Legal Counsel (Fashion) - 3-6 yrs
A newly created opportunity for a Legal Counsel to work for the fashion division of a global retail business to support the UK consumer business team and advise senior leadership on legal and strategic issues. This role will involve some transactional work however the main focus will be commercially focused. Excellent career progression and numeration is on offer.
You will be responsible for providing commercial and advisory support to their UK consumer business with a crossover of workflow with their European legal team. In time you will develop a skills and knowledge base which will enable you to advise senior leadership on legal and strategic issues. As part of your role you will advise on business transactions ranging from standard vendor agreements to one-off, complex, high value and strategic transactions. The workload offers an interesting focus relating to UK PR, Marketing and Advertising (comparative advertising, product compliance, marketing guidelines, training etc). You will be responsible for advising on copyright and trademark infringement and to provide resolution of legal issues that arise in existing relationships. Proactive planning and advice to the business on regulatory issues impacting the UK business. The resolution of legal issues that arise in existing relationships; and handling pre-litigation legal disputes and inquiries
Must be UK/EU Qualified (minimum 3 yrs PQE) with training from a leading UK or US Law Firm, its imperative that candidates have top class academics (2.1 minimum). To be considered you will be innovative, pragmatic with a hands-on approach with strong transactional and regulatory experience. Applicants with retail/Fashion experience would be advantageous. For this role you will need excellent teamwork and communication skills with the ability to work autonomously.
The successful candidate will be entitled to a very competitive salary with highly attractive company shares and benefits scheme.