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In-House Construction Lawyer – Remote (UK)

EMEA Legal | Full Time - Remote Working
London, UK
My client is a residential property asset manager offering a unique hybrid role where you will act as an interface with external counsel on numerous non-contentious construction matters relating to BSF (Building Safety Fund) whilst focusing on a mix of property management agreements and obligations. The General Counsel is a highly regarded professional within the UK’s Property in-house Legal Community and has an award-winning team of former City-trained Lawyers who will offer training and full-time support.Candidates must be UK qualified (England & Wales) with a minimum of 3yrs PQE gained in handling construction matters and advising on construction documents and contracts. Ideally, you will have experience gained from a reputable property law firm with a focus on construction and residential property and some knowledge of BSF (Building Safety Fund) work.This position is permanently remote with great flexible working conditions on offer for the right candidate.Please contact Liam Taaffe at EMEA Legal for further details at liam@emea.legal or 0207 183 9122 

Corporate Counsel – Digital Media Leader – London (2.5yrs+)

EMEA Legal | Full Time
London, UK
Corporate Counsel – Digital Media Leader – London (2.5yrs+) This is a truly amazing opportunity for a talented lawyer to pursue their first in-house career move with a leading Tech audiobook/podcast subscription service. Lawyers at this business are trusted members with a complete commercial overview where they feel part of the entire business cycle. The quality of this work is intellectually challenging, exciting and fast-paced where you’ll provide commercial solutions as well as being a tech-savvy lawyer. The Legal team is headed up by an exceptional General Counsel who is highly admired for his work and well respected by his peers, you will be part of an excellent team of gift lawyers in a dynamic environment where customer obsession and pioneering on behalf of their clients is at the heart of everything they do.You will support UK and EU business units and will be responsible for drafting and negotiating strategic agreements with content and production partners, advising on marketing materials and business development opportunities whilst providing legal support for local and regional services and initiatives.Candidates must a UK qualified lawyer with a minimum of 2yrs’PQE having trained and qualified at an international law firm with a focus on digital media or wider media content. Must have strong academics with an LLB from a leading UK and/or International Law School. The ideal candidate will have gained in-house secondment experience drafting and negotiating commercial contracts within the TMT space. Candidates with additional EU languages i.e. French and/or German would be advantageous.We are expecting a high volume of applications for this unique opportunity and would appreciate candidates to remain patient with the application process.For further details please contact Liam Taaffe at EMEA Legal – liam@emea.legal or 0207 183 9122 

IT Legal Counsel (FTSE100 – Tech business) London

EMEA Legal | Full Time
London, UK
This FTSE 100 technology company has a newly created Junior Legal Counsel opportunity to assist the General Counsel and Senior Management on a broad range of general corporate and commercial IT work.You will work closely with the Tax, Treasury, Company Secretariat, Commercial Legal and Corporate teams on complex deals and to ensure that intragroup transactions are structured correctly and meet deadlines. Part of this broad commercial role will expose you to an array of board meeting advisory work where you will draft the preparation of materials in a pragmatic and easy to understand format for directors of subsidiary companies on corporate matters awaiting approval. You will provide advice on corporate governance matters, including requirements under the UK Corporate Governance Code, and assist with the preparation of the Group’s annual report.  As this position works closely with numerous non-legal teams you will need to be capable to build strong working relationships with business stakeholders in order to have an influence on key decisions.Candidates must have at least 2 yrs PQE with current experience in providing general corporate and commercial legal advice specifically within compliance policies. Experience of working for global publicly listed companies and/or within the Technology sector would be advantageous.  Applicants with knowledge of SaaS, Cloud, commercial contracts and experience working in commerce would be highly advantageous but not essential. This opportunity will work with a team that has won numerous Legal Awards for their outstanding achievements.Contact Liam Taaffe at EMEA Legal on 0207 183 9122 or email liam@emea.legal

