In House Corporate Lawyer
Your new company
Market leaders, this global manufacturing company pride themselves on their vibrant culture, latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting their vibrant spirit. Based in the South West and commutable from Bristol, Cheltenham and Thames Valley locations, their legal team are geared towards creativity, innovation and ambition. This is a great opportunity for a senior corporate commercial lawyer to be part of an active and engaged team committed to enabling continued commercial success.
Your new role
As a lead lawyer within the team, you undertake a role supporting the business's Research and New Product Innovations teams, as well as leading on investments and M&A activity, global company secretarial and corporate governance work and providing support to the Group Treasury, Finance and Tax functions.
What you need to succeed
You will have a minimum of 5 years post qualification experience in a corporate commercial role, ideally in-house, and an ability to apply that knowledge in a practical and pragmatic way. You will be technically excellent with a pro-active mindset and the confidence and ability to deal with issues outside your expertise as well as being able to learn quickly on the job. You will have extensive corporate and M&A law experience and will be proficient in drafting, reviewing and negotiating on commercial contracts.
You must have good awareness of the role of the legal function in a large business and have the ability to contribute actively in the taking of key business decisions. An appetite to learn new skills and the versatility and technical ability to deal with issues outside of your experience and learn quickly on the job is desirable; you will also possess the confidence and gravitas to challenge decisions and actions when required.
What you will get in return
This is a great opportunity for an ambitious lawyer to join a contemporary business focused on making change happen and handle quality work. You will enjoy a competitive salary, a profit-related bonus, generous leave and life insurance. On top of this you can expect rapid professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities. If you are interested in learning more about this position, please contact Harriet Chapman at Hays Legal for further details.
What you need to do now
If you are interested in applying for this position 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 role, please contact Harriet Chapman in complete confidence at Hays on 0117 930 4430. We would expect a lawyer with the given PQE to have gained the level of experience required, but this does not preclude applications from those with more or less PQE.