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Legal Counsel or Senior Legal Counsel, Commercial Transactions, xScale

 

Legal Counsel or Senior Legal Counsel, Commercial Transactions, xScale

  • JR-120161
  • Amsterdam
  • London
  • Legal
  • Full time
Legal Counsel or Senior Legal Counsel, Commercial Transactions, xScale

The role

Equinix is seeking a candidate to fill this new role. This candidate will primarily be responsible for providing support to our hyperscale business globally. This role will advise the business in alignment with our commercial, corporate and strategic objectives, and risk profile, in a manner that supports the business objectives for the global business.

Primary Role And Responsibilities

  • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating Customer Contracts to ensure contracts protect Equinix and are approved. Handling global major customer accounts and liaising with colleagues globally. Handling Customer negotiations which may be with counterparts in Asia Pacific, EMEA and USA. Drafting, reviewing and negotiating a variety of commercial agreements.

  • Being responsible for management of the full deal cycle, including communicating status of contracts. Overseeing development of and approvals for customer deals, working with others on the team and coordinating with various departments (e.g., sales, finance, tax, and insurance) and stakeholders.

  • Analyzing customer requests for information (including RFQs, RFPs, and RFIs), advising commercial leaders on how best to respond, and drafting responses to ensure quick, accurate, and comprehensive responses.

  • Providing legal advice and responding to queries relating to customer contracts, including prosecuting litigation and/or insurance claims if required. Advising on legal rights; working closely with and providing strategic guidance to the business, including senior management across the organisation. Providing ancillary advice for Sales on various issues including early contract termination, novations, price increases, renewals, amendments, customer rights, and ensuring changes are properly documented.

  • Working with external counsel where required, conducting due diligence related to customer agreements in M&A transactions.

  • Managing external legal counsel when necessary or where local law input is required to provide legal support for business activities.

  • Providing guidance and support to the regional businesses. Collaborate with other regional teams globally within One Legal to coordinate for an overall approach.

  • Identify opportunities/potential risks to the Equinix business, work closely with senior members of the legal team and other internal stakeholders to implement and drive initiatives and guidance.

  • Maintain existing deal database and ensure clear and concise updates for operational excellence.

  • Being sensitive to and staying updated on the deals and corporate guidance in order to contribute to, impact and analyse opportunities for the Company.

  • Conducting presentations, training and educating the global ONELegal team and business team.

  • Providing commercial support and advice to the wider legal and business team supporting ongoing joint ventures; working with the corporate and real estate legal team, xScale business team and collating and communicating knowledge among these xScale support teams and the broader legal team, as necessary. 

  • Functioning as part of the wider global legal team, including engaging with other departments, providing input, undertaking any global projects, initiatives, deals, corporate or other commercial transactions as may arise or be assigned.

  • Reporting on matters regularly to the General Counsel and/or Senior Director assigned to manage this role/business and to the General Counsel in accordance with agreed parameters.

Qualifications And Skills

  • 5-7+ years or 7-10 years PQE lawyer preferred with solid law firm experience; role will be adjusted to the selected candidate in terms of qualifications and experience.
  • Some in-house experience (either in a full-time role or by way of secondment experience) and experience of working in an international business environment is desirable.
  • Adaptable, flexible, pragmatic and solution-oriented, you must be willing to work globally in the digital and information age and be prepared to use technology tools. You are articulate, with great communication and drafting skills and are highly effective in English. Being effective in a second language would be an advantage. Competent, accurate, proactive, resourceful, independent, organised, able to prioritise effectively to meet deadlines, address risk, achieve results, an effective time manager, strong interpersonal skills with a focus on teamwork and an ability to foster/manage relationships across multiple departments.

Location

Located in either London or Amsterdam and prepared to travel outside the home office location for work assignments.

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