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Legal Counsel

Location: BASINGSTOKE, HAMPSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM Salary: 75,000.00-80,000.00 GBP (UK Pounds) Per annum
Sector: Legal Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: 1
Posted: 10 months ago Reference: X3-215503

General Legal Counsel (9 month FTC) required in Basingstoke


ROLE TITLE: General Counsel - International

REPORTING: General Counsel and Company Secretary

LOCATION: Basingstoke, UK

DURATION: Dec 2019 to Aug 2020

Our client is a global leader in cash technology solutions providing financial, retail, cash centre and gaming industries with confidence that their cash is protected. Their cash automation technologies and process engineering services help businesses in more than 100 countries optimise the handling, movement and management of cash.


To provide legal advice and general legal support to the business internationally in all corporate and commercial matters, identifying and arranging appropriate local legal support, either internally or externally. You will manage regional employed or external attorneys to ensure a high level of regional autonomy. You will support the Director with activities such as Legal Affairs where they are reviewing and advising on strategic and business initiatives to ensure legal compliance and best outcome.


  • Lead, motivate and develop the global Legal function, establish objectives and priorities, ensure legal objectives are met
  • Manage the other international General Counsel and Contract Managers employed in the company
  • Provide legal advice on high level corporate matters
  • Perform pre-litigation work to minimise risks and maximise legal rights
  • Support training initiatives and governance / compliance drives globally
  • Preparation, interpretation and negotiating a number of commercial contracts for new business opportunities domestically and internationally
  • Company Secretary work including maintenance of UK statutory books and filing of all returns to Companies House as well as oversight of statutory compliance in all geographies
  • Provide general support including compiling and distributing a variety of high-level reports, both internally and externally
  • Manage various projects and deadlines, advise executives on contract status, legal risks and business terms of various deals
  • Provide assistance with strategic partnership deals and mergers and acquisitions
  • Research unique legal issues impacting the organisation by identifying applicable statutes, judicial decisions, and codes.
  • Provide and coordinate legal and compliance training to the group, individually and through Regional attorneys and Contract Managers on substantive legal topics
  • Keep abreast of legislative changes that may affect the company and its affiliates
  • Review advertising and marketing materials to ensure compliance with legal requirements
  • Support executives in legal and compliance matters


  • A broad understanding of all aspects of commercial law, and international experience
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills; second language would be useful
  • Strong commercial awareness and the ability to deal with problems in a pragmatic and logical way
  • Ability to lead, take responsibility and act autonomously including an ability to take difficult decisions and provide substantiated arguments
  • UK solicitor with post-qualified experience from major firms / brands and relevant company experience



  • Excellent written, oral, interpersonal skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Attention to detail and proven drafting ability
  • Strong commercial instincts

If you think this is the role for you, please apply now.



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