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Legal Counsel - Technology (Interim)

£100000 - £120000 per annum Negotiable
City London City of London

Managing this Role


Charlie Simpkin

Associate Director - London
0203 865 2113

Interim Legal Counsel required to join this leading geoscience technology company with offices in 11 countries, 14 cities and over 130 employees.

The organisation helps its customers make the best moves in prospecting for natural resources, using technology and data to improve accuracy, accelerate results, and shrink costs. To fuel their global growth plans, they are seeking top-tier talent.

The Company:

With locations worldwide including London, Houston, Kuala Lumpur and more this organisation provides software & solutions to the energy industry.

They have developed and delivered software and data management solutions with a dynamic and scientific approach.

The Role:

  • 5 PQE Solicitor required to join as Legal Counsel - initially a 2 month Fixed Term Contract (however, the position is likely to become permanent for the right person)
  • Office Location: Surbiton, London (hybrid working available - fully remote may also be possible for the right candidate)

This is a fast paced legal role and will focus on the provision of timely commercial, corporate and compliance legal advice, to support the day-to-day requirements of the business.

As legal counsel you will be responsible for:

  • the delivery of contract draftting
  • negotiation
  • other legal documents within agreed timescales.

The Work:

Contract Drafting and Negotiation
Commercial Contract reviews, advice and drafting including:
- NDA's, Software licences/Software development/SaaS Agreements.
- Master service agreements; Outsourcing agreements
- Using the organisations standard contract templates
- Amendments to/extensions of existing Agreements
- Service and supplier contracts
- Advice on copyright/trademark issues & general IP

Compliance & Regulation:
- Internal sanctions; anti-bribery policies; GDPR; data protection; intellectual property

Company Secretarial Assistance:
- Companies house filings; Legal and corporate research; Ensuring polices are complied with

Requirements & Benefits:

  • England & Wales qualified with a working knowledge of UK contract/commercial law
  • 12 months in-house experience required - as part of either past or recent experience.
  • Solid experience in drafting and negotiating contracts, ideally within Tech or Oil & gas
  • This is a fixed term position and will be based in this organisations Surbiton office, but has a strong potential to turn into a permanent position for the right candidate.

Salary & Benefits:

  • A salary (Full Time Equivalent) of circa 100-120k PA
  • The usual benefits, which can be discussed

All of the above makes this an excellent opportunity for a Legal Counsel to join a highly ambitious organisation with a warm yet professional culture based in Surbiton, London.

Apply now for consideration, or feel free to contact Charlie Simpkin at JMC Legal Recruitment for a confidential conversation.