In house legal counsel - technology

BCL In-House
England, Tyne and Wear, Newcastle upon Tyne
14 Mar 2019
11 Apr 2019
Full Time
Practice Areas
Experience Level
Mid Level


Our client is an international technology business with a turnover in the hundreds of millions of pounds and around 2000 employees across the globe, specialising in software and computing platforms.


They are looking to hire an additional in house commercial legal team to give technical legal and commercial input to external customer and supplier contracts, projects and other business activities. This is a wide ranging role where you'll need to have strong technical legal skills around contracts, licenses, sales tenders, projects and procured services and provision of specialist advice. You'll liaise with colleagues across the business, working on multi disciplinary teams in marketing, finance, engineering and HR, across numerous international jurisdictions.

You'll also work on bid reviews, play an important part in the negotiation of key supplier agreements, liaise with external panel solicitors, and input in to a wide range of other legal matters which could range from IPR, due diligence, property. This role should definitely be of interest to a solicitor with a skills base and interest in the technology sector.

You'll possess strong black letter legal skills around contracts and contract law, ideally gained from a recognised commercial law firm, and possess sound negotiating and influencing abilities, and exceptional communication abilities. You'll be able to continue you professional leaning from other legal counsel in the business, and you'll probably have 1-4 years contractual and commercial experience. Any additional experience in the IP / IT field, or working in house, would be useful, but is not essential.

This is a key role at a fast paced technology business, and offering a strong remuneration package and benefits, including flexible working, it will undoubtedly be of interest to a lawyer wishing to progress their career in the in house technology world.

If you're interested in this role, please apply now or forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us.

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