Ciklum is looking for a Commercial & Contracts Leader to support its growing professional services business.
You will provide commercial legal support for Ciklum, working across jurisdictions, primarily the UK, EU and Switzerland (relevant EU jurisdiction).
You will bring additional commercial legal capacity to complement our legal and contracts teams.
You will be part of the Legal team and support both Legal and business teams on a day-to-day basis.
Structure, review and draft complex commercial agreements, including terms of agile digital projects, development and licensing of SW solutions and products, across multiple jurisdictions
Support commercial negotiation for complex agreements, ensuring consistency with commercial guidelines and standard T&Cs
Provide first-line legal advice, analysis and support based on an understanding of commercial strategy and legal environment
Develop commercial strategies and propositions with business including business case input and the review and drafting of contract terms
Ensure responsiveness and alignment with line manager and internal business clients
Monitor legal risks and developments which may affect Ciklum, advising stakeholders of potential impacts and providing recommendations to mitigate and minimise future risk
Provide solid advice and efficient management of complaints and disputes resolution
Work directly with other areas of the business including sales operations, finance, marketing and procurement
Process contracts in internal contracting systems in close liaison with commercial departments to ensure that all contracts are recorded and accurately reflect the agreed commercial terms
Provide regular updates / reporting to legal and other internal stakeholders (as necessary) about the progress of contract status and key issues
Manage a contracts manager, including supporting with legal matters, as and when required, and be responsible for their personal development
Law degree from a reputable university, plus at least 4 years of transactional experience as in-house or law practitioner at digital or information technology business
Admitted to practice law in UK and / or other relevant EU jurisdiction
Strong technology and transactional experience.
Broad commercial legal knowledge to include different areas of law (e.g. Commercial, intellectual property, data protection)
Solid commercial experience and in-depth knowledge of supporting commercial negotiations
Experience of supporting a large multi-national business either in house or from private practice.
Ability to make decisions in ambiguous situations using incomplete information or differing opinions.
Active participation in strategy setting sessions
Ability to adapt and work flexibly in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
What's in it for you
Great opportunities for career and professional growth
Possibility to make an impact, deal with complex legal issues
Work in dynamic, multicultural creative and supportive environment