Commercial Lawyer - Financial Services/ Technology company

England, London, City of London
06 Oct 2016
03 Nov 2016
Charles Waples
Job Title
Practice Area
Financial Services
PQE Level
5-7, 8-10
Contract Type
Full Time

The candidate will be required to negotiate and review all commercial agreements including but not limited to client/partner/vendor agreements and associated NDAs and MOUs ensuring each subsidiary is appropriately protected in terms of contractual liability and legal risk. The role will also be required to support product development, marketing and strategic initiatives related to both the legal entities and associated products.

Client Details

Global Financial Services business


Negotiate and oversee conclusion of contractual relationships with clients, suppliers, vendors and partners

Support and implement new product functionality via applicable legal terms

Advise Board and Senior Management on non standard legal and contractual risks

Evaluate and respond to changes in UK and EU legal and regulatory requirements as they arise

Interact with other departments in response to relevant requests (e.g. Compliance, Audit, Finance, Marketing)

Design, manage and monitor compliance

Ensure contract template changes are managed and coordinated with other regions (US and APAC)

Host Monthly Sales and RM meetings to review legal reports and metrics to increase efficiency and transparency of legal services

Partner with CSO, Risk and Compliance to support regional regulatory and compliance policies.

Manage and support 1 or more paralegals

Support Deputy General Counsel on ad hoc projects across the department and the region e.g. intra group transfer pricing arrangements, data transfer agreements, intra group service level agreements


Qualified Lawyer (LLB or equivalent)

5 - 10 years corporate and/or commercial experience (preferably with 3 years in house experience in a financial services or technology company)

Material experience of data and/or software licensing/development terms

Significant contractual drafting experience and associated negotiation skills

Experience of interacting with and managing the delivery of legal services to an in house sales force

Strong commercial judgement and risk assessment skills

Job Offer

Competitive basic salary + benefits