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Commercial Legal Counsel

  • Location:

    Dublin

  • Sector:

    Legal

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Contact:

    Ziggy De Boe Agnew

  • Job ref:

    5413

  • Published:

    6 days ago

Our client is one of the world’s leading technology and gaming companies and are seeking someone to join their Dublin office. The role will report into the wider legal team and this exciting role will give the successful individual the opportunity to influence and lead a critical element of the growing business, taking them to the next level of their strategic growth plans.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Acting as a primary legal point of contact for the Group’s Contracts and Sales teams in support of the drafting, review and negotiation of a wide variety of commercial contracts;
  • Working with, managing and training the Contracts Paralegals who form part of the Group’s Contracts team
  • Monitoring existing contractual relationships/frameworks and interpreting data protection, privacy and intellectual property matters in the context of commercial negotiations
  • Drafting and solidifying agreements and other legal documents to ensure the protection of the Group’s full legal rights and to reduce risk
  • Advising on contract status, legal risks and the legal liabilities associated with different situations;
  • Providing legal guidance on data protection, privacy and other related issues to the Group, including by collaborating closely with the Group’s Data Protection Manager and the wider Information Security team
  • Providing advice on legal issues to all levels of personnel, up to and including senior executives;
  • Researching and advising on regulatory and legal changes affecting the Group, including procedures for compliance
  • Providing training to both the Contracts’ team and the wider Group on legal topics

 

Core Competencies

  • Strong negotiating skills on legal and commercial issues
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills along with the ability to communicate effectively with others at all levels of the organisation
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, high activity environment, on a wide variety of matters and able to handle the requirement to quickly shift from one situation or task to another
  • Solution-focused problem solver who is commercially astute and pragmatic
  • Strong research, analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Leadership, decision making and judgment
  • Networking and relationship building
  • Creative and innovative thinking with a view to balancing commercial demands against legal risk

 

Key Requirements:

  • Solicitor 1-3 yrs PQE, coming from a large commercial law firm or with In-house experience (preferred)
  • Experience and expertise in negotiating and drafting contracts
  • In-depth knowledge of data protection, privacy and intellectual property laws and regulations
  • Experience in other legal areas which may benefit the Group desirable (e.g. M&A, finance/banking, employment/HR, litigation & dispute resolution, IP/IT, etc.)
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills and strong attention to detail