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Here are the current opportunities:

Position: Technology/Commercial Lawyer (London based)

Bortstein Legal Group is a technology, privacy and cybersecurity boutique law firm in London and New York. We are almost all former in-house lawyers and advise customers when they buy in technology and services. Our client base includes global investment and commercial banks, insurers, asset managers, private equity and hedge funds. 

We are looking for enthusiastic, smart and capable lawyers to join our team in London. Based in our office in the City of London combined with remote/flexible working within reach of clients in London. Please get in touch if you have commercial and technology (particularly cloud) experience, ideally gained partly in-house or on client secondment. Data protection, cyber security and regulatory experience a definite bonus, especially in the financial services industry. Commercial acumen as well as legal expertise are essential attributes for our lawyers.

This is an exciting opportunity to grow and maintain long-term client relationships while working closely with clients’ in-house teams. 

Please contact Benjamin Ross to discuss this role: bross@blegalgroup.com 




Position: Solicitor – IT Solicitor - 3-7 PQE 
Flexible Location (Birmingham/Worcester/Cheltenham/Thames Valley/Hereford/Cambridge)

IT law is part of our Commercial team, which has a reputation for excellence and wide expertise. Our clients range from start-ups, through to SME’s and large multi-national companies, as well as schools and public sector organisations.  

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a strong technical IT Solicitor to join our busy and growing team where career progression and innovation is actively encouraged. Our IT and IP lawyers mostly focus solely on IT and IP projects but a candidate who wants to do some general commercial work will also be welcome.

The successful candidate will be joining a highly experienced practice that covers a wide range of matters so, we are looking for a highly motivated and ambitious Solicitor, looking for the next step in their career who wants to undertake quality work from the outset. On a day-to-day basis, the work will vary but could include:

  • Software licensing
  • App terms & conditions
  • Software/website development agreements
  • Cloud-services terms
  • Managed services agreements
  • System integration agreements
  • Maintenance & support contracts
  • Service level agreements

We’re flexible on location, and are happy to consider applications from candidates who may wish to work part-time hours. 

In return, we offer a highly competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package including 

  • 25 days holiday
  • a competitive pension scheme
  • Life insurance
  • Discounted legal fees
  • Gym membership contribution
  • Parking  
  • iphone 8
  • Cycle to work
  • PES online benefits portal which gives staff access to hundreds of high street discounts.

To apply for this position, please send you CV to recruitment@hcrlaw.com 



BTL

Position: 

Legal Advisor / In-house Lawyer

Job Description: 
The Legal Advisor is responsible for tracking the progress of contract negotiations and providing legal advice to BTL colleagues. This is notably to our sales team, but advice will be provided to all teams across the organisation. You will assess contract clauses and weigh up the legal considerations, providing alternative solutions and making recommendations on the best course of action. This role can develop into a managerial and decision-making role. You will enable us to cope with the increased legal workload associated with multiple contract negotiations. You will be part of a small but fast-paced and collaborative legal team that is also very sociable and great fun.

Key accountabilities:
Negotiate, draft and advise on a range of commercial contracts including, but not limited to, SaaS contract clauses (e.g. liability clauses). Assess Intellectual Property (IP) clauses, utilising experience in IT / software licensing contracts to take into account IP considerations. Utilise knowledge of SLAs, penalty clauses and provide advice on acceptability of clauses, when to omit clauses, when to augment clauses to provide the requisite levels of protection. Provide advice on Compliance and Standards issues, such as GDPR, ISO27001, SOC 2. 

Key requirements:
Candidates (from private practice or in-house) will be NQ-2 years’ qualified as an IT/IP commercial contracts lawyer with demonstrable background in commercial contracts and IT/IP law. Whilst support from the two senior lawyers will always be provided, the Legal Advisor should be confident that they are able to work independently. In addition, it is important that the Legal Advisor can gain a good understanding of difficult legal issues quickly and have excellent commercial acumen.

To apply for this role, please submit:

  • Cover Letter highlighting relevant experience
  • Current CV

Closing Date: 
5:00pm Friday 7th December. Please send all applications to Andrew.dodds@btl.com with a subject line of Job Application: “Legal Advisor/In-house Lawyer”.

