 35 people.

Your new role

A newly created commercial counsel position for London and Europe, reporting into the General Counsel. This will be a general commercial role with IT/outsourcing. You will work closely with internal teams across the business including with senior stakeholders such as the CFO, CEO and Managing Directors. You will also build relationships across the wider business. You will support the team with legal guidance on business-critical issues.

What you'll need to succeed

You will be a qualified commercial lawyer with 5-6 PQE (guide only) who has trained with a reputable firm or within a respected in-house legal function, with strong experience of reviewing, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts. You will be qualified either in the UK or another major common law jurisdiction (such as Australia or New Zealand). You will have exposure to outsourcing and/or technology contracts negotiations. The team is down to earth and friendly, yet also commercially astute and you will need to be able to work autonomously, stand your - the client is looking for someone who can fit into that approachable but robust culture. You may also be considered if you are a transactional real estate lawyer or construction lawyer. As this is an interim position, you must be available on short notice.

What you'll get in return

The chance to join an established market leader who have all the right attributes to become FTSE 100 soon. You will be able to develop yourself and be able to interact at senior levels throughout the business alongside a down-to-earth General Counsel in a fast-paced, hands on role. You will be reumuerated with a competitive day rate.

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