Commercial Legal Counsel

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Banking & Financial Services

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  • Contact:

    Emma Coulter

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  • Published:

    12 months ago

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A leading financial services organisation is looking to appoint a Commercial Legal Counsel in London. This is an exciting opportunity to join a market leader organisation where you can make a valuable contribution to the successful functioning of the legal team.

You'll have the opportunity to join a collaborative team to support a wide range of partners across the business to implement some of the Group's most strategic and exciting projects. These will include delivering: transactions with FinTecs to increase the digital capability of the Group, cyber security projects, critical outsourcing arrangements and major regulatory programmes.

You'll be required to negotiate, draft and provide advice on a variety of key supplier contracts for both IT (including SaaS and Cloud arrangements) and other services, such as business process outsources. There will also be the opportunity to support transitional services agreements (in the context of business acquisitions or disposals) and intra-group service arrangements. Additionally, you'll identifying key legal risks, providing advice on their implications for the Group and supporting the business by providing pragmatic, solution focused advice. You'll also support the team's initiative to provide training to the Sourcing team and group wide partners on relevant legal topics and ensure the effective selection and management of external counsel.

The ideal candidate will be a fully qualified lawyer with at least 3 years PQE who holds a current practising certificate for a UK jurisdiction or equivalent legal qualification. You will have experience of negotiating commercial contracts, outsourcing arrangements and technology agreements gained either in an established in-house legal team or a leading private practice firm. A Strong commercial awareness together with a customer focussed approach is essential.

The work is varied, fast paced and will provide great insight into the operations, technology and security strategy. The role provides an opportunity to develop a number of transferable skills - including a strong eye for business and negotiation skills.

If the role is of interest, please get in touch!

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