Legal Counsel - (Software) 4-8 yrs
My client is a Financial and Risk Business software technology business which was recently acquired by a leading Private Equity house. This is an exciting transformation stage of the business where significant capital is being invested into the research and development of their products. The software is designed to provide customers with access solutions for every challenge, including a breadth of applications, tools, and content-all supported by human expertise.
They now need a Senior Legal Counsel to focus on drafting and negotiating a wide range of commercial contracts with customers, vendors, resellers and other third parties, including large master agreements, data licenses, software and intellectual property licenses, consulting/services agreements, non-disclosure agreements and other standard and non-standard agreements related to sales of the company's products and/or services working within agreed contracting policies. As part of your role, you will identify ways to enhance and support the enhancement of internal processes and procedures to ensure compliance with contract terms and work with other members of the legal team and back-office to ensure swift and efficient contracts execution process. This role is commercially originated where you'll be required to provide pragmatic legal support to all levels of personnel but in Extensive post qualified legal experience gained either in private practice and/or as in-house corporate legal counsel operating across borders.
Candidates must have at least 4 yrs PQE gained from a reputable city law firm or large software house in drafting and negotiating commercial agreements. Must be UK or EU qualified with a natural flair in building rapport and trust with both internal and external clients. The ideal candidate will have first-hand experience of working in a fast-paced environment, whilst also working well as a team member.