BCL Legal Recruitment
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In House Legal Counsel - Corporate

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Newcastle and Tyneside
In House
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Permanent role
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Our client is one of the most successful in its sector in the UK, with its award winning and market leading products to be found in every high street. They have experienced real business growth over the past few years, expanding into new international markets and increasing their turnover and profits substantially. With a significant expansion plan over the next five years through both organic growth as well as corporate acquisitions, they are looking to recruit a commercially minded corporate solicitor to join the established legal team.


You will work very closely with all areas of the business, including senior executives, and will advise on strategic issues of key projects as well as providing legal advice. You will be part of a very experienced and capable legal team able to provide support and development wherever required.

- Corporate - working closely with the General Counsel and external counsel on all key areas of corporate acquisitions, including SPA, disclosure letter and ancillary documents, post-completion formalities and post-completion business integration.

- Commercial - review and negotiation of a wide range of commercial contracts in multiple jurisdictions, including sales agreements with distributors and retailers, supplier agreements with manufacturers and other key suppliers, various agreements relating to digital services, online marketing and social media programmes, and other general commercial contracts

- Compliance - including data protection, anti-bribery and corruption, competition law and product safety


You'll be a qualified solicitor, with good training and currently be corporate-focused, with at least a couple of years' pqe, and a desire to move to an in house role. In the short term the role will be focused on supporting the General Counsel and Executive team on a number of anticipated acquisitions, but with some commercial work at the same time and longer-term the balance will shift towards commercial work.

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