Russian Speaking Legal Counsel

England, London
£60000 - £80000 per annum
16 Jun 2017
17 Jul 2017
Job Title
In House Counsel
Contract Type
Full Time


  • Provide legal support on contract, commercial, corporate (including M&A), employment and immigration law matters
  • Draft, evaluate, negotiate and execute all contracts, including but not limited to: non-disclosure agreements, sales and purchasing agreements, consulting agreements, licensing agreements, public procurement framework agreements, distribution agreements and quality agreements
  • Serve as the main point of contact within the organisation on contractual matters
  • Provide recommendations on all contracts and negotiate directly when necessary until consensus is achieved, negotiating with other parties and attorneys where necessary
  • Develop and implement procedures for contract management and administration
  • Provide legal advice with various European jurisdictions (France, Spain, Italy, etc.)
  • Represent the company in court if necessary

Skills and Experience:

  • LLB qualification
  • Experience as a lawyer in a commercial/corporate environment
  • Strong understanding of contract law and standard terms, ability to assess commercial and legal risks
  • Corporate M&A experience, experience of complete or partial company restructuring within the holding is desirable
  • Demonstrated ability in negotiating and drafting complex corporate transactions, working with key senior stakeholders;
  • Experience in assisting business domestically and overseas
  • Excellent knowledge of English law with ability to work with other European jurisdictions;
  • Strong drafting and negotiating experience
  • Excellent communication, teamwork and negotiation skills, good attention to detail
  • Experience with drafting commercial contracts
  • Fluent Russian and English, both written and verbal

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