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Schroders Investment Management
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
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Schroders Investment Management
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Schroders Investment Management
Commercial Lawyer
Who we're looking for

We are looking for an in-house commercial lawyer in the London Corporate Legal team.

Must be a qualified lawyer with 1+ PQE.

Must be a good team player and highly motivated, with excellent attention to detail. Must have exceptional communication and analytical skills, and the confidence to liaise proactively with internal clients and external counterparties.

About Schroders

We're a global investment manager. We help institutions, intermediaries and individuals around the world invest money to meet their goals, fulfil their ambitions, and prepare for the future.

We have around 5,000 people on six continents. And we've been around for over 200 years, but keep adapting as society and technology changes. What doesn't change is our commitment to helping our clients, and society, prosper.

The base

We moved into our new HQ in the City of London in 2018. We're close to our clients, in the heart of the UK's financial centre. And we have everything we need to work flexibly.

The team

The role will sit in the Corporate Legal team in London which handles corporate transactional matters (acquisitions; disposals; joint ventures); disputes and litigation; employment/ER work; regulatory investigations/interactions; commercial outsourcing and supplier arrangements; data protection and governance; and IP/branding as well as a wide variety of other corporate matters.

What you'll do

You will lead on the drafting and negotiation of Schroders' third party commercial and transactional contracts, including:
  • IT service provider contracts (including software licences);
  • Market data agreements;
  • Master services agreements;
  • Engagement letters (including audit/tax/other professional services) ;
  • Client entertainment events, general events and/or marketing events agreements;
  • Termination or amendment agreements to document changes (for example, length of term) to existing agreements;
  • NDAs/confidentiality agreements; and
  • Other relevant third party services agreements.

You will liaise and collaborate with key stakeholders in the firm's Procurement, IT, Marketing, Finance, HR and Market Data functions, as well as all other relevant departments in the UK and internationally across the Group, where necessary to negotiate and execute commercial contracts.

You will contribute to building process efficiencies and management information. You will assist in supervising and overseeing trainee lawyers and paralegals within the team.

The knowledge, experience and qualifications you need
  • Qualified lawyer with 1+ PQE; strong academic qualifications (university degree or equivalent of a minimum of 2:1 in a Bachelors degree or equivalent).
  • Strong experience in drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts including master services agreements, software licences, and/or IT and outsourcing agreements.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and procedure.
  • Strong organisational/prioritisation skills including ability to track and report on progress of commercial contract negotiations.
  • Strong IT literacy skills.
In addition, experience in advising on data protection law issues would be extremely beneficial.

What you'll be like
  • You will have a keen sense of team spirit and accountability.
  • You will be a self-starter with an enthusiastic attitude and ability to use initiative.
  • You will have strong interpersonal skills including the ability to liaise with staff at all levels.
  • You will be genuinely pro-active and keen to take on responsibility.

We're looking for the best, whoever they are
Schroders is an equal opportunities employer. You're welcome here whatever your socio-economic background, race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious belief, age or disability.

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