Legal Counsel - United Kingdom and Ireland

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United Kingdom



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up to 10%

Description and Requirements

At BMC, we provide tech solutions to more than 20,000 customers worldwide - 82% of the Fortune 500. We are leaders in our field and this is recognized by Gartner. With more than 6,000 employees to bring expertise and provide solutions which provide our customers with a competitive edge. 

For you, that means the chance to do more and be more. It would be a career that expands your mind and your horizons. Peers who inspire you, drive you, support you, and make you laugh out loud. An environment that fosters individuality and personal growth. All at a company that is committed to leading the industry in the delivery of digital services for business transformation. That’s BMC!

We have an exciting new position for a Legal Counsel in our Winnersh office. As part of the Northern and Eastern Europe legal team, your main responsibility will be to provide legal support to members of BMC’s sales organisations in the UK and Ireland and where needed, the Nordics, Eastern European Countries and other English speaking territories.  

You will also liaise closely with peers in other EMEA regions and in the US. The position requires excellent interpersonal and communications skills combined with a broad business knowledge and enthusiasm for working in a diverse, global and fast paced environment. Applicants must have the ability to clearly and concisely communicate legal concepts to business partners to achieve the best outcome in a timely manner.


The role holder will be an integral member of the legal department, reporting to the Head of Legal Northern and Eastern Europe. Key responsibilities will include: 
  • Negotiate and draft all types of technology contracts e.g. SaaS, data processing agreements, software licensing and support, professional services agreements. 
  • Collaborate and work with other members of the EMEA Legal team.
  • Work closely with Best Practice and Revenue Recognition teams to ensure contracts comply with accounting rules, BMC global licensing policies and applicable laws.  
  • Provide legal advice and counsel on UK & Ireland legal issues. 
  • Support the corporate compliance programs, including educating regional employees. 
  • Liaise with outside counsel on region-specific engagements and assist on litigation engagements and dispute resolution.
  • Communicate with regional sales managers and customers as appropriate to ensure compliance and involvement in legal issues and processes and to have a good understanding of the business, customer requirements and company strategies.
  • Undertake ad-hoc projects as directed by the Head of Legal Northern and Eastern Europe and EMEA General Counsel (e.g. modern slavery statements, Ecovadis, contract management systems).
Skills & Experience:
  • Qualifications: Qualified lawyer with a minimum of 3 years post qualified experience although we are open to candidates with less PQE with the right experience. 
  • In-house experience in a technology company, the technology, digital or licensing division of a company or law firm is desirable.
  • Experience drafting and negotiating technology and commercial contracts.
  • Ability to identify legal issues and provide solutions 
  • An interest in developments in technology law, such as privacy, data security, AI, machine learning, digitisation and cloud computing. 
  • Excellent written and verbal presentation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Enthusiastic, driven, engaging and personable. 
  • Business travel from time to time.
From core to cloud to edge, BMC delivers the software and services that enable over 10,000 global customers, including 84% of the Forbes Global 100, to thrive in their ongoing evolution to an Autonomous Digital Enterprise.
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