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Legal Counsel

Closing date
2 Nov 2021

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Practice area
Company and commercial
Contract type
Full time
1 year
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My client is a multinational, $multi-billion distributor which is playing a significant part in the energy transition programme by supplying its products to players across the sectors including carbon capture use and storage, biofuel production, hydrogen projects, wind energy and geothermal energy etc. They are headquartered in north America, but their international business is run out of the UK, which has a small legal team.

Following a restructure there now exists an opening for a commercially minded lawyer to work alongside the current Counsel, overseeing the UK, APAC and EMEA regions and covering a diverse range of commercial and compliance issues. This is certainly a hugely varied role with significant scope to develop for a candidate who has an inquisitive mind and thirst for commercial and strategic exposure. The department is quite autonomous from the US parent and as such is offers a fair degree of discretion. You would be very much a part of the international concern and can expect significant exposure to senior stakeholders and key personnel on a global scale.

Aside advising on the full suite of commercial contract documents including sale and purchase agreements, master framework agreements, consultancy, agency, distribution, storage, license, IT, flow down, wind down and exit agreements, settlement letters, waiver letters, NDAs and standard terms and conditions in line with the groups Delegation of Authority (DOA) requirements etc, you will assist as needed with international legislative and regulatory matters including GDPR, intellectual property, information technology, anti-bribery and corruption and anti-boycott laws and trade compliance laws.

Candidates from a broad background will be considered, but we'd be especially interested in speaking to candidates with at least 12 months PQE in commercial, construction, corporate or projects.

The offices are based in West Yorkshire and we'd anticipate there being a requirement to spend 60% of your time in the office. Post pandemic, the international element of the role does open up the prospect for international travel if this excites? In the main, there is a huge opportunity for the successful candidate to develop this role as they would wish, under the close supervision of a senior counsel who has an extremely strong pedigree. Salary is likely to be up to c£60k+ 20% bonus.

For a confidential conversation, please contact or call 0113 467 9789


Sacco Mann are specialist Legal Recruiters recognised as regional experts with a genuine interest in, as well as knowledge of, their marketplace. We are renowned for giving clear and straightforward career advice and true quality of service.

We have thirteen experienced consultants focussing on legal recruitment, encompassing the Commercial, General Practice, Public Sector and In House positions, both permanent and locum. In addition two consultants specialise within the Patents and Trademarks sector.

We feel that much of our success has been due to the fact that we:

- try to accurately guage and understand what both candidates and clients require and indeed that which they are able to offer and then bring the two together
- have a demonstrable knowledge of the marketplace. Fundamentally what you need is not merely someone who can post your CV to a practice, but someone whose strength of contacts within the firms can add value, ensuring that you are given proper consideration
- discuss each role with you thoroughly and get prior clearance before a CV is submitted. This is an extremely important for protecting confidentiality and avoiding duplication
- brief you fully prior to any interviews, ensuring that you know what the role entails and how the interview will be run. We also give you honest interview feedback - if you don't do very well in an interview you can always learn from the experience
- are accessible and return your calls

Why use Sacco Mann?

Principally because we believe that the points outlined above are fundamental. We enjoy recruitment, and we are good at it, because we genuinely enjoy assisting people make positive career moves. We don't shuffle paper because we know our marketplace and are therefore in a position to give reliable, knowledgeable and practical advice.

The vast majority of our applicants and clients are at pains to thank us for the advice and service that we provide and we believe the high level of referral business is a direct result of the fact that lawyers value our input.

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