Counsel – Financial Technology

Careers at Bloomberg

London

Posted Sep 21, 2016 - Requisition No. 54467

We are looking for a Counsel to join our Legal team in London. Our colleagues depend on us to advise business leaders on a wide range of legal issues that arise in the course of developing and offering financial technology products and services. We are instrumental in the development of new products and services as Bloomberg continually expands and evolves its offerings.

The Legal team is responsible for leading all of the Company’s legal interests worldwide, with over 150 professionals across our Legal, Negotiations and Compliance teams based in London, the U.S., Asia, and Latin America. Practising in a diverse and inclusive open floor office, you'll collaborate frequently with colleagues and internal clients in a dynamic, innovative and high-energy work environment where you'll be empowered to make an impact.

You will be expected to:

  • Draft and negotiate commercial agreements, including license and service agreements relating to data, software, and technology services
  • Provide legal support for business, operations and marketing and sales forces
  • Support the legal team in ensuring we continue to provide pre-eminent service to our business colleagues

You should have:

  • Substantial experience drafting and negotiating contracts for complex commercial transactions ideally in the data or technology space
  • The ability to analyze complex contracts and communicate to internal stakeholders
  • A qualification to practice law in England
  • At least 5 years post-qualification experience*

* Please note we use years of experience as a guide but we certainly will consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary for the role.

We would love to see:

  • Experience drafting and negotiating license and service agreements
  • Experience practicing law in-house
  • Ability to explain legal issues clearly to business and technology professionals
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • A track record of success working in a fast paced and open office environment

If this sounds like you:

Apply if you think we're a good match. We'll get in touch to let you know what the next steps are, but in the meantime feel free to have a look at this: https://www.bloomberg.com/careers/about/

Bloomberg is an equal opportunities employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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