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In-House Real Estate Lawyer – London (Iconic Development)

EMEA Legal | Full Time
London, UK
An amazing opportunity for an In-House Real Estate Lawyer (3-6 yrs PQE) to join the legal team of an Iconic London Development to advise on Real Estate and general commercial matters with a primary focus on supporting the General Counsel and CEO.You will focus on drafting and negotiating a wide variety of property documents including development agreements, agreements for lease, leases, rights of light deeds and licences to occupy. You will work closely with internal personnel and external lawyers on a wide variety of real estate-related issues and documents arising in connection with current major development projects, including residential sales and commercial transactions with a focus on Infrastructure and Planning agreements.  You will provide advice and support to the business generally on non-real estate matters i.e. data protection, corporate structuring, marketing and IT agreements, and general commercial agreements with suppliers, agents and other 3rd parties. You will provide a client point of contact and general business support with internal teams including project management, finance, communications and leasing. You will also instruct and oversee external legal counsel.Candidates must be UK qualified with a minimum of 3yrs PQE gained as a Real Estate transactional lawyer having trained with a leading City Law Firm. Ideally, you will have experience in mixed-use real estate development work. You must have a strong track record of advising on corporate and financial transactions, additional past or current expertise in residential conveyancing would be beneficial Applicants with previous In House experience or secondment gained in drafting and negotiating general commercial agreements would be highly advantageous.For further details please contact Liam Taaffe at EMEA Legal on 0207 183 9122 or liam@emea.legal

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

In-house Underwriting Counsel – Global Reinsurer – London (1-2yrs PQE)

EMEA legal | Full Time
London, UK
A leading and dynamic Reinsurance business headquartered in Bermuda, trading for over 25yrs with an enduring reputation, seeks a talented junior lawyer to assist the Underwriting Counsel. You will provide responsive and commercially focussed legal support to the London based underwriting operations.This role will focus on risk assessments for the underwriters, policy documentation, affinity agreements, liaising with key broker clients and agents alike. You will cover a broad range of corporate and general commercial work as required. You will be required to provide pragmatic legal advice and be confident in offering commercial value to deals as well as preventing any possible risks. In addition, you will review assumed risk insurance and reinsurance contracts and associated documentation including NDAs.Candidates will ideally be 1-2yrs PQE with training from an Insurance Team of a leading city Law Firm or currently working in-house for a large insurance and/or reinsurance business. Must be pragmatically minded with an appetite to work in a commercial/business environment. Candidates with corporate, commercial and broad financial services background would be advantageous. Newly Qualified Lawyers current or previous in-house or a secondment in-house experience will be considered. This opportunity is an excellent career move for a lawyer who feels outnumbered in a large legal team who is looking to progress their careers within a dynamic, and innovative organisation. Whilst working for a team of excellent lawyers.For a confidential conversation, please contact Liam Taaffe on liam@emea.legal 

Privacy Counsel – Global Tech Provider – London 4yrs+

EMEA Legal | Full Time
London, UK
Regarded as the most innovative tech provider of our generation with 1/4 of the world's population who rely daily on its service. This dream legal team require a driven and highly capable Privacy Lawyer to focus on advising developers on GDPR matters affiliated to new product services.
This opportunity will expose you to an amazing quality of in-house privacy legal work where you will be at the forefront of new laws whilst being immersed around some of the worlds most creative tech developers. To succeed you'll need more than a legal brain and strong academics as this Privacy Team requires a legal professional who is naturally pragmatic and an IT whizz where you're comfortable to review and advise on newly created products and can quickly foresee risks that could impact the business. You will have an EMEA wide focus where you will be expected to quickly understand GDPR rules and new legal changes in multiple EU jurisdictions whilst having a regular liaison with specific regulators.
The ideal candidate will have experience in advising Software and IT Developers who lack the understanding and implications of GDPR and Privacy law matters which impact the design of their innovative products. Must have at least 3yrs PQE and be UK Qualified (dual UK/EU preferred) with legal training from a top tier Privacy Team of an internationally acclaimed Law Firm. Candidates with current in-house or recent secondment privacy/GDPR experience gained from a multinational tech corporation will be preferred as lawyers will only survive if they're willing to work hard and have a genuine level of interest in technology.For further details please contact Liam Taaffe - liam@emea.legal