Senior Technology Legal Counsel (6-12 PQE) - IT Multinational - London

Found Legal
West London
Excellent package
19 Feb 2019
11 Mar 2019
Sector/Practice Area
FinTech, Information Technology, Telecoms
Full time

Senior Legal Counsel Technology
Multinational IT Company
Locations: West London, Central London, Madrid, Singapore or Bangkok

Looking for a strategic legal role at a company that champions passion, drive and courage, where you can be part of the team shaping the future of their sector’s global technology? Do you find the idea of working in a diverse, multicultural environment exciting?

Our client is a multinational technology business, a recognised top 15 global IT company, #1 leader in their sector and an exciting place to work offering excellent work-life balance, flexibility, top international lawyers as colleagues and cutting edge legal work.

The Legal Department at this company needs an outstanding experienced technology lawyer to join the team, based in West London.

You would be passionate about working in one of the tech world's premier companies, sitting with the business, advising senior management and acting as a true business partner advising on a diverse portfolio of products and services.

The legal team are at the forefront of this company’s international expansion. They enable the business to move into new markets and geographies, often dealing with novel issues along the way. This is all whilst ensuring that deals get done at scale, and that the multitude of other issues that arise are dealt with appropriately.

The fast-paced and innovative nature of the business means the role will be varied and you will have exposure to a wide range of interesting work across the company.

About you

We are looking for a technology / IT / digital lawyer with exceptional private practice training, (possibly followed by in-house experience in a fast-paced international environment). You will be driven and keen to take responsibility, and able to apply your existing knowledge and approach across a wide range of commercial legal areas.

You have significant experience offering strategic legal advice to senior management, drafting and negotiating complex agreements and advising on innovative products and legal issues for an international technology company.
You have great business rapport building skills and strong business insight as well as the ability to work in a fast-moving company and open to travel internationally.

What you will do

Reporting into the Global Head of Legal, you will take a lot of responsibility for varied range of legal issues including strategic accounts and / or vendor and supplier management

You will

  • Be practical and proactive creating strategic solutions to key legal issues
  • Negotiate and draft complex agreements (software, services, outsourcing, supplier, vendor, consultancy, technology licensing and development agreements)
  • Provide key support on litigation, data protection and regulatory issues
  • Advise top management on strategic legal risks
  • Instruct and manage external counsel
  • Oversee capturing of know-how, provide training on areas of expertise and supervise more junior team members

You have

6-12 years of experience at international law firm or in-house as a technology lawyer

It will be ideal if

You speak Mandarin or Japanese (not mandatory but would be useful) and have lived and worked in more than one country - this is the typical profile of a lawyer here

In return you can expect

  • Excellent package
  • Highly experienced, caring and supportive manager
  • World-class legal colleagues from top international law firms including Magic Circle
  • Genuinely pleasant working environment
  • Unbeatable work-life balance with flexibility to regularly work from home
  • Real opportunities to live and work in various locations across the world (colleagues here enjoy stints in a variety of locations including France, Germany, Spain, UAE, Singapore and Bangkok)

This legal team loves creating opportunities for others by connecting people from widely different backgrounds, perspectives, and geographies. They strive to ensure that as an employee, you feel this company is a place where no matter who you are, you feel safe, included, and that you have the opportunity to bring your unique self to work.

Challenge yourself, make a difference and find global opportunities with a career at this exciting company.


We have strong relationship with the hiring team so will advise whether this organisation would be the best fit to your skills, experience and aspirations. Once shortlisted, will receive extensive preparation and guidance for every interview.

Suppliers to Fortune 100 and FTSE 100-350 organisations, Found Legal put you in front of dream career opportunities with world-class in-house legal teams across EMEA.

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If this role is not quite the right fit but you trained or worked in private practice and / or at a multinational organisation, we will likely have a role for you within the next few months in your preferred location in the UK, Europe or UAE.

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