In House Counsel

England, London
£Excellent benefits
15 Sep 2017
13 Oct 2017
Marian Lloyd-Jones
Sector/Practice Area
Company/Commercial, Corporate, M&A
Vacancy Type
Full time


An international law firm


The firm is now available for an additional In House Counsel to undertake a broad and varied workload across commercial contracts, firm governance, mergers/demergers, partner admissions and resignations, procurement and data protection.

The role is full time, permanent and based within the Legal, Risk & Compliance team, in the London office.

The candidate will report to the Senior In House Counsel and General Counsel and work as part of the team that is responsible for advising the firm on all legal issues affecting the firm both in the UK and internationally (excluding the US).

The in house team works closely with the Board, Managing Partner, Senior Partner and Executive management of the firm.

The role will involve:


Working with the procurement team to negotiate, draft and advise on a range of contracts, both UK and International

Confidentiality agreements

Data Protection and Trade Mark Issues

Partner Issues

Dealing with incoming and departing partners, partner reports, consultancy agreements, service agreements

Interpreting and advising on the constitutional documents of the International firm

General corporate

Assisting the in-house finance and tax teams on finance and tax issues affecting the firm

Assisting with corporate restructurings and advising generally on the structure of the firm

Drafting and negotiating financing and intra group loan agreements

Drafting Heads of Terms/Memoranda of Understanding

Assisting with acquisitions and the establishment of new offices

Drafting and negotiating Joint Venture agreements

Advising on governance issues

Assisting with the drafting of reports for the Executive and Board

Advising the firm on relevant new legislation or regulation


Working closely with the other members of the Legal, Risk Management and Compliance team and assisting on project and non-project work


Previous experience in a similar role in private practice or in-house is a definitive advantage


The successful candidate will possess developed team working and communication skills. A pro-active, commercial and flexible approach to help drive the team forward is essential.

The firm offers first rate support in the form of training, manager time, excellent career prospects and an opportunity to play a role in the development of a key team in one of the world's most exciting and dynamic law firms.

Candidates who have between 2-4pqe are likely to have the right level of knowledge and will have gained the right level of experience needed to be able to undertake this role.

They have however given an indicative pqe as an approximate guide for applicants.

Lipson Lloyd Jones Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Please note our advertisements use PQE levels purely as a guide to the minimum level of experience required. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfill this kind of work.

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