Legal Counsel - In-House - Commercial

Recruiter
Project People
Location
Berkshire, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
08 Aug 2019
Closes
22 Aug 2019
Ref
1228210045
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Legal Counsel - Commercial

Reading

Perm

We are looking for a Legal Counsel (Commercial) to join the in-house legal team who provide commercially focused and efficient legal solutions across all areas of commercial and procurement activities.

Working in our state-of-the-art offices, flexible working with collaborative digital systems, are just a few of the perks we offer to our employees, on top of a competitive salary and interesting work.

Role Purpose

Role Purpose - The Legal Dept needs an additional commercial legal counsel to deliver the legal advice and contractual review / drafting / negotiation needed to support this pipeline of commercial / procurement activities.

The role

Advising on the shape, structure and set up of commercial / procurement contracts
Advising on, drafting and negotiating the necessary documentation
Collaborating closely with internal clients and members of the shareholder legal teams to get contracts closed, including where needed, with the relevant shareholder approvals
Working closely with internal clients and stakeholders to ensure timely updates, escalations of issues and identification of risks to relevant business, legal and executive leads
Engaging with suppliers
Managing external counsel, both in terms of managing resources and quality assuring outputs
Providing trusted and proactive legal expertise, both verbally and in writing, which is pragmatic rather than purist
Demonstrating skilled, confident, hands-on contractual drafting and negotiationMust Have

A qualified solicitor/legal executive
Solid commercial contract work experience
Material commercial law practice and knowledge
Enjoyment of drafting and negotiating commercial contracts / making deals happen
Experience of and the skills (particularly highly organised and systematic ways of working) to thrive in a fast paced and at times pressured environment with tight deadlines
Willingness to learn about / hands-on experience of using technology to assist with contract management
Resilience, professionalism and a can-do attitude to thrive in a pressured environment and/or an environment of constant change / process improvementNice to Have

In-house experience
Joint Venture experience / experience of interacting with shareholders
Interest in the Telecoms sector

If this sounds like a role you can take hold of, and want to work in an Agile, dynamic yet challenging environment in the heart of Reading, we would love to hear from you! Please apply here or send a CV direct to (url removed)

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