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Head of Legal (Environmental Law) – Fortune 50 Tech – London

London, UK | Full Time

Reference: EL0056

PQE: 10yrs+

Consultant: Liam Taaffe

A fortune 50 Tech business is keen to hire an experienced Environmental Lawyer to manage and develop a team in London with a focus on UK and EMEA-related Environmental legal & compliance matters. This dynamic and rapidly growing business offers its customers the forefront of cloud and IT infrastructure services including so much more.

You will work as part of a global Environmental & Safety team with a direct report to the US office where you will be solely responsible for all Environmental legal matters to advise the business on upcoming regulatory changes and how to pragmatically apply them. This position requires you to manage pre-litigation legal disputes and issues that arise where you will be exposed to an array of Environmental matters including ad-hoc advice on compliance issues, monitoring and advising the business of upcoming regulatory changes, developing and improving compliance policies and procedures, and working cross-functionally with other teams to ensure all processes are compliant.  You will negotiate with the Head of Legal (Commercial IT Team) on commercial transactions with large vendors, resolve issues that may arise in the compliance areas including inspections, and handle pre-litigation legal disputes. The vast majority of your working day will focus on global sustainability and circular economy objectives and evolving global requirements, as well as customer sustainability inquiries and voluntary environmental commitments.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10 years of legal experience gained in Environmental Law & Compliance, with training from a leading UK or International Law Firm. This opportunity is offering a huge platform to create a team and quickly develop as a professional where you’ll need to be pragmatic whilst enjoying working hard and being challenged.

There is an excellent salary package on offer which includes a signing-on bonus and RSU/stocks, which makes this opportunity an attractive option for a Partners at a City Law Firm who is looking for an in-house career move.

For a confidential conversation, please contact Liam Taaffe at EMEA Legal Recruitmentliam@emea.legal or 0207 183 9122.