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AlphaSights // knowledge search
London    Posted: Wednesday, September 08, 2021
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About AlphaSights

AlphaSights is the global leader in knowledge on-demand. We connect investment & business leaders with a dynamic network of industry professionals whose informed perspectives help our clients make superior investment & business decisions. With 1200+ employees & nine offices across the US, Europe, Middle East, & Asia, AlphaSights regularly ranks as one of the fastest-growing companies in the world. Learn more at

The Role:

We are looking for an exceptional employment lawyer based in London to join our growing global Legal team. The Legal team is a dynamic external & internal-facing function which supports all aspects of the business across all offices, from Tokyo to San Francisco. As Legal Counsel, Employment & HR, you will work closely with the Legal team in the US, Europe & Asia, as well as with our global HR & Recruiting teams. The core responsibilities of the role are:

      • Mitigate employment-related risk through consistent & standardized employee contracting, effective employee conversations, & decision-making;
      • Ensure the rigorous & consistent deployment of AlphaSights template employment contracts globally & approve any exceptions to such template contracts;
      • Update & enhance AlphaSights template employment contracts, handbooks & other related documents as required by law or for business need & create procedures & process efficiencies;
      • Partner with global leadership to understand & resolve any potential employee legal issues / grievances;
      • Advise all areas of the company on employment law related issues, including performance management matters; employment law claims; terminations; recruiting; hiring; compensation & benefits; performance reviews; performance improvement plans; & employee, contractor & expert classification questions;
      • Advise on employment related issues (with the support of external counsel) that arise in any supply chain or client facing contracts;
      • Advise on AlphaSights global immigration requirements with the support of external counsel, & support the HR & Recruiting teams in this area; 
      • Liaise & manage external employment / immigraion legal counsel globally as required;
      • Provide training to the company on relevant employment-related areas;
      • Advise on privacy-related employment matters, including responding to subject access requests; and
      • Advise on internal investigations concerning potential conflicts of interest, financial misconduct, code of conduct issues or other violations of internal AlphaSights policies.

=As Legal Counsel, Employment & HR, you will grow & develop in a high-growth commercial environment. We will provide you with autonomy & independence in your day-to-day work & give you the opportunity to self-start, drive change, manage & lead. You will be encouraged & empowered to take initiative & have hands-on ownership of employment & HR legal matters. This is an ideal role for someone who is keen to flex their legal muscle while having direct access to the commercial & organizational workings of a dynamic, innovative global business. We are looking for a person who wants to join our high-performance team, have real impact & be part of AlphaSights growth story.

What We Look For:

  • BA/BS/LLB from a top university in the UK or other relevant law degree;
  • Qualified solicitor in England & Wales, with at least 3 years post qualification experience as an employment lawyer at a top firm or in-house;
  • Experience in drafting employment contracts & handbooks & dealing with employee legal matters;
  • Fluency in English (foreign language skills are also a plus, including German);
  • Confidence & flexibility operating in a fast-paced & challenging global environment;
  • An execution-focused mindset, with an inner drive to push tasks forward to ensure timely & high quality delivery; 
  • People-oriented, emotionally intelligent team mindset with an ability to develop strong relationships & navigate challenges across the organisation;
  • Leadership by example & an ability to manage & influence teams;
  • Attention to detail & curiosity, with the ability to spot issues, get to the heart of the matter, & formulate a clear solution; and
  • Strong written, oral & presentation skills.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At AlphaSights, we believe that investing in DEI is the right thing to do & is vital to driving progress. We go the extra mile to build teams of people with diverse backgrounds & experiences, because diversity of thought drives innovation & knowledge diffusion which creates value for our clients, employees, & society.

We are a people-centric company, where every person is evaluated based on their merit. Our action plan is clear: recruit top talent based on our core values, invest massively in peoples development, & follow a structured DEI strategy so that everyone is always treated equitably & with respect.

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