Legal Counsel - 4-6 PQE – Weybridge, Surrey
Japan Tobacco International (JTI) is a leading global tobacco manufacturer with brands that include Camel, Silk Cut and Benson & Hedges. JTI operates in 120 countries with its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland and are proud to be recognised as a global top employer and by Investors in People at Gold level in the UK. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Corporate/Commercial lawyer with 4-6 years’ PQE to join their UK legal team in Weybridge, Surrey.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Corporate/Commercial Lawyer with 4-6 years’ PQE to take up a varied corporate/commercial role within JTI’s prestigious UK legal team. Corporate lawyers looking to break into a broader commercial role will also be considered.
Reporting to the Head of Legal (UK), you will work in a dynamic, high calibre team including working closely with colleagues across Europe. You will have a wide variety of responsibilities including:
- Drafting, reviewing and negotiating major commercial contracts including supply agreements, distribution agreements and purchasing agreements.
- Advising on wider areas of commercial law including marketing, competition and employment law.
- Advising on compliance across a range of regulatory issues and providing training to the business
- Advising on company law and corporate matters and providing legal advice in relation to entity management and any restructuring (as and when required).
The ideal candidate will be a UK qualified lawyer and have strong academic qualifications and have trained at a well-regarded City or regional law firm. You will currently be working in a law firm or have already moved in-house into a broad corporate/commercial role. Ideally you will be someone with experience of drafting and negotiating commercial contracts. Non-UK trained lawyers must have completed the QLTT. You should be technically strong as well as commercial in your outlook, with a can-do attitude and the ability to build strong relationships within the business, communicating well at all levels.
This is an exciting opportunity to develop your legal career in a supportive, ambitious and fun organisation which is one of Britain’s Top Employers.
For more information please contact our exclusively retained consultant, Kathryn Earle at SSQ. All direct and third party applications will be forwarded to SSQ.
T: +44 (0)20 7187 7458
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*The PQE stated is a guide only and does not preclude applications from those with more or less PQE.