In-House Legal Counsel • Global IT Giant • Paris

Found Legal
Salary above market, medical & life insurance, disability cover, pension, profit sharing
25 Nov 2020
23 Dec 2020
Full Time
Experience Level
Junior Level, Mid Level

In House Legal Counsel
One of the Biggest Tech Companies Globally
Paris, France

Our client is a highly sought after technology employer with a multi-billion dollar turnover and 300-strong legal team. Company technology includes AI or Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Analytics, Cloud and Data Centre, Collaboration, Video, IoT or Internet of Things, Networking, Security, Wireless, Mobility. They are looking to hire a talented lawyer for their EMEAR team with a focus on international commercial legal matters to be based in Paris.

This is an excellent chance to join a highly regarded legal department that is central to a dynamic, fast moving global business in an exciting and varied legal commercial role.

People and Culture

This industry leader has managed to create an exceptionally supportive and collaborative corporate culture that helps people thrive.

The quality of people is outstanding – the organisation is very selective. 92% of employees are proud to tell others they work there. Most of the people who have worked here consider their years at the company to be the best years of their lives.

The organisation has a strong focus around culture, integrity and respect for the individual – the atmosphere is trusting and empowering.

Legal Team

You will work with some of the brightest legal professionals in the sector. The scale of the team allows for huge expertise in every area. The legal department follows the company structure which is organised by function which ensures the people with the correct experience are handling each matter.

This team is known for its remarkable collegiality - there is great camaraderie at all levels, people are friendly and helpful. The team like each other and there is a very low level of politics. 


The GC is held in awe and admiration by his team - he is funny, strategic, intelligent and hard-working. His philosophy is to “hire people smarter than himself”. This attitude is cascaded down to Regional Legal Directors and the GC acknowledges that the team members are the pillars of the success of the legal function.

Legal Innovation

The legal team are a truly innovative bunch, having started using advanced technology for legal processes already back in 2005. As a new member of the team you will find the degree of sharing of knowledge and resources truly amazing.

Every conceivable task has been automated. The tracking of contracts is brilliant; the approval process is totally automated; no lawyer has touched a standard NDA since 2005 and no lawyer ever has to chase a contract signature or copy – it is all taken care of by a specialist global function. There is constant sharing of information and experience.

Value of Legal Counsel

In-house counsel here are business enablers and are often the people recommending a decision to their executive teams — and in some cases making the judgment calls themselves. The legal team is viewed and respected as business enablers, strategic agents and opportunity makers.

Position and Career

In this role you will report to Legal Director for Europe and advise on a range of GLOBAL commercial matters and commercial contracts. The work is highly varied and exciting – the company operates at the absolute forefront of their sector. There will be a lot of training, support and opportunities to explore new legal practice areas.

You will act as a trusted legal advisor to the business with regards international sales transactions with customers headquartered in France (structuring complex high value sales transactions, negotiating and drafting a wide range of legal agreements, responding to complex RFP requests, giving accurate advice to senior management on the legal and commercial impact of specific contractual provisions and general legal matters, engaging in cross-functional projects as a legal subject matter expert etc). 

This is a big role actively shaping complex deals across dozens of jurisdictions.

From day 1 together with your manager you will create a clear career path. Your manager will ensure that you are developing your strengths, making the most of the opportunities, enjoying your work and using your true talents.

This is a perfect company in which to really develop and push yourself. The legal team enjoys excellent regular training, coaching and mentoring from the senior managers and huge personal development opportunities. If you are interested in progressing in your career, this is the perfect place to do it. France is a key market for this business, the legal team will be growing and you will be promoted to more senior roles.

What skills and experience are required?

  • 4-8 years of experience in-house or in private practice as an IT / TMT / technology lawyer / counsel
  • Native French speaker fluent in English

In return, you can expect

  • Being part of officially recognized one of the Best Companies to Work for globally
  • A clear career path
  • Unlimited training (legal / personal development / leadership)
  • You will receive a personal mentor who will guide you through the organisation
  • Only high quality high value transactional legal work (admin and routine are automated or outsourced)
  • Truly amazing colleagues to work with


As one of the world's best employers this company benchmarks salaries and benefits globally and makes sure that they are best in class, so you will receive the fullest package of what's available on the market:

  • Excellent salary and bonus
  • Medical insurance for you, your spouse/partner and dependent children, life assurance, long term disability cover, pension, profit sharing participation, meal vouchers, employee stock purchase plan etc.
  • Work from home until July 2021, after that flexibility to work from home several days a week and flexibility around hours

The recruitment process is fast and efficient with immediate feedback from interviewers.

You can likely feel how passionate we are about this client. This is because they are a truly remarkable team and we love working with them. We have strong relationship with the hiring team so will advise whether this organisation would be the best fit to your skills, experience and aspirations. Once shortlisted, will receive extensive preparation and guidance for every interview. Your contact is Mila Read.

Suppliers to world leading tech organisations, Found Legal put you in front of dream career opportunities with world-class in-house legal teams across EMEA.

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If this role is not quite the right fit but you trained or worked in private practice and / or at a multinational organisation, we will likely have a role for you within the next few months in your preferred location in the UK, Europe or UAE.

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