An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Owner & Occupier Services division of the Cushman & Wakefield EMEA legal team for an enthusiastic, ambitious and commercially minded lawyer looking for a new challenge. The successful candidate will have a rare chance to develop their career within of one of the largest, global real estate companies, which continues to pursue significant and dynamic growth, while delivering an excellent client experience.
To provide commercial legal advice with a focus on the Asset Services, Occupier Services, Integrated Facilities Management and Project & Development Services service lines and support the Assistant General Counsel as well as the broader business and global legal team.
This role will advise on both contentious and non-contentious matters and will support on M&A and other corporate transactional work.
Develop a thorough understanding of and familiarity with C&Ws business, its people, skill lines, markets, facilities, customers, and competitors and use this knowledge in providing guidance and counsel to C&W.
Facilitate the business objectives of C&W EMEA by providing practical, timely and effective legal support, while minimizing potential legal risks
Prepare responses to RFPs, negotiate, draft and finalise commercial client contracts for a wide variety of services, primarily across
Negotiate and draft commercial supply contracts, including licensing, consulting and service agreements.
Liaise with counsel and business partners globally and manage legal advice from other jurisdictions in relation to international agreements.
Manage, negotiate and resolve claims and disputes, including coordinating with external counsel and insurers.
Identify, monitor, research and resolve issues relating to commercial contracts liaising with external partners and senior internal staff as necessary to ensure that risk to the business is minimised.
Maintain and manage internal controls, governance and processes relating to approval and signing of contracts.
Prepare material and provide training for commercial teams across the business.
Development of precedent database.
Assist with the supervision and development of junior team members.
Knowledge & Experience:
Degree level qualification
Qualified Solicitor with 4+ relevant PQE experience but less will be considered
Experience of drafting contracts, attending meetings and negotiating terms with minimal supervision
Negotiation, agreement and drafting skills must be of an exceptional standard
Experience of handling and resolving legal disputes
Construction or Real Estate experience is desirable but not essential
Contract knowledge is required to be practical, commercial and current
Negotiation and drafting skills must be of an exceptional standard
Exceptional business and commercial acumen aimed at delivering advice in a fast-paced commercial environment
Excellent interpersonal skills to communicate and negotiate with internal and external contacts
Excellent command of written/verbal English
This is a fantastic opportunity to join an industry leading company that champions its employees growth and success.
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