Senior Legal Counsel

Senior Legal Counsel

eFront is a leading software provider of end-to-end solutions dedicated to the financial industry. eFront’s solutions for cross-asset classes serve more than 800 customers in 48 countries, including companies in the private equity, real estate investment, banking and insurance sectors. Founded in 1999, eFront has offices in New York, Boston, Dallas, Montreal, London, Jersey, Paris (HQ), Bonn, Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong and Beijing amongst our 23 global locations.

In order to support our constantly growing business, we are looking for a:

Senior Legal Counsel
Department: G&A
Type of role: Permanent

Position
In this role, you would be reporting to the Group General Counsel. Your responsibilities would be to support the Group General Council in assisting the business in various locations. This role would encourage new ideas, eagerness to make improvements and would require the ability to deliver on challenging tasks.

Your main responsibilities will be:
·Negotiating various IT contracts with a focus on Software licensing agreements, SaaS (both inbound and outbound) and services agreements, distribution and partnership agreements.
·Identifying and managing legal risks in the context of the overall contract negotiation
·Providing a balanced and yet robust commercial approach to negotiations
·Representing the business in meetings with existing clients and prospects and protecting the company’s interests and reputation as well as contractual relationships
·Proactively legal requests from internal clients across functional groups, summarizing and communicating legal concepts in layman terms
·Keeping the business up to date with legal developments.
·Exposure to IP and marketing related issues
·Supporting the continuous improvement of standard templates and processes as well as training the sales function on various legal topics

Qualifications and Experience:
·Ideally 5+ years’ experience.
·Prior IT/software industry experience either in-house and/or private practice
·Postgraduate in law from highly regarded university, a postgraduate degree from a common law jurisdiction would be considered an advantage.
·Working knowledge of employment, general corporate law or other cross-functional matters preferred, but not required

Required Skills:
·Great attention to detail
·Excellent written/verbal communication and negotiation skills
·Strong business acumen
·Ability to juggle multiple deals / tasks at one time whilst remaining responsive to internal clients’ requests
·Ability to maintain strong working relationships with demanding internal clients
·Strong work ethic, comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with cross-functional teams
·Strong interpersonal skills, team player whilst being able to work independently
·Strong organizational skills, project management
·Grace under pressure and a good sense of humor