Open Positions

EMEA Privacy Counsel – Consumer Platform – (Fortune 100) – London OR Multiple EU Cities

EMEA legal | Full Time
London, UK

A leading IT Consumer Platform business requires an experienced Privacy Lawyer to join their Global Privacy Team which oversees their entire business operations. You can work from the London office or Multiple EU offices and flexibility is an option that goes without saying.The RoleYou will provide strategic privacy advice to the Global Privacy Counsel and senior management on privacy and data protection issues that evitably arise within the Tech sector. You will advise senior management and stakeholders on privacy/data protection developments and processes whilst identifying possible risks to prevent a commercial impact or data breach. You will act as part of a global team comprising of privacy/data protection professionals who will offer their support on privacy and GDPR compliance globally, with a focus on drafting policy & governance agreements and advising on new products/operations with privacy-related implications. The GC and Senior management will provide you with sole EMEA privacy projects where your DP/GDPR & Privacy law experience will oversee and update on GDPR changes to ensure that internal clients are kept abreast of relevant developments which may impact the business.The CandidateCandidates must be an EU-qualified lawyer with thorough evidence of privacy law training and experience gained from a leading international Law Firm. Ideally, you will be currently working in-house for a leading technology business have a natural interest in internet services and applications and enthusiasm for technical innovation. Candidates must have a good understanding of new technologies and their relationship with privacy whilst be capable of handling complex legal issues. Applications from Privacy Lawyers with CIPP/E or other relevant GDPR certifications is advantageous. The ideal candidate will have great team-building and people skills who can effectively and efficiently collaborate and build relationships with lawyers and business clients at all levels throughout the organization. There is an excellent package on offer comprising of a signing-on bonus, relocation (for EU destinations), and attractive stocks.
For a confidential conversation, please contact Liam Taaffe at EMEA Legal

Senior Counsel (Import/Export Trade Law) – Blue-Chip Tech – London

EMEA legal | Full Time
London, UK
A Blue-Chip US business which provides a globally acclaimed innovative technology now requires a lawyer to support with EMEA international trade matters where you will be responsible for providing specialist advice on cutting-edge areas of developing international trade law to the businesses on a broad range of import, export, and sanctions regulatory and commercial matters.  This unique and exciting opportunity will offer the successful candidate to be part of a collaborative, tight-knit team that is leading exciting and pioneering global initiatives as part of a much loved global business.The RoleYou will offer a very broad commercial focus where you’ll work directly with the businesses and act as the main counsel to provide strategic input on global expansion, import/export compliance, logistics, transportation, and supply chain commercial transactions and initiatives. You will work alongside a team of lawyers dedicated to international trade matters across the globe who continually develop innovative solutions to ensure a seamless operation for international trade, sales, transportation and supply chain solutions. You will provide day-to-day guidance on trade regulations, and advise on upcoming regulatory changes and enforcement trends including in new and emerging areas of law. As this role is very commercially focused it’s imperative that you resolve issues that arise in existing commercial relationships, including pre-litigation legal disputes and inquiries. You will develop and improve trade policies and procedures, including working cross-functionally with technology teams to implement automated solutions.The CandidateThe ideal candidate will have trained and/or practiced at an International Law Firm with a minimum of 10yrs + PQE gain in International trade law, experience gained from a global tech company would be advantageous. As this is a Hands-on project management type of role, it would be advantageous to show evidence of being capable to work autonomously with a natural ability to show initiative with decision making whilst relished being challenged. For this role, candidates will need excellent interpersonal and communication skills and confidence to be a partner to business stakeholders. Must have exceptional organisational skills and be capable to manage a large number and variety of mission-critical projects, working independently and often in ambiguous environments. The successful candidate will be entitled to an excellent salary, generous stocks and a very attractive signing-on bonus, which easily exceeds the majority of current compensation packages which US Blue-Chip Tech Businesses.Please contact Liam Taaffe at EMEA Legal for further details at or 0207 183 9122.  

Legal Counsel – Paris (Global Consumer Business)

EMEA legal | Full Time
Paris, France
A Blue Chip US business requires a lawyer to support their dynamic Consumer business in Paris to focus on the development of scalable compliance and regulatory solutions to create an exceptional customer experience.  This business will offer an intellectually challenging, exciting, and fast-paced work environment where you’ll support innovative business solutions which can result in interesting legal encounters.The Role This role requires a commercially savvy lawyer to support the French business operations which some cross border work where you’ll take charge of compliance-related matters and work closely with a dedicated team of lawyers and business partners to identify, create and develop scalable compliance and regulatory solutions to create a best-in-class customer experience. You will serve as a key partner on regulatory initiatives and will provide day-to-day advice to a wide range of business teams, focusing on legal analysis, developing compliance objectives, and resolving potential compliance issues that arise within a global consumer business.The CandidateThe ideal candidate will have trained and/or practiced at an International Law Firm and be French qualified with a minimum of 3+ yrs commercial law experience at a global company. As this is a Hands-on project management type of role, it would be advantageous to have this experience. Must be bilingual in French and English with the ability to draft and negotiate in both languages while additional EU languages, especially German would be a great attribute for this team. Must have exceptional organizational skills and be capable to manage a large number and variety of mission-critical projects, working independently and often in ambiguous environments.Please contact Liam Taaffe at EMEA Legal for further details at or 0207 183 9122.  

