Sole Legal Counsel • Tech Start-Up 🇬🇧 UK / 🇪🇺 EUROPE

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We are working with a growing and well established technology start-up in the sphere of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

📝 Role

As Legal Counsel, you will work on a broad range of tasks and develop, together with the Founders, the legal foundations of the business.

Responsibilities include:

Commercial

  • negotiating terms with customers and drafting framework agreements / service agreements and statements of work in the context of experimental technology and SaaS (with emphasis on liability, IP)
  • drafting terms of service
  • standardising and harmonising all agreements related to stock ownership: shareholder agreements, stock ownership plans, agreements for acquisition of shares
  • performing due diligence for investments and potentially even for acquisitions
  • leading the creation of DPAs, TSAs for strategic alliances and M&A transactions
  • advising on multi-jurisdiction corporate structure; leading the setup of legal entities in other jurisdictions
  • ensure overall compliance of our organisational philosophy with existing employment laws in different countries
  • support the founders with investments in other start ups
  • continuously improve existing agreement templates and create new ones with an emphasis of human-readability

Corporate advisory and housekeeping

  • leading execution of shareholder meetings / general assemblies; leading capital increase processes
  • writing articles and briefings to internal and external clients on legal insights and the impact of our technologies (eg, AI and ethics; working as a fully remote company; etc.)
  • advising portfolio companies on legal issues if necessary
  • Work together with the Finance team to conduct share capital increases

Employment and contributor engagement

  • developing the legal foundations for the business’ organisational concept
  • identifying and mitigating any related risks

📚 Requirements

  • 3+ PQE including in-house experience (commercial contracts + IP highly desirable)
  • Ideally experience in a technology startup (previous experience in private equity or venture capital is a plus)
  • Passion about technology / AI and openness to a broad legal role within a small, growing, very international organisation

💰 What you can expect

  • Competitive remuneration
  • Join a cutting-edge technology startup with a big purpose
  • Grow with the business and take real ownership
  • Influence decisions and strategy working directly with the Founders
  • If desired you can add more commercial elements to your role
  • Create own small team in the future
  • Be part of an organisation with strong values and meritocratic work environment
  • Work together with people united by love towards what they do
  • Meet your colleagues once a quarter in a new European location
  • Work from home or from wherever you like – this is a fully remote, globally distributed organisation (you can live in the UK / Continental Europe – e.g. Spain, Italy, France, Germany or elsewhere in the world)

📩 Next steps

Your contact for this role is Mila Read, in-house tech legal recruiter and Director at Found Legal.

We are working closely with the Founders of the start-up and will be able to answer your questions and best position you for this exciting opportunity.