Head of Legal
Updated on 2/7/2024
Wheely
Locations
London, UK
Experience Level
Entry
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Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Communications
CategoriesNew
Legal & Compliance
Requirements
  • Bachelor of Law (LLB), Juris Doctor (JD) or equivalent legal qualification
  • Qualified in the UK, US or similar common law jurisdiction
  • 8+ years of post-qualification experience (PQE) in a top-level international law firm (with a focus on commercial and corporate law) plus in-house corporate experience as a leader
  • Experience within technology, finance and mobility sectors are a plus
  • Excellent negotiation, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and manage multiple priorities
  • Strategic in approach, focusing on the company’s medium and long-term goals
  • Attention to detail
Responsibilities
  • Draft, review, and negotiate a variety of agreements including software subscriptions, goods and services vendors, real estate, and employment
  • Ensure alignment of contractual agreements with the company's strategy and legal objectives including data privacy and intellectual property protection
  • Support CFO and external counsel on deal structuring, financing, negotiating transaction documentation and transaction closings
  • Assist with related corporate law / company secretarial matters
  • Ensure compliance with legislation including private hire regulation and data protection across operational geographies
  • Establish relationships with pertinent regulators; stay abreast and advise management of evolving regulatory trends
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to address legal considerations across business operations, product development and geographical expansion
  • Conduct training sessions and develop internal procedures and policies for internal stakeholders to raise awareness, scale processes and ensure ongoing regulatory compliance
  • Manage team of 2 lawyers that is expected to grow as company expands geographically
  • Continual optimization of the Legal function
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience within technology, finance and mobility sectors
  • Commercially pragmatic – able to take a commercial view on legal risk and comfortable taking personal responsibility for judgement calls when instructions are incomplete or ambiguous