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Frankfurt, DE, 60489 London, GB, EC4N 7AR

Date:  19-Nov-2021
Category:  Services & Support

Legal Counsel Procurement

As Legal / Senior Legal Counsel EMEA you will be part of our EMEA Legal & Governance team. This role is based either in London or Frankfurt/Main. You will be reporting into the Senior Vice President Legal, Governance & Human Resources • Legal & Governance

Your responsibilities 

  • Supporting the Procurement department with the drafting, review, negotiation and execution of supply contracts such as NDAs, consultancy appointments, standard terms & conditions, security services contracts, maintenance services contracts, major equipment contracts, software platform procurement contracts, lease agreements, construction contracts, novation agreements, etc
  • Drafting, improving, and adapting template agreements to up-to-date legal requirements as well as preparing approval request forms and legal memos for the Procurement department
  • Supporting negotiations with suppliers and subcontractors
  • Summarizing legal facts as a basis for taking commercial and legal decisions
  • Management of external counsel
  • Conducting internal legal training


Your profile 

  • Qualified lawyer (English qualified solicitor) or German legal qualification
  • Demonstratable post-qualification experience (in-house or in a law firm – in-house experience preferred) of real estate/infrastructure/construction and/or IT/Telco/technology
  • Solid commercial contracts experience
  • Knowledge of commercial real property law or construction law would be an advantage  
  • Experience of German construction projects preferred but not essential
  • Fluent English and German. French and/or Spanish language skills would be beneficial
  • Experience in advising on, negotiating, and executing non-standard supplier contracts
  • Enjoy presenting legal issues to non-legal colleagues as well as working on solutions of practical use 
  • Experience in advising, negotiating, and executing non-standard supplier contracts 
  • Excellent legal and soft skills (drafting, negotiation, analytical, communication, interpersonal, commercial acumen, etc.)
  • Ability to work in multinational, interdisciplinary and culturally diverse teams
  • Adaptable, enthusiastic and self-starter 
  • Poise and very good communication skills
  • Structured thinker and worker, accountable personality good organization skills, being proactive with a high degree of flexibility 
  • High degree of reliability, precision, and diligence
  • Open minded and interested in gaining an understanding (or improving knowledge) of the operational/technical aspects of data centres

We look forward to hearing from you!

About the Global Data Centers division of NTT Ltd.
Global Data Centers is a division of NTT Ltd. Our global platform is one of the largest in the world. NTT is ranked as one of the top three leaders worldwide by IDC in their Colocation and Interconnection Services MarketScape, spanning more than 20 countries and regions including North America, Europe, Africa, India and APAC. 

As a neutral operator, we offer access to multiple cloud providers, a large variety of Internet Exchanges and telecommunication network providers including our own IPv6 compliant, tier 1 global IP network. Our clients benefit from tailored infrastructure and experience consistent best practices in design and operations across all of our reliable, scalable and customizable data centers. 

Working for Global Data Centers EMEA
We are one of the leading and largest data center provider and for more than 20 years we have been supporting our clients from a wide variety of industries with our talented team of nearly 800 people (m/f/d). Today, we are designing and operating 18 data center locations across 160,000 sqm in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, in the Netherlands and in Great Britain and expanding into further markets. Our people come from a variety of industries and work together to find the best solution for every challenge. Due to the diversity of backgrounds our people (m/f/d) come from, the ability to work in teams and good communication skills are very important to us.

As a performance-oriented company, we value expert knowledge and people who want to shape the future. We are growing internationally and offer our people (m/f/d) the opportunity to work worldwide within the NTT Group if they are suitably qualified and interested.

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