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Assistant General Counsel- Remote Working - Edinburgh

Commercial Contracts - In-House
Ref: 423 Date Posted: Monday 13 Sep 2021
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Exceptional opportunity for a lawyer to join the in-house legal team of an IT & Communication services business as the Assistant General Counsel. This role will be fully remote- working.

Role Profile:

  • Reporting directly to the General counsel with day to day contact with executive team including CEO, CFO & CRO.
  • Assist the General Counsel in implementing a professional legal process and structure within the business- The business requires to move from an owner managed business to a thoroughly professional Inflexion portfolio company and thus an M&A buy and build machine.
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating client and supplier commercial contracts.
  • Draft and keep up to date various internal and governance policies.
  • Design and deliver governance and internal process training across the business.
  • Implement appropriate contract repository and management system.
  • Assisting the General Counsel draft appropriate new client terms and conditions for the provisions of IT services.
  • Advising on contract status, legal risks, and the legal liabilities associated with different contracts and arrangements.
  • Work closely with the sales team to understand deal structures with clients.
  • Conduct internal legal due diligence of M&A targets (2022).
  • Assist General Counsel and CFO in sourcing M&A targets (2022).

Preferred Attributes:

  • Minimum of 2-3 years PQE.
  • Training in private practice.
  • Strong drafting skills.
  • Experience of working in an in house legal team.  
  • Commercial contract drafting experience, preferably IT, professional services contracts and managed service contracts.
  • GDPR experience.
  • M&A due diligence experience and understanding of deal process.

On Offer:

On offer is a highly competitive in-house salary and the chance to work as Assistant General Counsel with an innovative and dynamic company. 

To Apply:

For a confidential discussion about this position or to apply, please contact: 

David Thomson, Director

Tel: 0131 450 7164

Email: david@thomsonlrc.com