Legal Counsel

Doer Recruitment Ltd
The City
£70,000 - £99,999
10 Sep 2019
12 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is a dynamic and entrepreneurial trade and supply chain advisory firm driven by technology and innovation. They are looking for an experienced lawyer to join the team on a 3-4 day a week schedule primarily working flexibly from home (if that is preferable).

This position would represent a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to balance a busy personal life with a flexible and interesting role. May be particularly suited to an individual seeking to re-enter the workforce after some time away (i.e. working mother/father).

The ideal candidate for the role would be a commercially aware individual that possesses hands-on experience reviewing and editing contracts, maintaining electronic document repositories, and supporting the legal requirements of a broad range of individuals across a variety of departments and levels of management. The candidate will need to provide legal advice in-house together with researching and advising on various legal issues that arise. The chosen candidate will also manage legal risk and instructing external counsel whilst managing matters internally.

Lawyer - Tasks & Responsibilities
  • Review and provide advice on trade-related legal issues and transaction documents for various Group business units (may involve liaising with external counsel as appropriate)
  • Assist with reviews of confidentiality agreements.
  • Drafting, reviewing and amending of contracts.
  • Ideally familiar with derivatives documentation (ISDAs, etc.), agreements relating to warehousing (CMAs, CDA/WAs etc.), finance documents (facility term sheets, pledges etc.) and documents governing the general trading and shipping of commodities.
  • To review bank documentation i.e. bilateral / borrowing base documents
  • Experience of International securitisation and pledge of assets.
  • To support a leading global food and drinks supply chain provider by focusing on financial documentation.

Lawyer - Essential Attributes
  • UK qualified lawyer.
  • A minimum of 3-4 years PQE.
  • Trade related skills.
  • Highly skilled in standard office software (MS Office, Excel, PowerPoint etc.).
  • Ability to work independently and to successfully meet deadlines.
  • Good Attention to detail.
  • Flexible Approach.
  • Excellent experience reviewing and negotiating commercial finance agreements.
  • Confident to work both autonomously and share best practise among an internationally spread team and communicating internally and externally at all levels.
  • Experience of International securitisation and pledge of assets.

Lawyer - Preferred Attributes
  • It is preferable to have worked in a Corporate or Financial Environment

  • A prestigious office location in the heart of London
  • Competitive salary and discretionary bonus structure
  • Flexible and remote working opportunities
  • Subsidised gym membership and bike to work scheme, 7-a-side football team
  • Life, health and dental insurance
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • A collaborative and collegiate work environment and culture
  • Charity Fundraising and volunteering opportunities

This is a rare opportunity for the right candidate to become part of an exciting team whilst having flexibility and autonomy.