Senior Counsel - Europe

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


Position at Lee Hecht Harrison (Global)

Senior Legal Counsel - Europe

Contract Type: Full-time


The primary tasks of the Senior Legal Counsel - Europe will be to focus on drafting, reviewing, and assisting in the management of a variety of sales and service agreements related to the company’s Career Transition, Talent Development & Coaching business, and other supplier contracts relevant to the operations of the company.


In this role, there will be a strong focus on assisting the UK & Ireland business and local management teams on a variety of day-to-day operational issues. Key stakeholder relationships will include aiding the UK & Ireland CEO, Operations Director and Finance Director on a number of operational matters, commercial governance, and compliance activities.


The Senior Legal Counsel - Europe will also liaise with and keep the LHH global legal team (based in the USA) informed of relevant legal matters and become involved in other global legal projects, including data protection, general corporate, compliance and governance, and employment law matters.


Reporting Relationships:

      Reports directly to the Legal Director - Europe who is based in London

      Member of the global LHH legal team

Direct Reports:

      No Direct Reports


      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


      Attractive package – Depending on Experience with a competitive benefits package


In this role you can expect to:

Key Accountabilities

      A major priority is to be responsive and to embrace agile ways of working to fully support the 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 accountable 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’s 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. Liaise with Information Security and Data Protection departments in all matters relating to personal data and information security.

      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 Legal Director - Europe and LHH Europe leadership team

      Advise the Legal Director – Europe, and other leadership, 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


What you’ll bring to LHH

      Between 5-8 years of post-qualification legal experience (with a minimum of 4 years of in-house legal background preferred), including background in contract negotiation and with complex global agreements

      Demonstrated knowledge of UK and European privacy and data protection legislation

      Demonstrated know-how closing large, sensitive contracts within aggressive timelines

      Service industry background is a plus

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

      Ability and skill 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 needed, be pragmatic and operate with confidence 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 dedication and identification with business objectives

      Confident Legal business partner, reliable, and 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 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 ever-changing and unpredictable. Organizations are constantly fighting a battle to find and maintain their competitive advantage: their talent. To succeed, they can’t just rely on what works today, working tomorrow. They need to be ready for next.


LHH exists to help individuals, teams, and organizations find and prepare for what next. With integrated, end-to-end solutions that include Advisory, Professional Recruitment, Career Transition, and Learning & Talent Development, we are uniquely positioned to work together to make a positive impact on the future of every person we work with at every key career moment.


LHH is at the forefront of change to build a bigger, bolder workforce. Every day is a new day to prepare for, and we’re here to make sure the future works for everyone.


A division of the Adecco Group – the world’s leading HR solutions provider – LHH’s 8,000 colleagues and coaches work with 15,000 organizations in over 30 countries around the world. We successfully help close to 500,00 candidates to enhance their careers every year. Our local expertise, global infrastructure, and industry-leading technology allow us to manage the complexity of critical workforce initiatives and the challenges of transformation. It’s why most of the Fortune Global 500 companies choose to work with us.


This is LHH.

Ready for Next.

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