Senior Counsel – SaaS/Cloud business – 12month FTC – London

EMEA Legal | 12 month Full Time Contract
London, UK
A global SaaS/Cloud business has created a Senior Legal Counsel opportunity (fixed term contract for 12 months) to assist the General Counsel on complex compliance issues relating to corporate and commercial matters. You will be solely responsible for managing the compliance programme, providing risk-based advice both from a long-term strategic perspective and in managing day-to-day escalations.You will work closely with the Tax, Treasury, Company Secretariat, Commercial Legal and Corporate teams in assisting with legal compliance policies (such as Anti-Bribery and Corruption, Sanctions and Competition Law) and oversee the implementation of controls and procedures to ensure effective embedding of the policies within the business units across the globe. You will design and deliver training to business colleagues, in a way that adequately addresses legal risk but is also accessible, pragmatic and presented in commercial language which allows non-Legal colleagues to comprehend. You will manage last-minute compliance issues as they arise, where you will firefight escalating and involving issues for other stakeholders as appropriate. Must take the lead legal role in assisting with strategic projects, including third party financing (loan agreements, debt security issuances, etc.), capital returns, intragroup re-organisations and intragroup agreements. You will be expected to quickly identify risks that could impact the business commercially where you’re required to constantly improve the businesses ability to manage legal and compliance risk issues.Candidates must have at least 4 years PQE with current experience in providing corporate/commercial/compliance legal advice specifically within compliance policies. Experience of working for global publicly listed companies and/or within the Technology sector would really interest the General Counsel. Must have a natural ability to build strong relationships with business stakeholders to effectively influence in areas of compliance risk and provide legal advice which is appropriate for the commercial context. Ability to analyse legal and commercial issues and to provide clear explanations of legal matters with solutions-oriented advice that others can understand and implement. Applicants with knowledge of SaaS, Cloud, commercial contracts, competition law, data privacy and experience working in commerce would be highly advantageous. This opportunity is a Fixed Term Contract for 12 months.Contact Liam Taaffe at EMEA Legal on 0207 183 9122 or email liam@emea.legal

Company Secretary – Cloud/Telco multinational – London or Remote

EMEA legal | Full Time - Remote Working
London, UK
An experienced Company Secretary is required to join a dynamic and market-leading technology provider of niche cloud/telecoms systems. This role will be mainly remote based with offices across the globe where you must demonstrate initiative to work autonomously with close attention to detail.This opportunity offers considerable autonomy and responsibility to ensure corporate requirements in all jurisdictions are maintained, and notifications and returns are filed correctly and meet deadlines. You will report to the Head of Legal who is a highly respected International Lawyer with an excellent reputation in the legal telco and cloud community. This position is ideal for a Company Secretary who is pragmatic with the ability to cope with last-minute commercial issues and has a natural ability to proactively own and manage the company secretarial function.While the senior management team is UK based, you will have regular interaction with the EMEA and APAC offices as their customers comprise of the world’s largest global telecommunications and content providers along with a broad range of global tech corporations and household names. You will focus on preparing board and shareholder minutes and resolutions whilst managing and maintaining all corporate registrations, including trade registers. As CoSec you will assist the Head of Legal on all statutory registers, completing and filing confirmation statements, notifications of appointment and removal of officers, and annual returns. You will oversee the process for the preparation, review and finalisation of board papers. Regular liaison with notaries to assist with witnessing and signature of documents. Coordinate and manage board and management meetings with the requirement of acting as the directorship of a small number of subsidiary companies.As well as company secretarial activities, this role will offer an array of interesting work ranging from maintenance of telco licences in various jurisdictions, as well as other regulatory registrations (e.g. AML and ICO).Candidates must have a minimum of 5yrs Company Secretary experience and be ideally ICSA qualified or Part ICSA qualified with legal experience gained as a solicitor or paralegal. Applications with evidence of Telecoms experience, engineering or manufacturing-related industry would be advantageous. It would really benefit the legal team if the candidate was bilingual (ideally French and/or German) however, native/excellent written and spoken English is essential. Knowledge of corporate obligations in the UK, Bermuda, Europe, USA, Middle East and Asia, or the ability and willingness to learn and research accordingly would be really advantageous.As this position is an urgent requirement, it would be great if candidates are available for an immediate start with a reduced notice period. For further details, please contact Liam Taaffe via liam@emea.legal