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AlphaSights // knowledge search
London    Posted: Thursday, December 02, 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 commercial 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 Associate Legal Counsel, you will work closely with the Legal team in Europe, US & Asia, as well as with our global Core Service, Client Protection (compliance), Procurement, Finance, Recruiting, HR & TechOps teams among others. 

The core responsibilities of the role are:

  • Negotiate high-value & strategic contracts;
  • Navigate complex & novel legal issues;
  • Deal with evolving areas of law including intellectual property, technology & data privacy leveraging specialist internal & external counsel. 

As Associate Legal Counsel, 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 commercial legal matters for the organisation. This is an ideal role for someone who is keen to flex their legal muscle while having direct access to the 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:

  • Confidence & flexibility operating in a fast-paced & challenging global environment;
  • A focus on execution, 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.

What youll need:

  • BA/BS/LLB from a university in the UK or other relevant law degree;
  • Qualified to practice as a solicitor in England & Wales or the equivalent;
  • At least 1 year of post-qualification experience at a law firm or in-house;
  • Experience drafting & negotiating client-facing commercial contracts is a plus.

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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