Role details

Sole head of Legal UK and Ireland

London   •   £90,000 - £110,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Sole Legal Counsel UK and Ireland
  • Must have experience in broad general commercial, e-commerce and employment.

About Our Client

Our client is a US listed leading online business with over 20 years experience and presence in over 40 countries, currently undergoing a significant period of growth since a change in senior management last year.

Job Description

Assistant General Counsel located in the UK office. This person will advise on a range of issues concerning business conducted in the UK and Ireland, and will report into the Vice President, European General Counsel located in France.

  • Advising on e-commerce and implementing strategy together with the business.
  • Advising on general commercial issues including advising on data protection, intellectual property issues; reviewing marketing materials;
  • Negotiating sales contracts
  • Providing general legal advice and support to the Human Resources team on employment law issues.
  • Managing property matters
  • Acting as Company Secretary to the UK and Irish entities including responsibility for company filings and advising on company law matters.
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating confidentiality, novation and other standard business agreements.
  • Working with internal clients to understand products, services and strategy to ensure the right terms, conditions and agreements are concluded to minimise risks.
  • Management of legal claims and instigation of litigation where appropriate.
  • Manage the provision of legal advice from external lawyers on an efficient, cost effective basis.
  • Work effectively with the General Counsel and other members of the legal team on legal and compliance issues and provide appropriate input on legal team initiatives and policy development.

The Successful Applicant

The successful candidate is likely to have

  • Excellent academic credentials and Ideally a minimum of 5 years PQE experience although applicants with more or less experience will also be considered.
  • Must have experience of drafting key business agreements ie: sales agreements, licensing contracts, services agreements, support and maintenance service contracts etc.
  • Knowledge of UK employment law
  • Excellent relationship building / interpersonal skills and highly team-oriented.
  • Superior communication skills, both verbally and written.
  • Able to learn a complicated and dynamic business, proactively advise on a combination of legal and business issues.
  • Excellent relationship building to facilitate becoming a trusted partner of the business.
  • Must have common sense and able to assess key risks while maintaining strong attention to detail and technical skills.
  • Can do and hands-on attitude.
  • The ideal candidate will demonstrate leadership, high personal standards and professional ethics. This individual must be a collaborative team player and have strong management skills.
  • Flexibility, ability to make decisions quickly, deal with ambiguity and to continuously adjust to market / situation changes.

What's on Offer

Potential of a Six figure salary depending on range of prior experience.

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