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11 months ago
Newton Shaw
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Additional benefits
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Job sector: In House
Experience: PQE 5, PQE 6-9
Contact: David Smith
Sector: Intellectual Property, Commercial Contracts, Information Technology
Category: Lawyer Jobs, Legal Counsel Jobs, Solicitor Jobs

Our global software client is searching for a Legal Counsel to add to their West London office. The new Legal Counsel will report into the General Counsel within a large online software business.

The ideal candidate will be a confident and capable commercial solicitor with experience of software or IT / technology contracts. The ability to take a view on legal, commercial and technical issues and to work openly & enthusiastically within a busy in-house legal team is important.

The new Legal Counsel will be primarily responsible for the following, under General Counsel support and supervision:

  • Commercial contracts and agreements, which will include advising and aiding negotiations alongside the sales and finance teams on customer contracts across the group, such as software product licence agreements, software development and software support agreement. Drafting tender and proposal contracts & agreements.
  • Managing and advising on ad hoc legal queries from across the business, including advising on software licensing issues and general contract terms, intellectual property rights issues, employee and HR issues, employment contract issues and company policies.
  • Liaising with the compliance team on matters for which they are responsible including relating to company secretarial matters across the group and all regulatory licencing and compliance proceedings.
  • Liaising with the finance team on matters for which they are responsible including relating to new company and branch incorporations, due diligence on any acquisitions and investments.

The candidate should also be down-to-earth, personable and have good communication skills, and be able to build good rapport with others within the business, including senior management where necessary, as well as colleagues in the legal team.

This unique position is a fantastic opportunity to join a global, expanding business who are offering a great step up in career progression, as well as high quality work in a fast-paced environment.

Our client envisages that candidates with 5+ years PQE will have the relevant skills/knowledge for this position, however this has been given as an approximate guide for applicants and our client is happy to consider the applications of candidates who fall outside of this PQE range but who have the relevant experience.

For more information on this unique in-house opportunity please contact David Smith at Newton Shaw. If this position isn't for you but you know someone who could be suitable then please let us know. We offer a reward fee of £250 for any successful referrals. For full details please see our website.

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