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Senior Legal Adviser - International Office of the General Counsel

Date: Oct 26, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Role

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 team based in five 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 will involve working, under the ultimate supervision of the General Counsel or other senior experienced lawyers in the team, on a variety of matters including strategic global initiatives requiring corporate legal expertise, corporate and governance legal matters relating to KPMG International itself, corporate transactions or structuring between or involving KPMG International and one or more member firms, governance issues relating to member firms and cross-border legal risk and regulation.

We expect this opportunity will allow you to broaden your range of legal skills and experience.

Some international travel may be required (once countries open up their borders and it is safer to do so).

The Person

Qualification, Skills and Experience required

We are looking for a qualified lawyer, of approximately 6 years PQE (or equivalent, if not UK qualified), with significant experience advising on corporate matters in areas such as governance and structural matters, investments (including equity and debt), acquisitions, disposals and cross border legal risks and regulations.

Experience advising professional services firms, including on partnership agreements, will be advantageous. A successful candidate is likely to have or be able to demonstrate:

- Excellent legal technical skills
- Substantial experience of working as part of a legal team in relation to complex cross-border corporate matters. This experience may have been gained at a top law firm or in an equivalent in-house position
- 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 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


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