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Legal Counsel, Commercial Transactions

 

Legal Counsel, Commercial Transactions

  • JR-128992
  • Santiago
  • Legal
  • Full time
Legal Counsel, Commercial Transactions

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 210 data centers across the globe and providing interconnections to all the key clouds and networks. Businesses need one place to simplify and bring together fragmented, complex infrastructure that spans private and public cloud environments. With Equinix Metal, customers can rapidly deploy automated single-tenant infrastructure and interact with 1,800+ networks and 2,900+ cloud and service providers. Our global platform allows customers to place infrastructure wherever they need it and connect it to everything they need to succeed.  

At Equinix, we help the world’s digital leaders scale with agility, speed the launch of digital services, deliver world-class experiences, and transform people’s lives. Our culture is based on collaboration and the growth and development of our teams. 

We hire hardworking people who thrive on solving challenging problems and give them opportunities to hone new skills, and try new approaches, as we grow our product portfolio with new software and network architecture solutions. We embrace diversity in thought and contribution and are committed to providing an equitable work environment that is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success.  

We are currently searching for a Legal Counsel to join our Americas Commercial Transactions team in Chile or in Peru.

We are more than lawyers protecting Equinix’s interests. We are valued business partners, known as responsive, consistent and proactive.  We take customer service seriously and strive for excellence in our execution.  Equinix’s dynamic growth trajectory keeps us constantly learning.  Our strong relationships with our internal clients, fueled by our solution-driven orientation and creative yet practical advice, bring us to the deals “early and often” and lead to interesting and rewarding work directly in support of Equinix’s global strategy.

Our global legal team may span 4 continents as One Legal - a true team working together across borders in support of our shared strategic objectives.  We work hard but take time to celebrate our accomplishments – both professional and personal, with a healthy dose of fun thrown in along the way.  We look forward to coming to work each day to support Equinix and each other and highly value the “team first” culture we have created.

What you will be doing

  • Draft, review, and negotiate complex business customer contracts (such as agreements, amendments, purchase orders, etc.) and non-business contracts with a special focus on business clients in Chile, Peru, Mexico and other possible Latin American countries, where applicable
  • Lead complex negotiations with customers and business leaders in combination with other legal counsel and business units
  • Collaborate with, mentor and guide junior lawyers and non-lawyers on deals
  • Provide legal advice to Equinix team, business and sales leaders and the legal and regulatory environment that surrounds the applicable business type
  • Directly work with our product managers and emerging services team to review new products, features, and other new uses of data to ensure compliance with applicable data protection laws and industry practice
  • Must handle any other customer contract related issues as may arise or be assigned or as part of a One Legal project
  • Provide assistance and guidance to Contracts Managers on contracts, related drafting and negotiation strategies as requested by individuals or a team leader
  • Handle regulatory approvals, authorization and licenses, including related analysis and applications
  • Advise on current legal matters and developments with the law, especially applicable laws in Chile and Peru
  • Assist with commercial insurance, compliance issues and loss control in Latin America
  • Conducts preliminary due diligence related to customer agreements in any M&A transactions
  • Provide general legal support to Equinix’s data center operations department
  • Performs miscellaneous duties, as instructed by the Sr Director or Director of the Americas Commercial Transactions team

What you should have

  • Qualified to practice law in the countries of Peru or Chile (both countries is preferred)
  • Business level Spanish and English fluency is a specific and critical requirement of this position; Portuguese is a plus
  • Relevant legal experience at a global law firm, and/or as a corporate counsel at a technology company is required
  • Substantial consumer or business to business product experience from initiation to launch
  • Must possess and practice a very strong sense of teamwork and cross-functional collaboration
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in Spanish and in English with executive level employees both verbally and in writing
  • Reflect a history of direct experience in managing complex projects and deals
  • Excellent legal drafting and contract interpretation skills
  • Excellent problem solving, analytical and organizational skills

Equinix is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability. 

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