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Legal Counsel - Products (Emerging Technology)

Job Location: London

Regional Description: United Kingdom

Job Number: 00491168


- Job description

Role: Legal Counsel - Products (Emerging Technology)
Location: London or Dublin
Travel: 10% of the time
Salary: £ Competitive + Excellent Benefits
Join Accenture and help transform leading organisations and communities around the world. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance.
Join Corporate Functions and you will become part of a diverse team which offers the essential expertise that enables all of our employees to deliver high performance to our clients. Our Corporate Functions professionals work in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, Legal, Marketing and Communications, CIO, Information Security, and Geographic Services.
Whether you work directly with clients or manage important internal initiatives and efforts, you’ll find amazing opportunities to make a measurable difference.
What responsibilities will you have?
  • The Manager role will be a primary team member in covering the Accenture Product and Platform business, with a primary focus on software licensing, product development and product engineering services
  • Drives the industrialization of product development and support legal practices, with deep knowledge of open source, use of third party materials in the development process, significant vendor experience and inbound licensing, with some background in M&A
  • Holds a thorough knowledge of SW “go to market models”, both on premise and SaaS licensing models is required, along with a futuristic approach to industrializing our support model within other legal groups inside Accenture
  • Provide significant training of other teams, coaching of deal lawyers and frequent special and transformational projects in adjacent areas to Accenture Products and Platforms (including some coverage of emerging technology issues, artificial intelligence, and digital space)
  • Holds a futuristic view, and can deal with client discussions and product issues under pressure 
  • Excellent communication skills as well as a leadership approach to drive, inspire and innovate in an area that is fast changing, and at times new to Accenture’s internal teams
  • Anticipates new business structures and play as a trusted advisor in the creation of templates, while building stakeholders across Accenture’s diverse legal coverage areas will be essential
What skills & experience are we looking for?
  • Engineering or software background or relevant experience in a Legal product development role
  • Training experience and fluent knowledge of the software development process, transactional licensing and SaaS
  • Computer programming background, with perhaps a prior software industry experience would be a desirable not essential
What academic qualifications do you need?
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law
  • Qualified Solicitor with significant PQE
What’s in it for you?
All of our Corporate Functions professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialised skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with others. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.
On top of this, we have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days’ vacation per year, gym subsidies, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!
What are the next steps?
If this sounds like the ideal role, career and company for you, click below to apply.
About Accenture
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialised skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at
Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or any other basis as protected by applicable law.
Closing Date for Applications 28/02/2018
Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found

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