General Counsel

Location
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Salary
£70,000 - £80,000 + Benefits
Posted
25 Oct 2021
Closes
08 Nov 2021
Position/Level
Professional / Specialist
Responsibilities
Legal, Risk / Compliance
Contract Type
Permanent

This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a group of green energy companies, with long-term support from a private equity investor. Already profitable and cash generative, the business has a very positive outlook. The General Counsel role will allow the business to add further growth and value.

A newly created opportunity with long-term support from a private equity investor, already profitable and cash generative, the business has a very positive outlook. The General Counsel role will allow the business to add further growth and value.

We are looking for an excellent General Counsel to add value to and be the “backbone” of the business. You will ensure that company always operates within the law, offer counsel on legal issues, create an effective guardian of the organisation and facilitate business strategies development. The successful candidate will be able to ensure legal compliance and limit risk exposure

  • Provide expert and strategic legal advice to management
  • Set internal governance policies and manage the impact of external factors
  • Evaluate and weigh multiple inputs and impacts of any decision or course of action
  • Base your decision-making process on ethics and integrity
  • Create associations of trust and respect with key stakeholders
  • Deal with external parties (regulators, external counsel, politicians, clients)
  • Draft agreements that minimize risks and maximize legal rights
  • Deal with complex, significant matters that cut across legal and related areas
  • Company secretarial responsibility for the group
  • Knowledge of IP law
  • Setting up companies, closure, VAT, PAYE and pension arrangements
  • Keep company records up to date.
  • Ensure company accounts and returns are filed on time
  • Manage relationships with Banks, Accountants, legal and Tax advisors
  • Arrange board meetings

 

Essential Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Proven general counselling experience in business environment
  • Overall broad legal knowledge
  • In-depth understanding of how legal issues affect organisations
  • Ability to develop legal strategy and objectives
  • Well-versed in how business operate with financial acumen
  • High degree of professional ethics, integrity, and gravitas
  • Excellent judgement and analytical skills
  • First class interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to anticipate legal issues or risks and to “see around the corner”
  • Private equity experience preferable

Salary and package is commensurate with experience £70,000 - £80,000 + Benefits

Please contact me for full details gillian@pratappartnership.com