About the Company
A fast-growing, highly acquisitive UK&I business specialising in sustainability, infrastructure and utility services, encompassing numerous acquired industry brands. Private equity backed, this business employs over 3,000 people and has a proud history stretching back 25 years. The business has operational sites across UK and Ireland and is looking to double in size in the next five years.
About the Role
A newly created Legal Counsel role, reporting into the General Counsel in a lean team. Working closely with senior leadership and different internal stakeholders, you will work on company acquisitions and integrations, corporate structuring, complex commercial contracts negotiations and risk advisory matters across the business. As an agile in-house counsel, you will horizon scan for any compliance and regulatory developments affecting the business and support the development of its internal processes accordingly. On an ad hoc basis, you will assist on varied employment law, corporate governance and internal training matters as required. This role involves largely remote working, but will involve occasional visits to UK operational sites, particularly around Yorkshire and the north of England.
You will be E&W qualified lawyer with experience in corporate M&A support and broad commercial contracts exposure. The business will consider lawyers with in-house and private practice experience. With at least three years' PQE (as a guide only), you will be able to turn your hand to various ad hoc matters across commercial, risk and other generalist matters. You will have excellent stakeholder engagement ability and will be comfortable in an environment where internal corporate structure and general policy infrastructure are still developing.
This is a fantastic opportunity for corporate commercial lawyer to join an exciting business with sustainability at its heart. Working with a business making a genuine environmental difference makes its current employees proud. You'll be rewarded with a good work-life balance (including largely remote working), a fantastic bonus target component and other standard benefits.
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