In-house Legal Counsel - Returners Welcomed!

  • Location:

    London

  • Sector:

    Other

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £75,000

  • Contact:

    Stephanie Dillon

  • Contact email:

    stephanie@inclusivity.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    Inc134

  • Published:

    22 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    25/08/2019

  • Client:

    Inclusivity Partners

  • Hours per day:

    Flexible

  • Work preference:

    Office, Home

  • Days per week:

    Flexible

2.5 days a week with options to work from home. 

Our client is a forward thinking and innovative management consulting firm based in London. They specialise in consulting to the financial services industry and have offices throughout the globe. This is a newly created position to support the General Counsel. Key responsibilities will include:

  • NDAs– maintaining a comprehensive record of NDAs globally, advising and negotiating new NDAs 
  • MSAs/Ts&Cs- maintaining a comprehensive record of Ts&Cs/MSAs globally, assisting the General Counsel and CCO in negotiating new agreements with clients; and reviewing existing MSAs for compliance
  • Trademarks– liaising with appointed Trademark agents to ensure trademarks are effectively established and maintained globally
  • Contractor Contracts - assisting with the negotiation and structuring of bespoke agreements
  • Ensuring that all Supplier agreementsare effectively logged and maintained, and reviewed for acceptability (e.g. infrastructure, recruitment agencies, consulting firms etc.).
  • As appropriate and requested
    • ensure that all employee contractsare appropriately structured by region (liaising with specialist external contract legal assistance)
    • support the visa process in conjunction with appointed immigration lawyer for intercompany transfers, etc.

As required, provide support for Company Secretary e.g. Companies House support & filings, new corporate formation globally, local regulation input.  As the legal function is a small function it is expected that everyone is hands on and from time to time this may involve some basic administration.  

The successful candidate should have a strong legal background. Since your role will cover aspects of commercial and employment law (amongst other areas), we are not expecting you to have proven expertise in all areas – and in many cases you will continue to liaise directly with retained services from a range of law firms. The candidate may come from a law firm or an in house position and, a working knowledge of data protection/GDPR provisions would be beneficial. However a strong commercial law background covering contracts and MSAs is required. 

Interpersonally you will need to be sociable and communicative, as you will have to interact with colleagues across the globe.