First UK Legal Counsel/Sole Legal Counsel - Software Company

City of London Permanent
  • Sole Legal Counsel - Software Company
  • Chance to work independently and on a nearly fully remote basis

About Our Client

My client builds SaaS platforms for many recruit companies as well as HR across 190 countries. From humble beginnings in Melbourne, they now have homes in Sydney, the USA, UK, Singapore, Manila, and Dublin. Their platform is used by 2.6 million customer-employee users in over 190 countries.

My client is looking for first boots on the ground in the UK, meaning you would be the UK lawyer for the company reporting into the General Counsel in Melbourne.

Job Description

The role of Sole Legal Counsel will have the following responsibilities:



  • Client Contract Management and Review - you will work closely with the Sales Team on client contract negotiation


  • Data Protection Compliance - you will lead the EMEA data protection strategy including data transfer initiatives to third countries, and keep up to date with global data protection impacts


  • General legal advice & providing timely, commercially-relevant legal advice on a range of issues that arise in a SaaS business (including privacy, data security, IP and supplier contracts)

The Successful Applicant

Suitable candidates for this role of Legal Counsel will have the following skills and qualifications:

  • Qualified Solicitor in the UK or relevant jurisdiction.
  • Broad commercial lawyer.
  • 4 -12 Years PQE.
  • A keen eye for detail, with excellent contract drafting skills.
  • SaaS and data protection experience.

What's on Offer

What's on Offer?

  • Fully remote, only in the office once every 2-3 weeks.
  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive benefits package

For more information about the salary and benefits on offer for this role please apply directly to this advert or contact Karli Stephens or Michael Page Legal for a conversation in confidence.

Contact
Karli Stephens
Quote job ref
JN-052022-5603363
Phone number
+44 207 269 2359

Job summary

Sector
Legal
Subsector
Technology & Telecoms
Industry
Technology & Telecoms
Location
City of London
Contract type
Permanent
Consultant name
Karli Stephens
Consultant phone
+44 207 269 2359
Job reference
JN-052022-5603363