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Senior Legal Advisor

Date: Nov 3, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

Role and Responsibilities

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a 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 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 requiring employment law expertise including advising internal business leaders and our Global HR team on all personnel related legal issues impacting on people who work for KPMG International, including employee relations, the classification of personnel, reorganizations and restructures, performance management, investigations, and leaves of absence. The current core locations of people working for KPMG International are UK, US, Canada, Netherlands, Australia and Germany.

Some international travel may be required.

Qualifications and Skills

We are looking for a qualified lawyer, of at least 6 years PQE (or equivalent, if not UK qualified), with significant experience advising on employment law matters in areas such as the appropriate structure for engaging personnel in a variety of different situations and jurisdictions, the restructuring or reorganization of teams with personnel in different jurisdictions, investigations and dispute resolution. This role will involve working closely with the Global HR team to educate them and the business on matters relating to employment law and employee relations.

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, and advising on cross-border employment law issues. 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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