How a Tech Multinational hired a 6+ PQE SaaS Lawyer in Thames Valley, UK

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What does the employer’s business do? 

Our client is a well-known multinational technology corporation headquartered in the US. The company’s hardware, software and services are used daily by households and offices.

Who was hired and what was their role?

The team was looking to hire an experienced lawyer with background in SaaS products in Thames Valley, UK.

After a thorough search and selection process, Found Legal placed a 6 PQE City law firm trained lawyer with several years of experience working for a SaaS based IT service management solutions provider in Reading.

Responsibilities included:

  • Draft, negotiate and process contracts with enterprise customers: direct sale, RFP / RFIs, resale, nondisclosure, software license/sublicense, evaluation, cloud contracts, SaaS, flexible consumption models, dispute settlements and alliance agreements.
  • Responsibility for named customers accounts within UK&I including FTSE 50 businesses
  • Provide advice and contract interpretation to senior management on the provisions of specific agreements as well as legal issues that might impact the business
  • Secure proper approval on nonstandard legal, financial, technical and business issues raised in contract documents
  • Review, analyse and maintain standard contracts and other business documents
  • Participate on and lead departmental and cross-functional process improvement teams

What was the candidate’s background before being hired?

The candidate was a 6 PQE City law firm trained lawyer with subsequent in-house experience supporting sales of technology products and services to enterprise level customers.

The candidate had knowledge and experience of: commercial, contract and business law, data protection and privacy law, IP and antitrust law as well as experience with revenue recognition principles and significant direct experience negotiating complex business transactions.

How successful was this placement long term?

The new team member started in their role in April 2019.

As of today, they are still gainfully employed by the business (as are 99% of lawyers we have placed).