Commercial Counsel
London, UK, UK
6d ago

at OneWeb London, UK

With OneWeb, You’ll Get To :

  • Be part of the technology revolution in Space at a high growth startup
  • Bring transformative broadband connectivity to remote places for the first time
  • Work with razor-sharp colleagues in a company where people come first
  • Contribute to a new growing and high performing global legal, co sec and risk and compliance function
  • Who You Are : You are a resourceful commercial lawyer who is excited to leverage your experience in the satellite / telco industry to provide creative solutions to OneWeb’s innovative and highly technical environment.

    You’re agile and love the nitty gritty. You are truly excellent at technical contract law. You know how to deliver within short deadlines and get things done.

    You read, learn, examine, and are full of ideas. You are great at providing practical and clear advice across the business.

    You’re sparked by a fast pace and new challenges. You are willing to get involved in a variety of matters and to work outside your comfort zone.

    You want to make a real difference in the world by revolutionizing technology in Space.

    We like to move our team around so you will need to be comfortable trying new things and having a flexible attitude to work and helping out where needed.

    You thrive in a fast-paced environment, constantly challenged to think differently to better enable our business. As someone who is driven by getting to help build a global business, you are a team player, willing to roll up your sleeves to support where needed across the entire legal team.

    With an interest in space, technology, global supply chains and a motivation to try new things, you are excited to tackle different problems and evolve process to increase efficiency.

    You will have the confidence to negotiate against large and technically savvy legal teams across the globe and you won’t be afraid to ask questions and challenge established thinking.

    We expect our legal team to innovate and think about digital solutions to transactional legal work and creating efficiencies.

    Whilst a subject matter expert, you will be able to speak articulately in simple non legal language and understand the importance of integrating into the business ways of working.

    What You’ll Do :

    As a member of the legal team, you will provide legal advice and counsel on a variety of OneWeb’s global technical and commercial contract efforts.

    You will be responsible for actively supporting our senior lawyers with complex commercial transactions alongside customers and vendors.

    Partnering with our Commercial, Delivery & Operations, Procurement and Technology teams, you will ensure high quality customer service both internally and externally.

    The team are relatively new and forming and evolving, so you will need to be comfortable with change and being part of a growing team.

    In this role, you will have the opportunity to gain exposure across the team, developing your skillset through hands-on experience, reporting into one of our divisional leads.

  • Advise and counsel management and other internal clients across the business on commercial issues, legal compliance matters, statutory and regulatory developments, contract interpretation, dispute resolution, and key risks
  • Draft and negotiate global commercial distribution partner / reseller agreements
  • Provide legal support with respect to various international business development projects, corporate transactions, contracts management, and global compliance
  • Draft and negotiate global procurement contracts with a focus on procuring global satellite parts. global logistics, user terminals, technology contracts while mitigating risk
  • Handle day-to-day legal issues arising in a growing and complex business & any other legal support as requested by the senior leadership within the legal team
  • What It Takes :

  • UK qualified lawyer who has been in-house
  • As a guide we would expect someone who has 2 to 3 years’ experience
  • Absolutely rock-solid commercial contract experience
  • You must be able to demonstrate high technical expertise in contract law
  • Experience in drafting and negotiations both with large scale contracts as well as smaller sized matters.
  • Demonstrated aptitude to quickly learn and adapt to the complex and fast-paced nature of OneWeb's business
  • A good sense of humour and desire to collaborate with the team and stakeholders
  • An ability to work under pressure and flexibly with tight deadlines
  • A very good understanding of prioritisation
  • An ability to challenge the status quo in a productive and respectful way
  • Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills, including self-motivation, a non-hierarchical attitude, collegiality and a cooperative spirit
  • Strong legal and communications skills required
  • An ability to speak in plain English
  • An adaptability to use different styles of communication across the globe
  • Sound analytical, writing, and organisational abilities
  • Ability to work in a widely dispersed cross-functional team environment, manage certain assignments without close supervision
  • Excellent use of Microsoft Office software suite (MS Excel, Access, Word, and Outlook)
  • What We’d Love :

  • Some telco, B2B network, engineering or satellite industry experience would be very useful
  • Transactional work experience in a high-tech, defence or engineering company
  • Experience working on a global team supporting international transactions
  • An understanding of legal processes and efficiencies within a high-performing in-house function
  • Awareness of legal technology solutions
  • Where You’ll Be : London, UK.

    What You’ll Get :

  • Market linked base salary
  • Bonus (TBC)
  • The ability to work flexibly / 2 mandatory days in the office with the team at management discretion (Tues to Thursday)
  • 25 days holiday
  • OneWeb is a global leader in connectivity from Space. We are building a constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites with a network of global gateway stations and a range of user terminals to provide an affordable, fast, high-bandwidth and low-latency broadband communications services, connected to the IoT future and a pathway to 5G.

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