DEPUTY GC, COMMERCIAL LAWYER, LONDON
DEPUTY GENERAL COUNSEL
Our client is a global, award winning media publisher and content business.
A role has arisen for an experienced commercial lawyer to join the Group. Reporting to the General Counsel and Company Secretary, you will work closely with the legal team on a range of legal issues.
In particular you will be responsible for:
*Reviewing, negotiating and drafting a broad range of commercial contracts including content and digital agreements, joint ventures arrangements, advertising deals and technology agreements
*Managing external counsel in the UK and abroad and supporting on a wide range of matters
*Deputising for the General Counsel as and when required and assisting with the leadership and management of the legal function, including attendance at leadership meetings, informal mentoring/support of more junior lawyers, helping with the development of strategy for the department and representation on cross-functional committees
*Providing wise counsel to colleagues within the organisation including the handling of disputes, commercial arrangements and generally
*Advising on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious commercial legal matters including in the areas of intellectual property, technology, digital content and commercial disputes
*Supporting legal and compliance training programs as required.
The ideal candidate will be an experienced commercial lawyer with an excellent grounding from a top tier law firm, with in-house experience ideally in a publishing, news, technology or digital media context.
This is a highly visible role with significant contact at senior stakeholder level. You must have excellent communication, negotiation, drafting and project management skills. Strong organisational skills and the ability to get things done, whilst balancing legal and commercial risks appropriately, are key to this role. So are strong interpersonal skills and diplomacy.
In return, we offer you an exciting opportunity to work in a non-hierarchical, collegiate and purpose-driven company that offers a stimulating, dynamic and enjoyable working environment.