Western Digital - Commercial Counsel Legal

As the Commercial Legal Counsel you will support commercial matters in the EMEA Region. You will provide high-quality legal counsel and support for Western Digital’s Sales, Procurement, and other commercial activities in the region. You will be part of the larger ‘Global Technology & Commercial Legal Service Team’ reporting into the Assistant General Counsel EMEA. This role can be based from either our office in London or Leatherhead.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Drafting, reviewing, negotiating, and finalising commercial contracts, including, but not limited to, non-disclosure agreements, product sales agreements, distribution agreements, amendments, and other business/legal documents as well as reviewing distribution programs, retail programs, and other commercial programs.

  • Identifying and advising internal clients on risks associated with each transaction and proposing practical/strategic risk mitigation strategies in connection with commercial transactions.

  • Providing general regional legal support on other matters as they arise, including IP, antitrust and litigation.

  • Working on special projects, as needed.

  • Occasional overseas travel.

REQUIRED:

  • 2-5 years PQE, trained at a reputable firm with subsequent experience either in-house or in private practice

  • Law degree from a reputable EU University

  • Admission to practice in a EU jurisdiction

PREFERRED:

  • Experience working in (or with) technology companies or in the technology industry.

  • Basic knowledge of EU Consumers, Competition and IP laws.

  • Track record of providing high-quality, timely results on a wide variety of commercial matters.

  • Ability to effectively identify goals and communicate and identify risks and proposed go-forward strategies with internal business clients.

SKILLS:

  • Solution oriented and highly organised.

  • Team player who is able to work independently and across different time zones.

  • Candidate will be self-motivated, results driven, resourceful and enthusiastic.

  • Self-starter who takes ownership of work and demonstrates the ability to work independently and collaboratively with others.

  • Speak effectively one-on-one and to small groups of internal and external parties.

  • Maintain strict confidentiality.

  • Strong attention to details and strong analytical skills.

  • Ability to manage and prioritise multiple projects.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while maintaining quality of work.

  • Conduct business in an ethical manner, presenting a credible image

  • Fluent English (both verbally and written)

  • Additional language skills are a plus (preferably German and/or Russian)

ABOUT WESTERN DIGITAL

The future. It’s on you. You & Western Digital.

We’ve been storing the world’s data for more than 50 years. Once, it was the most important thing we could do for data. Now we’re helping the world capture, preserve, access and transform data in a way only we can.

The most game-changing companies, consumers, professionals, and governments come to us for the technologies and solutions they need to capture, preserve, access, and transform their data.

But we can’t do it alone. Today’s exceptional data challenges require your exceptional skills. It’s You & Us. Together, we’re the next big thing in data.

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