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Legal Counsel - Commercial

Job Title: Legal Counsel - Commercial
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
REF: LGLCOM241122_1669285954
Contact Name: Adam Davies
Contact Email:
Job Published: 2 months ago

Job Description

MBNL is jointly owned by EE and Three, two of the UK's leading and most innovative mobile operators. Since established in 2007 as the industry's first network-sharing joint venture, MBNL has been providing best-in-class mobile infrastructure services to EE and Three for serving their tens of millions of customers in the UK. Working at MBNL means being part of a team where you feel connected, valued and supported.

The Role:

The Legal Dept needs an additional commercial legal counsel to deliver the legal advice and contractual review / drafting / negotiation needed to support this pipeline of commercial / procurement activities.

What you can expect to be doing:

  • Advising on the shape, structure and set up of commercial / procurement contracts
  • Advising on, drafting and negotiating the necessary documentation
  • Collaborating closely with internal clients and members of the shareholder legal teams to get contracts closed, including where needed, with the relevant shareholder approvals
  • Working closely with internal clients and stakeholders to ensure timely updates, escalations of issues and identification of risks to relevant business, legal and executive leads
  • Engaging with suppliers
  • Managing external counsel, both in terms of managing resources and quality assuring outputs
  • Providing trusted and proactive legal expertise, both verbally and in writing, which is pragmatic rather than purist
  • Demonstrating skilled, confident, hands-on contractual drafting and negotiation

What we are looking for:

  • Membership of the Law Society of England and Wales or the Bar Council.
  • Experience of and the skills to thrive in a fast paced and at times pressured environment with tight deadlines
  • Willingness to learn about / hands-on experience of using technology to assist with contract management
  • Resilience, professionalism and a can-do attitude to thrive in a pressured environment and/or an environment of constant change / process improvement

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