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Managing Legal Counsel

London Stock Exchange Group Johannesburg, South Africa
Posted 4 days ago Permanent Competitive
Role Responsibilities
  • Responsible for providing a wide range of legal advice and support to the sales, proposition and leadership teams in EMEA on a broad range of complex matters.
  • Establish strong relationships with senior stakeholders across the Division as a 'go-to' member of the D&A legal team.
  • Reviewing, drafting, revising and negotiating agreements with customers, vendors, partners and other third parties, including data licenses, software and intellectual property licenses, strategic partnerships, master agreements, and other complex commercial agreements.
  • Advising on legal issues related to the collection, usage and licensing of content/data/news from multiple sources.
  • Researching and responding to general legal inquiries from in-house clients that may relate to litigation, regulatory and/or compliance issues, intellectual property, privacy matters, data misuse, and consumer complaints.
  • Working on general corporate and data licensing matters as well as projects and initiatives to drive D&A's divisional objectives. Identifying ways to enhance and support the improvement of internal processes and procedures to ensure compliance with contract terms and work with other members of the legal team and back-office to ensure swift and efficient contracts execution process.
  • Leading and managing a wide range of strategic, commercial and corporate initiatives.
  • Coordinating legal matters handled by outside counsel.
  • Sharing responsibility for maintaining, updating and revising contract template agreements and integrating customer contracts of acquired companies.
  • Helping to identify, assess and brief EMEA's Head of Legal on potential and actual risks and legal exposures and take appropriate proactive and remedial measures.
  • Advising as subject matter expert on the Data & Analytics business in connection with M&A activity, including integration planning and execution.
  • Collaborating with and, where needed, seeking input from specialist in-house lawyers (eg, Employment, Privacy, Anti-Trust) and compliance professionals.
  • Implementing internal controls, policies and procedures to assure compliance with applicable laws and regulations, corporate policies, ethical standards and oversee adherence to contractual obligations.
Qualifications and Experience Required
  • 6+ years' experience in a legal position handling a broad range of commercial law disciplines, experience at a top law firm a plus.
  • Must have experience working on complex transactional matters and the ability to take immediate ownership of matters (with escalation support, as needed)
  • Exposure to financial services, wealth management and technology environments is advantageous.
  • Qualified to practice in the UK, Europe, Middle East or Africa and have a law degree from an accredited law school.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Strong contract negotiation and drafting abilities.
  • Outstanding commitment to internal and external customer service.
  • Excellent planning, organizational, analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Strong skills to work both collaboratively and independently.
  • Sound administrative and time management skills, with sharp attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently manage projects and deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and capability to build strong, trusted and effective working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders across different functions and cultures, positively influencing the behavior of multiple stakeholders, and successfully balancing customer interests while maintaining a good legal and fiscal position for the company; judgment, tact and discretion when dealing with people and issues.
ABOUT US:

LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group) is more than a diversified global financial markets infrastructure and data business. We are dedicated, open-access partners with a dedication to excellence in delivering the services our customers expect from us. With extensive experience, deep knowledge and worldwide presence across financial markets, we enable businesses and economies around the world to fund innovation, manage risk and create jobs. It's how we've contributed to supporting the financial stability and growth of communities and economies globally for more than 300 years. Through a comprehensive suite of trusted financial market infrastructure services - and our open-access model - we provide the flexibility, stability and trust that enable our customers to pursue their ambitions with confidence and clarity.

LSEG is headquartered in the United Kingdom, with significant operations in 70 countries across EMEA, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific. We employ 25,000 people globally, more than half located in Asia Pacific. LSEG's ticker symbol is LSEG.

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 .

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Job ID  R0085645
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