Allen & Overy is a leading global law firm operating in over thirty countries. By turning our insight, technology and talent into ground-
breaking solutions, we’ve earned a place at the forefront of our industry. Our lawyers are leaders in their field and the same goes for our support teams.
Ambitious, driven and open to fresh perspectives, we find innovative new ways to deliver our services and maintain our reputation for excellence, in all that we do.
The nature of law is changing and with that change brings unique opportunities. With our collaborative working culture, flexibility, and a commitment to your progress, we build rewarding careers.
By joining our global team, you are supported by colleagues from around the world. If you’re ready for a new challenge, it’s time to seize the opportunity.
Allen & Overy is seeking a senior lawyer to join its expanding global in-house legal team. We are looking for someone who has strong legal and commercial skills who enjoys challenging themselves in the context of a varied and rewarding role.
Whilst the candidate may be a specialist in one particular area it would be expected they will develop the knowledge and skills to advise across the role.
The key aspects of the role are :
Assisting with the management and supervision of the team;
Advising on the legal and regulatory aspects of strategic projects;
Advising on the firm’s legal agreements and / or commercial contracts;
Developing the firm’s risk policies and culture;
Liaising with the global offices on a variety of legal and regulatory matters; and
Assisting with the management of the firm’s group structure.
The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience :
UK or Irish qualified lawyer with demonstrable corporate or commercial experience, ideally with at least 6 years’ post-
Excellent communication skills at all levels, including liaising with clients and partners.
A proven ability to work independently and proactively and take the lead in driving projects forward to completion.
Self-motivation and ability to manage new and varied challenges.
Excellent attention to detail.
Collaborative approach and ability to work well in a team.
Experience of working on international legal issues and / or providing in-house legal advice in a corporate / commercial setting.
Knowledge and experience of regulatory, compliance and professional conduct issues.
Experience of reviewing and drafting commercial contracts
Summary of the team’s role
Providing in-house legal advice to the firm, overseeing and identifying the key legal issues including :
Advising and implementing proposed changes to the group structure, including the opening of new offices and corporate restructurings;
Acting as the firm's corporate secretariat, including dealing with procedural and other formalities relating to the firm's corporate group structure, inter-
company agreements and other relevant procedural requirements;
Supporting the firm in the development of its legal technology and innovation strategy;
Drafting, reviewing and advising on the firm’s complex commercial contract arrangements;
Handling matters concerning A&O's regulatory and compliance obligations, including contact with the regulators;
Liaising with the firm's senior management on the conduct of any necessary investigations and inquiries, including relating to any regulatory and HR issues; and
Acting as a leader of the firm's management of legal and operational risk and enhancing the management of risk throughout the firm.