Legal Counsel - Open to UK remote workers

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 seeking an attorney with strong Intellectual Property, Copyright, Product, and Technology experience to work closely with our Content Licensing and Product Teams, as well as other business groups within Cision and its affiliate companies particularly in Europe. This position will be part of a larger legal team with other members located in London, as well as Denmark, and our headquarters in the United States.

 
 

Duties and responsibilities

  • Primary areas of legal knowledge and experience should include intellectual property (copyright, trademark/name, patent), and secondary areas of knowledge should include corporate law, employment, and litigation.
  • Day to day work will consist of:
  • Drafting and negotiating commercial contracts for the Content Licensing and Product business units including license agreements, technology agreements, partnership agreements and other vendor contracts
  • Liaising with Content Licensing and Product teams and providing legal advice on copyright and IP issues
  • Providing transactional, corporate governance and compliance activities.
  • Providing support and day-to-day legal advice to the Cision group of companies’ various business units including HR and international entities outside the UK
  • Advising on various other commercial initiatives within Cision which may include compliance activities and policies
  • Assisting with litigation and employment issues that arise
  • Researching and analysing various legal issues

Essential Skills and Experience

  • 3-5 years PQE with copyright and content licensing experience, preferably in the technology or software as a service (SaaS) field
  • Familiarity with software legal/licensing concepts such as intellectual property, limitations of liability, indemnification, etc.
  • Familiarity with technology and/or software-as-a-service (SaaS) licensing and data privacy a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • 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!

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