Aug 24, 2019Full time
CORPORATE COUNSEL Seeking new career opportunities? Consider taking on an exciting and challenging role?. Our client is a rapidly growing global software company, with offices in countries around the world. Contribute to our continued success in leading the innovation of creative software, cloud services enablement, and desktop virtualization. The Corporate Counsel role will be joining an international legal team, located in the U.S., Canada, and Germany. This role will primarily support our client’s business, in EMEA generally. The position will report directly to the General Counsel and will be located in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. RESPONSIBILITIES Draft, review, edit and finalize a wide range of complex legal documents with multiple elements of delivery, including: reseller/distribution agreements, master service agreements, professional services agreements, OEM agreements, consulting, teaming, outsourcing, hosting, and SaaS agreements; and other technology agreements, while working collaboratively with the sales and finance teams and C-level staff; Analyze contract terms & conditions to ensure compliance with applicable laws and corporate policies; provide advice to the sales and finance team; advise product teams on appropriate commercial structure for new product offerings; Assist with due diligence and integration of acquisition targets; Prepare template software product sales and service agreements; cloud computing agreements, partner/supplier agreements; licenses; distribution and supply agreements for product offerings; and Provide legal support and guidance for internal functions, including HR, product development, compliance, risk management, product sales, services, procurement, operations, and finance QUALIFICATIONS Masters degree in law, completion of two-year apprenticeship, and passage of cantonal bar; excellent academic credentials; Minimum of 5 years of work experience, with some portion of that time working for a reputable, international law firm; Focus in information-technology transactions a must; experience in commercial, intellectual property, and/or privacy law is a significant plus; Demonstrated ability to draft, review, and negotiate a high volume of contracts in a business where both timeliness and excellence in work product are expected; Ability to clearly articulate and defend risk analysis; critically examine business practices to ensure they are aligned with legal requirements; provide advice regarding business and legal risk; A proven team player and consensus builder who takes a business approach to law; A flexible self-starter and proactive problem solver who can work autonomously and handle significant client contact; Ability to clearly present information and reasoning, in writing and orally, in responding to questions from vendors, customers, and colleagues, with a focus on client service; Diplomatic, approachable and possessing good business and personal judgment; Must manage conflicting demands from multiple business clients in a fast-paced environment; Inherent ability to act with the highest integrity and professionalism; Excellent organizational skills; ability to manage multiple projects at once, follow through and meet deadlines; Working knowledge of a contract management or contract lifecycle software; Ability to read Russian and experience with contracts in Russia a big plus; and A good sense of humour and a love of technology.