In-House Legal Counsel (Technology) 3-6 PQE • One of Best Employers, Top Tech Company
This is a fantastic opportunity for a Technology lawyer with experience in software licensing.
We are working with a well established, innovative and dynamic SaaS business and one of the Best Companies to Work for. They are looking to hire a 3+ PQE legal counsel in the UK (or Continental Europe) to be part of a small team supporting the EMEA region.
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 and handling other legal matters for EMEAR.
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.
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 UK / Ireland or US law
- Software licensing experience
- As a guide - this role will suit someone with 3-6 PQE
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
- Very competitive salary and bonus + best in class benefits
- International work
- An impressive 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
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.
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