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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

Three


Three
Job Title
: Senior Legal Counsel & Legal Counsel
Department: Media, Marketing & IP (Digital Products, Big Data and Innovation)
Location: Maidenhead, Berkshire

Are stuffy suits leaving you stifled? Is the Board Room starting to feel a bit like the Bored Room? Then show us your true colours: switch out that dim grey for a brighter hue and join the mobile industry’s most exciting brand.

Three’s Digital team is on a journey of unprecedented growth and diversification, powered by digital platforms, customer data, new ways of using products and services and disruptive propositions. Digital @Three powers Three’s new digital businesses in areas such as targeted advertising, digital content strategy, digital partnerships, big data products, the internet of things, payments and more besides. The worlds of content, shopping, apps, devices, connectivity, insight and digital marketing are converging like never before. And our legal team is at the heart of it, understanding risks and opportunities and thinking creatively to support delivery of a range of digital products and big data propositions. But that’s not all. Because everything we do, we do with our customers in mind, so you’ll not just be advising on approaches to contractual liability or regulatory compliance, you’ll be helping design how we bring products to life in customers’ hands.

If you’re a talented, personable and versatile and experienced technology lawyer then we’d like to hear from you. We are looking for a high calibre individual with broad experience of licensing of digital platforms, advising on big data and bringing new B2C and B2B products to market, negotiating technology contracts where data protection and intellectual property ownership and/or licensing are key. Experience of payments, ad-tech and telecoms also helpful, but not essential.  

We have an excellent, high calibre, engaged and collaborative team. Lawyers are highly regarded within the business and an essential part of key projects. You won’t just be advising on risks, you’ll be rolling your sleeves up and figuring out how to manage them in the real world. So as well as being a great lawyer, you’ll need to be a confident communicator and collaborator, making complexity accessible and adapting as circumstances change.

At Three we have a market leading employee engagement scores with an aspiration of being the best loved brand by our people by 2021. That’s why we offer a great work-life balance, a culture where all our staff are encouraged to develop and grow and a market leading holiday and benefits package including car allowance and bonus. Based in our offices in Maidenhead (right by the station, 35 minutes from Paddington) you’ll also be meeting with digital and marketing agencies in London and our Group head office in Battersea.

You’ll be part of a broader team of legal, procurement, government affairs, corporate communications and economist professionals dealing with topical issues such as Net Neutrality and the future of the Internet, customer remedies, new network technology and intermediary liability.

These are key strategic roles driving our digital business and would suit experienced city lawyers with at least 5 years post qualified experience seeking a fresh challenge in a fast-growing yet financially stable technology company. There is great potential to make your mark at Three and become a leader in the business.

To find out more email Amy.Brodie@three.co.uk 



Job Description
Commercial Technology Solicitor (1–3PQE)
Bristol based
37.5 hours per week (Monday – Friday 9am to 5.30pm)

About Gregg Latchams:
Gregg Latchams offers a comprehensive range of legal services to businesses and individuals based around its Bristol and London offices.
The company is ambitious and progressive with strong vision and growth strategies and is recognised for its innovative approach to the development of legal practice.
As long established Bristol solicitors, with roots dating back to the 1690s, the company is large enough to be a key player in the marketplace whilst still maintaining a family feeling for employees.
Gregg Latchams is located in the centre of Bristol in the beautiful Queen Square. The company’s Bristol offices are currently being fully refurbished. The London office is based in Manchester Square.
Gregg Latchams offers exciting opportunities to motivated individuals who share our vision. The company is looking to attract and retain the most talented people in the fields in which it specialises and to create an environment in which they can flourish personally and professionally and progress based on their contribution, commitment and merit.
The company is bringing a new way of looking at the client relationship through corporate work, where a broad perspective focused on where value can best be added is encouraged and through commercial work where, under the firm’s In House Lawyer service, lawyers are encouraged to take a pro-active and creative part in helping clients to address their business legal requirements.  

About the role
This role is to undertake work for clients within the firm’s Digital Media & Technology sector. In addition to assisting with general commercial matters, the individual will advise on:

• software development, hosting, licensing, reselling, maintenance and support agreements;

• hardware, OEM and VAR agreements;

• technology platform agreements, terms and conditions;

• IT procurement and outsourcing projects;

• intellectual property law in the technology sector;

• data protection law in the technology sector;

• general regulatory law in the technology sector; and

• IT and IP matters in the context or corporate transactions.

The Role:

• Conduct of matters on behalf of clients in commercial law, technology law and related matters.

