In-House Legal Counsel • Major SaaS company

Recruiter
Found Legal
Location
London or Thames Valley + Work From Home
Salary
Salary above market, car allowance, bonus, excellent benefits, work life balance and flexibility
Posted
22 Nov 2021
Closes
29 Nov 2021
Ref
FLC21096
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Experience Level
Junior Level, Mid Level

This is a great opportunity for a Technology lawyer with experience in SaaS / software licensing.

We are working with a major SaaS business. Their global GC is looking to hire an experienced legal counsel in the UK (or Continental Europe) to be part of a small team supporting the EMEA region.

The SaaS business is part of one of the biggest technology companies and one of world's Best Companies to Work for.

This is a unique opportunity that can offer the best of both worlds - working for an innovative and dynamic software house with ca. 2,000 employees globally, whilst having access to resources and opportunities of a large tech company.

ROLE
The role reports directly to global GC and shares responsibility for EMEA with 2 more colleagues as part of global team of 11. We are looking for an experienced commercial lawyer who is open to an autonomous, broad and exciting role with a lot of responsibility and responsibility.

You will work closely with the business teams (sales, engineering, marketing etc) across several jurisdictions - responding to their requests, summarising and communicating legal risks, supporting partner organisations and drafting and negotiating complex high value SaaS, software licence, resale and vendor / supplier contracts with world’s largest enterprises.

CULTURE
The business has a supportive and collaborative culture. 92% of employees are proud to tell others they work there. There is a strong focus around culture, integrity and respect for the individual – the atmosphere is trusting and empowering.

LEGAL TEAM
This legal team is known for its collegiality. There is great camaraderie at all levels, people are friendly and helpful and there is a very low level of politics. The team is one of the pioneers in legal innovation. The systems and processes are set up in a way that highly qualified lawyers can focus on complex work, whilst admin and routine activities are either automated or outsourced to the support team.
There is constant sharing of information, knowledge and experience. 
Legal counsels are viewed and respected as business enablers and strategic advisers to their executive teams.

FLEXIBILITY AND BALANCE
The workload is reasonable and not as busy as in very large organisations. The GC is a supportive and caring person, passionate about work life balance and flexibility. You can structure your day the way it works for you. You can be based in the UK or Continental Europe (Spain, Italy, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden).

REQUIREMENTS (MUST HAVE)

  • Experience drafting contracts under the English or US law
  • SaaS / Software Licensing experience
  • As a guide - this role will suit someone with 4-6 PQE

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

  • Very competitive salary and bonus + best in class benefits 
  • International work
  • An impressive employer name on your CV
  • Career development and opportunities as part of a world leading organisation
  • Innovative and people-centric culture, very comfortable to work in
  • Opportunities to move into roles overseas
  • Excellent work-life balance and flexibility as this is key to the team

NEXT STEPS
Your recruiter is Mila Read, Director and in-house tech legal recruiter at Found Legal. 

We have been supporting this client for over 4 years and will be able to answer your questions and best position you for the role. Once shortlisted, you will receive extensive guidance and help with preparation for every interview.

Not the right role?
If you are a technology lawyer open to a new role within the UK&I, Continental Europe or the UAE, please get in touch for other opportunities.

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