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Legal Counsel – Technology/Commercial Contracts (3-6 PQE)

LONDON, 08 March 2017

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Legal Counsel – Technology/Commercial Contracts (3-6 PQE)

Duration:         Permanent

Seniority:         Mid-Level Associate (3-6PQE)

Areas of Law:  Technology, Intellectual Property, Data Protection, Commercial Contracts, Financial Regulation.

Location:         London

Hours:             Full-Time

Salary:             Competitive

Reports to:      Head of Legal

Industry:          Computer Software, Information Technology and Legal Services

The Role:

Algomi’s in-house legal team is on the hunt for an experienced Legal Counsel to work on a range of financial technology-focused, commercial contract and general legal matters. In this role you will initially focus on providing direct assistance to the Head of Legal in leading client and supplier negotiations, maintaining contract records and manage deadlines, conducting legal research, preparing complex and bespoke drafting and advising in relation to the preparation of legal communications across the wider-Algomi team.

The Person:

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated, solutions-oriented and personable team player with a strong legal skill-set and proven organizational and communication skills. You're an accountable and reliable self-starter who takes the lead and gets the deal done. You’re comfortable dealing with clients, external third parties and senior management, managing files and leading negotiations, preparing external communications and advising across the various ad hoc matters that arise on a daily basis within a technology company. You want to be challenged and given the opportunity to demonstrate your excellent organizational and commercial skills and your ability to negotiate complex contractual terms and draft professional correspondence for matters in which there is often no ‘road map’ or previous precedent. You build constructive relationships with senior management, colleagues and external counsel to progress and close out your matters efficiently whilst protecting the company and mitigating risk.

Application Requirements:

To be considered for an interview, your application must include:

  • a detailed curriculum vitae;
  • a copy of your United Kingdom passport or other evidence of your right to work in the United Kingdom (e.g. a copy of your current visa); and
  • a copy of your current  practising certificate.

Key qualification requirements and necessary experience:

  • A qualified lawyer with 3-6 years’ post-qualification experience. Post-qualification experience will ideally include at least one year in-house (or on a reasonable-length secondment) in a fintech, technology or commercial contracts legal counsel role.
  • Front-end advisory experience across a range of legal areas is essential, and this must include advising on technology, commercial contracts, intellectual property and data protection (privacy) law. Experience dealing with financial regulatory matters and/or securities law would be an advantage but is not essential.
  • Experience in the following areas in relation to a technology or commercial contracts-focused role:
    • negotiating business’-own and third-party technology and intellectual property contracts;
    • managing multiple client and supplier files and maintaining records;
    • working with different business teams, including (for example) senior management, sales and client relationship management, support and operations, product development, project management, technology / engineering, human resources and finance;
    • coordinating and leading legal projects requiring input from different business teams; and
    • presenting on legal issues.
  • Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team, and to use own initiative to identify and manage workflows.
  • Excellent organisational and forward planning skills, the ability to manage own workload and multiple deadlines.
  • Strong legal research skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to speak and write fluently and idiomatically in English.
  • Demonstrated ability to draft clear and professional documentation, including legal correspondence and contractual terms, as required, with appropriate form and style.
  • First class interpersonal skills – demonstrable ability to build and maintain good relationships both internally and externally at all levels.
  • Excellent attention to detail with a thorough and methodical approach to tasks.
  • Computer literate – able to use Microsoft suite of packages - Word, Excel and PowerPoint – and be able to type proficiently.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work on a broad variety of matters and to work on a flexible timetable to help support our New York and Hong Kong offices.
  • You must have the current right to work in the United Kingdom.

How To Apply:

Please send all applications directly to attaching each of the required documents as outlined above.