Senior Legal Counsel

Location England
Discipline: Legal & Claims
Job type: Permanent
Salary: US$50000 - US$75000 per annum + +Bonus, Pension, Homeworking
Contact name: Simon Grant

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Job ref: 975483_1617712300
Published: 7 days ago
Expiry date: 05/06/21 00 2021

Job title: Senior Legal Counsel

Location: Homebased

Who are we recruiting for?

Our client is an award-winning digital technology company helping to optimise the shipping industry. 90% of work trade is handled by the global shipping industry, delivering energy, food, and raw materials to 7 billion people.

Through their technology, our client is helping to reduce emissions and to make the transport of cargo more efficient.

What will you be doing?

  • Preparing, drafting, reviewing and/or negotiating contracts, proposals and other legal documents;
  • Working with the Group's Marketing, Operations and other departments to produce materials meant for wider communication and distribution;
  • Analyzing and summarizing legal documents;
  • Anticipating, analyzing and mitigating potential legal problems involving the Group and developing strategies to reduce relevant risks;
  • Researching and analyzing the law on issues facing the Group and writing a brief for submission to the relevant department, Executive Committee or the Board;
  • Negotiating with outside parties, outside counsel, vendors and clients on contractual terms, issues and legal disputes;
  • Advising on data protection issues facing the Group including but not limited to responding to data subject access requests, mainintaing and updating the Group's data protection policies;
  • Supporting the HR Team in connection with the legal issues faced and support required in connection with the engagement of global employees;
  • Documenting and agreeing on any changes that may arise during implementation or execution of contracts;
  • Developing, organizing and maintaining filing systems for documents to ensure tracking and record-keeping
  • Planning, developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the Group's policies and corporate governance to ensure adherence to applicable rules, applicable laws and regulatory compliance, particularly in relation to the Group's UK FCA-regulated entity;
  • Initiating, prosecuting or defending litigation on behalf of the Group;
  • Managing outside counsel to represent the Group in any dispute, including preparing or reviewing the preparation of relevant legal documents;
  • Planning, organizing and managing the workload of the department;
  • Communicating with the Group's senior management and staff, as and when required;
  • Supporting the Group's corporate secretarial-related tasks including but not limited to preparing the agenda for board meetings and taking board minutes in co-ordination with the Group's Corporate Secretary; and
  • Overseeing the Junior Legal Counsel's and Legal & Compliance Executive's work.

Are you the ideal candidate?

  • UK Qualified
  • Minimum of an LLB
  • Minimum of 3 years post-qualification experience
  • Previous in-house experience
  • Shipping industry knowledge and experience
  • Demonstrated high-quality of written work
  • Work in a common Law Jursitriction

What's in it for you?

  • Salary up to $75,000 USD dependent on location
  • Our client has a staff attrition rate of below 1%
  • Home-based flexible working location
  • Outstanding salary and benefits package

Who are we?

Executive Integrity is a global executive search and recruitment consultancy for a more sustainable world with a focus on talent within the Maritime and Renewable Energy sectors. We give 1% of all our profits to Renewable World, a charity that develops affordable and innovative renewable energy solutions to poverty-stricken communities.