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Legal and Compliance Counsel

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Our client is a growing Series A tech start-up who is revolutionising the CRM industry, creating a platform that is as intuitive and collaborative as today's best software. They are seeking a Legal and Compliance Counsel to join their London-based team. This role is pivotal in ensuring the company operates compliant and sensible business processes while managing data privacy. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on exciting projects such as managing ISO compliance, GDPR compliance, building out a privacy page, and preparing for SOC 2 readiness.

Reporting to the Director of Finance and Operations, key responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and implementing scalable legal processes that support business growth while ensuring compliance.
  • Reviewing, drafting, and negotiating a range of SaaS and commercial agreements.
  • Providing guidance on data protection laws, industry regulations, terms and conditions and payment terms.
  • Advising various departments on issues like marketing campaigns, sales agreements, and new product releases.
  • Manage the privacy and compliance roadmap - including owning and reviewing the company's global data protection compliance arrangements, updating policies and centralising processes.
  • Provide training on compliance and data protection regulations like GDPR, and ensuring privacy awareness across the organisation.
  • Assisting in due diligence reporting during fundraising rounds.
  • Partner with external law firms or consultancy firms for expert advice on a variety of legal issues as the company scales.

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and attributes:

  • This role is best suited to a 2–3 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 or similar SaaS organisation is desirable.
  • Strong negotiation and technical drafting abilities with a keen attention to detail.
  • Strong knowledge of data protection laws such as GDPR is necessary.
  • Experience with ISO compliance and SOC 2 readiness would be beneficial.
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to develop and maintain working relationships with key stakeholders across the business.
  • Be commercially aware and have the ability to deal with ambiguity in a fast-paced evolving business sector.

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: City of London

Job Reference: PLLZ3Z-4F3AEE55

Date posted: 08 July 2024

Consultant: Julia Khong

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