In-house Real Estate Counsel (Residential Property) – London (Maternity Cover))

EMEA legal | Maternity Cover FTC
London, UK
My client is a specialist residential property portfolio asset manager comprising c. 200,000 leasehold properties across the UK. This newly created opportunity will join an experienced team of In-House Lawyers who provide legal and compliance support across the entire business operation. The majority of this portfolio consists of multi-occupancy blocks of apartments where you’ll advise on residential property and Landlord & Tenant work on a fixed-term maternity cover contract.  This is a great opportunity for a residential property lawyer to work in-house with one of the UK’s largest specialist freehold asset management companies and take on a broader in-house legal role including exposure to compliance and other corporate governance and commercial matters, including:The Role You will review and assess requests from leaseholders, freehold owners, developers, management companies and other third parties for easements, consents, changes of use, commercial alterations and underletting, and other complex or unusual transactions, consents or title variations. In addition, you will review and assess post-completion transactions and other matters agreed upon as part of portfolio acquisitions. You will advise on insurance cover policies for properties in the portfolios and the appointment and oversight of independent managing agents, lawyers and surveyors (amongst others), as well as acting as the freeholders’ point of contact for all leaseholders and other stakeholders across the portfolios. As this role is very broad you will be exposed to commercial law and other general legal matters where you’ll assist with the creation and ongoing maintenance of a suite of template documents, draft company policies and review and advise on company contracts. There will be an element of GDPR obligations including recording and managing data breaches, subject access requests and other data subject rights, staff training, implementing policies and processes.The CandidateMust be a UK qualified (England & Wales) Solicitor with a minimum of 3yrs PQE gained in handling non-contentious residential and commercial property matters. Candidates will have experience gained from a reputable residential property law firm with knowledge of Landlord & Tenant legislation, and legal issues relevant to ground rent and residential long leasehold interests. Great flexible working conditions are on offer for the right candidate.Please contact Liam Taaffe at EMEA Legal for further details at or 0207 183 9122.  

Head of Legal – Building Safety – London/Remote

EMEA Legal | Full Time
London, UK
Our client is a leading Property Services and Development business based in the Westend of London however, this opportunity can be permanently remote (UK Wide). This hybrid role will act as Head of Legal (Building Safety) where you’ll take full control and leadership on residential property matters and overseas aspects of construction with a direct report to the General Counsel and regular guidance from the CFO.You’ll have a broad and varied focus on residential property, construction/property management and will manage a junior construction lawyer who primarily drafts the frameworks and appointments for BSF (British Safety Fund) and GLA (Government Lending Authority) to secure the grant funding agreement from MHCLG (The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s) where you’ll oversee this entire project and regularly update the senior management them with progress.  You will have a team of external lawyers who focus on drafting multiple frameworks for collateral warranties, architects, planning consultants. health & safety officers and structural engineers. The ideal candidate will currently be a senior level Residential Property Lawyer working for a reputable developer/property management business having some exposure to  JCT, FIDIC & NEC contracts and experience of fire safety/cladding disputes.  Candidates with some exposure to property finance would be advantageous as this role is quite varied where you’ll need to wear multiple hats and be confident when making crucial legal decisions.For a confidential conversation about this opportunity, please contact Liam Taaffe at EMEA Legal via email -

Senior In-House Infrastructure/Projects Lawyer (Clean Energy) – London

EMEA Legal | Full Time - Remote Working
London, UK
Our client is one of the EU’s largest fund managers which exclusively invests in clean energy infrastructure from the development stage through to the construction and operation of renewable energy generation projects. This business has been operating for over 15yrs with an established reputation for making pragmatic, long-term investments that deliver an excellent ROI.This position is for an experienced infrastructure/projects lawyer to assist with the development of business operations in the UK, although it is expected to grow, and has started to grow, in APAC and the US. This is a very varied role with a focus on transactional work, but also more generally on a corporate advisory too. Although a lawyer with significant infrastructure experience on the transactional side is required, this is by no means the sole purpose of the role as there will be a requirement to work with the broader group legal to ensure seamless integration of this new business line.For further information, please contact Liam Taaffe at EMEA Legal on or 0207 183 9122