Commercial Lawyer - Household Name - 5+ PQE (Hybrid)

Hybrid Working / 2 days in the London office
Attractive package with great benefits
14 Jun 2022
12 Jul 2022
Full Time
Experience Level
Mid Level, Senior Level

Our client is currently seeking an ambitious, motivated, proactive, senior lawyer, experienced in commercial contracts, who will be part of a lively team.

The position reports to a Director in the UK.

Primary responsibilities

Contribute as an independent, trusted legal advisor within GCO and the wider business by:

  • Identifying and effectively managing legal risk
  • Taking instructions and supporting other lawyers or legal teams in General Counsel’s Office (GCO) globally
  • Providing sound, commercial legal advice and support across all business units, including drafting, reviewing, analysing and negotiating a wide range of agreements and legal documents
  • Supporting internal governance and approval processes, including coordinating with compliance, risk, finance and other internal stakeholders as appropriate
  • Instructing and liaising with various outside counsels to obtain, challenge and finalise legal advice/opinions on various projects, legal advice and agreements
  • Carrying out legal research on behalf of our GCO colleagues
  • Supporting company secretarial matters as required
  • Providing training workshops as required

Lead and supervise the work of other legal workflow team members, including:

  • Coaching, mentoring and supervising direct reports in the LST team
  • Promoting the success of direct reports by acknowledging and rewarding achievements
  • Identifying areas that need increased leadership focus
  • Implementing and improving methods for legal knowledge management
  • Contributing to LST’s training and development programme
  • Ensuring LST’s adherence to any company-wide and GCO-specific processes and procedures
  • Preparing and delivering internal training as required
  • Supporting budgeting and expenses control tasks; and performing other duties as assigned by the LST Vice President & Senior Counsel from time to time.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Qualified to practice in UK
  • Significant experience in PQE although strong candidates with less experience will also be considered
  • In-house experience in financial services is preferred but not mandatory
  • Quality experience in advising on commercial contracts
  • Solid drafting, research and negotiation/influencing skills
  • Solid analytical skills and high attention to detail
  • Solid understanding of general principles of law applicable to commercial practice
  • Intellectually strong with ability to rapidly grasp key issues
  • Ability to work under time pressure to meet tight deadlines and clients’ expectations
  • Proven track record in leading, supervising and developing other professionals
  • Fluency in an additional language other than English is preferred but not mandatory

Contact Sarita Rai for more information                 
T: 0203 826 1807                                                       

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