• Legal Counsel

    Job ID
    2018-4148
    Location
    UK-London
    Category
    Legal
  • About the Job

    About the Role:

     

    We have an excellent opportunity for a legal counsel of 1-2 years’ PQE experience to join our busy and growing in-house legal department during an expansion period of the business, both in the UK and internationally. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who will assist with the development of the various functions of the legal department. The role will also provide day-to-day legal support to the business on a mixture of legal disciplines, primarily commercial, corporate and privacy. Ideally we are looking for someone who has experience of working as an in-house lawyer in an international software corporation or telecommunications corporation, with a broad background covering all aspects of in-house practice. The candidate must have excellent writing skills, willing to learn and comfortable working with minimal supervision. Experience drafting agreements and negotiating transactional matters is preferable. Privacy experience, particularly with the GDPR and the Data Protection Act, is beneficial.

     

    Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

    • Review, draft and negotiate a wide range of commercial contracts, which may include commercial subscription agreements, amendments, service level/support agreements and non-disclosure agreements;
    • Develop an understanding of contract law as it applies to software-as-a-service and VoIP telephony services agreements;
    • Provide legal assistance as and where required to meet business need;
    • Develop an understanding and knowledge of the UCaaS and CCaaS space, particularly in Europe;
    • Assist the General Counsel, Europe, the Data Protection Officer and the global legal function generally in developing and administering internal legal processes and controls to assist and protect the business, and ensure appropriate, valuable and timely delivery of legal services;
    • Demonstrate attention to detail and provide timely legal support in an incredibly fast-paced, sales-orientated environment;
    • Maintain a high level of professionalism and business judgment with minimal supervision
    • Willingness to periodically travel to various 8x8 offices.

    Personal Specification

    • Solid academic background
    • Trained and qualified at highly regarded UK firm or in-house team
    • Excellent drafting skills
    • Good communication skills, articulate, confident and able to relate to and advise employees at all levels within the business
    • Highly motivated, strategic, detail-oriented individual with the ability to pro-actively organise a heavy workload with minimal supervision and demonstrate excellent analytical abilities
    • IP/Commercial/Corporate experience from private practice or an experienced in-house candidate (bonus points for data privacy experience, particularly GDPR and the DPA 2018)
    • Experience within the SaaS or telecommunications industry beneficial but not essential.

    About the Company

    ABOUT 8x8

    8x8, Inc. (NYSE: EGHT) ​is the trusted provider of secure and reliable enterprise cloud communications solutions to more than 45,000 businesses operating in over 100 countries across six continents. 8x8's out-of-the-box cloud solutions replace traditional on-premises PBX hardware and software-based systems with a flexible and scalable Software as a Service (SaaS) alternative, encompassing cloud business phone service, contact center solutions, and conferencing. 

    ​In today’s competitive market 8x8 continues to deliver service excellence, with a consistent, innovative, cohesive, progressive and dynamic culture.

    For additional information, visit www.8x8.comwww.8x8.com/UK or connect with 8x8 on LinkedIn,

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    Additional Information

    8x8 is proud to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.


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