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Legal Counsel -Tech & Ops and Data & Analytics - EMEA

London Stock Exchange Group Cape Town, South Africa
Posted 9 days ago Permanent Competitive
Position Summary

We are seeking a skilled commercial lawyer based in South Africa, with a consistent record of client service and a practical, problem-solving approach, to support both the Group's Data & Analytics and Tech & Ops Legal teams. The ideal candidate will understand international contracting requirements, have deep experience in drafting, handling and negotiating contracts and demonstrate outstanding attention to detail.

The successful applicant will join an innovative global legal team committed to excellence and innovation in legal services.

Role Responsibilities
  • Providing legal advice and support to the business including sales, technology, shared services and procurement teams.
  • Reviewing, drafting, and negotiating a wide range of agreements with customers, vendors, partners and third parties, including data licenses, software and intellectual property related licenses, SaaS, outsourcing, master agreements, term and conditions, non-disclosure agreements, partnerships and other commercial agreements.
  • Advising and responding on legal issues related to the collection, usage and licensing of news/content/data/software services from multiple sources, regulatory issues, technology, vendors, intellectual property, incidents, cybersecurity, privacy, data misuse, customer complaints and contentious matters.
  • Supporting the coordination of legal matters handled by outside counsel and managed legal service providers.
  • Sharing responsibility for maintaining, updating and revising contract template agreements, processes and playbooks, supporting on special projects where required.
  • Helping to identify, research, assess and brief senior lawyers and business partners on potential and actual risks and legal exposures and assist in taking proactive and remedial measures.
  • Maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of laws and regulations that may impact the business and implementing internal controls, policies and procedures, ethical standards and coordinate adherence to contractual obligations.
  • Independently handling workload by raising matters to team members where required and pro-actively driving matters forward.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience Required
  • Qualified lawyer with 3+ years' experience in a legal position handling a broad range of commercial law subject areas.
  • Exposure to financial services, technology, data and commercial contracting is helpful.
  • Must be fluent in English with excellent written and oral communications skills to interact confidently and effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong contract negotiation and drafting abilities.
  • Ability to articulate legal concepts in a clear and concise manner, applying commercial guidance with legal advice to balance legal issues against pragmatic commercial solutions.
  • Outstanding dedication to customer service.
  • Excellent planning, organisational, analytical, operational and decision-making skills; comfortable with using technology to support these.
  • Strong skills to work both collaboratively and independently.
  • Sound administrative and time management skills, with sharp attention to detail.
  • Ability to lead project workstreams and handle timelines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and capability to build trusted working relationships with internal and external stakeholders across different functions and cultures, positively influencing the behavior of others.
LSEG is a leading global financial markets infrastructure and data provider. Our purpose is driving financial stability, empowering economies and enabling customers to create sustainable growth.

Our purpose is the foundation on which our culture is built. Our values of Integrity, Partnership , Excellence and Change underpin our purpose and set the standard for everything we do, every day. They go to the heart of who we are and guide our decision making and everyday actions.

Working with us means that you will be part of a dynamic organisation of 25,000 people across 65 countries. However, we will value your individuality and enable you to bring your true self to work so you can help enrich our diverse workforce. You will be part of a collaborative and creative culture where we encourage new ideas and are committed to sustainability across our global business. You will experience the critical role we have in helping to re-engineer the financial ecosystem to support and drive sustainable economic growth. Together, we are aiming to achieve this growth by accelerating the just transition to net zero, enabling growth of the green economy and creating inclusive economic opportunity.

LSEG offers a range of tailored benefits and support, including healthcare, retirement planning, paid volunteering days and wellbeing initiatives.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. This means that we do not discriminate on the basis of anyone's race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. Conforming with applicable law, we can reasonably accommodate applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as mental health or physical disability needs.

Please take a moment to read this privacy notice carefully, as it describes what personal information London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) (we) may hold about you, what it's used for, and how it's obtained, your rights and how to contact us as a data subject .

If you are submitting as a Recruitment Agency Partner, it is essential and your responsibility to ensure that candidates applying to LSEG are aware of this privacy notice.
Job ID  R0089534
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