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Legal Counsel
21/11/2017
Facility Associates Recruitment
Full-Time
Facilities Management (incl cleaning & security)
01/01/2018
Experienced (incl Manager)
UK
To be discussed at interview
London
Job Title: Legal Counsel
Location: London
We’re a leading property management firm, focused on opportunity and want to help you make the most of yours. You’ll also make long-lasting professional connections through sharing different perspectives, and you’ll be inspired by the best.
Role Summary:
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Legal Counsel based in London. The Legal Counsel will support the operation and expansion of the company’s Integrated Facilities Management business in the UK and across the EMEA region. The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with the business team taking a significant role in advising on deal strategy and corporate governance. This Legal Counsel role would be ideally suited to a legally qualified solicitor (or barrister) with around 3-6 years’ relevant PQE direct from private practice or in-house (candidates with more or less PQE will also be considered). The role will primarily be based in London with some travel within the UK.
What this job involves:
• Drafting and negotiating outsourcing service contracts under which the IFM business provides services, with a particular focus on UK clients.
• Providing general legal and compliance support to the Integral business unit.
• Advising on compliance and ethics matters in relation to the Integral business and IFM’s project works service offering.
• Negotiating multi-country business-to-business strategic frameworks.
• Supporting the development of the building engineering business in Europe.
• Legal support to strategic projects.
• Strategic advice on disputes with clients and suppliers.
• Provide formal training to the business e.g. presentations on contracting best practice, relevant legislation and ethics. Providing ad hoc training, e.g. debriefing on specific contracts.
• Attend professional development presentations to keep updated on any new developments in the commercial contracting and construction / outsourcing world.
• Become a subject matter expert on relevant construction and maintenance contracting standards used in UK and internationally.
• Demonstrate leadership to business on matters of ethics and compliance.

The successful candidate will have:
• Excellent business level English language fluency
• Legally qualified solicitor (or barrister) with around 3-6 years’ relevant PQE (candidates of less or more PQE will also be considered) direct from private practice or in-house.
• Existing experience and an interest in negotiating outsourcing transactions or construction or engineering services contracts is a necessity. Ideally this would include being the legal adviser on the supplier side; however, sector-specific experience is not essential.
• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
• Demonstrated technical legal competency
• Strong contract-drafting skills
• Ability to assess and communicate commercial and legal risk
• Desirable, although not essential: An understanding of TUPE in outsourcing deals and/or familiarity with construction standard forms such as JCT
• Ability to work in a diverse team and to collaborate with other business functions
• Self-motivated and confident
• Demonstrated initiative, autonomy and independence
• Able to gain the respect of the company’s people and clients
• Sets an example of the highest ethical standards

Salary: To be discussed at interview
If you are an experienced Legal Counsellor with a proactive and efficient approach looking for a rewarding role in an exciting and industry leading company, please apply.


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