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Commercial Lawyer - 12 months Fixed term contract

Location: Buckinghamshire イギリス
Job ID: R0040413
Date Posted: Feb 12, 2024
Segment: Others (Including Headquarters and R&D )
Business Unit: Hitachi Regional Headquarters
Company Name: HITACHI EUROPE LTD.
Profession (Job Category): Legal, Compliance & Audit
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Description

Company Overview 

Hitachi drives Social Innovation Business, creating a sustainable society through the use of data and technology. We solve customers' and society's challenges with Lumada solutions leveraging IT, OT (Operational Technology) and products. Hitachi operates under the business structure of “Digital Systems & Services” - supporting our customers’ digital transformation; “Green Energy & Mobility” - contributing to a decarbonized society through energy and railway systems, and “Connective Industries” - connecting products through digital technology to provide solutions in various industries. Driven by Digital, Green, and Innovation, we aim for growth through co-creation with our customers. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal year 2022 (ended March 31, 2023) totaled 10,881.1 billion yen, with 696 consolidated subsidiaries and approximately 320,000 employees worldwide. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at https://www.hitachi.com.


HEU is also responsible for managing centralised corporate services (including legal) across the EMEA region, providing HEU’s business units and a number of other group companies with a range of innovative and effective common services that deliver value, create ‘lean’ processes and support growth and development

What you’ll be doing

Role Overview

HEU is looking to recruit a UK qualified Commercial Lawyer / Company Solicitor (up to 5 years PQE*) to be based at Hitachi’s European Regional Headquarters at Sefton Park, Stoke Poges on a fixed term for 12-months (maternity cover).

The Commercial Lawyer / Company Solicitor will be responsible for providing legal advice to HEU and the wider Hitachi Group, both in the UK and elsewhere.

The ideal candidate will have a broad company, commercial and compliance background.

  • Provision of legal and compliance advice and support

  • Draft, review, negotiate and manage a wide range of legal documents, including: manufacturing agreements, distribution agreements, software licence and maintenance agreements, framework agreements and supply chain agreements

  • Work cross functionally with other corporate support functions and with other Hitachi Group companies to assess and address legal implications in commercial transactions and compliance matters

  • Support corporate transactions and initiatives

  • Support the continuous improvement of legal processes to ensure legal objectives are met

  • Instruct and manage external legal advisors as required ensuring cost-effective, timely support

  • Advise on and ensure compliance with data protection laws, regulations, and best practices, including but not limited to GDPR, the Data Protection Act 2018 and other relevant frameworks

  • Provide advice and support on regulatory compliance including bribery, anti-corruption and competition law matters

  • Assist in ensuring compliance with corporate governance requirements

  • Ensure the provision of training to the company on legal and compliance matters as appropriate

What you bring to the team 

We’re looking for a team player, who is motivated by delivering great work and the Hitachi vision. The role will be a mixture of remote-hybrid work with 2 days working at Hitachi Sefton Park, Slough, London Office.

  • A current practising certificate issued by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

  • Degree level education

  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills, including persuasion, consulting and counselling skills, and the ability to clearly explain complex issues and concepts to non-lawyers

  • An open and persuasive personality with presence and natural authority

  • Excellent business judgement, strategic thinking and ability

  • The ability to analyse complex business, technical and legal situations and develop and implement recommendations that meet the business, technical and legal needs of the company

  • Knowledge of data protection laws and regulations

  • Excellent negotiation skills, with the ability to diplomatically and effectively resolve issues

  • Trained and practiced in an established and reputable law firm preferred

*PQE is for guidance only. Candidates with more or less PQE will be considered on merit.

Benefits Package


Company Funded Benefits

Along with a market competitive salary and discretionary bonus scheme, employees have the option to work flexibly in line with our hybrid working model and we would be happy to discuss this with you during the hiring process.

  • Generous holiday entitlement - with the option to buy up to an additional 5 days per year

  • A Holiday Banking scheme allowing you to bank untaken holiday to use another year

  • Group Personal Pension

  • Private Medical Insurance with self-funded option to cover family members

  • Employee Assistance Programme available to all employees

  • Personal Accident Insurance


Voluntary Benefits (funded by employee) including;

  • Cycle To Work scheme

  • Gym Membership

  • Dental Insurance with option to include dependent children

  • Health screening

  • Dining card

Our Values

With Japanese Roots Going Back Over 100 Years, Our Culture Is Founded On The Values Of Our Parent Company Expressed As The Hitachi Spirit

We are proud to say we are an equal opportunity employer and welcome all applicants for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Wa – Harmony, Trust, Respect

Makoto – Sincerity, Fairness, Honesty, Integrity

Kaitakusha-Seishin – Pioneering Spirit, Challenge

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