Legal Counsel

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Holborn or Woking

Who you’ll be working with

The Capgemini Group has a global legal team of over 120 lawyers led from our Group Legal offices in Paris. Within that global team, there are local and regional legal teams of varying size. The UK Legal team currently consists of approximately 16 UK based lawyers, supported by lawyers based in India and Poland. That team is part of a global legal team with its main role to support the Group’s business in the UK and Ireland. Due to ongoing growth in the Group’s business, the UK Legal team wishes to recruit for this new role. The legal team is motivated, enthusiastic and supportive and enjoys an excellent range of high quality legal work. In the UK, the Legal team is also part of a business community called Core Services.

The focus of your role

You will be working closely with a broad range of internal stakeholders and external clients and will advise on a wide variety of commercial issues and transactions, varying in nature, complexity and value, as well as ad hoc legal issues.

You will enjoy a good degree of autonomy and working on all phases of deals, with support from senior lawyers in the team when required. In addition, you will be part of the global legal team and will need to comply with and deploy locally the Group’s global contracting principles, business ethics and values as well as company policies.

Applications are welcomed from lawyers with contract law experience, whether or not already specialising in IT law and whether in-house or in private practice.

What you’ll do:

• advising on all phases of deals, ranging from the proposal/bid review stages through to negotiation and post signature issues. This includes providing strategic legal advice at all stages of the deal;
• negotiation of contracts for the provision of IT, outsoursing (including business process outsourcing)and consultancy services;
• supporting the outsoursing of work to team members based in India and Poland. Supporting that work includes providing appropriate support, feedback and, on occasions, training;
• when familiar with the role and appropriate, management of one or two team members;
• deliver occasional legal training and presentations to the business; and
• liaising with our external lawyers.

What you’ll bring:

• Excellent grasp of general commercial and contract law;
• Takes ownership (structures, plans, executes and concludes) of complex work components or small projects, including for large value and complex bids and transactions;
• Fully accountable for own decisions and ability to apply judgement to decision-making based on past experience and available information;
• Confidence to influence the business at a senior level and set expectations;
• Understanding of what it is to be commercially aware and how to deal with commercial challenges;
• Ability to develop sustainable relationships in the business and use those proactively to help in its management;
• Expert in verbal and written communications for both formal and informal settings, with effective negotiation skills;
• Proficiency in assessing client requirements, preferences and expectations;
• Demonstrated resilience, such as resilience towards multi stakeholder demands and changes during negotiations;
• Ability to work successfully as part of a team and coach and mentor colleagues, including those located outside the UK;
• Capable of delivering training in own area of expertise;
• Demonstrated empathetic style and valuing of diversity, with the potential to manage a small to medium sized team of people;
• Ability to introduce new thinking and practices that help improve business performance across the organisation; and
• Creates, seeks and acts upon opportunities to obtain and share knowledge (methodologies, technologies and best practices) for the benefit of both Capgemini’s knowledge base and each individual Capgemini employee.

What we will offer you

At Capgemini, we help organisations across the world become more agile, more competitive and more successful. Smart, tailored, often-groundbreaking technical solutions to complex problems are the norm. But so, too, is a culture that’s as collaborative as it is forward thinking. Working closely with each other, and with our clients, we get under the skin of businesses and to the heart of their goals. You will too.

Why we are different:

Capgemini positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We are committed to hiring, developing and retaining the best people to deliver innovative, world-class solutions for our clients. We foster an inclusive culture that enables everyone to achieve their full potential and enjoy a fulfilling career with us. Our comprehensive flexible benefits package and lifestyle policies enable our employees to balance their individual, family and work-life needs.

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