Senior Legal Counsel

Watford,
UK
Type: Permanent

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The Senior Legal Counsel will act as a point on day-to-day contact advising on commercial and corporate law. The predominant work location will be Watford, we can also offer a degree of flexibility to work from a number of our sites within London, Surrey, and Watford.
  • Job description

    THE FORCE OF GRAVITY

    Gravity Media exists to create world-class content that inspires and excites. Our 500 people serve clients in all markets, from sport and media to news and entertainment, working all over the world from bases in the UK, Australia, USA, France, Germany and Qatar. We are driven by client service excellence. We’re always looking and listening, keeping up with the latest broadcast innovations – or pioneering them. Above all, we channel our energy into maintaining our reputation for flawless execution, deep technical expertise and efficient delivery.

    OUR BRAND PROMISE

    We use the collective power of our people and resources to capture, craft and create – putting our clients at the centre of our universe. We are expert, innovative and reliable; a guiding force in a complex world. It’s what we bring together that sets us apart.

    Senior Legal Counsel will support the business with regard to a broad range of commercial contracts across the global business. This role forms, develops and drives an influential relationship with managers and key stakeholders in the delivery of their key contracts and operational needs.

    Responsibilities

    To act as a point on day-to-day contact advising on Commercial/corporate law.

    Deal with cross jurisdictional matters and work closely with the Gravity Group across U.S., Europe, Middle East and Australia and work closely with these satellite offices providing extensive support on commercial contracts, processes, litigation, and any other relevant matters.

    Reviewing/Drafting/negotiating:

    • Wide range of commercial agreements for customer base
    • Reviewing and managing supplier terms
    • RFP/tenders

    Company secretarial:

    • Assist the General Counsel with company secretarial work as needed.

    Projects—assist General Counsel with delivery of:

    • Key strategic transactions and initiatives (mergers, joint ventures, acquisitions and key deal activity).
    • Projects triggers with changes in law.
    • Integration – support centralisation of contracts, legal compliance and standardisation of terms.

    Supporting all business functions including Sales, IT, HR, production, facilities etc.. External lawyers:

    • Assist in management and instruction of external counsel.

    Qualifications

    Qualified lawyer (5 years ++ PQE) who has worked in a commercial environment.

    Competencies

    • Prior knowledge and experience negotiating and drafting contracts and agreements independently, with excellent attention to detail.
    • Experience of operating within an unstructured/start-up environment.
    • Able to understand the contracting process, the legal issues and the rights involved in programme acquisitions.
    • Strong negotiation skills and ability to interact with senior stakeholders both internally and externally.
    • Able to develop relationships with key internal customers by quickly and accurately drafting, negotiating and implementing a range of commercial agreements.
    • Able to independently prepare and manage legal documentation (contracts, legal correspondence, etc.) and other materials related to job duties.
    • Critical analysis skills related to identifying and solving problems.
    • Strong organizational and time-management skills.
    • Ability to work productively in an evolving and changing environment.
    • Self-starting and solutions-oriented team player.
    • Completes work with professionalism and with integrity.
    • Interest in the sectors Gravity Media operate.

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