In-house Commercial Lawyer
At AND, we accelerate the development of digital capabilities. In practice, that means helping ambitious leaders and organisations build the teams, products, processes and even operational structures they need to close the digital skills gap within their organisation today, so that they thrive tomorrow.
Clients rely on our experience, agility and craft skills across tech and business strategy, software development and product management to address some of the toughest challenges facing their businesses.
We bring aboard thinkers, tinkerers, passionate software craftspeople and inspiring technologists to help us solve these challenges. Together, we’re united by a sense of pragmatism, purpose and a deeply-held belief that digital products and technology alone won’t transform a business or save the world: it’s the people that count.
As an In-house Commercial Lawyer, you help shape our commercial agreements, negotiating and agreeing strategic partnerships. As a result, you will need to be able to:
Advise, draft and negotiate across the full spectrum of commercial contracts and arrangements we enter into including NDAs, Standard terms of business and MSAs with our clients.
Advise, draft and negotiate arrangements such as Teaming Agreements, Alliance Membership Agreements and Software licence terms with our and strategic partners.
Engage directly and build trusted relationships with Client Partnerships, Commercial, People Leads,, Marketing and other teams in the business, operating as lead-counsel on specific deals and projects.
Help to shape our commercial arrangements with third parties, implementing innovative ideas and business models.
Assist with legal disputes and work to commercially resolve these.
Develop and provide appropriate legal training to the business and maintain contract templates and legal operations to drive value and efficiency.
Anticipate and react to new laws and regulations.
Support ANDs commitment to maintaining a people first and a diverse and inclusive workplace with culture and values at its core
2-5 years of experience as a solicitor with excellent academics and training, either in-house or in private practice with a leading commercial law firm. Experience within the technology sector would be beneficial. PQE is a guide candidates outside of this range with relevant experience will be considered.
Solid grounding in commercial law and experience of any of the following areas would be advantageous: Employment Law, Data Protection, Company Law.
Exceptional business judgment, be comfortable dealing in ambiguity and have strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Strategic and commercial mindset with strong analytical and problem-solving and negotiating capabilities.
Proficient drafting skills and good negotiation and influencing skills and able to lead legal negotiations.
Excellent time management and organisational skills, with an ability to work on multiple matters at once while meeting deadlines under pressure.
An ability to work proactively and autonomously in a fast-paced business- all whilst showing a good sense of humour and humility.
A high degree of emotional intelligence, with an ability to build strong relationships and communicate effectively across the business and generate consensus.
Experience working with a fast-paced and dynamic business.
Energy, enthusiasm and a willingness to expand your own knowledge.
Fluency in English is essential. Other European language skills are an advantage.
From the work we deliver, to the way we serve and support our people, we work hard to ensure that there’s nowhere quite like AND. But joining a company is a two-way street: the fit has to work on both sides. So before you apply, here’s three key things to understand about us:
We’re built for people - like, real humans. Not ‘resources’ or ‘staff’. That means happiness and wellbeing really do matter to us, and we hate unnecessary hierarchy and bureaucracy.
There’s no well-trodden path ahead: AND is growing fast and forging a new trail. That’s exciting, and gives us all the autonomy and opportunity we love - but bear in mind it also demands focus, patience and resilience.
Diversity is a priority. After all, to build great products that a wide variety of different people love to use, we need a wide variety of people to help us build them. So diversity is more than a policy or a word: it’s business critical for us.