Legal Counsel

London, England, United Kingdom | Partially remote

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The Opportunity 

We are looking for a legal counsel to join our central London headquarters to support with initiatives both on the corporate side of the business including fundraises and acquisitions and the core commercial activities of the Company across our current London, Kiev, and US locations. You will provide advice and guidance across a broad spectrum of areas including corporate, commercial, data privacy, IP, IT, incentives and employment law. Success in this role will be providing commercial advice to the business which is strategic, commercial and user-friendly, establishing excellent working relationships with colleagues and external counsel and ensuring that corporate transactions run smoothly.  This is a rare and stimulating opportunity to gain broad, hands-on experience and influence a business during exciting growth and exit plans.  This role will report directly to the General Counsel, who sits on the Leadership Team.

Job description

Medium+ level lawyer to join our existing General Counsel to form a new legal team:

  • Funding rounds, acquisitions and exit opportunities: Support on corporate transactions, including drafting, negotiating, due diligence, transaction management, liaising with external counsel where required.
  • Corporate: Managing corporate housekeeping matters and regulatory compliance, especially as the Company hits key size and revenue thresholds, with a strong focus on ESG matters.  Liaising with the HR and Finance team in relation to the Company’s EMI scheme. Ongoing investor/lender liaison and compliance.
  • Commercial: Draft, review, negotiate and advise internal stakeholders (and negotiate with external counterparts) on a variety of commercial agreements. These may include retail operations, tech and software, employment, and marketing agreements.
  • Risk Management: Identify and consult on legal risks across the business.
  • Operational Processes: Develop and implement processes for efficient and streamlined operations surrounding contract negotiation and processes
  • Review and manage ongoing data privacy compliance and processes across the business.
  • Systems: Develop and maintain form agreements and contract management systems

Skills you’ll need to have

You will have this unique blend of knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Spent 3-4 years+ PQE with strong experience in corporate transactional work preferably with some commercial/advisory experience law at a top law firm.  
  • Hold a current practicing certificate
  • Have excellent academic and law firm credentials
  • Are a supportive, flexible team member who also delights in working autonomously with a high degree of independence and initiative. 
  • Have excellent organizational skills, and an ability to manage multiple projects at once, to prioritise and meet deadlines.
  • Have common sense, a strong commercial emphasis, are smart and results driven, and flourish working in an entrepreneurial environment. 
  • Are kind and considerate of others, are able to form strong working relationships built on trust.
  • Experienced in some or all of the following:  corporate law, commercial contract matters, IP, IT and Data Protection, and a willingness to take on and learn in areas without prior experience.
  • Prior in-house experience preferred.

What we’re offering

  • Hours: 4 to 5 days
  • Flexibility to work from home part of the week (beyond covid)
  • Competitive salary to reflect your skills and experience
  • Options over shares, pension plan, private healthcare and cash plan
  • 25 holiday days pro rata and a day off for your birthday
  • Inspiring, motivated and supportive team 
  • Plenty of opportunity to learn and grow your craft, in a supportive and fast-paced environment 

 

About Us

At LoveCrafts we’re building online communities for crafters: homes for makers where they can find inspiration for their latest projects, learn new techniques, easily source all their supplies and share their creations with like-minded makers around the world.

Since launching in 2012, we’ve grown incredibly quickly. Our membership in the prestigious Future Fifty and 20th place on the FT’s list of fastest growing European companies is thanks to the hard work of our team of smart, kind makers based in London, Kyiv and in the USA.  We’ve been fuelled by investment from Europe’s leading venture capital firms; Balderton Capital (LoveFilm, The Hut) funded our Series A round, followed by Highland Europe (Photobox, WeTransfer) and most recently Scottish Equity Partners (Skyscanner, Matches Fashion).

We’re playing with the very best in web, mobile, social, commerce and media technology as we create the perfect digital business for all things craft related.  Our team is filled with ambitious, curious, entrepreneurial and occasionally kooky makers. We hire and nurture inquisitive, creative minds looking to flourish in a supportive and collaborative environment.

Diversity is important at LoveCrafts. We aim to attract the widest range of talent into our business to enable us to create an inclusive working environment, and to reflect and understand our customers and their needs. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief. We aim to create a modern, flexible work environment that supports everyone to do their best work and therefore, we are open to having conversations about flexible working for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise. We are committed to providing a working environment where everyone’s individuality and unique contributions are recognised, valued and respected and where all of our employees have equal opportunity to grow and attain their full potential.