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Junior Legal Counsel

Requisition Number:  11813
Contract Type:  Permanent
Location(s): 

Betzdorf, LU

ROLE DESCRIPTION SUMMARY

 

The position sits within the Legal Services (Technology, Development, IT & Global Services) team and assists across the full range of legal matters falling within the team’s responsibilities including Technology (procurement of spacecraft and launch services, ground systems and sub-systems, support services, teleport services, connectivity arrangements and more), Business Development activities (including M&A related matters), Global Service Delivery, real estate matters and IT procurement.

 

Extended Job Description:

 

 

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES / KEY RESULT AREAS

 

  • Draft, review, negotiate and interpret and advise the business on consulting agreements, confidentiality agreements, service delivery agreements and work orders, and a broad range of procurement contracts for hardware, software and other goods and services
  • Provide practical advice and guidance on legal and commercial aspects of SES’s business activities to members of SES’s functional departments, in particular Technology, Global Services and Finance teams
  • Support change initiatives to improve the delivery of legal services, including automating high volume processes and developing new and improving existing templates
  • Assist in transactional, joint venture and M&A due diligence reviews, document preparation and negotiations, ensuring compliance with applicable national and international laws and regulations
  • Proactively identify legal issues and risks for management consideration and provision of appropriate risk mitigation strategies
  • Provide legal advice pertaining to and participate in cybersecurity projects, data protection and data management
  • Conduct research and draft memoranda in various legal fields

 

COMPETENCIES

 

  • Able to work in an accurate and organised manner with proven attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal relations and communications skills (written and oral), with a team-oriented, flexibility mind-set with strong team-spirit
  • Good time management and priority setting skills, with a proactive approach, can-do mentality and ability to work autonomously
  • Computer literacy (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

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QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

 

  • Master’s degree or LLM in law
  • Bar qualification would be well regarded
  • One to three years of post-qualification experience in a law firm or legal department of a company would be of advantage
  • Experience in the telecommunication/media sector would be of advantage

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OTHER KEY REQUIREMENTS / COMMENTS

 

  • Excellent English drafting skills
  • Fluency in English. French or German is an advantage and additional European languages are considered an asset
  • Availability to travel as required

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