• Assist with supervision of fee-earning work undertaken by junior colleagues.

• Management of support services for which you are responsible, including supervision of secretary.

• Supporting the firm’s In House Lawyer service activities.

• Proactively and creatively taking actions to support clients’ business legal requirements.

• Maintaining orderly and up-to-date files including electronically and complying with the Company’s policies on file management.

• Completing time recording and other management records required by the Company.

• Cross-referring work and clients within the Company.

• Ensuring compliance is adhered to in all activities including Lexcel compliance. 

• Financial control with particular regard to cash flow through collection of monies on account and billing procedures.

Company’s Expectations:

• Complying with the Company’s policies in the undertaking of its duties and assisting the directors and staff in achieving a smooth and prompt throughput of work.

• Supporting the successful development of the Company in line with its overall objectives including client care.

• Participating in marketing activities and cross referral work whether on a firm wide, departmental or office basis.

• Using and assisting in the development of relevant IT and case management systems for your department.

• Complying with the relevant Solicitors Accounts Rules and Solicitors Code of Conduct along with the Money laundering Regulations Firm/Solicitor Regulation Authority Guidance.

• Identifying and meeting your job related training and development.

• Any other matters reasonably required by the Directors.

Required:

• Qualified solicitor (expectation 1-3yrs qualified)

• Experience in Commercial Law: Technology, TMT, IT preferred

• Must be willing to participate in the growth and future development of the department, building up the client base and marketing the Company’s services.

• An excellent knowledge of contracts, research and drafting skills and a good working knowledge of relevant regulations.

Desirable:

• Knowledge of company and contract law with a track record of assisting M&A deals. 

• Experience of complex, high-value IT procurement and/or outsourcing projects.

Skills Required:

• Demonstrable entrepreneurial flair and creative methodology.

• A confident approach and capability to deal with difficult situations, remaining robust under pressure.

• An enjoyment of being involved in marketing and business development activities.

• Ability to prioritise tasks and work to tight deadlines whilst always ensuring high standards of quality and accuracy.

• Smart in appearance and manner.

• Self-motivated and clear thinking and able to carry out case work accurately and with minimal supervision.

• Strong communication skills both written and oral at all levels with clients, staff and others.

• Ability to work within a team.

• Ability to work with minimal administrative assistance

Equal opportunities
Gregg Latchams is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion within the firm. The company is committed to tackling all forms of discrimination and ensuring that our staff and everyone that we deal with is treated equally and fairly, and with dignity and respect.

How to apply
If you are interested in applying for this role, please contact Jennifer Bennett in the first instance by emailing
jennifer.bennett@gregglatchams.com


Job Title: Legal Advisor, Technology (Fixed Term Contract)

Department: Group Legal

Division: Group Legal

Location: Oxford - Central

Reference number: 21982

About OUP

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. OUP is the world's largest university press, publishes thousands of new publications a year, has offices in over 50 countries, and employs over 7,000 people worldwide. It has become familiar to millions through a diverse publishing programme that includes scholarly works in all academic disciplines, bibles, music, school and college textbooks, children's books, materials for teaching English as a foreign language, business books, dictionaries and reference books, and academic journals.

About the role

OUP is looking for an exceptional non-contentious commercial/technology lawyer to join its Group Legal function in Oxford.

Technology is at the heart of OUP’s global and digital agenda, and this role offers interesting and challenging work.

This fixed term role will report into the General Counsel – Technology and will provide support to technology teams globally across the whole of OUP. The role will provide cover while a member of the Technology legal team is on maternity leave.  The duration of the fixed term will initially be 6 months but the selected candidate will ideally be able to extend the contract for up to 6 further months if required. Part time/flexible working will be considered.  

Responsibilities will include:

  • supporting Global Technology and the publishing divisions on technology projects globally;
  • drafting and negotiating a wide range of technology agreements (website and other software);
  • development, managed services, e-commerce, access control, subscription management, digital learning platforms, SAP;
  • training technology project managers on legal matters;
  • providing advice on a broad range of technology issues affecting OUP;
  • advising on data protection matters; and
  • providing day-to-day advice to clients of all levels within OUP.

About you

To succeed in this role, you will need to be a UK qualified solicitor with at least 3 year’s relevant post qualification experience; ideally gained both in-house and in private practice. Further requirements are set out below.

  • Excellent drafting and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills including the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Previous experience of drafting and negotiating technology procurement agreements is desirable but not essential.

