Job Description

Counsel Manager - Sub-contractors/Complex Contracting

£90K - £100K


Travel: when required



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.


The legal professional in this position will support matters within the scope of the Ecosystems Legal Group. You will sit within the Strategic Subcontracting Group (“SSG”) which provides advice and counsel on the formation of legal and commercial relationships related to Accenture's strategic subcontracts.


The EcoSystems Counsel’s main responsibilities will include advice and counsel to deal teams (contracting attorneys, procurement managers, solution architects, bid managers, lead negotiators, etc.) on deal shaping strategic subcontracts, as well as drafting and negotiation of complex subcontracting agreements.


What responsibilities will you have

Draft and negotiate subcontracts (e.g. SaaS,cloud,complex service agreements). , NDAs, Teaming Agreements and underlying legal exhibits, support in drafting of Statements of Work and review of such, etc.


Works collaboratively and effectively across Legal, Corporate Functions and deal engagement staff


Support and provide subject matter guidance business and legal teams in regard to strategic subcontracting relationships and relevant issues and terms


Assist and coordinate with legal professionals on other teams in connection with subcontracts


Aid in the development guidelines, toolkits, training and knowledge transfer tools and materials including contract templates and training decks


Stay abreast of legal developments affecting the company, its clients, subcontractors, and industries and synthesize the information to incorporate it into Accenture’s subcontracting practices


Represent company’s interests and interface directly with Contracting Legal, EcoSystems Legal and negotiating teams

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Basic Qualifications:

Education: LL.B, with upper second class; LL.M  


What skills & experience are we looking for?

Experience of drafting and negotiating complex technology and BPO contracts in an in-house or law firm role required.

Experience with subcontracting, alliances, partnerships or other strategic relationships is essential

Understanding of negotiate complex contractual structures including  impact on commercials

Deep experience with, and understanding of, key contract provisions such as representations, warranties, intellectual property (especially for license and maintenance subcontracts), indemnities (including IP infringement) and limits on liability as well as regulatory compliance requirements (e.g. data protection)

Demonstrated leadership in professional setting


Fluent English, second language desired (e.g. French, German)



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!



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 31/07/2019

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

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, colour, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected applicable law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

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