Hays Legal are partnering with a leading technology company in Belfast in their search for a capable Commercial Lawyer to join their team on a part time (3 days a week) permanent basis, working from home.
Your new role
In your new role you will be responsible for drafting, negotiating, interpreting, executing, and administering all corporate and commercial legal documentation with a focus on technology contracts, intellectual property and data protection.
To provide company secretarial duties.
To be responsible for data protection compliance within the company.
MAIN DUTIES INCLUDE (but not limited to):
Review, draft and negotiate licensing and service agreements, partner agreements, framework agreements, supplier agreements and non-disclosure agreements with both private and public clients
Drive contract lifecycle from drafting through completion of the negotiation process, and/or contract execution. Manage contract change control process
Draft, manage, distribute, respond to, analyse and review tenders, RFPs or customer terms & conditions as necessary
Develop and maintain a deep understanding of legal risk and liability, and company position on contractual matters
Prepare contracts for internal review and approval including a summary of risks vs benefit and ensure compliance with company policies as well as applicable laws and/or regulations
Interpret contract and advise sales /services/ managers on contractual responsibilities
Translate complex commercial/legal scenarios into simple language and action plans
Assess legal implications, bringing to Senior Management's attention as necessary
Ensure timely delivery of contract documentation
Liaise with relevant departments to ensure that where legal risks have been identified, appropriate courses of action have been taken
Provide and interpret legal information, conduct training and disseminate appropriate legal requirements to staff as appropriate
Liaise with external legal advisers as necessary
Provide company secretarial duties including preparing board agendas, minutes and resolutions
Advise Board and management as to the implications of the company's shareholders' agreement, articles, loan agreements and corporate approvals
Take responsibility for data protection compliance within the company, including annual information asset register reviews, responsibility for implementing the data breach response plan and annual company training
Assisting the business security function in complying with ISO27001, ISO9001 and PCI standards, including drafting policies and procedures
Any other reasonable duties as required by Management
What you'll need to succeed:
You will have strong commercial contract drafting skills, be organised and able to work to tight deadlines
Due to the cross departmental nature of the work, you must be a team player with good relationship building skills
Must be confident to constructively challenge in order to avoid unnecessary business risk
Commercially focused lawyer, preferably with experience in technology, cloud and data protection matters.
EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS
You will be a qualified solicitor with 4+ years PQE or considerable experience in commercial contract drafting
In house experience desirable
Prior experience of dealing with technology/ licensing and intellectual property preferred
Experience of dealing with senior management and company secretarial matters preferred
Right to work independently in the UK
What you'll get in return
A very competitive market salary, package of benefits and flexible working options are all available for you in this role.
What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.