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Legal Counsel (French Speaking)

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a French-speaking Legal Counsel to join a global consulting business in London. This is a critical role within the global team and the Legal Counsel will be responsible for providing comprehensive legal support across the business with a particular focus on the French operations. This role is perfect for someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment and enjoys the challenge of working across a wide-range of legal matters. The successful candidate will enjoy the flexibility of a hybrid work model, combining in-person office work (Central London location) with remote working. This role offers the chance to make a lasting impact on companies, their people, and the communities they serve.

Reporting to the Managing Counsel, key responsibilities will include:

  • Review, revise, draft, coordinate and help negotiate documents for internal clients across global offices.
  • Coordinate communication with and between firm’s clients, internal stakeholders, in-house counsel, outside professionals and service providers.
  • Assist with compliance and risk management matters coordinated by the Legal Team.
  • Support internal teams with issues relating to human resources, employment matters and recruitment.
  • Manage litigation matters and other general practice issues.
  • Supporting consultants and the leadership team with matters relating to client engagements.

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and attributes:

  • UK or French-qualified lawyer with at least 2-5 PQE, gained from a reputable law firm or already in-house at a management consultancy or similar-paced business environment.
  • Must be fluent in English and French (ideally familiarity with using the language in a business context).
  • Experience drafting, reviewing, and negotiating commercial contracts.
  • Business/project management experience or other practical business experience preferred.
  • High level of accuracy, attention to detail, excellent proofreading skills.
  • Ability to interact professionally with diverse groups at all levels.
  • Proven problem-solving skills and ability to meet deadlines under tight time frames.

This is an exciting opportunity in a diverse legal team! For further information, please reach out via email (Julia.Khong@robertwalters.com).

Robert Walters Operations Limited is an employment business and employment agency and welcomes applications from all candidates

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Legal

Focus: Commercial Law

Industry: Legal

Salary: Competitive Salary

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Experience Level: Associate

Location: City of London

Job Reference: QXW2XH-D78EBEA0

Date posted: 22 May 2024

Consultant: Julia Khong

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