Interim General Counsel

Recruiter
SSQ
Location
England, London, City of London
Posted
17 Jun 2019
Closes
20 Jun 2019
Ref
29753
Contact
Isobel Terry
Vacancy Type
Barristers, In-House
Contract
Contract
Hours
Full Time
Practice Areas
Corporate
PQE
Partner

Our client, a recent entrant to the FTSE 250, is looking to hire an interim General Counsel whilst they recruit on the permanent side.

The business is in a high growth phase and is looking for a General Counsel to support this and to take on overall responsibility for the delivery of legal services. As well as providing legal support on operational matters, the successful candidate will also be required to advise on corporate finance, governance and group-level matters. They will sit on the Group's executive management team and the appointee will also be responsible for the management of the compliance function.

The successful individual will have:

  • Experience in a respected international law firm and also working at a senior level in-house (ideally within a public company);
  • Global company, and specifically, emerging markets exposure;
  • Retail/FMCG industry experience would be beneficial;
  • Dealt with complex international contracts and business transactions, including M&A (execution and integration), joint ventures, distribution agreements, retail agreements, and brand licensing;
  • Knowledge of best practice in ethics and compliance.

Reporting to the Group CFO and managing an established legal and compliance team, this is a hands-on role in a dynamic, fast-paced and hugely international business. For further information, please contact Isobel at SSQ via email at isobel.terry@ssq.com

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