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Legal Counsel

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Legal Counsel at a global marketing business focused on serving the retail industry. Working in a small team, the Legal Counsel will be responsible for a broad spectrum of responsibilities, including managing supplier, customer and brand contracts, licensing intellectual property, software agreements, data processing agreements, and general assistance on day-to-day legal matters. The successful candidate will have the chance to work alongside senior management as a trusted business advisor in a supportive and collaborative environment with plenty of opportunity to develop professional and personal skills. The company's office is based in West London with a hybrid work policy (3 days in office) and flexible work hours on offer.

Reporting to the Head of Legal, key responsibilities include:

  • Drafting, negotiating and advising on commercial contracts, including License Agreements, Brand Agreements, Supply Agreements, Client Contracts, Data Protection Agreements, SAAS and Technology Agreements.
  • Conducting freedom to operate searches and assisting with management of Company’s global trademark portfolio.
  • Providing guidance to different business functions on data protection compliance.
  • Providing legal guidance and negotiation support for the development and deployment of new technology.
  • Assisting in the delivery of the company strategy alongside brand partners.
  • Providing support on ad hoc tasks / projects, including company secretarial matters.

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and attributes:

  • This role is best suited to a 2–4 PQE solicitor, qualified in the UK or another commonwealth jurisdiction (however all candidates will be considered on merit).
  • Commercial law experience from a leading law firm with relevant in-house experience is desirable.
  • Strong negotiation and technical drafting abilities with a keen attention to detail.
  • Good knowledge of intellectual property law and data protection matters will be highly regarded.
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to develop and maintain working relationships with key stakeholders across the business.
  • Be commercially aware with the ability to deal with ambiguity in a fast-paced evolving business sector.
  • A team-player with a positive attitude towards your work.
  • Language capability in another European language or Mandarin will be favourable.

For further information, please contact Julia Khong (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: Negotiable

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Experience Level: Associate

Location: West London

Job Reference: 0HYUCV-57B2C685

Date posted: 03 July 2024

Consultant: Julia Khong

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