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Commercial Associate

Location: Crawley

Commercial Associate

About the team:

At asb law, the commercial team are not just lawyers. They are business advisers who have long experience of a wide range of business issues, and who embrace a new and radical approach to the delivery of legal advice.

While recognising that every contract or brand issue is individual, by collaborating with clients and clearly understanding their appetite to risk and distinctive needs, the team adapts its services to provide practical and cost effective guidance to cover even the most complex situations. 

About the role:

The Associate would be asked to work with the team on:

  • High level matters which require particular level of expertise and bring their experience to the team

  • Help supervise the junior members of the team

  • Assist with management of the financial performance of the team (where needed)

  • Help develop and create propositions for clients

  • Work with the Partners in the team on how work is scoped, priced and allocated

  • Assist with business development initiatives in accordance with the Firm’s strategy

Key roles & responsibilities will include:

  • Dealing with a wide range of commercial work to involve drafting, reviewing and negotiating a variety of agreements

  • Advise on matters relating to data protection, particularly supporting the Firm’s initiatives on the incoming GDPRs

  • Acting for a wide range of clients

  • Managing a large and varied caseload with a strong commercial approach

  • Playing a supporting role in building the business; developing marketing initiatives and drawing on existing contacts

Do you have?

  • 6+ years post qualification experience

  • Experience working with both companies directly, as well as in-house counsel

  • General commercial contract experience, including negotiations

  • An understanding of protecting Intellectual Property Rights and data protection issues

  • Experience of some or all of the following:

    • IT/ software and technology contracts

    • Advising on technical online platforms and SaaS / Cloud computing arrangements

    • Working with banking or financial services

    • Procurement / outsourcing contracts

  • A high level of motivation, drive and commitment

  • The ability to work as part of a team within both the Commercial team and other internal teams across the business

  • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills

  • Client focus, with a strength in building and sustaining relationships

  • Commercial awareness and solid IT skills with a good working knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook

  • A determination to provide a truly outstanding service to clients, both as a lawyer and an adviser

  • A developing affinity with marketing and business development

  • The ability to work well under pressure

If you do have the above and you would like to share in our purpose and can strengthen the services we offer, we would really like to hear from you! 

asb law LLP is an equal opportunities employer

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