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Commercial Lawyer | US

Posted: Nov 13, 2020 9:14:33 AM

Assisting the Head of Legal with all legal corporate and commercial aspects of the business. This principally involves:
• Leading the negotiation and drafting of customer and supplier contracts; and
• Interpreting the legal and contract responsibilities of the business and assisting in their implementation

The role also includes working alongside the Compliance, InfoSec and data protection teams

Package and Benefits:
  • Competitive annual salary
  • 15 days annual leave, national holidays
  • Private medical, Dental and Vision Care insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Personal and professional development opportunities
  • Friendly working environment
Attributes and Experience Required:
  • Qualified solicitor with at a minimum of 3 years post qualification experience
  • Pays attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to work with people at all levels
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written as well as spoken form
  • Prior experience of working in a technology environment would be an advantage
  • Prior experience of working in an international business would be an advantage
Daily Duties and Main Responsibilities will Include:
Contracts:-
  • Supporting the global sales team in new business activities, including assisting in the RFP process and initial engagement with customers
  • Negotiating and drafting contracts with prospects, customers, partners and vendors, which will require an understanding of the business requirements as well as consultation with the key stakeholders where appropriate, such as Service Delivery, Compliance and Marketing
  • Drafting and negotiating bespoke agreements to support new projects across the business
  • Working with the wider sales and commercial teams on renewals and amendments for the existing customer base
  • Working with the wider team to deliver appropriate training and supporting documentation to the sales team
Compliance:-
  • Assisting the Compliance function in the day-to-day compliance requirements of the business
General:-
  • Working with the wider sales and commercial teams to develop and implement end to end contract management processes and legal documentation storage
  • Instruct and maintain relationships with external counsel as required
  • Ensuring that the business is kept up to date with changes in law and that its contractual arrangements appropriately reflect any changes. This includes a requirement to ensure that an appropriate level of legal training and updates are undertaken
  • Reviewing leases and advising on the terms and negotiation of the same
  • Provide general expertise and guidance with regards to specific contractual issues and disputes
  • Other ad-hoc duties as requested

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