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In-House Legal Counsel - Commercial Contracting

Job Location: London

Regional Description: United Kingdom

Job Number: 00535704

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Role: In-House Legal Counsel - Commercial Contracting                     

Location: London
Travel: 10% of the time
Salary: Up to £85,000 PA dependent on experience
 
Introduction:
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 our employees to deliver high performance to our clients. Our Corporate Functions professionals work in areas such as Legal,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?
 
Reviews, drafts and negotiates a large number of client transactions of various levels of complexity within a corporate environment.  Advises company leadership on legal risks associated with transactions.
  • Stay abreast of contracting developments affecting the company, its clients, and industries and synthesize the information to incorporate it into company’s contracting practices
  • Educate company executives regarding contracting and risk management issues
  • Represent the company’s interests and interface directly with client negotiating teams
  • Strategize with company executives prior to client negotiations
  • Structure client transactions to be most advantageous from a contracting and business perspective
  • Advise, and consult company executives based on accurate interpretation of contract documents and the facts of a business opportunity
  • Develop internal guidelines, toolkits, and packaged knowledge on various contracting and business issues
  • Develop subject matter expertise in one of more areas that benefit Contracting and/or our business
  • Support, promote and implement Legal Group initiatives
  • Oversee, counsel, guide, train and support junior contracting professionals
 
What skills & experience are we looking for?
  • Significant relevant industry experience including a contracting experience in an appropriate fast-paced corporate environment is essential.
  • Consulting, systems integration, and outsourcing experience is preferred
  • Proven ability to efficiently manage a large volume of transactions
  • Experience negotiating Intellectual Property issues
  • Independently manage drafting transactional documents and correspondence
  • Understand basic principles of Finance, Accounting, Marketing, and Management
  • Basic understanding of Intellectual Property issues as they apply to consulting, systems integration, and outsourcing transactions
  • Able to present alternatives and proposed solutions
  • Responsive and follows through on commitments
  • Strong time management, prioritization, and organizational skills
  • Ability to apply judgment to broaden influence
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient in MS Office suite of products

What academic qualifications do you need?

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law and or equivalent
  • Qualified Solicitor with significant PQE
What’s in it for you?
 
All 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 www.accenture.com.
 
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 01/01/218

Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found

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