An exciting opportunity for a Commercial Legal Counsel to join a highly-acclaimed and multi-award winning technology group. In this fast-paced and innovative environment you will lead commercial contract negotiation and provide comprehensive and professional advice across all Group legal, commercial and regulatory compliance matters.
Commercial Legal Counsel / Commercial Contracts
Bracknell- Flexible Home-Working – Part Commutable from London and the Thames Valley
Competitive Salary DOE
Plus Benefits Package
Who we are:
We deliver world-leading communications technology, software, and services to hundreds of the world’s largest organisations.
We develop cutting-edge solutions for complex communications challenges, which enable organisations to engage at scale with their customers at any time, from any place, and on any channel or device.
We are proud recipients of over 20 awards, including the prestigious:
// Queen’s Award for Enterprise
// Sunday Times International Track 200 2021
// Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA
The Commercial Legal Counsel Role
Contracts and management:
+ Draft, negotiate, gain approval for and execute favourable commercial agreements (including SaaS, MSAs, Statements of Work, End-User Licence Agreements (EULAs), DPAs and NDAs) with customers, partners, resellers and suppliers.
+ Brief Directors and stakeholders accurately and concisely on relevant contracts/agreements.
+ Fully manage contract management and control processes to ensure managers and colleagues comply with internal policy and contract/agreement approval processes.
+ Ensure the timely renewal and updating of contracts as required, whether by end of term, legislative changes or changes of business circumstances.
+ Advise on legal and commercial risk/mitigation where required including for projects, products, concepts and ideas.
+ Provide reliable and up-to-date legal advice on (but not limited to) matters of intellectual property, disputes, data protection & privacy, consumer issues and day to day legal queries.
+ Maintain an awareness of international legislation and compliance to a sufficient level to be able to identify business requirements/risks and consult with suitable legal consultants.
+ Manage external counsel and proactively arrange appropriate agreements/relationships exist so that individual matters can be dealt with promptly and effectively.
Other Business Documentation and Support:
+ Act as single point of contact with regulators and police authorities as required.
+ Introduce, monitor and manage effective measures of input/output and quality of work.
+ Support the Business Directors to establish, dissolve or merge companies as required.
+ Support the Company Secretary in matters such as Board Minutes/Board Resolutions/stock transfer forms and maintenance of the shareholders’ registers and other statutory books.
+ Support People team and finance teams with legal matters as required.
+ Bachelor’s Degree/equivalent, or substantial alternative experience.
+ Qualified solicitor with right to practise in England and Wales.
+ Between 3 and 6 years of relevant legal practice experience (PQE) gained either in a law firm and/or preferably, in a fast-paced, commercial in-house environment.
+ Substantial experience of drafting, negotiating and reviewing commercial contracts and delivering commercially-focused legal advice.
+ Demonstrable experience of managing and delivering to senior management expectations in complex legal matters.
+ Solutions-focused with demonstrable experience of delivering positive business outcomes.
+ Experience in preparing bid/tender responses.
+ Experience managing and advising on Data Protection, IP, Corporate and/or Employment Law.
+ Experience in the IT/Telecoms industry.
+ Thorough attention to detail.
+ Process driven with a clear methodology for workload management.
+ Excellent organisation skills; able to work to deadlines and manage multiple priorities.
+ Commercial acumen; able to identify potential legal issues but consider the commercial impact of various offerings to deliver the best business outcome.
+ Communication skills. Exceptional written and verbal communication and negotiation skills; able to present complex legal issues in plain, readily understandable and concise language.
+ Contract negotiations can be time sensitive and so flexibility to meet peaks in business demand will be required.
+ Competitive Salary
+ Flexible home-based working
Interested? Apply here for a fast-track path to the Hiring Manager
If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.