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Legal Counsel

Country : United Kingdom United Kingdom

Region : London

County : Greater London


Category : Consulting - Audit

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

An opportunity has arisen for a legal counsel to join the legal team, reporting to and supporting the General Counsel based in Milan and Finance Director in the UK with a wide breadth of work.

As part of a small legal team working within a global luxury brand the role will be varied and challenging. Typical work you will be involved with includes:

· Day to day legal support across the business including advising on marketing, social media, e-commerce and events (including providing support in relation to any fashion shows throughout the year) related matters;

· Assisting the GC/FD on corporate projects;

· Assisting on, devising and implementing training for regulatory matters and corporate social responsibility programmes;

· Assisting our Brand Manager to manage, maintain and update our worldwide IP portfolio;

· Advising on and drafting a variety of general commercial agreements including sponsorship, collaboration, supply, distribution (which may include licensing, franchising, agency and distribution arrangements), confidentiality and IT contracts (including licence, SaaS licence agreements and procurement of manufacturing agreement);

· Providing ad hoc advice on regulatory matters including data protection for UK, US and Europe, competition law, modern slavery and corporate governance;

· Liaising with external counsel and managing any litigation; and

· Supporting the office and retail function in managing a portfolio of property (including retail outlets and warehouses) across the UK.


  • Ideally you will have 1-5 years strong commercial contracts and/or IP experience gained within a leading private practice or in-house legal team. However, additional corporate and/or real estate experience would be considered an advantage. 
  • You will have experience of providing proactive, commercial legal advice
  • Be comfortable working independently and be willing to develop and expand your skill set.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills, with a sense of humour and a can do attitude.
Vivienne Westwood is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, colour, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by local government laws.
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