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Regional Counsel - 9 month FTC

Michael Page Legal
Closing date
22 Apr 2021

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Job Details

Broad in-house regional role supporting the Regional Head Counsel and the commercial legal function.

Client Details

Our client is a global business with long standing and strong history in their niche market.

  • Supporting the Regional Head Counsel EMEA, and commercial legal function within the EMEA region.
  • Provide professional, pro-active advice and support to the business and affiliates across EMEA (principally in France and Italy) on a wide range of commercial and strategic legal issues.
  • Dealing with corporate governance, including corporate secretarial matters for the UK and other European-based affiliates;
  • corporate and company secretarial experience is a strong advantage but not essential.
  • Supporting on a broad range of commercial matters such as; procurement (indirect) , distribution agreements, outsourcing, IT, raw material contracts, litigation, compliance, HR matters.
  • Provide cross-functional legal support in compliance with laws and regulations, company policies and industry standards, including but not limited to competition law, anti-bribery, international trade, data privacy laws and regulations and managing risk.
  • Prepare, review and negotiate all types of contracts and other legally relevant documents, including relevant standards, templates and policies.
  • Instruct and work with external lawyers, where applicable.


A successful candidate will have:
  • English qualified solicitor, barrister or continental European equivalent with right to work in the UK with current practising certificate.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; French or Italian language skills are a bonus but not essential
  • At minimum of 6/7 years PQE, including proven experience as a legal counsel in a business environment. Combination of in-house and private practice experience preferred;
  • Ability and willingness to work collaboratively with legal and commercial colleagues and to thrive in the cultural diversity of a global business
  • Excellent communication, presentation, drafting and negotiation skills
  • Ability to manage a heavy workload with conflicting priorities
  • In-depth understanding of how legal issues affect organizations, with ability to analyse business requirements from a legal perspective and transform into practical, timely and value-added actions and guidelines
  • High degree of professional ethics, integrity and gravitas

Ability to start in mid - late June is preferred.

Job Offer

Salary: £75,000-£90,000 per annum

Excellent flexibility to work from home (combination of office based and home based) - open to hearing what arrangements may work for the candidate.
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