• Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Moody's
  • 20 Nov 17

Corporate Counsel

Location: London, England, United Kingdom

Moody's Analytics seeks a highly qualified Corporate Counsel to provide support to the EMEA legal function. This position will be based in the London offices of Moody's Analytics (Canary Wharf) with a focus on France and southern Europe. The Corporate Counsel position, which reports into the Moody's Analytics Assistant General Counsel EMEA, presents an opportunity to provide business-critical professional services in an important and growing segment of the company. The successful candidate will be joining an established company at an influential level.
The individual will provide business-critical professional services in an important and growing segment of the company. He or she will establish and manage the legal function for a geographic area or strategic business group and provide primary support for the company's sales organization, focusing primarily on commercial transactions in his/her region or business group, and will also assist with compliance and general corporate matters.
Responsibilities will include:
  • Conducting all aspects of contract drafting and negotiations concerning software and data licenses, subscription, maintenance, RFPs and professional services agreements, while providing support to the relevant regional Moody's Analytics sales and services organizations in a broad range of commercial transactions.
  • In-depth understanding of Moody's Analytics business policies and practices, including preferred contract terms, IP law relevant to Moody's Analytics, general US GAAP revenue recognition guidelines, and ability to explain these policies and procedures clearly to others.
  • As appropriate working closely with outside counsel and with many of the company's other in-house lawyers, sales operations and finance staff.
  • Managing and streamlining internal processes.

The Moody's Analytics legal team comprises 15 qualified attorneys world-wide, headed by a General Counsel in San Francisco. The EMEA legal team comprises 3 qualified attorneys responsible for growing EMEA revenue, currently approx. GB£ 220m.

  • A qualified lawyer with experience of English and French law.
  • Post qualified experience in a law firm or corporate legal department.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and French (with the ability to draft and negotiate contracts in French) . Preference will be given to candidates who have additional fluency in other European languages.
  • Strong contract drafting and negotiation skills and a sound understanding of various types of software licensing and services transactions, subscription-based business models and familiarity with US GAAP software revenue recognition principles.
  • Experience in banking and financial services or a technology / software company is a strong plus, and potentially with channel partners.
  • Hard working, well organized and process-driven candidates who have a demonstrated ability to manage a diverse workload under demanding deadline pressures.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills and a strong team orientation.
Moody's Analytics seeks candidates with excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills and a strong team orientation for this rewarding opportunity

Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The Corporation, which reported revenue of $3.6 billion in 2016, employs approximately 10,700 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 36 countries. Further information is available at www.moodys.com.

Moody's is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

MIS and MSS Candidates are asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody's Policy for Securities Trading. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.