Legal Advisor

Location: Woking, GB

No restraints. No limitations. We don’t simply push boundaries. We completely rethink them. McLaren Automotive exists to create breathtaking performance road cars.

With innovation at the core of all we do, every challenge starts with the same question. How can we do it better? This restless spirit runs right through McLaren Automotive. And the search for perfection is evident in everything we do.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a driven individual to join our Legal team as a Legal Advisor in Woking.  

Purpose of the role:

As Legal Advisor, you will be working closely with the other members of the Commercial & Legal team, including the General Counsel, to provide legal support to McLaren Automotive Limited and its subsidiary companies in relation to its fast developing global operations.

Principal accountabilities:

  • Advising and supporting the company’s global sales, engineering, operations, marketing and finance teams to ensure corporate compliance and consistency
  • Managing legal matters by delivering timely, cost effective and technically correct advice and guidance in an accessible and solution orientated manner
  • Drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, including supplier contracts relating to the manufacture of McLaren vehicles and global dealer agreements, relating to the supply of McLaren vehicles
  • Drafting and negotiating research and development, partnership, promotional and licensing agreements relating to the company’s intellectual property
  • Communicating to all levels of staff the potential legal risks and mitigation strategies relating to the company’s business
  • Instructing external counsel and actively managing fees
  • Contributing to the development and implementation of knowledge management, and actively sharing knowledge with colleagues across the business
  • Conducting and arranging internal legal training for colleagues across the business

Knowledge, skills & experience:

  • Qualified solicitor with a strong academic background
  • Specific experience in commercial law with experience in advising on legal and regulatory risks in the context of a commercial business
  • Strong drafting and negotiating skills with focus on plain language drafting
  • Flexible approach with an ability to advise on a wide range of legal matters as and when they arise
  • Experience in advising on multi-jurisdictional transactions
  • Ability to establish trusted relationships with colleagues
  • Intellectual property, litigation or employment law experience would be an advantage 

Personal attributes:

  • A proactive approach and ability to work independently and as part of a small but dynamic team
  • An ability to communicate effectively and interact positively and professionally with all levels of management and staff
  • A practical, calm and common sense approach to problem solving
  • A willingness to work and develop in a fast pace, growing business

We recognise that we can only achieve our vision with the dedication and collaboration of our world class employees.  It is our aim to become the employer of choice within the global automotive industry.

At McLaren Automotive we are constantly looking to improve. To become the employer of choice we are always looking to develop our employee offerings. We currently offer a range of benefits to employees at all levels of the business including Private Healthcare, Contributory Pension Scheme, Life Assurance and Personal Lease Car Scheme. We also offer a range of discounts with our partner organisations.

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