Commercial Legal Counsel

Posted 30 April 2024
Discipline Office Support
Contact NameRena Weld

Job description

What you need to know
We are currently seeking a Commercial Legal Counsel for our client based in Newbridge, Co. Kildare.  

This is a fixed term contract for 18 months.
The role will report to the Legal Manager and will be responsible for proactively assisting the Legal Manager in the provision of legal services for the operational assets, strategic projects, business development, transactions, and general activities. The successful candidate will also be responsible for supporting the business in the provision of general legal advice and services to facilitate the achievement of its commercial and strategic goals.

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Key duties and responsibilities:
  • Work with the Legal Manager to manage the legal team and governance work stream of strategic projects and transactions to deliver the project or transaction in line with the Business Unit’s objective.
  • Provide advice to the business on corporate governance matters including Board and Shareholder approval requirements. Assess governance requirements and obtain necessary approvals, draft appropriate documents and provide advice on general corporate governance issues.
  • Advise the business on legal issues affecting all aspects of their commercial and operational activities and recommend appropriate courses of actions and provide clear legal advice.
  • Monitor and maintain the legal budget for projects or transactions. Ensure liaison will all key internal and external stakeholders including liaising with external legal counsel as appropriate to ensure that projects or transactions are delivered in accordance with timelines and objectives.
  • Actively advise the Operations Team within the business in the negotiation of key commercial contracts and transactions in relation to the operational functions within the Operations Team. Draft and review commercial agreements and liaise with external counsel on specialist matters where required.
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with legal colleagues in other units.
  • Participate in the Performance Management process to ensure delivery of own and the wider team’s objectives.
What are we looking for?
  • Qualified Solicitor or Barrister.
  • Minimum 4 years’ post qualification experience.
  • Mid/top tier firm or in-house experience.
  • Experience in energy related matters or large infrastructure projects and commercial contracts are an advantage.
  • Career evidence of excellence in team working personal integrity and operational excellence.
  • MS Office Suite and familiarity with Legal Case Management Systems.
  • Good organisational and administrative skills.
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