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Senior Legal Counsel – Complex Contracting, UKI

Job Location: London

Regional Description: United Kingdom

Job Number: 00584345


- Job description

Role: Senior Legal Counsel – Complex Contracting, UKI

Senior Manager

Location: London

Travel: As required for client meetings

Salary: circa £130K



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. 


What responsibilities will you have?

  • Leading and supporting all legal aspects for negotiating and closing Accenture’s complex deals, including drafting, strategy, risk and mitigation analysis, internal reviews and liaison with all Accenture subject matter experts in their various disciplines. Required to work as a leader and as part of legal and cross-Accenture opportunity pursuit teams
  • Oversee, counsel, guide, train and support junior transactional lawyers
  • Stay abreast of legal developments affecting the company, its clients, and industries and synthesize the information to incorporate it into company's transactional practices
  • Educate company executives in regard to legal and risk management issues
  • Represent company's interests and interface directly with client counsel and negotiating teams
  • Strategize with company executives prior to client negotiations
  • Structure client transactions to be most advantageous from a legal and business perspective
  • Counsel, 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 legal and business issues
  • Develop subject matter expertise in one or more areas that benefit Legal and/or our business
  • Support, promote and implement Legal Group initiatives

What skills & experience are we looking for?

  • Strong transactional experience in consulting, systems integration, and outsourcing, such experience should be in a law firm or in a fast-paced corporate legal/transaction group
  • Proven ability to efficiently manage a large volume of transactions
  • An understanding of Intellectual Property issues as they apply to consulting, systems integration, and outsourcing transactions
  • Independently manage drafting transactional documents and correspondence
  • 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
  • Good grasp of new age technology e.g. AI, RPA, digital, analytics and cloud, or genuine interest
  • Private practice experience desirable not essential


What academic qualifications do you need?

  • Qualified Solicitor with a strong PQE  
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent  

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 14th Feb 2019

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

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