Commercial/ Technology Counsel -Multiple hires

Cognizant are seeking to hire a number of motivated, confident Commercial/ Technology lawyers in the 3-12+ years PQE range to join its growing European team which currently consists of 57 lawyers in 13 countries.

Cognizant (Nasdaq-100: CTSH) is one of the world's leading professional services companies, transforming clients'​ business, operating and technology models for the digital era. With almost 300,000 staff operating across the globe, our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant is ranked 193 on the Fortune 500 and 87 in Forbes Top 100 Digital Companies, and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world.www.cognizant.com

Responsibilities will include drafting, negotiating and interpreting a wide variety of commercial issues and transactions, varying in nature, complexity and value, from a simple NDA or a consultancy contract to a multi-million pound complex technology (robotics, cloud, etc.) or business outsourcing agreement. Other responsibilities include assisting with corporate transactions and integration activities and promoting strong corporate governance and risk mitigation practices, as well as advising on ad-hoc issues that arise on a daily basis. You will be responsible for the legal review and negotiation of commercial agreements with clients in a broad range of industries and work on all phases of deals, ranging from the proposal/bid review stages, right through to final negotiation, escalation to senior Cognizant leadership and dealing with any post signature issues. This is also an opportunity to really get under the skin of the business and develop close working relationships with the deal-making teams.

While commercial law experience is essential to this role, you must come with a commercial mind set. Your experience in working on IT contracts, advising on GDPR and IP related issues must be accompanied by the ability to balance legal risks with commercial and operational needs of the business; you should be able to demonstrate strong, effective and impactful communication skills with people at all levels and backgrounds, being able to multitask with rapidly changing priorities in a dynamic working environment.

Cognizant offer their employees autonomy to do your work as part of a collaborative team; genuine flexible home-office working policy; a supportive, friendly, fun and hardworking legal team; 360 degree learning and development opportunities to further your career

If you are interested in applying for this job please contact Davina Fisher on DavinaFisher@taylorroot.com or Georgia Morgan-Wynne on georgiamorgan-wynne@taylorroot.com at Taylor Root who are exclusively retained on this search. Any applications from other agencies will be forwarded to Taylor Root.

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