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Senior Legal Adviser, Office of the General Counsel KPMG International

Date: Jul 19, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID144093BR
Job TitleSenior Legal Adviser, Office of the General Counsel KPMG International
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationLondon
FunctionKPMG Business Services
Service LineIHQ
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KPMG OverviewKPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.
With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

Job Description
This is an outstanding opportunity to join a small legal team of excellent calibre in a global organisation. We expect this opportunity will allow you to broaden your range of legal skills and experience.

KPMG International is the entity with which all member firms of the KPMG network of independent firms are affiliated. KPMG member firms provide audit, tax and advisory services to clients and are based in 155 countries.

The International Office of the General Counsel is a small team based in three countries. The team provides legal advice on key strategic issues for, and supports the execution of key business decisions made by, KPMG International. It also supports KPMG International and the KPMG global network in dealing with legal, regulatory and reputational issues and risks.

The Role

The role will involve working, under the ultimate supervision of the General Counsel or other senior experienced lawyers in the team, on a wide variety of matters involving cross-border legal risk and regulation, internal investigations, governance, structural matters, investments, business relationships (in particular, with the KPMG member firms) and protection and use of the organisation’s brand.

Some international travel may be required.

Experience and background

We are looking for a qualified lawyer with approximately 5 years PQE (or equivalent, if not qualified in the UK), although all candidates with demonstrable ability to fulfil the role will be considered.

A successful candidate is likely to have or be able to demonstrate:

- Excellent legal technical skills
- Experience of working as part of a legal team in relation to complex cross-border commercial matters. This experience may have been gained at a top law firm or in an equivalent in-house position.
- Legal experience which has mostly been gained advising on business transactions and issues (whether non-contentious or contentious).
- An understanding of business drivers affecting, and legal, regulatory and business risks faced by, large global organizations.
- Awareness of own strengths and areas for development.
- Ability to work flexibly and collaboratively as part of a small, supportive team while taking responsibility for their own work.
- Ability to provide clear and pragmatic advice to, and deal confidently with, individuals at all levels.
- Ability to deal with people from different cultures in an appropriate way.

Our Deal

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