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Head of Legal - Tech firm

Employer
Signium
Location
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Salary
£175k to £200k
Closing date
9 Jul 2024

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Head of Legal – Tech sector

Our client is looking for a Head of Legal to lead its in-house function. The role will report into the COO. You will need in-house legal experience in the tech/enterprise software sector in order to be considered. 

 

Company Overview

This London HQ’d international enterprise software company is transforming the financial services industry with its innovative platform designed for regulated markets. Renowned for its innovation, the company collaborates with major financial institutions to streamline operations, reduce costs, and maintain regulatory compliance. Their platform supports issuing and trading digital assets, automating workflows, and seamless integration with existing systems. With high-profile projects and industry awards under its belt, this company is at the forefront of digital finance transformation.

 

Key Responsibilities

- Legal Advice. Provide strategic legal counsel to executives and management on various business issues.

- Contract Negotiation: Draft, review, and negotiate commercial contracts and agreements.

- Compliance: Ensure company operations comply with relevant laws and regulations.

- Risk Management: Identify and mitigate legal risks.

- Litigation Management: Oversee legal disputes and coordinate with external law firms.

- Corporate Governance: Advise on corporate governance matters and ensure regulatory compliance.

- Intellectual Property: Manage and protect the company's intellectual property.

- Employee Relations: Provide legal guidance on employment-related matters.

- Liaison: To instruct, manage and liaise with external law firms where required.

- Reporting: into the COO.

 

 Required Skills and Qualifications

- Experience as an in-house lawyer in the technology/enterprise software sector is required 

- Education: Post graduate legal qualification

- Experience: Proven experience in commercial, corporate, and business law.

- Licensing: Admission as a Solicitor of England & Wales or to the bar in a relevant jurisdiction.

- Communication: Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

- Leadership: Strong leadership and team management abilities.

- Strategic Acumen: Exceptional judgment and strategic thinking.

- Collaboration: Highly collaborative with cross-functional exec teams.

- Agility: Adaptable and able to manage multiple legal issues simultaneously.

 Other skills

- Professionalism: High ethical standards and integrity.

- Anticipation: Ability to foresee and address potential legal issues.

- Business Acumen: Understanding of business operations and financial management.

 

To apply, or more information, please contact William Langdon-Banks at: william.lb@signium.co.uk  

Company

With a 70-year track record and offices in 30 countries, Signium is a global player. The Legal Practice Group added market leader Graham Gill Consulting in 2016, known for its focus on senior level work and market intelligence. We offer global coverage with local market leading consultants in each jurisdiction. 

We lie behind many of the headline moves in the Legal and Compliance sector. Key clients include a significant number of the world’s leading law firms, corporates, ‘The Big 4’ and professional bodies. The knowledge and experience of our specialist consultants combined with our absolute commitment to confidentiality, honesty and integrity sets us apart.

Our focus at the senior end of the Legal market has made us a destination of choice for partners and teams thinking of their next move or needing to tap into our market intelligence, which is unrivalled and the cornerstone of our brand. Our consultants, many of whom are ex-lawyers, have years of experience in delivering a highly bespoke service to clients in their operations across the globe.

Company info
Website
Telephone
+44 (0) 20 7430 1711
Location
Eight Bank
One Change Alley
London
EC3V 3ND
United Kingdom

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