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Commercial Lawyer job description
To provide advice on a range of commercial matters including major procurement activities, complex commercial contracts, Joint Ventures, partnerships and some corporate work.
To advise, draft and negotiate major commercial agreements, including regulated procurement activities, either alone or as part of a team.
To advise clients of the legal and business implications of proposed transactions, anticipating legal and contractual concerns and devising strategies to resolve them.
To provide expert advice on Joint Ventures and other partnership arrangements, and be capable of drafting all relevant documentation.
To conduct and conclude contractual negotiations on behalf of various clients.
To liaise with lawyers in other parts of Legal or elsewhere in the Group to ensure a co-ordinated input of legal advice to the client.
To maintain effective working relationships with key clients.
To protect the company interests, by ensuring all necessary checks and investigations are undertaken (e.g. undertaking all necessary due diligence/disclosure exercises as appropriate).
Required Knowledge and Experience
A thorough grounding in and experience of the areas described above. You will also have:
• sound judgment and outstanding analytical and contractual skills.
• excellent communication skills, initiative and confidence.
• knowledge and interest in the structure, aims and objectives of the and an appreciation of its regulatory responsibilities as a publicly funded body. In addition, some knowledge of the application of public procurement and competition law to the relevant legal practice areas would be an advantage.
Intellectual rigour and analytical skills.
Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentational skills.
Ability to provide practical legal advice and risk assessment.
Ability to work to tight and/or conflicting deadlines.
To work closely with other specialists e.g. regulatory, policy, tax, pensions, corporate finance and Group treasury to ensure that an excellent level of service is provided to clients.