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Senior Commercial / Contracts Lawyer job in N.Ireland

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Company Name:  PwC
Location:  N.Ireland
Country:  United Kingdom
Who we are The PwC Legal Network is a member of the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) international network of firms. We are a thriving business consisting of over 42 Partners and Directors and a 350 strong team. As well as project-based, specialist legal advice, we offer our clients ongoing general counsel support. Our Lawyers also work alongside the wider PwC firm, using cutting edge technology to provide a truly one service offering. We are part of the largest global network of lawyers and have access to legal expertise in over 86 countries (161 countries including immigration law)

Our IT, IP and Commercial group provides a comprehensive range of legal services in the areas of intellectual property, IT and contracts and commercial law. Our clients include Public Sector, major multi-nationals, mid-tier businesses and start-ups, in all industry sectors.
About the role An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the legal team based in our state of the art facility in Belfast, working closely with our London office. We are looking for a talented and ambitious individual with a passion for client service.
We are experiencing significant growth in both our private and public sector practices largely due to our ability to harness new technology to deliver better services, faster. This is the ideal environment for an individual who wants to be part of the future of legal services and solve real business problems.

Specifically, the role is likely to include:
  • Reviewing, assessing, and drafting IT, IP and commercial agreements;
  • Advice on IT, IP, e-commerce and general commercial laws;
  • Supporting clients in the negotiation of a range of transactions
  • Business Development, including over time building a network of referrers within PwC as well as developing direct client relationships.
  • General Commercial, IP/IT and Outsourcing agreements.
Essential skills/Requirements
  • Experience in providing a managed legal service
  • 6+ years PQE
  • International experience
  • Experience in leading teams
  • Experience in being the account lead and liaising with the client
  • Experience in working for clients in the media and financial services industry looked upon favourably
  • Experience working with remotely based teams
  • Ability to review, assess and draft contracts with legal skill and with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to support clients in the negotiation of a range of transactions
  • Ability to manage a team and to supervise junior lawyers effectively
  • Ability to build lasting relationships with clients and identify and capitalise on new opportunities
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team
Location - Belfast
Salary - Competitive
Close date - 10th October 2017


Internal firm services

In order to deliver a first-class service to our clients, we need first-class support internally. Internal firm services is a network of specialist support professionals and includes marketing, recruitment, human capital, finance, technology, learning and development, procurement, to name but a few. Each team plays a vital role in making sure we have all the right resources, services and technology across our business.

The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, 'The PwC Professional' and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

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We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.

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Industry:  Legal
Job Ref:  19048BR
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