Legal Counsel, New York Qualified

5 days left

Remote working with occasional travel to North West, UK
£Excellent Package
03 Feb 2021
03 Mar 2021
Job Title
In House Counsel
PQE Level
2-4, 5-7, 8-10
Contract Type
Full Time

New York qualified lawyer is sought for market leading FTSE100 global business working on some of the world’s most exciting and complex engineering and technology programmes. A dual qualification with the UK would also be a benefit.

The role

You will work as part of a large legal team based in the UK but supporting the business growth across American markets. The work is of a very high quality, broad and complex.

  • You will give practical legal advice to key stakeholders on business as usual and project matters
  • Advice is both legal and commercial in nature
  • Draft, review and negotiate a variety of commercial contracts (IP, supply, procurement, confidentiality, JVs etc)
  • Advice on specialist matters such as Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)
  • Management of disputes
  • You may also be required to provide support regarding M&A transactions and other ad hoc legal issues

Key Requirements

  • New York qualified lawyer with at least 2 years post qualification experience
  • Trained and experience with a leading law firm
  • Experience in complex, high value cross-border commercial contracts is preferred
  • In-house experience is an advantage including secondments or experience working with large, multinational clients, and projects
  • A willingness to learn and develop in new areas of law is important
  • You must be confident, robust and commercially astute

Package on offer

  • Attractive base salary
  • Car allowance
  • Bonus
  • Pension contribution 8%
  • Share scheme
  • Enhanced annual leave



Our client will consider flexible working including remote working with occasional office travel. Part-time working will also be considered.


If you are interested in this In-House Legal Counsel role, please send an up-to-date copy of your CV, to Jacqui Douglas. If the role isn’t right for you but you are interested in hearing about similar positions or some advice regarding the market, then please do get in touch.

*All candidates will be considered on merit

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