For more Information:
Please contact Miia Nummela-Price at miia.nummela-price@btl.com.



Job Title: Senior Counsel Solutions and Digital

Function: Legal, Compliance and Intellectual Property

Job Purpose:
Tokyo-headquartered Bridgestone Corporation is the world’s largest manufacturer of tires and other rubber products as one in five vehicles in the world drives on our Bridgestone, Firestone or Dayton tires. We employ over 140,000 people around the world and sell our products in more than 150 countries. 

While our tire manufacturing, wholesale and retail businesses will continue to be the foundation of our company, we have embarked on a journey to exploit the opportunities that the evolving mobility ecosystem is offering. Our most relevant and sophisticated customers need products embedded in services, with sensors in vehicles, parts and stores, through applications and solutions. To answer these customers’ needs, we are accelerate our Solutions Business model and build our digital technology platforms with a blend of services and products which we are developing in our Digital Garage, an open innovation platform, where Bridgestone Marketing, R&D, IT and our external partners work together to leverage on each other’s capabilities. 

To support these new focus areas and initiatives, we are looking for an individual to serve as the key legal and compliance business partner for our Product and Solutions Strategy business of Bridgestone’s Europe, Middle East & Africa Strategic Business Unit (“BSEMEA”), headquartered in Brussels. In addition, our R&D center in Rome (“TCE”), Italy, also houses a component of our Digital Garage, focused in particular on joint development activities with external partners.

The role:
The Senior Counsel will be responsible for the day-to-day legal and compliance support to the Leaders of our Solutions and Digital Garage divisions and their leadership teams as we are building out these groups. Key support areas include the structuring, drafting and negotiating of contracts with external partners, including manufacturers outside the tyre industry, start-ups and scale-ups (and their shareholders) typically in software and digital sectors, research institutes and universities, etc. S/He will identify the need for, and where appropriate develop, legal and compliance policies, procedures, processes and templates, and ensure the consistent application of these throughout the business operations. The Senior Counsel is also responsible for advising the business in regards to compliance & business ethics and will work closely with the Intellectual Property department. Additionally, the Senior Counsel coordinates litigation handled by external law firms in the areas under her/his supervision.

The Senior Counsel reports directly to the BSEMEA General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, while maintaining a close connection with her/his business partners. [S/He will supervise the activities of the counsel primarily supporting TCE.] The role will be based in our Brussels (Zaventem) BSEMEA headquarters. S/He will work closely with all 25+ lawyers based in 12 locations across BSEMEA and serve as a catalyst for the exchange of best practices within the team.

What we offer:
Our business has embarked on a journey of great change, adapting to a digital world where customers expect solutions rather than just products. This requires collaborations and engagements with new and different players in fields outside of our own. It will push us to be agile and creative, ready to reconcile the imperatives of a Fortune 300 global multinational with the need for speed and flexibility in a world of start-ups and smaller companies that we will interact with. In this role, you can be at the heart of where all this is happening and be part of a cross-functional team building our capabilities in a new and exiting evolving technology-driven world. Moreover, you will be part of a young and dynamic team of about 30 lawyers and Intellectual Property professionals many of which have just joined us in the last three years. In addition, the legal function has been selected as the first pilot for creating a global department, spanning all territories and business units. This further creates opportunities for personal deployment and growth.

What we expect you to do and be able to:

  • Acting as a business partner by applying combined business and legal judgment to proposed deals, relationships and other issues requiring legal or compliance attention.
  • Work with the business team as a business partner to (i) identify opportunities to drive the business forward, e.g., working with the business in structuring strategic transactions; and (ii) develop processes and templates for current and new business and commercial models and raising business awareness of the same.
  • Drafting, reviewing and supporting negotiation of business agreements and transactions such as (but not limited to) strategic alliance agreements, joint development agreements, M&A agreements, etc.
  • Advising the business on all legal matters (except for tax, standard credit collection and day-to-day labor and employment law) and drive solutions.
  • Providing hands on legal advice on regulatory, privacy, antitrust and advertising/promotional matters - in conjunction with the regulatory experts in the BSEMEA legal team and the Chief Compliance Officer.
  • Due Diligence and Know Your Customer procedures.
  • Leading dispute resolution and litigation.
  • Managing outside counsel, when brought in to assist.
  • Coordinating the governance of partnerships and alliances entered into.
  • Driving legal and compliance projects to improve efficiency and business responsibility, including using influencing skills to achieve buy-in from all levels of the business.
  • Driving training and awareness around compliance in the BSCIS/BMCIS organisation

