Legal Counsel – London

WANTED:  A commercial lawyer to advise the supply and demand sides of the business, as well as ensure compliance with legislation. You’ll either be working in-house or be in private practice having undertaken client secondments, ideally for a high growth technology or digital media company with a global footprint. This role will involve negotiating and reviewing commercial contracts, advising on privacy and anti-corruption and co-ordinating new Unruly territories and co sec support. 

We’re passionately committed to encouraging and celebrating diversity and well-being through our inclusive and nurturing company culture. At Unruly we have a unique culture that allows great people to do what they do best. Our super power is passionate, collaborative and empowered people on a mission to #DeliverWow.  


Reports to: General Counsel

Location: East London

Employment Type:  Permanent

Working Hours: Full time Monday – Friday 9.30am-6pm

Salary: Competitive

Mission for the Role

Your mission will be to:

  • Review, draft, and negotiate commercial contracts on the supply and demand sides of the business, as well as specialist teams like Data, Marketing and Product Development
  • Collaborate with business partners to assess and monitor company compliance with legislation including GDPR, ePrivacy, CCPA, and anti-corruption laws, including support and develop processes and policies to help ensure ongoing compliance
  • Provide advice and support to business partners for new business initiatives and technology development
  • Identify contractual risks and suggest alternatives that lead to optimal solutions
  • Work cross-functionally with sales, finance and operations teams to ensure that contractual terms are compliant with legal, regulatory and company policies and risk preferences

About You: Experience

You must have:

  • Strong experience and understanding of the Technology sector – ad tech would be great but not necessary 
  • Some of this experience must be at a company operating in multiple jurisdictions in the US, EMEA, and, ideally APAC, too
  • Significant background in digital media and knowledge of the current challenges (e.g. around privacy, ad blocking and cookie usage within the EU) is a plus
  • Strong Knowledge of data protection and e-privacy preferred
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced and high growth environment 

About You: Skills

You must be:

  • Commercial / technology lawyer with 3 to 5 years’ PQE
  • Commercially pragmatic – able to take a commercial view on legal risk and comfortable taking personal responsibility for judgement calls when instructions are incomplete or ambiguous
  • Strategic in approach, focusing on the company’s medium and long-term goals
  • Self-starter with initiative and a head for detail
  • Able to dive down into the nitty-gritty and chase down the smallest items
  • Accomplished and strong negotiator, able to be the face during contract negotiation, not providing advice in the backroom

About You: Behaviour

You must be:

  • Collaborative in style, with strong ability to influence and persuade colleagues and peers
  • Can-do, anything’s possible attitude, relishing complex problems as an opportunity to deliver solutions
  • Extremely strong work ethic, happy to support a business that’s working across multiple time zones

About You: Education & Qualifications

  • Solicitor qualified in England & Wales
  • Solid private practice experience
  • Some in-house experience 

The WOW Factor

  • In-house experience at with ad tech company or advertising agency
  • Experience of advising and negotiating in multiple territories