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Commercial Lawyer - German qualified

Commercial Lawyer - German qualified

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Greater London
In House
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Permanent role
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An opportunity exists for a full time lawyer to work in a large outsourcing (professional services) business. The head office is based in the City of London.

The role would suit a German or dual qualified lawyer with experience within a commercial environment, either private practice or in-house.

The successful Commercial Lawyer - German qualified will: possess excellent technical skills and attention to detail; be highly motivated and capable of working autonomously; be dedicated to delivering excellent client service; and embrace working closely with other members of the legal team and wider business.

Roles and responsibilities:
- Draft, negotiate and review contracts (including MSAs, sales and supply chain contracts, cross-border agreements, outsourcing, NDAs) in both German and English
- Provide legal advice to the German, Austrian and Swiss (DACH) team and senior stakeholders in areas such as property, data protection, IP, health & safety and employment / labour leasing
- Oversee corporate governance for EMEA entities including company formation, re-structuring and filings with the Commercial Register
- Assist HR and Credit Control teams with legal disputes and litigation as required
- Work closely with the Compliance function to develop and implement internal and external policies

Individual requirements:

- Commercial Lawyer - German qualified
- Qualified German lawyer from a reputable firm
- Fluent in German and English (essential)
- Experience in commercial contract negotiation (preferably gained in-house)
- Commercial acumen - able to balance legal risk with business objectives
- Operate at a cross-functional level to best support internal clients
- Excellent attention to detail
- Strong communication skills, including capacity to manage expectations
- Able to manage workload, meet deadlines and remain calm under pressure
- Experience in a sales environment useful but not essential

If you're interested in this role, please apply now or forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us.
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