IP & Commercial Legal Counsel

Banbury, Oxfordshire
Up to £70,000 basic plus £8,900 car allowance and other benefits
08 Jul 2019
05 Aug 2019
Job Title
In House Counsel
PQE Level
2-4, 5-7
Contract Type
Full Time

The Company

An Established and Growing Global Brand, instantly recognised for its market leading success in high end luxury, innovation and values. The company operates in 11 countries, including the UK, China and Europe. Each country office operates its own legal function, which in turn reports into the Group Legal team headquartered in Oxfordshire (commutable from Northamptonshire/ Buckinghamshire/ West Midlands). With year on year business growth, the company prides itself on its constant innovation and global reputation. 


The In-House Counsel (Commercial & Marketing) position has arisen due to the company’s exceptional growth over recent years and has been devised to support the Deputy Legal Directors and provide legal advice to the UK and Rest of the World businesses. Reporting directly to the Global Head of Legal, key responsibilities include drafting and negotiating:

  • Assisting with the drafting, negotiation and implementation of the corporate and IP strategy
  • Dealing with contentious IP issues
  • Liaising with Innovation department regarding new products and trade marks
  • Management and enforcement of the IP portfolio for the client’s flagship brands
  • Drafting and negotiating a range of commercial agreements including;
    • Marketing, sales and supply & distribution agreements
    • E-commerce and sponsorship agreements
  • Data Protection and advertising matters concerning global sales promotions
  • Conducting due diligence on legal matters within jurisdictions outside the UK
  • Handling with corporate governance and corporate management agreements 
  • Work closely with the company's Board of Directors, Sales, Innovation and Operations departments.


The role is ideally suited for a commercially astute mid-level UK qualified lawyer with prior in-house experience (Secondment or otherwise). Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential as well as a good ability to manage competing deadline. 

This is a superb opportunity to join a highly skilled in-house team that is part of an established global enterprise. The role offers the successful applicant quality work for future career progression and a highly competitive remuneration. The company is offering £70,000 basic salary, plus an £8,500 car allowance and other benefits.

For further information and to apply, please contact Natalie Thomas at TAP Search on 02071275274 or alternatively email your CV to nataliethomas@tapsearch.co.uk