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Senior Legal Counsel

Job Title: Senior Legal Counsel
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
REF: SB/PERM/SCL_1657022824
Contact Name: Sneha Betharia
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

Role: Senior Legal Counsel

Type: Permanent

Location: Reading (Hybrid)

We are looking for a bright competition and regulatory lawyer to join the Regulatory team of one of the leading telecom organisations. This role reports directly to the Director of Economic Regulation.

You'll be part of our Economic Regulation function within the Legal, Government and Regulatory Affairs Team (LGRA). LGRA provides the legal and operational backbone of our business.

You will be responsible for competition law and advise on a wide range of regulatory matters.

In addition, you will lead our response to regulatory initiatives from Ofcom, the CMA and Government, working across the business to develop a position that aligns with our commercial goals.

What you can expect to be doing

* Providing competition law and regulatory advice to colleagues

* Managing the competition law compliance programme and advising the business on day-to-day compliance with competition law, ensuring the company stays on the right side of the law.

* Leading our response to policy initiatives from regulators - developing our regulatory strategy, obtaining sign-off for our recommended response, drafting consultation responses and presenting our position internally and to regulators

* Working closely with the General Counsel and the business to identify priorities and agree strategy.

* Establishing and maintaining productive working relationships with external parties, including regulators, legal advisers and industry counterparts.

What we are looking for:

* Typically 10+ years' PQE and qualification at well-respected law firm in the UK or another Commonwealth jurisdiction.

* Experience working at a top legal firm, in-house or at one of our regulators (e.g. Ofcom, CMA, etc)

* You are commercially minded and provide business-savvy, pragmatic competition law and regulatory advice.

* You balance strategic, "big picture" thinking with analytical ability and attention to detail.

* You can influence people at all levels (both internally and externally) in a clear, succinct, and persuasive way.

* You can build and maintain a network of contacts across the business and have experience in stakeholder management.

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