Commercial Lawyer

Rainford Berry Limited
25 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Excellent opportunity for an ambitious Commercial Lawyer to join a market leading, specialist software company, in a key role. The Commercial Lawyer will provide a legal service across a wide range of matters, to all areas of the company. He or She will be adept at providing support to the highly successful sales team, in their contract negotiations with (often high profile) clients. The Commercial Lawyer will be joining a very successful company that has, in spite of its growth (with a number of offices across the globe), retained an inclusive culture. The company also has a very successful charitable foundation. Principle Accountabilities of the Commercial Lawyer Contract Management: Review, draft and support negotiation of legal contracts to enable the business to enter into robust agreements including contracts for; - Client standard software and service license agreements including; ERP software, cloud services, electronic trading. - Framework and service level agreements - Occasional bespoke client contracts - Third party partner / reseller agreements - Major supplier arrangements inc. rent agreements - Regional Contracts - This involves attending meetings/conference calls with potential clients, partners and suppliers to negotiate and agree on terms of contract. Contract Administration: - Ongoing management, effective storage and accessibility of contracts Contract Disputes: - Provide advice to the team and support negotiations where necessary to achieve the effective resolution of commercial disputes, arising from interpretation, non-performance and termination of agreements in place. - Good knowledge of GDPR Compliancy Mergers & Acquisitions: - Support / Management of the due diligence process - SPA review, draft and negotiation - Share agreements - Tax Structuring Contact Management of client insolvencies Compliance Matters General Legal Advice - Provide commercially focused legal advice on a range of commercial issues Essential Skills, Qualifications and Behaviours of the Commercial Lawyer - 5 years PQE gained either in-house or in private practice. - Highly self motivated, disciplined, enthusiastic, resilient and personable - Success in achieving internal client relationship and client empathy in addressing contract matters. - Client focused, commercially minded and pragmatic. - Detail oriented with good time management and organisational skills. - PC literate with good MS Office skills. - Proven and successful track record in a commercial legal role. - Legal know-how and industry experience in the specialist area of the software and service industry - An understanding of construction clients, their market drivers would be advantageous - Employment matters are generally covered though HR, but a working knowledge of employment law would be valuable Location: Slough, Berkshire Salary: Competitive and benefits package Start: ASAP Status: Permanent, Full Time Please make your application for this role directly to Rainford Berry Ltd IB170903
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