Senior Legal Counsel

Hays Legal
England, London, West London
£70000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + bonus + comprehensive benefits
07 Mar 2019
04 Apr 2019
Neel Mehta
7 years+
Legal counsel
Full time
Contract type

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

Your new company
An international leader in digital, marketing and advertising, employing over 80,000 people globally. The company has an acquisitive history and has operations in over 100 countries. The Group encompasses some of the advertising sector's most prominent agencies, and the company is committed to continue its global growth. The creation of its celebrated shares services sector ensures the legal function is indispensable and pervasive across all the Group's business activities. The offices in West London are state-of-the-art, with an agile working culture in place.

Your new role
A Senior Legal Counsel position within an impressive team of seven lawyers, reporting into the UK Head of Legal. Working with all the Group's agencies, you will advise on advertising clearance, marketing services contracts, digital advertising and other business critical matters. You will draft and negotiate key services, licensing and vendor agreements, while also working on crucial intellectual property issues. You will build strong relationships with proposals, marketing, advertising and digital teams (to name a few), supporting them contracting, disputes and compliance matters in a cross-border environment. You will be making a tangible contribution as a legal team across the wider business, being proactive in managing risk and providing training where necessary.

What you'll need to succeed
You will be a mid level commercial lawyer (7-8 PQE as a guide only), qualified either in the UK or another major common law jurisdiction (e.g. Australia or New Zealand). You must have the uninhibited right to work in the UK. You will have experience drafting and negotiating high-volume commercial agreements including Master Service, vendor and licensing agreements, while advising on advertising clearance and risk matters. You will also have notable exposure to typical intellectual property matters. In-house exposure will be looked at favourably, and you should be able to show that you have supported different departments of a business as a reliable business advisor.

What you'll get in return
You will be working for one of the world's best and largest digital, advertising and communications groups in the world, partnering with the most prestigious brands in the advertising sector. You will work as part of a respected team with significant experience, allowing you to continue your professional growth in a stimulating environment. You will be rewarded with a competitive salary and benefits package, and the chance to build a long-term career with a true global leader.

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