Commercial Counsel

London Permanent
  • A Global, market leading FMCG Brand
  • Join a high calibre international legal function

About Our Client

A Global, market leading FMCG brand based in Central London

Job Description

The role of Commercial Counsel will have the following responsibilities:

  • Acting as commercial counsel to and providing support on a wide variety of commercial contracts and providing strategic input to support key business initiatives.
  • Identifying and mitigating legal risk in proposed and operational commercial arrangements (including risks relating to intellectual property, data protection, tax, competition and compliance risks), advising on the escalation and resolution of contractual disputes, and about contract termination.
  • Providing guidance on application of Group policies, procedures and governance to proposed and operational third party and intra-group arrangements.
  • Providing strategic advice and commercial counselling directly to the key business functions
  • Instructing and managing external legal counsel in relation to complex, high profile and/or strategically important transactions and other advice, reviewing output, and controlling and approving spend.
  • Ensuring good information flows between business contacts, Legal Affairs, and other business partners about business initiatives to optimise commercial opportunities and manage risks.

The Successful Applicant

Suitable candidates for the role of Commercial Counsel will have the following experience and qualifications:

  • Qualified Solicitor in the UK or other relevant jurisdiction.
  • Proven experience in drafting and negotiating a wide range of commercial contracts as well as advising on a variety of commercial scenarios.
  • Experience of operating in a large multinational in-house environment would be beneficial.

What's on Offer

A highly competitive base salary and benefits package is on offer.

Tom Hart
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Phone number
0207 2692498

Job summary

Job function
FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods)
Contract type
Consultant name
Tom Hart
Consultant phone
0207 2692498
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