Commercial & Corporate Counsel

Manchester, Greater Manchester
to £60,000 + benefits
09 Jul 2019
31 Jul 2019
Full time
Contract type

UK arm of a global organisation (manufacturing based) is looking to appoint an in-house company and commercial lawyer.

Our client is a market leader in its sector, with a $multi-billion turnover and operating from a number of international sites. Supporting the General Counsel and reporting to the UK based management team, this opportunity provides scope to work on a diverse range of legal matters.

You will be responsible for contracts and documentation to cover commercial operations and trade; working as part of a wider counsel team on global projects; and advising and supporting colleagues in HR, Sales, Customer Services and Finance on legal issues.

Typical instructions might include:

  • Contract review, drafting and negotiation covering sales, distribution, supply and procurement;
  • Advising on corporate procedures and policy;
  • Trading, export and import issues;
  • Compliance and Data protections;
  • Regulatory matters;
  • Assisting with enquiries from management team, trade bodies and regulators;
  • Assisting on global projects and corporate transactions.

The role requires a commercially astute and pragmatic lawyer, with not less than 3 years’ relevant experience of handling a diverse range of non-contentious company and commercial instructions.

Whilst the company retains panel solicitors, it is looking to recruit someone capable of assisting - with for example - early negotiations to resolve potential disputes.

Other key features – a willingness to undertake travel and a problem solving mind-set. Excellent communication skills being able to present to colleagues and advise on complex issues in a clear and concise way.

Applications welcome from those looking to move away from private practice as well as those with previous in-house experience.

Further information can be provided on application with all enquiries being treated in the strictest of confidence. 

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