Interim Senior Legal Counsel - Business Services

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    Corporate & Commercial

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    Priya Shah

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

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An opportunity to work in a busy and dynamic Legal team within a FTSE 100 technology company, reporting directly to a member of the Executive Team.

The role covers a number of areas across the legal compliance, corporate and commercial space. The work will be varied and will involve working closely with a number of stakeholders across the globe, including colleagues within the Legal, Ethics & Compliance, Risk, Finance and Sales functions. The role is for a fixed term of 12 months as maternity leave cover.

Under the direction of the EVP Deputy General Counsel, provide high quality legal advice in a leadership context across compliance, corporate and commercial areas.


  • Responsible for managing the company's legal compliance programme, providing risk-based advice both from a long-term strategic perspective and in managing day-to-day escalations.
  • Work closely with the company's Business Integrity (ethics & compliance) team to design and update core compliance policies (such as Anti-Bribery and Corruption, Sanctions and Competition Law) and oversee the implementation of controls and procedures to ensure effective embedding of the policies within the business.
  • Work closely with Regional Legal Directors in assisting with legal compliance needs in the company's various geographies across the globe.
  • Design and deliver training to business colleagues, in a way that adequately addresses legal risk but is also accessible, pragmatic and easy for colleagues to understand and follow.
  • Build strong relationships with business stakeholders in order to effectively influence in areas of compliance risk and provide legal advice which is appropriate for the commercial context.
  • Deal effectively with ad hoc compliance issues as they arise, escalating and involving other stakeholders as appropriate. Corporate/commercial
  • Take the lead legal role in assisting with strategic projects, including third party financing (loan agreements, debt security issuances, etc.), capital returns, intragroup re-organisations and intragroup agreements.
  • Work closely with the Tax, Treasury, Company Secretariat, Commercial Legal and Corporate Legal teams in assisting with general corporate and finance issues.


  • Proactively assist in the development and effective management of relationships with all parts of the business so that the Legal function maintains a reputation as an approachable and collaborative professional team delivering high quality advice and support.
  • Identify and pursue new ways of working and opportunities to improve the company's approach and ability to manage legal and compliance risk.
  • Exercise appropriate cost management and control (in particular when managing relationships with external counsel).
  • Develop strong working relationships with key stakeholders and wider business colleagues and pro-actively assist with the elimination of inefficiencies.

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