Sole Counsel EMEA - Software

England, London
Up to £110,000 per annum
06 Oct 2020
20 Oct 2020
Samantha McGawley
Contract Type

Excellent opportunity for a mid to senior lawyer to join a US Software Start Up as their first EMEA Counsel in London.

Client Details

A US software start up, this business has raised significant funding and is now back by a renowned tech-focused private equity business. They have ambitious growth plans and require a UK Solicitor to spearhead their EMEA development as their Sole Counsel EMEA - Software from their London office (remote working during Pandemic recovery).


The Sole Counsel EMEA - Software will provide support to the commercial teams in the UK and their European hubs. Based in London & reporting to a GC based in the US, this role will include the negotiation of sales contracts and management of a contract system. There will be a lot of client engagement with this role and internal stakeholder management.

In addition, the Sole Counsel EMEA - Software will be responsible for all commercial matters for the business in this region including but not limited to:

  • Data Protection
  • Procurement
  • Corporate matters


The ideal candidate will be a England & Wales qualified Solicitor. You will have obtained your training at a leading law firm/private practice or recognised in house business.

You will have a minimum of 5 years PQE*.

In order to be successful you must have demonstrative experience working for a vendor software business specifically sales focused.

You will be confident in your ability to:

  • Draft, review & negotiate SaaS agreements
  • Understand and implement data protection policy
  • Interact with European counterparts
  • Engage with a fast - paced sales team
  • Be autonomous, and enjoy the business focus of this position.

*PQE is a guideline. Applications will not be precluded on the basis of PQE should the requisite experience be met.

Job Offer

An excellent package