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Manager - Value Chain Commercial Lawyer, KPMG Law - London

Date: Jul 9, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

Why you might want to join KPMG Law:

You can see the advantages of professional advice being provided within a multidisciplinary team
You are ambitious and perceive the wealth of opportunities presented by an established legal practice in a leading global professional services firm
You want the opportunity to develop client relationships and KPMG Law's capabilities
You are excited by the idea of being a member of a team that will grow significantly
You want to broaden your experience and become a more rounded professional
You want to achieve a sustainable work-life balance.

What KPMG Law is looking for from its lawyers:
• Team players who enjoy working with people from different backgrounds and disciplines
• Approachable people who are keen to develop personally and professionally, and to assist with the development of junior team members
• Lawyers with a passion for the law
• Intellectually curious, open-minded and analytical people, with an eye for detail and pride in their work
• Driven and proactive professionals who deliver a great service to their clients
• Relationship builders who can spot and develop new opportunities both within the KPMG network and externally
• Flexible people who are able to deal with a fluid, changing work environment.

Roles and Responsibilities:
• Building and developing positive business relationships within and outside KPMG
• Assessing problems from multiple angles to ensure that our clients have comprehensive commercial law advice to support their decision-making
• Working collaboratively to devise and driving forward creative legal solutions for clients
• Advising clients on the legal aspects of changes to their business models or value chain, whether that’s for growth, embracing digitisation or driving efficiencies
• Supporting clients with the legal implementation of their transformation programmes, including group restructuring, supply chain changes and intragroup documentation
• Helping clients protect against value leakage by putting in place appropriate contracts to support trading arrangements with third parties and across its group


Qualifications and Skills:
• The applicant will be a commercial lawyer with experience of advising on commercial legal issues and agreements. The applicant will have experience in contractual drafting and negotiation gained on national and international projects, across a range of commercial areas including:
o supply of goods and services
o manufacturing, distribution and agency
o franchising and licensing
o tax related intragroup arrangements
• The applicant should also understand or a desire to learn and understand tax issues, such as transfer pricing and VAT to be able to review and draft relevant agreements
• The applicant will also ideally have experience in supporting significant operational and business transformation projects
• Applicants who have some but not all of the above experience will still be considered.
Experience and Background:
• The applicant must be a qualified lawyer with at least 4 years PQE
• The applicant must be keen to develop and broaden his/her legal skills to include working on multi-disciplinary projects and being closer to the business side of these projects.
• The successful applicant will be a self-starter and a strong performer and team player who is focussed on helping to ensure that the team successfully delivers projects for its clients. While consulting appropriately on difficult issues, they must be able to deliver robust and appropriate legal advice and exercise sound judgement.
• An interest in helping to build the team’s business and relationships will benefit the applicant.
• The successful applicant will have experience of working with demanding clients across a wide spectrum of size and activities and will be expert at service delivery. They must be able to demonstrate sound client relationship and business development skills, and a keenness to develop these skills further.
• The successful applicant will be expected to take responsibility for servicing and building part of the existing business of the team.
• The successful applicant will help promote the team’s work through participating in team and firm events, giving internal and external presentations, and producing expert articles for publication.
• Experience in some of the following sectors would be considered helpful:
o Financial services (banking, insurance, investment management, payment services)
o Industrial/manufacturing
o Life Sciences
o Digital infrastructure, including telecoms and data centres
o Retail


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