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Commercial & Product Counsel
Brandwatch
7.8km | London , UK
role reference:  wyw_#00587
Location
7.8km | London , UK
Salary
Competitive salary
Contract Full-time
Industry Information Technology and Services
Hours 35 - 35 Hours
Days at home 2 Per Week
  • Legal Services
  • Legal Writing
  • LAWYER
  • LEGAL COUNSEL
  • COUNSEL
Description:

Brandwatch is the world’s premier social suite, empowering over 7,500 of the world’s most admired companies to understand and engage with customers at the speed of social.

Combining pioneering, AI-enriched digital consumer intelligence with industry-leading social media management tools, Brandwatch offers a complementary suite of specialized, best-in-class products and services that support intelligently connected workflows. With Brandwatch, brands and agencies can adapt and thrive in today’s fast moving digital world by making smarter decisions and executing data-driven social strategies at every customer touchpoint.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a rocket ship! You'll work on some of the most interesting and novel issues arising in the technology industry. You’ll also receive ongoing career coaching, as our CLO is dedicated to growing lawyers into strong business leaders.

You’re dynamic, yet meticulous; independent, yet collaborative. You’re able to translate legalese into practical advice for all teams. You’re excited about our business and have an understanding of the SaaS and social media ecosystem. You have excellent business and legal judgment, a pragmatic approach to problem solving, flexibility to thrive in an ever-changing environment, and smart decision-making abilities even when challenged with ambiguity and imperfect information. You have an entrepreneurial spirit and a ‘take the ball and run with it’ approach. You offer creative solutions to problems -- not just flag problems.

What You'll Do:

  • Report to the CLO and work closely with other members of the legal function
  • Act as the point person for the sales team and lead the negotiation process to close deals
  • Draft, review, and negotiate agreements with brand customers, agencies, publishers and data provider partners, as well as other platforms in the space
  • Partner cross-functionally with all Brandwatch business teams, including the sales, partnerships, client services, product, engineering, marketing, and finance teams
  • Partner with privacy and security teams on the company’s data collection, storage, use and transfer practices
  • Stay on top of the latest developments in laws, regulations, and industry trends applicable to social media SaaS platforms, including federal, state, and international data privacy laws (GDPR, CCPA, etc.)

What You'll Need:

  • 3-5+ years of transactional experience at a top law firm and/or in-house, ideally that includes working with internet, technology and/or media companies
  • Business savvy with creativity in problem solving and balancing risk
  • Comfortable with MSAs, SOWs, Order Forms, etc.
  • Significant experience drafting and negotiating SaaS agreements, and similar complex services agreements, including related privacy and data security provisions
  • Skills and experience necessary to advise on a broad range of the legal issues related to SaaS businesses, including intellectual property, data protection, consumer protection and privacy issues in the context of social media listening and management technology
  • Excellent negotiating skills, as well as a track record of success in navigating complex issues in an agile and evolving business
  • Proven ability to quickly understand highly technical products and services, while identifying key issues and risks and offering creative solutions to keep the business moving forward
  • Bachelor’s degree and a Juris Doctorate degree from a top accredited law school
  • Licensed to practice law in the UK or EU

What we offer:

  • Sick days - 10 days of sick leave is paidHoliday - 25 days holiday per year + bank holidays, ability to carry 5 days over each year. 
  • Flexible & remote working
  • Pension contribution – employer contribution up to 5% on a matched basis
  • Health cash plan employer paid at level 3. (Option to upgrade plan to level 4,5 or 6 + add family members at employee's expense); Group life assurance - employer paid 
  • Sport benefit - gym/sport membership contribution - 50% or up to 25 GBP per month employer contribution
  • Cycle to work; Employee discounts platform - through Reward Gateway 
  • Dental insurance - preference premiums at employee’s cost + option to add family members 
  • Employee assistance plan (EAP) & Full Headspace subscription 
  • Maternity/parental leave policy & Sabbatical leave policy
Key skills:
  • Legal Services
  • Legal Writing
  • LAWYER
  • LEGAL COUNSEL
  • COUNSEL
Competitive salary

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Days at home

35 - 35 Hours
Flexibility:
Working Patterns
Flexi-Time
Full-time
Flexibility:
Workplace
Hybrid Working (Office / Home)
Office Working
Flexibility:
Life event
Career Breaks / Sabbatical
Shared Parental Leave
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