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Commercial Contracts Counsel – Financial Technology

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Posted Mar 22, 2022 - Requisition No. 101712

The Department:

Bloomberg’s Legal & Compliance Department plays a critical role in supporting our businesses and operations around the world. We move quickly and thoughtfully to help address a variety of complex legal issues that arise across the Company’s various businesses. Our team is made up of talented and hardworking professionals who think creatively and work collaboratively in an open environment to deliver results, drive innovation, and solve difficult problems.
Diversity and inclusion are essential to our success, and we strive to maintain an environment where our employees are empowered to make an impact. We also recognize the value of diversity and inclusion in cultivating a supportive workplace and the importance of giving back to our communities as evidenced by our award-winning pro bono program.

The Team:

The Financial Technology and Data team within Bloomberg’s Legal & Compliance Department works closely with our business and sales partners to advise on, draft and negotiate contracts for our data and technology services worldwide. Our colleagues depend on us for our deep product and commercial contract knowledge in order to support them in closing the deal, while protecting our businesses from undue legal risk.

What’s the Role:

Structure, draft, review, analyze and negotiate a variety of commercial and license agreements, including data content, services, software, technology and intellectual property transactional agreements. Provide licensing, technology and commercial legal advice and counsel to internal clients. The person in this role will serve as an essential business partner in shaping business strategy, identifying business risks and defining company policies and procedures. Based in Bloomberg’s EMEA headquarters in London, the person in this role will work closely with other colleagues in London and the company’s New York headquarters.

You’ll need to have:

  • Qualification to practise as a solicitor with the Law Society of England and Wales
  • At least 3 years of relevant law firm and/or in-house legal post-qualification experience
  • Experience drafting and negotiating, and advising clients on, challenging and complex licensing transactions
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, with the ability to explain legal issues clearly to business and technology professionals
  • Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple projects and clients
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to provide concise and commercially-focused advice

We’d love to see:

  • Experience advising in the financial and/or technology sector
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of other disciplines, often across regions and time zones
  • Interest in identifying and using technology to improve efficiency
  • Strong project management skills

If this sounds like you:

Apply if you think we're a good match! We'll get in touch with you to let you know what the next steps are.

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