Legal Counsel

Orange

Slough/United Kingdom or Amsterdam/Netherlands

about the role

This role provides a unique opportunity for the successful candidate to be part of a dynamic European Legal team and also to shape the strategy and direction of the future of Orange Business Services and its recently acquired businesses such as Basefarm and The unbelievable Machine Company (collectively “Orange”).

The Legal Counsel will be responsible for providing all legal advice and assistance in respect of any activity of the Orange companies in Europe to ensure maximum protection of Orange’s rights and interests and to ensure legal compliance of Orange’s activities under local laws.

The Legal Counsel will act as business partner and provide strong executive and legal support to the management teams within Europe at Orange.

The position will be based in Amsterdam (Netherlands) or Slough (UK) and will report to the Head of Legal for Europe (who is based in Slough).

Activities

  • Prepare, review, negotiate and finalise all contracts (including annexes, exhibits, etc.) and related documents (such as RFPs, tenders and proposals, etc.) in relation to any direct or indirect sales activities and network operations activities in the country/sub-region of his/her responsibility;
  • Coordinate the legal work with group departments within Orange on any matters that are legal in nature (e.g. Corporate, HR, Sourcing, real estate and facilities management, etc.);
  • Implement all policies, processes and procedures of the Legal & Regulatory Department set by General Counsel and/or Chief Counsel in the country/sub-region of his/her responsibility;
  • Maintain proper corporate secretarial records of the Orange entities in the country/sub-region of his/her responsibility to ensure legal compliance with local laws and coordinate with the relevant Paralegal to ensure that the country database is kept up-to-date. Consolidate/restructure existing Orange legal entities in the country/sub-region;
  • Provide legal support to the Regulatory & Compliance team where necessary such as setting up of any corporate vehicles which will provide solutions to address regulatory restrictions;
  • Effectively manage all litigation matters and disputes, including developing and implementing appropriate risk-mitigation strategies;
  • Select, liaise and manage with outside counsel.

about you

  • Qualified lawyer or legal counsel with a minimum of eight (8) years PQE;
  • Professional experience in the IT industry;
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English;
  • Fluency in Norwegian and/or Swedish will be a big advantage;
  • Experienced in commercial/transactional negotiations, particularly in cross-cultural, cross-border and multi-jurisdictional transactions is highly desirable. Those with experience in outsourcing transactions will have an added advantage;
  • Pragmatic and able to handle different challenges at the same time;
  • “team-player” who is academically sound, yet commercially-oriented;
  • A Law degree from a reputable University in the European Union.

additional information

Travel within the country/sub-region of his/her responsibility may be required (including international travel).

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