What qualifications we request:

  • JD or Masters of Law degree (or equivalent) from a reputable university
  • 5-7 years of relevant legal experience, preferably in a combination of no less than three years in a reputable law firm and a couple of years of relevant in-house legal experience, preferably working with software & digital tools, in start-ups or smaller agile companies involved in joint development projects.
  • Previous experience in identifying and resolving legal issues quickly and effectively and ability to make on the spot risk calls.
  • Previous experience prioritizing conflicting demands from multiple business clients in a fast paced environment.
  • Experience managing outside counsel and budgets;
  • As a member of the Senior Counsel’s key clients’ senior management team(s), demonstrated leadership skills and the drive to build relationships and support in a matrixed environment;
  • An investigative focus and the confidence to navigate complex situations, communicate clearly and pursue difficult issues with resourcefulness, optimism and clarity
  • As a strategic partner to the business, have experience as lead counsel in drafting and negotiating a variety of significant and complex transactions
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English. Solid knowledge of at least one other major European language.
  • Good commercial awareness and a pragmatic, solutions-oriented, point of view.
  • Strong values in line with Bridgestone’s behavioral expectations (= Ownership, Agility and Courage).
  • High level of business and personal ethics.

What other attributes we would like you to demonstrate:

  • Expertise in the legal topics associated with software and applications development is strongly desired.
  • Prior experience with start-ups and scale-ups and their governance models is a strong plus.
  • A solid understanding of Intellectual Property matters, in particular in a transactional context is desired.

Bridgestone Leadership Essence
Qualified candidates for this important position will further need to demonstrate the following key attributes of the Bridgestone Leadership Essence:

  • Establishes strategic direction and effectively communicates the vision: Communicates a clear and inspiring vision for the business; drives competitive and innovative strategies and is able to generate alignment around the strategic direction of the company
  • Demonstrates business acumen to achieve results through others: Understands, educates and applies the fundamental business concepts by which a company operates in order to deliver results and create a climate that fosters personal commitment to excellence
  • Promotes and enhances company culture: Champions the organization’s shared values and beliefs
  • Effectively manages across cultures: Achieves effective collaboration, alignment, and communication across multiple dimensions of cultural diversity
  • BOSS focused - serves the customers having the end users in mind: Makes BOSS (end users) and their needs a primary focus of one’s actions; develops and sustains productive relationships with BOSS; leverages BOSS intimacy in the development of new products, services and competitive advantage
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and emotional intelligence: Recognizes one’s personal strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and limits. Understands emotions and their effects
  • Intellectually curious in support of learning agility: Actively identifies new areas for learning; regularly creates and takes advantage of learning opportunities; uses newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learns through their application
  • Embraces and leads change and innovation: Encourages different and innovative approaches to address problems and opportunities; facilitates the implementation and acceptance of change within the organization.

Please contact Jan Menten to apply for this role: Jan.MENTEN@bridgestone.eu


Job description

Preiskel & Co LLP is a specialist TMT City law firm advising on corporate, commercial, litigation and regulatory matters.
The firm’s growing TMT and commercial team is now seeking a junior commercial associate at 0-2 PQE or equivalent with prior commercial law experience, ideally gained at a City law firm.

The diet of work for this position is quite broad, encompassing drafting and negotiating IT and telecoms agreements, data protection advice (GDPR) and general regulatory advice. The candidates should at least have experience in drafting and negotiating IT and other commercial agreements.

Candidates will be required to demonstrate excellent communication skills, written and verbal skills in English and the ability to present technical advice in a clear and concise manner. Foreign language skills are welcome but are not a must.

Education and Qualifications:  
English Solicitor or a foreign qualified lawyer (qualified from a common law jurisdiction or otherwise with legal working experience in the UK) with a strong academic record.

Interested candidates, please email Leonor Morais at lmorais@preiskel.com

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