Legal Counsel

  • Competitive salary and benfits
  • London, England, United Kingdom London England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • FACTSET
  • 24 Jul 18 2018-07-24

In a busy office environment, the individual should be flexible, proactive and be able to organise themselves and prioritise their work. The individual will work closely with confidential information and should have a professional and practical approach with a strong focus on company needs. The role represents an excellent opportunity to work as part of a global legal team reporting directly to our Legal Counsel in London.

The successful candidate will have strong contract drafting and negotiating skills and proactively keep up to date on legislative, compliance/regulatory and industry-related developments, changes and trends related to FactSet’s position in the market.  This role will focus on client contracts, procurement and some ad hoc projects which may including company acquisitions and any other internal legal policy related matters across Sales & Consulting, HR, Finance, Marketing, Facilities and IT. 

Responsibilities:

  • Draft and negotiate client and other type of contracts, work with the business and other legal advisors where necessary to ensure contractual terms meet the needs of the business.
  • Assist with general legal and compliance initiatives.
  • Support integration of newly acquired businesses.
  • Conduct legal research for EU and UK specific legislation which may impact the business.
  • Draft policies and procedures to ensure any new legislation is adhered to and determine where business processes require further clarification.
  • Provide sound legal guidance to business colleagues.
  • Conduct teleconference and face to face meetings with a variety of seniority levels both internally and externally and across business and organisational units.
  • Communicate and work collaboratively across multiple teams as well as providing general legal support to Legal team globally.
  • Display exemplary attention to detail, time management skills, and the ability to prioritise whilst meeting deadlines.

Requirements:

  • 1-3 years PQE with experience ideally of contract and commercial law. Experience with IP, asset management, investment banking, data privacy, software and/or IT would be beneficial but is not essential.
  • In-house experience or long client secondments would be beneficial.
  • General commercial and corporate experience including drafting and negotiating commercial contracts.
  • Commercially aware, sensitive to the realities of customer/supplier relationships but able to stand ground and robustly/confidently defend a position.
  • Comfortable with dealing with their own administration and paperwork.
  • Be able to multitask and handle a large volume of contract-related issues efficiently.
  • Have a desire to learn about new areas and expand on existing training.
  • Be a team player as well as be comfortable working independently when required.
  • Strong IT and administration skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Effective negotiating skills complemented by the ability to consider strategic solutions with a commercial focus.
  • Enjoys working in a fast paced dynamic environment.