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General Counsel - US qualified, Cork City



Cork City, Ireland 

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Legal Services


€140,000.00 - €160,000.00

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Job Description:

This is a great opportunity for a US qualified senior lawyer to join a small in-house legal team of a rapidly-growing company with global reach in the technology sector based in Cork or remotely. Within a collaborative and supportive team, this role offers a chance to work in a fast-paced commercial environment, with responsibility for a wide range of legal matters.

General Counsel Responsibilities:

* Advising executive, senior management and board on various matters such as legal rights, and new and existing laws.
* Managing organization's legal matters.
* Examining and creating draft agreements, such as employment, partners, customer and vendor agreements.
* Maintaining knowledge of organization’s operations and legal documents.
* Manage the legal team and lead them to excellent performance. Attract, develop, direct, motivate and drive performance from team
* Liaising with outside counsel
* Set internal governance policies and manage the impact of external factors
* Conducting legal research and reviewing company's litigation strategy pertaining to legal actions.
* Promulgating and creating directives of corporate acts and decisions.
* Preserving all corporate records.
* Handling statutory filings, such as licensing forms.
* regarding their assignments.
* Creating new entities and managing organization's intellectual property.
* Provide expert and strategic legal advice to management
* Evaluate and weigh multiple inputs and impacts of any decision or course of action
* Anticipate issues and estimate risks strategically
* Identify proactive solutions that will eliminate or mitigate risks
* Base your decision making process on ethics and integrity
* Create associations of trust and respect with key stakeholders
* Draft agreements that minimize risks and maximize legal rights
* Meet legal objectives
* Deal with complex, significant matters that cut across legal and related areas
* Keep abreast of legislative changes

General Counsel Requirements:

* Juris Doctor degree from accredited, top-tier US law school.
* 8+ years of practice with an established law firm or company.
* Proficient legal experience in company legal matters.
* Experience with corporate governance issues and corporate secretarial duties.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
* Knowledge of statutes, rules and regulations pertaining to businesses.
* Proficient understanding of business sensitivities and confidentiality.

Morgan McKinley is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
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