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Legal Counsel

Employer
Dye & Durham
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
£Competitive
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Practice area
Risk and compliance
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
PQE
5 years, 6 years, 7 years+
Position
Legal counsel, Solicitor
Sector
In-house

Job Details

Legal Counsel – London – Hybrid (4 days on-site/1 day WFH)

WHO ARE WE?

Are you looking to build an exciting and dynamic career at a company with prestigious blue-chip clients and international reach? Dye & Durham, a leading global provider of cloud–based software and technology solutions, is focused on an unwavering commitment to customer excellence and to the personal and professional growth of its employees.

Dye & Durham provides critical information services and workflows used by clients all over the world to manage their process, information and regulatory requirements. The company offers rewarding opportunities for those with legal, tech, financial services and sales expertise. With clients that include major law firms, financial service institutions and government organizations in Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa and Australia, a fulfilling career awaits you at Dye & Durham.

WHAT WILL YOU DO?

We are looking for a Legal Counsel to work with our in-house legal team on a variety of legal matters, including compliance with Canadian privacy laws and the EU’s GDPR, negotiating master service agreements (“MSA”) and ordinary course commercial transactions. As the UK legal liaison, you will have at least 5 years of legal experience gained in private practice and/or a technology company that is subject to privacy laws, drafting complex commercial contracts (specific to the IT Sector).

Working closely with the legal team and international compliance team, this exciting, strategic in-house counsel position is dedicated to ensuring the company's global privacy policies and procedures are in good standing, developing new policies/procedures and assisting the legal team with its commercial operations. The Legal Counsel will report to the Vice President, Legal and Corporate Secretary.

You will have a wide and varied role, but your main responsibilities will include:

  • Working with the Company's global team to provide strategic, timely, and accurate legal advice on international privacy and data security-related matters, regulations and guidelines that affect the Company.
  • Assisting with the development, maintenance and enforcement of the Company’s policies and procedures
  • Ensuring general compliance with respect to global privacy and data protection laws
  • Advising on legal and regulatory aspects of privacy disclosures, data collection and any related issues
  • Analyse, draft, negotiate and finalise a broad array of commercial contracts including master services agreements, SAAS agreements, licensing agreements, confidentiality and data protection agreements, etc.
  • Advising on general business law issues and managing legal issues including corporate & regulatory matters, including procurement 
  • In support of the group intellectual property strategy, provide legal guidance to in protecting Dye & Durham innovations and brands worldwide and minimizing any legal exposure to claims against Dye & Durham for intellectual property infringement.
  • Liaise with external counsel and advisors, as needed
  • Proactively identify privacy risks and work with the business to assess and manage privacy risks both domestically and internationally
  • Perform other related duties as required or requested

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BE CONSIDERED?

We know you will have a wide and varied skill set, but we think to thrive in this role you will need:

  • J.D. or LL.B. and membership in good standing with the Law Society of England and Wales.
  • 5-7 years of experience in private practice or an in-house corporate role focused on privacy law, ideally with a public technology or software focused company
  • Translate complex legal principles into practical and effective business solutions
  • In depth knowledge of GDPR, and other privacy laws.
  • Experience negotiating and drafting complex MSAs involving the provision of technology services, SAAS agreements, data protection agreements and software licence and other licence agreements
  • Knowledge of intellectual property laws is considered an asset
  • Ability to deal with large volumes of work, strong work ethic
  • The ability to take initiative, using independent thinking and autonomy to look for potential issues and take pre-emptive action
  • Excellent computer skills needed
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with clients and colleagues remotely and across different time zones, with a passion for collaboration and working with people to achieve over-arching goals

WHY WORK FOR US?

At Dye & Durham we strive to be visionaries! As a leader in our field, we ensure our employees are ready for the next challenge in their journey with us by offering internal and external training opportunities. We offer competitive salaries and a whole host of benefits including healthcare, pension, company discounts, wellness programs, and paid days off to move house or volunteer for your favourite charity.

Do you share our DNA?

  • We ask how tomorrow can be better than today
  • We are passionate about solving our customers' challenges
  • Our ideas break boundaries
  • We value different perspectives and encourage dialogue
  • We take ownership and celebrate together

WHAT NEXT?

Hit apply and your application will be reviewed by our talent acquisition team who will contact you directly.

Please note that this position is subject to security checks.

Dye & Durham is an equal opportunity employer. We provide opportunities without regard to race, colour, religion, sexual orientations, gender identity, national origin, marital or family status, disability status or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

 

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