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Senior Legal Counsel, Lead IP and Strategic Projects for globally recognised brand

Arbuthnot Yon
West Midlands Region
competitive salary plus car/car allowance, pension, healthcare and bonus
Closing date
20 Oct 2023

Job Details

Unique opportunity to join globally recognised UK Heritage brand where you will lead on IP strategy and protection as well as business strategic projects. This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing business where innovation and sustainability are at the heart of what they do.

Arbuthnot Yon are working exclusively with a UK heritage brand which operates across the UK, Europe and Asia and is part of a global conglomerate. The business is going through an exciting period of change, growth and modernisation encompassing sustainable innovation, and R&D and technology projects that require support from the legal team.

Forming part of a UK based Legal team and reporting into the General Counsel, you will be responsible for leading on IP strategy and protection and strategic business projects.

Specifically, you will:

  •  Lead on IP strategy globally in relation to existing and new IP as well as supporting with any IP disputes. The business has recently created a new Innovation and R&D hub and have exiting plans to develop their existing portfolio which you would be key in supporting Lead on Business projects which sit outside of BAU contractual work. This may include corporate restructures, property transactions, funding projects. There will be specialised external lawyers to support on these projects, so the focus is on leading the projects internally and leading on strategy, risk management and implementation. The final aspect of the role will involve mucking in with the team supporting the business with a range of ad-hoc legal work including commercial agreements, compliance, disputes etc. 

It is anticipated that, over the course of a year, your time will be equally split between IP and business project work with ad-hoc areas in addition to this.

We are keen to hear from lawyers who enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and love what they do!

We do not expect you to have experience across all areas, rather we are looking for an experienced commercial lawyer with good IP experience or an IP lawyer who has a growth mindset and is keen to expand their skill set and you will be able to operate at both a strategic and operational level.

Centrally located in the midlands with hybrid working.

For further information please contact Victoria Moore at Arbuthnot Yon on or 07971666134



Arbuthnot Yon is a boutique consultancy specialising in the placement of lawyers and risk professionals into the financial services sector. 

Through partnering and consulting closely with our clients and candidates on a long term basis, we ensure the best possible fit for both parties. 

Attempting to fill every role in the market through 'quick wins' is not how we operate. Instead we believe in working with integrity and building long lasting relationships. 

By combining our in-depth market knowledge with our collaborative and personal approach, we provide a level of service that goes above and beyond simply placing another candidate in another position.

Company info
07944 390723
63/66 Hatton Garden
5th floor, Suite 23

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