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Legal Counsel

 

Legal Counsel

  • JR-123321
  • London
  • Legal
  • Full time
Legal Counsel

About Equinix

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 200+ 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. Our global platform allows customers to place infrastructure wherever they need it and connect it to everything they need to succeed.

 

We are a fast-growing global company with 70+ consecutive quarters of growth. Through our innovative portfolio of high-performance products and services, we have created the largest, most active global ecosystem of nearly 10,000 companies, including 1,800+ networks and 2,900+ cloud and IT service providers in over 26 countries spanning five continents.  

 

A career at Equinix means you will collaborate on work that impacts the world and be surrounded by endless opportunities to learn new skills and grow in varied directions. 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. 

Responsibilities

  • Review of various forms of supplier contracts to be entered into by Equinix for the support of Equinix’s business in EMEA and globally across a number of different business functions, including IBX Operations, IT, Marketing, HR, Finance, Procurement, and others
  • Negotiate and draft supplier contracts, both on Equinix and supplier paper, including overall support and management of non-standard contractual/legal matters in supplier contracts, working in conjunction with Procurement and/or business function personnel
  • Perform contract research and interpretation; provide contract guidance on day-to-day issues arising under supplier contracts, including transactional and non-transactional supplier related matters
  • Assist in the on-going support for APTTUS, Legal’s vendor contract management system for supplier contracts, and any other related systems used by business and Legal teams relating to supplier contracts, such as Sharepoint, etc.
  • Support for work done by ONE Legal in support of Legal and Global Procurement processes, policies and initiatives within Equinix
  • Identify and advise on intellectual property related issues affecting Equinix’s business to ensure proper protection of Equinix intellectual property
  • Ensure various Equinix compliance policies such as FCPA (anti-bribery), OFAC, data privacy and REIT are reflected in Equinix’s supplier contracts
  • Train business requesters, including Global Procurement, on Equinix’s risk profile and the legal terms and conditions relevant for Equinix’s supplier contracts, including those “must have” legal clauses
  • Advise on, facilitate, and manage resolution of any legal threats to Equinix’s business interests
  • Participate in and contribute to global initiatives and project working groups to scale and maximize the effectiveness of ONE Legal
  • Support for supplier contract review and supplier management issues arising out of Equinix M&A and Joint Venture activities
  • Support for disputes and any subsequent litigation and/or settlements that may arise with regard to Equinix’s supplier relationships
  • Liaise with other colleagues working in the One Legal team at Equinix on supplier contracts
  • Manage external legal counsel when necessary or when local law input is required to provide legal support for the various activities referred to above

Qualifications

  • 5 + years of work experience in a law firm and/or in a Contracts or Legal department required, as well as being a self-starter and a team player
  • Juris doctorate degree is required
  • Current active member of a state bar association or legal association applicable to jurisdiction of hire required
  • Experience negotiating complex IT agreements
  • Ability to research and coordinate various business-related contract issues, and think through issues and communicate clearly
  • Demonstrate ability to learn quickly work independently and juggle multiple projects concurrently
  • Ability to work with tight deadlines
  • Exercise good judgment in identifying issues that require escalation
  • Good people skills to work closely with individuals at all levels and in all areas of the organization, including external legal counsel and supplier in a fast-paced environment
  • Supporting a Procurement team in the past is preferred
  • Good organizational skills, and a very strong attention to detail is required, as is strong computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Sharepoint/Apttus and other database management systems)

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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