Commercial Lawyer (French)
Elevate Services
Abingdon, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
18d ago

Elevate is currently sourcing a French Speaking Commercial Lawyer to support our UK legal service delivery team.

This role is based in Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxfordshire with the possibility of working from home a few days a week.

You will report into the manager onsite at Milton Park and be a dedicated member of the UK legal service delivery team for an international client, working closely with this client’s in-

house counsel teams globally, including in the Americas, EMEA and APAC. You will provide commercial and transactional support, working both independently on assigned deals and projects, and collaboratively with the client’s in house team and the Elevate legal delivery teams across the globe.

You will also be responsible for conducting general and legal research and drafting well written memorandums.

You might be the right person if you :

  • Like the sound of working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment for a quickly growing company.
  • Have experience providing transactional contracts support including reviewing, redlining, drafting, managing various types of contracts for a multinational company.
  • Are a highly organised, excellent legal researcher and writer who is passionate about delivering high quality analysis and written work product.
  • Want to work directly with an in house legal department of a leading multinational corporation.
  • Are looking for high visibility and unlimited growth potential.
  • Are proficient in relevant technology and have a keen eye for detail.
  • Specifically you will be :

  • Proficient in French (native French speaker from France or Montreal region) as some of the work will be conducted in French.
  • Have an understanding into civil law as well as common law jurisdictions.
  • Reviewing contracts against established standards and negotiate acceptable alternatives, working from templates and tools that you will help create.
  • Comparing contracts and draft risk memos.
  • Updating or drafting playbooks and templates.
  • Researching and analysing areas of commercial law as relevant to the company’s business and future prospects, and prepare memos or position statements for different audiences.
  • Providing high level legal research and memorandum drafting support for simple to high complexity legal research assignments.
  • Using captured data and other information from signed agreements to improve contracting processes and tools, risk management and client satisfaction.
  • Experience :

  • 1-2 years of cross border legal practice with commercial transactional support, including drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts, particularly software license and SAAS agreements, procurement and other inbound agreements.
  • Must be a native French (France or Montreal) speaker.
  • French and UK legal qualifications highly desirable.
  • Experience conducting simple to complex legal research and memorandum drafting.
  • Excellent track record in previous client support / customer service engagements.
  • Multi-jurisdictional / cross border experience working with multinational clients, including interacting with lawyers in the US, UK, Asia, Europe a plus.
  • Skills for Success :

  • Proven ability to work in a client-centric, deadline driven environment.
  • Highly detail oriented, with good analytical skills, financial acumen, and business judgement.
  • Excellent drafting skills, particularly depicting complex ideas clearly and concisely.
  • Good negotiation skills, with ability to find solutions and common ground.
  • Professionalism in both verbal and written work.
  • Keen understanding and ability to comply with confidentiality obligations.
  • Excellent listening as well as communication skills and the judgment to know which skill to use in a given setting.
  • Integrity and ability to own mistakes.
  • Elevate is the law company. We provide consulting, technology and services to law departments and law firms. Our global team of lawyers, engineers, consultants and business experts improve efficiency, quality and outcomes for customers worldwide.

    Elevate’s achievements and distinctions include :

  • Ranked on the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies two years in a row.
  • Ranked as a top Global Services Provider by Chambers & Partners three years in a row.
  • Lead Partner of the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards.
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