Role details

Legal Counsel

Berkshire   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Work within a top-tier, well established In - House Legal team.
  • Work for a well known organisation in a varied and interesting role.

About Our Client

Our client is a well known organisation with a highly respected and fully supported legal team in Berkshire

The Legal Counsel role will be responsible for providing all legal advice and assistance in respect of any activity of the group within the country/sub-region of his/her responsibility to ensure maximum protection of rights and interests and to ensure legal compliance of activities under local laws.

Job Description

The successful candidate will take on the following amongst other areas as the role develops with their ability:

  • Provide strong executive and legal support to the Manager and other members of the senior management team in the country/sub-region of his/her responsibility on all business operations and activities.
  • Prepare, review, negotiate and finalise all contracts (including annexes, exhibits, etc.) and related documents (such as RFPs, tenders and proposals, etc.) in relation to any direct or indirect sales activities and network operations activities in the country/sub-region of his/her responsibility.
  • Provide legal advice to other departments within the organisation on any matters that are legal in nature (e.g. reviewing contracts of employment for HR, supporting the Sourcing Department, real estate and facilities management, etc.).

  • Implement all policies, processes and procedures of the Legal & Regulatory Department set by General Counsel and/or Chief Counsel in the country/sub-region of his/her responsibility.
  • Maintain proper corporate secretarial records of the organisation in the country/sub-region of his/her responsibility to ensure legal compliance with local laws and coordinate with the relevant Paralegal to ensure that the country database is kept up-to-date.
  • Provide legal support to the Regulatory & Compliance team where necessary such as setting up of any corporate vehicles which will provide solutions to address regulatory restrictions.
  • Effectively manage all litigation matters and disputes, including developing and implementing appropriate risk-mitigation strategies.

  • Select, liaise and manage with outside counsel.

The Successful Applicant

The Legal counsel will have the following attributes:

  • A qualified Solicitor in the United Kingdom with a minimum of one (1) year PQE (preferably in the telecommunications or IT industry).
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English. Fluency in either French or another European language would be advantageous.
  • Prior experience in commercial/transactional negotiations, particularly in cross-cultural, cross-border and multi-jurisdictional transactions is highly desirable. Those with experience in outsourcing transactions will have an added advantage.
  • Must be a "team-player" who is academically sound, yet commercially-oriented.

What's on Offer

Excellent salary and benefits package. Apply for more details.

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