Legal Counsel

  • Competitive with benefits
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Broadridge
  • 08 Dec 17 2017-12-08

Legal Counsel

Broadridge Financial Solutions

Close Date: 17th November 2017

Job Title: Legal Counsel

Department: Legal

Salary: Competitive with Benefits


Job Details

Responsible to:  Chief Counsel, International


  • LLB or equivalent (min 2:1)
  • Solicitor qualified in England and Wales or common law based jurisdictions;  3-4 years PQE
  • At least 2 years of experience from a leading law firm (commercial/corporate/TMT department, with at least 1 year in a TMT department) and at least 1 year of experience from a leading technology company OR at least 4 years of experience from a leading technology company (with a robust legal training program).
  • At least 2 years of experience drafting and negotiating large/complex technology contracts without direct supervision.
  • Experience drafting and negotiating a wide range of general commercial contracts (including agency agreements, marketing reseller agreements, and partnership agreements).
  • Experience drafting and negotiating contracts in jurisdictions outside of the UK (including EMEA, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia).
  • Experience reviewing and negotiating commercial schedules and project documents;
  • Experience managing legal projects;
  • Experience managing or assisting in dispute resolution matters;
  • Experience advising on regulatory compliance matters;
  • Knowledge of GDPR and related data privacy topics.


Job Summary (Description of main purpose of job):


To provide legal support to Broadridge’s business globally outside the US


Key Tasks:

  • Provide legal support and guidance to all areas of non-US business as required (including sales, procurement, corporate, product development, employment)
  • Advise, draft and negotiate:
  • technology contracts, particularly, software licence and maintenance contracts and ASP/SAAS contracts
  • commercial contracts – e.g. reseller and agency contracts, marketing services contracts, alliance/partnership contracts, procurement type contracts, MOUs and non-disclosure contracts   
  • Study proposed and existing legislations and application to business – e.g. anti-bribery and data protection
  • Research and analyse legal issues and provide opinions to business
  • Review and preparation of RFPs/RFIs
  • Preparation, review and management of internal business policies – e.g. anti-bribery, data protection and employment
  • Conduct due diligence on M&A deals
  • Manage and work with external foreign legal counsels for contracts governed by foreign laws
  • Co-ordinate and assist in representation of the company in legal disputes

Key Attributes:

  • Excellent drafting skills and ability to present legal issues and opinion in a manner understood by business/non-lawyer
  • Team player, congealable and ability to foster good relationships with all colleagues from all business areas and on all levels
  • Work independently and efficiently and multi tasking in balancing multiple projects
  • Ability to meet tight timelines and work under pressure
  • Pro-active with strong attention to details
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Ability to communicate well with people from different cultures and backgrounds
  • Flexibility to work during out of office hours for contract negotiations with clients based in different time zones