Commercial Counsel (4+ years PQE)

Netcraft Ltd
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Up to £120,000 per annum plus benefits
25 May 2023
22 Jun 2023
Vacancy Type
Solicitors, In-House
Full Time
Practice Areas
4-6 Years
Experience Level
Mid Level

The company:

Netcraft is the global leader in cybercrime detection and disruption. We are a trusted partner for three of the four largest companies in the world, twelve of the fifty largest banks, and five of the world’s largest country governments. We’ve blocked more than 150 million malicious sites, and perform takedowns against one-third of the world’s phishing sites.

Our purpose, passion and expertise are focused on one thing: making the internet a safer place for everyone. We carry that passion into our workplace too. Our people are highly talented and everyone is valued for their individual contribution. That’s one of the many reasons Netcraft is a great place to work. From private health cover to free lunches; culture to recognition - we’ve got you covered.

The role:

Due to expansion, we’re seeking an experienced commercial lawyer to join our stellar legal team.

Based at our London office, but with plenty of hybrid flexibility, you’ll report directly to the General Counsel and will have management responsibility for a Legal Analyst. 

As our ideal person, you’ll be a highly motivated self-starter and problem-solver with strong business judgment and exceptional communication skills. You’re able to issue-spot, think critically and learn and adapt on the fly. You’re committed to providing excellent client service and adept at handling multiple priorities at any given time. You also hunt for efficiencies so that your life and the lives of others are constantly made easier.

You’ll primarily be drafting and negotiating a range of commercial contracts relating to the sale of our services, reviewing new vendor contracts, supporting internal compliance and providing advice on ad hoc matters such as data privacy and intellectual property, etc.

Key responsibilities will include the following:

  • Providing specialised legal expertise in the SaaS marketplace, including applicable data privacy laws
  • Managing and following up on inbound and outbound commercial contracts, along with the legal liabilities associated with different transactions
  • Supporting product teams as they develop new technologies and product offerings and bring them to market, by helping to identify and resolve go-to-market and compliance issues
  • Identifying and assessing legal and business risks of current commercial operations and processes
  • Collaborating with various business owners and legal colleagues to develop process improvements, templates, and operational policies.

The reward package:

As you might expect for such an integral role, the reward package will be generous, including:

  • A starting base salary of £100 – 120K p/a (based on your current level of experience), reviewed annually
  • Flexible and hybrid working options
  • Company pension scheme with 4% employer contributions
  • Comprehensive private health insurance, including access to a private GP service and dental cashback
  • 32 days holiday per annum, incl. public holidays
  • Inclusive culture and environment, where you’ll be genuinely valued, listened-to and respected
  • Meals, snacks and drinks provided constantly in the office (there really is such a thing as a free lunch!)
  • Great life and wellbeing support, with multiple online and in-office resources
  • Tax-efficient cycle to work scheme
  • Other benefit and leave options to be introduced this year

The knowledge, skills and abilities you’ll need:

  • Proven history as an in-house commercial SaaS lawyer, particularly experienced in software, technology and data licensing deals and applicable international data privacy laws like GDPR
  • Minimum 4 years+ PQE acquired in a law firm and/or in-house environments
  • Highly detail-oriented, organised, efficient, and resourceful, with strong follow-through skills
  • Ability to prioritise and balance competing issues within a fast-paced, high-volume, rapidly evolving environment
  • A practical, business-oriented approach, able to effectively counsel internal clients by providing them with clear, concise, and commercial advice on established timelines to meet their business needs
  • Ability to to operate autonomously while being a team player who brings a positive and solutions-focused ”can-do” attitude; you enjoy building strong working relationships and communicating in a way that builds trust and collaboration
  • Experience of managing, inspiring and developing juniors/trainees

Bonus points if you have:

  • Experience of global sales deals, especially in APAC, LATAM, the US and Australia
  • Experience of supporting a GC/senior lawyers with longer-term projects
  • A diploma from a US-accredited law school and active bar membership (New York or California preferred)
  • Experience working in both law firm and in-house environments

If you think this role could be perfect for you, please do contact us. We’d love to hear from you.

Please note that Netcraft does not accept any unsolicited approaches from recruitment consultants.

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