Sole EMEA Legal Counsel (Cloud Tech)

Location
England, London, City of London
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
14 Jun 2017
Closes
20 Jun 2017
Ref
LT24891
Job Title
In House Counsel
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
My client is a US Cloud/Data security business protecting over 1 billion identities from global data centers and offering single sign-on and access security. With over half of the Fortune 100 companies as their main client base, they now need to hire their first Legal Counsel, EMEA to focus in negotiating commercial contracts with UK and EU customers. This role offers a very broad commercial/IT focus where you will draft and negotiate IT agreements (cloud and on premise services) and report directly to the US General Counsel. The ideal candidate will have 3-6 years PQE gained from an international law firm with experience of working in-house for a market leading IT Business.

The Role
You will act as the sole legal representative in EMEA for the business where in a small office of key business and sales representatives. The premise of this role is to work autonomously in negotiating commercial contracts with Multinational UK and EU customers which are complex legal agreements. The role will expose you to a broad range of commercial/IT legal matters where you will draft and negotiate IT agreements (cloud and on premise services) and report directly to the US General Counsel. As this position is an EMEA Lawyer role you will be expected to Travel throughout the EU and work as a team player in deal closings.

The Candidate
The ideal candidate will be UK Qualified with 3-6 years PQE gained from an international law firm and experience of working in-house for a market leading IT Business. Must have strong academics with a proven track history of being a pragmatic lawyer who can think fast and is comfortable to deliver commercial (non legal) solutions. Must have thorough UK Commercial Law, candidates having knowledge of French and/or German law is advantageous. Additional knowledge of UK Employment law and some exposure to GDPR/Data Protection is very desirable. The successful candidate will be required to spend an initial training period in the US headquarters.