Salary

Salary dependent on skills and experience

How to Apply

Please visit the OUP website to submit your application: https://eu1.advorto.com/OUP/VacancyInformation.aspx?VId=21982

Closing date: 18/10/2017


We are looking for enthusiastic, smart and capable lawyers to join our team in London. Please get in touch if you have commercial and technology experience, ideally gained partly in-house or on client secondment. Financial services and regulatory experience a definite bonus. 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. Our client base includes global investment and commercial banks, insurers, asset managers and hedge funds. 

Bortstein Legal Group (www.blegalgroup.com) was founded in New York in 2008 and in London in 2014. With approximately 30 lawyers, our law firm is a market leader in the negotiation of technology, sourcing, market data, cloud and general commercial contracts.  

Please contact Benjamin Ross at bross@blegalgroup.com for further information and to apply

Bortstein Legal Group is a professional limited liability company organized in the United States under the laws of the State of New York, the laws of which limit the personal liability of members. Bortstein LLP is separate but affiliated entity and is a limited liability partnership incorporated in England and Wales with number OC389820 and is regulated and authorised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (www.sra.org.uk) (SRA number 611941). Bortstein LLP does not currently offer training contracts. 


Position: 
Legal Advisor / In-house lawyer

About BTL:
BTL successfully supplies the largest and most prestigious Awarding Bodies in the country with its high-end software solution “Surpass” which delivers millions of exams each year. Our technology provides our customers with intuitive assessment software for both onscreen and paper delivery and draws on over 30 years’ worth of experience in the industry. BTL has launched a much lower cost SaaS solution and has ambitious worldwide sales plans. This in-house lawyer will enable us to cope with the increased legal workload associated with multiple contract negotiations. www.btl.com

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, before providing alternative solutions and making recommendations on the best course of action. This is a managerial and decision-making role.
You will ensure continuity in the delivery of services to internal colleagues as well as to external clients and third parties.

Key accountabilities:
Negotiate, draft and advise on 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 will have at least 3 years’ experience as an IT/IP commercial contract lawyer, ideally with in-house experience, as well as several years working within a law firm.

To apply for this role, please submit:
• Cover Letter highlighting relevant experience
• Current CV

Closing Date: 
5:00pm Friday 28th April.  Please send all applications to Andrew.dodds@btl.com with a subject line of Job Application: “Job title” ”month/year”.

Clayden Law
Opportunity for Senior Associate or Partner to join progressive and fast-growing Technology Law firm, building expertise in data protection and cybersecurity

Are you looking for a successful legal career but feel put off by the “big law firm” route? Are you an expert in IT, data privacy and cybersecurity work? Do you pride yourself on being self-motivated, entrepreneurial and courageous? Do you want to join a progressive, innovative and fast-growing Technology practice as a Senior Associate or Partner? And share in the benefits as part of the team? If so, we'd like to hear from you.

This is a young, innovative practice which has designed its platform, processes and business model to support smart working and independence for the right kind of Partners and Associates. It has grown steadily and with the profile of technology, cybersecurity and data privacy work increasing, we have the experience, expertise and ambition to treble this turnover in the next 3 years.

The candidate should have strong commercial law firm (London or Regional), or senior in-house, experience and a proven track record in technology law (ICT/Data Privacy/Cybersecurity), ideally with some client following – if not, the proven ability, confidence and appetite to generate new work, independently or with support. 

Remuneration will be competitive – based on salary plus bonuses subject to performance milestones.

Working at ClaydenLaw
The firm, recognised by Chambers and Partners, is unashamedly niche – it only provides ICT, data protection, cybersecurity, commercial and IP legal services. Run as a limited company, it has operated very successfully for the last 7 years with minimal overheads, outsourcing all non-legal support functions. Turnover and profits have grown steadily since its inception. 

The current team is made up of the founder, Piers Clayden, and 2 assistants (one is a data privacy specialist and the other a more general technology/commercial lawyer) –. 

Some of the benefits of working at a smaller firm like ClaydenLaw include: 
- Working in an informal, friendly and human environment with no politics and no egos
- A highly flexible working culture where work/life balance is valued
- Potential for more rapid advance to partnership and ownership in the firm
- The opportunity to build a well-respected firm and to say “I helped do that”
- The chance to shape the firm’s processes and management, and to learn more about the running a small, fast-growth firm

Vision
To achieve national recognition as a credible, preferable alternative to mid-market law firms in our chosen area of technology, data privacy and cybersecurity expertise. We are doing this by continuing to bring creative thought and great service to our work with cutting edge clients.

Next steps 
If you think this is something you would like to investigate further, please email Piers Clayden at piers@claydenlaw.co.uk

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