Legal Consultant / Strategist

EverEdge is a global advisory, valuation and corporate finance firm specialising in intangible assets. We are a firm with a young and dynamic work culture building a high growth engine in a key area of the new economy: intangible assets. With offices in four countries and having completed over 2,000 client engagements, we are experiencing exceptional growth. This role requires an intelligent, energetic, confident and versatile individual who wishes to grow with the business and make a move into management consulting and take ownership of key legal functions within the business.

Role Summary

This role has two components:

Management Consulting

Approximately two thirds of your time will be spent as a Strategist working with the broader EverEdge team on management consulting engagements across a broad range of clients ranging from multi- national corporates to ambitious start-ups. This is not simply a back-office role but includes significant client facing engagement opportunities.

Responsibilities:
  • Providing advice to clients relating to the identification, protection, management, commercialisation and value of their intangible assets.
  • Preparation of reports and presentations for clients including the delivery of strategy building workshops with clients.
  • Building relationships with prospective clients, understanding the needs of a client organization and “closing the deal”. The ability to develop and maintain client relationships is paramount to this position.
  • Developing solutions, preparing and writing reports and developing on-going client interface opportunities.
  • Being able to manage multiple projects with difficult deadlines

Legal

In the remaining third of this role you will work alongside a senior lawyer with local and international experience in the areas of technology and intangible assets. In addition, the role will involve advising on corporate and commercial legal matters, including drafting complex legal documents, as well as fulfilling a corporate secretary role for the business.

Responsibilities:
  • Assist with IP due diligence exercises and assessing the legal structure and documentation around businesses.
  • Undertaking a corporate secretary role and usual inhouse counsel activities.
  • Conducting searches of IP local and international registers.
  • Preparation of documents such as resolutions, letters, and agreements when necessary.
  • Proof-reading legal documents and advising on legal issues.
  • Liaising in coordination of instructions and documentation.
  • Track and manage regulatory compliance, documentation, timelines and record keeping.
  • Handling legal related queries from clients.

This role will blend legal, technical and commercial knowledge to help clients realise value from their innovations and intangible assets. You will gain experience in patents, trademarks and other forms of intellectual property, beyond the traditional perceptions of intellectual property as simply a legal right.

Requirements
  • LLB. or JD or equivalent (preferably in a common law jurisdiction)
  • Ideally with 3 to 5 years’ relevant experience but graduates will be considered with relevant commercial or technology experience
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills – other language skills are valuable
  • Very high levels skills in Microsoft Office, especially Word and PowerPoint
  • Ability to effectively manage competing priorities
  • Diligent and responsible
  • Strong interpersonal skills, positive attitude and team spirit
  • High degree of attention to detail and excellent project management skills
  • Contributes to the effective functioning of the team.
  • Interest in developing sales and business development skills

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