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Legal Counsel

About the role

At SamKnows we are looking for a Legal Counsel to work with internal and external stakeholders on a broad range of international commercial work related to internet performance measurement and monitoring. You’ll be working closely with our CEO, Alex Salter, and the directors of our commercial teams to strategise, develop and execute commercial agreements with Internet Service Providers and Government regulators around the world.If you’re an experienced in house Lawyer at a technology company that has worked on large international contracts, enjoy working in a dynamic environment, taking initiative and are super organised then it’s likely that you’re the perfect fit for us.

You’ll be joining a supportive and collaborative team where hard-working, determined and responsible candidates will thrive. We’re always keen to hear new ideas and feedback on processes, so someone happy to instigate change and motivated to make things better (with a keen eye for detail) is essential.

Responsibilities

  • Structuring, drafting, strategising and negotiating commercial agreements with clients based in the UK and Internationally
  • Provide clear, high-quality legal advice on a wide range of commercial and corporate issues to the SamKnows team
  • Ensure that SamKnows website and products comply with applicable laws and regulations, for example relating to data protection
  • Ensure SamKnows intellectual property is protected
  • Support SamKnows with litigation when required

Requirements

  • Qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales, Europe or America
  • Minimum of 4 years commercial legal experience in a global law firm, preferably in technology or in house at a technology company
  • Possesses solid legal technical expertise as well as sound business and people judgment sense
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced organisation maintaining close contact with relevant stakeholders
  • Excellent problem solving skills and ability to provide useful and efficient counsel

Benefits

We offer the following benefits, as well as awesome colleagues, engaging work, and the opportunity to help us make the internet better for everyone!

Holiday

25 days holiday each year plus bank holidays. You can sell back any unused holiday, but we strongly encourage you to take them.

Great office location

Whether you’re working at our London office, nestled just behind the Tate Modern and a stone’s throw from Borough Market, or in Washington at Tyson’s Corner, there’s plenty of culture, eateries, drinking holes, and interesting things to do.

Flexible working

Whether your child's ill, you're waiting for a package, or you have some deep-focused work to do, we all work from home from time to time.

Maternity and paternity leave

Paid maternity, paternity, and adoption leave, which you’re eligible for if you join SamKnows more than 13 weeks before your expected date of childbirth or adoption.

Pension

SamKnows have a private pension scheme and will contribute 5% to your pension if you contribute a minimum of 4%.

Private health & dental care

Private health insurance with AXA PP Healthcare, includes dentist and optician cover. Paid sick leave (for both your physical and mental health).

Hardware of your choice

Choose your own equipment and we’ll do our best to get them for you before you start.

Learning and training

We’ll contribute towards books, training courses, and conferences that help you learn and grow in your career here.

Interest free season ticket loan

Not for your favourite football team – for you to get into work for less! Pay back the loan in your monthly pay check before tax.