Who are we looking for?
We currently have a vacancy for a UK qualified and experienced technology Lawyer to join our Legal Department as a Senior Legal Counsel. As in-house Counsel, you will be responsible for providing legal advice to ensure that the procurement, development, sales and the handling of information and personal data across Toshiba Europe is compliant with applicable legal requirements (including both regulatory and contractual) and to mitigate legal risks arising in respect of associated issues.
This role will provide you with the opportunity to work closely with a broad range of stakeholders, developing strong business relationships and working as a true business partner within one of the world’s leading technology companies.
We work on the cutting edge of technology and need to apply 20th century laws to 21st century problems. Our innovative services raise challenging questions that demand creative and practical thinking.
You must have the right to work in the UK.
Your Key Responsibilities
- Delivering and taking responsibility for exceptional legal service, by consistently producing high quality work, advise, demonstrating technical competence and insights.
- Building and maintaining relationships with within Toshiba Group of Companies.
- Management and successful delivery of technically complex and demanding projects, ensuring technical excellence and practical / business driven approach is taken.
- Participating in team and Company events, giving internal presentations and contributing to people initiatives (e.g. training other professionals).
- Development of junior team members through effective supervision, coaching and mentoring.
- Supporting lines of business and functions in implementing all aspects of the data protection compliance strategy across Toshiba in EMEA.
- Providing support and guidance to Data Protection leads on complex matters.
- Ensuring ongoing data protection compliance across Toshiba in EMEA.
- Advising on all legal matters surrounding data protection/privacy.
- Drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts with customers, suppliers and key commercial partners.
- Providing practical, business-focussed advice and solutions to our business stakeholders, taking a risk-aware not risk-averse approach.
- Negotiation and drafting contractual terms in a manner that documents an acceptable allocation of risk for the Company and, where applicable, supporting commercial and procurement functions in the negotiation and documentation of those contractual terms
- Act as a trusted partner to provide strategic, pragmatic guidance and advice to stakeholders across the business on legal issues and risks, approval and governance processes, company policies and business strategy
- Ensuring compliance with legislation and regulations: ensuring agreements which Toshiba enters into do not breach relevant legislation.
Skills And Attributes Required
- Experienced UK-qualified solicitor with around 4 to 8 years’ PQE experience gained in the UK at a reputable firm or in-house
- Strategically and commercially aware.
- Comprehensive range of recent, practical experience, whilst playing a leading role in delivering advice, in areas of law including some (if not all) of the following:
- A wide range of commercial contracts, e.g. supply, distribution, services (including IT/business process outsourcing), e-commerce, manufacturing, franchising, agency and software development.
- Intra-group contracting arrangements (particularly in the context of group transfer pricing arrangements; an understanding of transfer pricing rules would be beneficial).
- Soft intellectual property (non-contentious), including IP licensing, copywriting of software and IP portfolio management.
- Data protection and privacy, including a working knowledge of both EU and UK data protection laws.
- Corporate due diligence.
- Large scale contract review/novation projects and project management skills.
- Competition law.
- Strong drafting, communication, stakeholder management, organisation, influencing and persuading skills essential.
- Ability to question intelligently, challenge rigorously and recommend with sound business judgement a course of action to a stakeholder.
- Key behaviours - self-motivated, proactive, optimistic, energetic, resilient, effective at prioritisation and able to deal with multiple matters at the same time.
- Good experience of coordinating the provision of advice and the production of complex and interrelated legal agreements and documentation.
- Effective time management, including an ability to remain calm when under pressure to meet deadlines.
- Experience of coaching and developing more junior staff.
- An innovative mindset (supporting the use of technology to improve service delivery).
- Must be able to deliver robust and appropriate legal advice and exercise sound judgement when consulting on difficult issues.
- Enthusiastic team player with the ability to integrate with new teams (and cross-location) quickly.
- Ability to solve problems creatively and pragmatically.
- Ability to build strong client relationships, with significant experience of working with demanding clients across a wide spectrum of size and activities.
- Relationship management skills, with the ability to manage client/stakeholder expectations.
- Project management skills, including planning and prioritising work, meeting deadlines and monitoring your own.
- Ability to get up to speed quickly on specialised areas of law and be keen to continue developing legal skills and engaging in new areas of work.
This is expected to be a largely office-based role.