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Legal Counsel - Commercial

Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment
£100000 - £130000 per annum
Closing date
23 Sep 2021
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Role – Legal Counsel – Corporate / Commercial
Salary - £100k - £140k
Location – London City
New London City based opportunity for an ambitious Commercial / Corporate Associate to join a rapidly growing Fintech business. The legal work the in-house team undertake here is varied and includes Corporate/Commercial, IP, Regulatory and Finance.
As Legal Counsel, you will work closely with the General Counsel and a more junior lawyer to support ongoing growth and development of this start-up business. A flavour of the duties are below:
  • Reviewing and negotiating licence agreements, services and trading agreements
  • Managing legal aspects of new business initiatives (e.g. new global office openings and new product offerings)
  • Providing strategic legal advice to key stakeholders in the business (including, sales, operations and compliance teams)
  • Assisting with corporate and governance matters relating to the company and broader corporate group
  • Proactively seeking to mitigate legal risk to the business and create/improve processes where required
  • Monitoring and updating key contracts, product terms and conditions, IP/liability protections etc.
Applicants are invited from 2-5 PQE Solicitors currently Practising in Commercial or Corporate at a City Firm. An exposure to Technology / Fintech is beneficial, as is any exposure to Crypto. You must be willing to work in a fast paced, changing environment, where solution focussed advice is paramount.
This is a fantastic opportunity to work in an exciting sector of the in-house legal market, where progression and development opportunities are guaranteed. Send a CV or get in touch with Nick Barrass to discuss further details.


Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment are multi-award winning legal recruitment experts.

Our business – put simply – is to remove the pain points candidates may otherwise experience on their journeys.
Sure, we act for legal professionals of all levels making lateral moves, taking steps up the ladder or looking for contract legal opportunities.
And yes we can boast a network of connections that spans nationwide private practice, the UK’s in house legal departments and now the Middle East, Asia and the Far East.
But we are the only REC and APSCO affiliated legal recruitment specialist with an ISO9001 accredited quality management system and the Investors In People Gold Standard award.
And by externally validating our day to day activities in the wider business community we have been able to place customer experience at the heart of our business proposition.
Which means people like dealing with our team – a very experienced, settled and happy bunch they epitomise the Douglas Scott brand personality and will demonstrate a genuine interest in you and your career.      




Find Us
0161 233 6360
Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment
No1 Spinningfields
M3 3EB
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