Corporate Counsel - French & English speaker

London, UK Legal Full-time
Cision employs the brightest, most passionate people in the tech industry. We’d love for you to join our growing team! We invest in our people through training and professional development while supporting you along the way—all so you can meet your career goals. To us, the most important measure of our success is yours.

We are looking for a French & English speaker Corporate Counsel to join our Legal Department. We are looking for someone with strong transactional experience to work closely with sales staff, marketing teams and other business groups on commercial contract matters.

What are we looking for?

  • Drafting and negotiating commercial contracts for various business units including NDAs, MSAs, technology agreements, partnership agreements and vendor contracts
  • Providing legal support on transactional, corporate governance and compliance activities
  • Providing support and day-to-day legal advice to Cision’s various business units including IT, and international entities with a focus on EMEA
  • Advising on various other commercial initiatives within Cision which may include compliance activities and policies
  • Review key RFPs and proposal responses for legal compliance
  • Coordinate training and awareness activities for Sales related to business issues and standard counterarguments
  • Researching and analysing various legal issues
  • Perform other duties as required 

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Law degree from an accredited institution and active Bar membership
  • 3+ years of legal experience, preferably with software and services contract drafting and negotiation experience in the technology field
  • Familiarity with legal/licensing concepts such as intellectual property, limitations of liability, indemnification, etc.
  • Familiarity with technology and/or software-as-a-service (SaaS) licensing a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Fluent in English and French
  • Computer skills, especially Microsoft Office
  • Ability to prioritize and work under tight deadlines in a service oriented and sales-driven environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and ability to interact effectively and work diplomatically with individuals at all levels within the organization
  • Organized, efficient and able to handle multiple tasks with ease and professionalism
  • Willingness to master new and unfamiliar areas of practice

What you will get

  • Career progression opportunities
  • Dental and healthcare plan
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Cision Extras – retail discounts
  • Learning Portal

If this sounds like you and you feel you have what it takes to succeed in this role, we want to hear from you!


As a global leader in PR, marketing and social media management technology and intelligence, Cision helps brands and organizations to identify, connect and engage with customers and stakeholders to drive business results. PR Newswire, a network of over 1.1 billion influencers, in-depth monitoring, analytics and its Brandwatch and social media platforms headline a premier suite of solutions. Cision has offices in 24 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA and APAC. For more information about Cision's award-winning solutions, including its next-gen Cision Communications Cloud®, visit and follow @Cision on Twitter.
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