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General Counsel – E-Commerce Start-Up – London or New York

EMEA Legal Ltd
London or New York
£150K+ bonus and excellent stocks
Closing date
18 Feb 2022
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Job Details

Our client is a Series D funded specialist e-commerce platform with offices in London and New York, which is a global leader in providing authentic goods to its loyal customers. This business has grown exponentially with a footprint in more than 60 major cities across the UK, EMEA, US, Australiasia, and APAC. The business now needs to hire its first General Counsel to report to the CFO and build a legal team to focus on the growth of this unique and highly admired business. 

The Role 
You will create a legal function and report to the CFO with a direct line to the CEO and board of management where you’re required to provide excellent legal commercial judgment and the ability to identify possible legal risks which may impact the business. You will hire and create a legal team to operate in multi jurisdictions and you will establish a legal panel to assist the business with its next stage of development. 

The Candidate 
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10yrs PQE with training from a reputable international law firm or in-house with a leading Tech Business. Candidates with additional legal skills in Finance, Corporate Law, and non-legal expertise in business operations in a multi-jurisdictional environment would be of huge benefit. Lawyers from an e-commerce/internet industry/logistics background and having multilingual capabilities, ideally Chinese Mandarin would be highly advantageous. 

For a confidential conversation please contact Liam Taaffe at EMEA Legal on or 0207 183 9122  - visit 


With over 15 years of experience in the recruitment and legal publishing sectors in major EU cities, Liam identified a niche in the market for a specialist in-house legal recruitment consultancy.

In 2020, Liam Taaffe founded EMEA Legal – a bespoke in-house legal search and recruitment consultancy focusing on privacy and commercial IT lawyers for the technology and fintech sectors. His aim was that of creating a holistic service that not only identifies the optimal legal talent but also provides candidates with the opportunity to relocate to other countries and working remotely.

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020 7 183 9122
United Kingdom
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