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Legal Counsel (French & English Speaking)

Key Info:
Salary:
Competitive
Contract Type:
Permanent
Closing Date:
Hours:
Full Time
Job Reference:
LC24
Mission & Main Objectives:

AESC, a fast-growing leading EV battery technology company, is seeking a French and English-speaking Legal Counsel to be a member of the European legal team based in London.

In this exciting role, you will work on a wide variety of corporate legal matters that reflect the changing needs of a high-growth EV battery business. These could include matters related to sales, purchasing, manufacturing, real estate, labor & employment, intellectual property, litigation, regulatory compliance and general commercial matters. You will build a corporate governance structure, manage internal legal know-how and support the business’s growth initiatives in the UK, France and the wider Europe region.

Outline and Responsibilities:
  • Support the General Counsel, EMEA on UK, French and wider European matters
  • Negotiate, draft and review commercial agreements
  • Take proactive ownership of in-house matters
  • Provide practical legal advice to major function teams (e.g., the Sales, Purchasing, Manufacturing and Finance teams)
  • Manage external counsel on a cost-effective basis
  • Work collaboratively with international business teams in Europe, Asia and US on various Europe-related matters
  • Develop and provide compliance related training programs, manage filings and other corporate secretarial matters for corporate entities
Experience and Qualifications Required:
  • The successful candidate will have at least 2 to 4 years of general corporate and commercial legal experience gained at a respected law firm and/or in-house at an MNC
  • A keen interest in working in a ‘start-up’ environment within the EV industry and possess a growth-mindset
  • Ability to expeditiously identify and assess issues and provide legally sound recommendations, consistent with good business practices
  • Must be creative and passionate about growing the business and understanding how to attain goals within different cultures
  • Candidates must be qualified to practice as a solicitor in either France or England
  • French and English (fluent) language skills are required, Chinese and Spanish are advantageous

 

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

  • Highly flexible to the scope of work to meet the needs of a rapidly growing company in an exciting industry
  • Passionate about driving value in a growing business and meeting the challenges of a net-zero future
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively, work diplomatically, and foster relationships with individuals at all levels
  • Proactive mindset
  • Excellent communication skills
  • High emotional intelligence and self-awareness
  • Innovative, detail-oriented, self-starter who can bring a new perspective to the business
  • Collaborative and progressive team member who embodies the company mission and values

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Our Benefits.

Enhanced Pension Scheme
Enhanced Life Assurance
Private Health Care
Dental Care
Flexible Working *office
Discounted Gym Membership
26 Days Leave Plus Bank Holidays
Merit-based Appraisal
Cycle to Work
Employees Referral Scheme

Right to work in the UK.

You will need to have the right to work in the UK in order to join us at AESC.

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