|Consultant||Liam Taaffe, Associate Director|
A leading Cloud Technology business requires an experienced lawyer with international trade experience to advise the business on a broad range of import and export regulatory and commercial matters, including on emerging and cutting edge areas of international trade law. You will be responsible for advising on commercial matters to provide strategic input on import/export compliance and transportation and supply chain commercial transactions and initiatives. You will collaborate with legal teams in the US and EMEA to develop innovative international trade, transportation and supply chain solutions. The ideal candidate will have 4-6 years (with at least two years practice gained from a leading law firm) in import/export regulatory matters, preferably with some portion of that experience in commercial transactions or technology. Candidates having some exposure to sanctions would be advantageous but not essential as export law is most priority for this role.
You will provide day-to-day guidance on import/export regulations, and advise on upcoming regulatory changes and enforcement trends. In addition to drafting and negotiating commercial transactions with customs brokers, suppliers and logistics companies, you will employ creative approaches to resolving issues that arise in existing commercial relationships, including pre-litigation legal disputes and inquiries. You will develop and improve import/export policies and procedures, including working cross-functionally with technology teams to implement automated solutions. Some travel, domestic and international, will be required.
Must have gained 10+ years of legal of trade law from a leading International law firm which has a reputation for advising multinationals on import and export regulatory and commercial matters. To fully understand this role, candidates must have significant experience in handling trade matters related to e-commerce, technology, supply chain logistics, human resources and manufacturing. Must be a commercially astute individual with experience of managing a large number and variety of mission-critical projects and meeting deadline as well as demonstrated proficiency in working closely with and advising senior executives of an organization. Cultural fit is important where candidates will need to show the natural ability of using common sense with great judgement and a good sense of humour.