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Commercial Solicitor -FTC

Level

L3 - Manager


Closing Date:

03/12/2020


Permanent / Fixed Term

Temporary


Support Centre Location

London Office


More about the role

A great opportunity to join New Look’s legal team as a commercial solicitor, reporting directly into our Head of Legal. This is a 12 month FTC to assist with a wide range of legal matters with a particular focus on commercial contracts, including the review and update of the business’ standard commercial contracts (including supply and sourcing agreements, agency agreements, distribution agreements, partnership franchise agreements, Ts&Cs). You will be working closely with the Procurement and Product/Quality/ESG teams. 

Accountabilities & Responsibilities
• Drafting and negotiating a range of commercial contracts (including terms and conditions, distribution agreements, consultancy agreements, supply/purchase agreements, agency agreements, franchise/international development agreements and arrangements with third party ecom partners)
• Advising on terminations/renewals of commercial agreements.
• Advising on sales and marketing, promotions and competitions.
• Advising on IP issues and dealing with IP infringements.
• Assisting with corporate/company  secretarial  matters such as drafting Powers of Attorney and parent company guarantees
• Providing ad hoc advice to the business on an array of other matters that may include: standard terms & conditions, NDAs, competitions & promotions, advertising & marketing, e-commerce/online, software/IT licensing, wholesale & retail issues, regulatory compliance, consumer law matters, anti-trust, dispute resolution etc.
• Managing upwards, keeping the Head of Legal and other Commercial Solicitors in the team informed about important issues and able to present clearly and precisely, enabling others to understand the key facts and issues.
• Staying up to date with legal developments and key business information and is aware of the marketplace and the company’s position within it.
• Cultivating and maintaining a relationship with internal stakeholders and external counsel.
• Identifying and providing training to the business on relevant legal issues.
• Coordinating projects, liaising with and managing external law firms to obtain advice (UK and overseas).


Minimum Qualifications

• Qualified Solicitor
• 2-6 year PQE (level of PQE suggested, but we will consider applications from candidates with suitable experience with other levels of PQE)
• In-house experience (particularly in a retail environment) with familiarity of supply chain issues.
• Excellent IT skills.
Desired Attributes

• Excellent drafting, negotiating and communication skills.
• Personable and confident, able to build relationships with partners/ key stakeholders.
• Resilient and calm under pressure. Adaptable and flexible approach.
• Ability to take responsibility and act autonomously.
• Excellent organisational skills - ability to plan, organise and prioritise tasks and projects.
• Ability to work under pressure, to prioritise tasks and manage deadlines.
• Innovative, proactive and able to respond creatively and effectively in offering solutions whilst managing expectations.
• Commercial awareness and ability to produce innovative and cost effective legal solutions.
• A high degree of professionalism and willingness to constructively challenge the status quo.
• Corporate co/sec experience valued but not essential

About New Look:

Here, at New Look, everything that we do is for the love of fashion.

We’ve been bringing the latest fashion to the high-street since 1969.  We’re now a global, multichannel brand offering on-trend, value-fashion for women, men and teenage girls.  Even after 50 years we’ve stayed true to our original mission of delivering fabulous products at a price our customers can afford.

We invented fast fashion and it’s our colleagues today that continue our journey to create a New Look that everyone loves.

It’s our values that inspire us every day - we play to win, we are customer obsessed, we work as one…and it starts with you.

We are always on the lookout for talented, passionate people to join our New Look team
 


 


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