A listed software company with headquarters in London and offices across Europe and the Americas are currently looking for a Legal Counsel to support their global operations from their head office in London. Since listing, this business has grown hugely both organically and through acquisition and as such the legal function has trebled in size in the last 3 years.
Joining a team of 12 other lawyers and reporting into the Head of Legal based in London, this role will work closely with the business providing legal advice and guidance. This will include leading on all IP related issues for the business globally as well as assisting on general commercial work (drafting and negotiating a broad variety of commercial contracts. Aside from this the role will provide ad-hoc support on privacy issues and any other legal or compliance areas affecting the business (employment, corporate, real estate, competition etc.)
The successful candidate will need to have prior IP experience (IP experience for this role is a must, ideally copyright, trade marks and licensing) as well as an interest in developing on experience in general commercial law. For guidance purposes only candidates are likely to have around 4+ years of post qualified experience.
On offer is the chance to take a leading role on IP globally as well as developing generalist legal experience in an in-house setting.