Legal Director - Europe

Juridique : Legal London, United Kingdom
Contract Type: Full-time


Position at Lee Hecht Harrison (Global)

Legal Director - Europe

The primary responsibilities of the Legal Director – Europe will be to focus on drafting, reviewing and assisting the management of a variety of service agreements related to the company’s Career Transition & Talent Development business and other contracts relevant to the operations of the company.


The Legal Director – Europe will support a wide range of UK and other Europe-based LHH business management teams on a variety of day-to-day legal and operational issues. Additionally, the Legal Director – Europe will liase with and keep the LHH global legal team (based in the USA) informed of relevant legal matters, and become involved in other global projects, including data protection, general corporate, compliance and governance, and employment law matters.


Reporting Relationships:

      Reports directly to the Senior Vice President & General Counsel of LHH, who is based in the USA

      Primarily supports UK and other Europe-based LHH business developers and leaders, and Europe-based LHH Management

      Member of the LHH global legal team


Direct Reports:

      Senior Legal Counsel Europe


Location of Position:

      This position is based at LHH’s head UK office, currently located at 55 Gracechurch Street, London, EC3V 0EE, but remote working is supported as and when necessary


Major Responsibilities

Key Accountabilities

    A major priority is to be responsive and to embrace agile ways of working to fully support LHH business goals

  Contract Preparation:  Review and assist business developers, sales leaders and corporate management in the negotiation of client contracts, technology agreements, licenses and other contracts relevant to the business, and provide advice to internal clients responsible for such agreements.   Contracts include local, regional and global service agreements for the provision of career related services such as outplacement and talent development (coaching, change management, career services web portals, etc.), and supplier agreements.

   Contract Templates:  Make adjustments as necessary to current templates to reflect any changes in internal process, corporate policies or procedures, laws or regulations, or other matters that would require modification of LHH standard agreement terms

  Coordinate the process of completing contracts in a timely manner in accordance with the project's schedule, owning it from start to finish

    Data Protection:  Assist in the implementation of organizational information privacy policies and procedures in coordination with the LHH global legal team and IT Department.  Negotiate and advise the company about the implications of contract terms related to data protection and information security, in coordination with the company’s IT Department

  Review and interpret laws and regulations to become fully knowledgeable about laws and regulations applicable to LHH, including the company's capabilities and constraints

  Review and help implement and enforce company and group policies and procedures to ensure compliance and with a view to risk reduction and productivity improvements

      Assist and take responsibility in other duties and special projects as requested by the LHH General Counsel and LHH Europe leadership

    Advise the LHH General Counsel, and other executives, relative to legal considerations inherent in a variety of legal matters, in order to ensure that business decisions are made with full knowledge of applicable legal considerations and potential risks

  Supervise and manage the Senior Legal Counsel  Europe, including assignment and delegation of work


Required Experience/Characteristics

    At least 12-15 years of post-qualification legal experience (with some prior in-house experience preferred), including experience in contract negotiation and with complex global agreements

    Demonstrated knowledge of UK and European privacy and data protection legislation

   Demonstrated experience closing large, sensitive contracts within aggressive timelines

      Service industry experience is a plus

  Strong business focus and understanding, along with strong project management skills and a process development background

   Ability and experience to work well with others, demonstrate performance on team projects, and work with cross functional teams and teams in other geographic locales

   Self-starter to handle assignments, with the ability to adapt as required, and operate with excellent with minimal supervision

    Ability to communicate simply, but effectively, at all levels of the organization

  A naturally proactive professional who seeks to build strong relationships within the business, is comfortable with executive exposure, and who has a strong commitment and identification with business objectives

    Confident legal business partner, reliable, and has the ability to work well under pressure, manage challenging situations, including the ability to multi-task, complete projects on time and adjust to changing priorities to always deliver risk-based, practical legal solutions

 High standard of personal and professional integrity, solid judgement and a flexible, but principled, problem-solving approach

      European language skills desirable

      Ability to undertake limited travel, as necessary


About LHH

The world of work is changing fast.

Profound changes at profound speed.


But whereas many see change as an existential threat,

a select few see it as an opportunity to make a difference.

An opportunity to deliver lifelong employability to a generation of talent in transition.

An opportunity to develop leaders, recognizing the capabilities needed for today,

while nurturing the expertise needed for the future.

And an opportunity to look beyond what’s right for a company, to what’s right for society as a whole.


And out of the few that see these opportunities, there are even fewer placed to actually deliver them.

At Lee Hecht Harrison, we have the scale, the expertise and the insight, not only to identify these opportunities, but to realize them.


Transforming workforces though career transition, talent development and strategic advisory.

Developing future skills, flexibility and foresight, delivered with a distinctly human heart.


We’re obsessively passionate, and quantifiably effective.

Making a difference to everyone we work with and for. And delivering it on a global scale.


Because opportunities aren’t there to be observed.

They’re there to be taken.


This is LHH.

This is Opportunity, delivered.

LHH is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veterans’ status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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