Commercial & Intellectual Property Lawyer - French Qualified

London /
Legal – Corporate Counsel /
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Commercial & Intellectual Property Lawyer - French Qualified
Duration: Permanent
Location: London, UK
Start: ASAP

Who You Are:

    • You are motivated, experienced, collaborative and confident working independently. You have a curiosity about creative works and the online ecosystem. You would like to work within a dedicated in-house legal team of an international company in the media-tech industry, with responsibility for managing multiple tasks simultaneously in a quick moving environment. You enjoy the challenge of bringing solutions to the table, always with a positive attitude. 

Your Next Challenge:

    • Provide legal support to various business functions at Getty Images, with emphasis on the Sales, Business Development and Marketing functions across Europe, having primary responsibility for France, all with regard to the B2B licensing of imagery and other digital content.
    • Take a coordinated approach with the global in-house Legal team, including the handling of claims matters, in particular where French language is involved.
    • Support the HR team on matters involving employees in France, including the management of outside counsel.
    • Support the company’s lobbying and advocacy efforts regarding regulatory and legal reform relevant to our industry in France.
    • Contribute to Getty Images’ compliance with data privacy and GDPR matters, in co-operation with Getty Images’ cross-functional privacy and data security teams.
    • Prepare and manage legal documentation (contracts, legal correspondence, etc.) and other materials related to job duties.
    • Partnering with colleagues in other departments to negotiate and implement a range of commercial agreements.
    • Provide appropriate legal mentorship where needed as well as troubleshooting operational roadblocks and simplifying legal processes where possible.
    • Train sales colleagues and present to external customers on legal issues affecting Getty Images’ business.
    • Exercise independent responsibility for partnering with the various other business teams across Getty Images, including: Finance, Tax, Contributors & Partners, Data Security and Sales Operations.
    • Keep yourself updated on legal developments relevant to Getty Images’ business, with particular focus on copyright and other intellectual property laws, with aim of identifying risks/opportunities for the business.
    • Establish and maintain positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
    • Communicate (in writing and via video conference) with internal and external parties, including the management of external counsel.
    • Be based in London or remotely, able to provide seamless day-to-day support during CET time zone, with availability to also join virtual meetings on a regular basis with colleagues in the US.

What You'll Need:

    • Fully qualified French lawyer.
    • Fully fluent and proficient working in English language.
    • Minimum 4+ years post qualification relevant experience with general commercial legal matters.
    • Experience at a large law firm and/or as in-house counsel, dealing with licensing of intellectual property, data protection and other commercial matters. Some experience with employment matters in France also preferable. .
    • Prior knowledge and experience negotiating and drafting contracts and agreements independently, with an excellent attention to detail.
    • Strong negotiation skills and ability to interact at all levels, internally and externally.
    • Critical analysis skills related to identifying and solving problems in a busy corporate environment.
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
    • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, with a heightened awareness and appreciation of contributing to a respectful and inclusive working culture.
    • Strong organisational and time-management skills.
    • Ability to work productively and flexibly in an evolving environment.
    • Self-starting and solutions-oriented team player.
    • Maintains composure during tight deadlines.
    • Completes work with professionalism and with integrity.

Mental & Physical Demands:

    • Frequent communication with others to exchange information.
    • Frequent sedentary work that primarily involves sitting/standing; Time of each will vary.
    • Constant operation of computer and frequent usage of other office machinery, including (but not limited to) calculator, copy machine, computer printer, etc.
    • Constant assessment of accuracy and thoroughness of the work assignment.
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