In-house legal counsel - German qualified

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Posted 20 days ago
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28 November 2018
An opportunity exists for a German qualified lawyer to join 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 in-house legal counsel - 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 Benefits of the In-house legal counsel - German qualified role Salary of £65k pension plan private healthcare If you're interested in this In-house legal counsel - German qualified, please apply now or forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us. If this job isn't quite right, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career. For a full list of jobs you can also visit the BCL job search page. BCL Legal is an equal opportunities employer.
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