Job Description

£55000 - £65000/annum Additional benefits

In-House Legal Counsel

Our global software client is searching for a Legal Counsel to add to their London office. The successful candidate will report into the Assistant General Counsel within a large online software business. Candidates should be able to point to a proven track record in a wide range of commercial contracts. Candidates must also have the ability to take a view on legal, commercial and technical issues and to work openly & enthusiastically within a busy in-house legal team.The new Legal Counsel will be primarily responsible for the following:* Drafting, negotiating and amending commercial contracts.
* Drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts with a multi-jurisdictional scope
* Developing and amending agreements to deal with the commercial relationships that are encountered on a regular and repeat basis.
* The subject matter of the contracts will be varied but will include TV production and distribution, event management, media purchase, broadcasting, sports sponsorship and endorsement, IT and software purchase, brand and content licensing, business process outsourcing.
* Due to the truly multi-national nature of the business, contracts will need to be negotiated with partners in a wide variety of jurisdictions.The candidate should also have the important interpersonal skills, in addition to the relevant legal experience. Candidates should especially be able to build good rapport with others within the business, including senior management where necessary, as well as colleagues in the legal team.Our client envisages that candidates with 2-5 years PQE will have the relevant skills/knowledge for this position, however this has been given as an approximate guide for applicants and our client is happy to consider the applications of candidates who fall outside of this PQE range but who have the relevant experience.For more information on this great in-house opportunity please contact Ellie Welsh at Newton Shaw. If this position isn't for you but you know someone who could be suitable then please let us know. We offer a reward fee of £250 for any successful referrals. For full details please see our website