Senior Legal Adviser, Office of the General Counsel of KPMG International

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Job description
This is an outstanding opportunity to join an expanding legal team of high calibre in a global organisation. We expect this opportunity will allow you to broaden your range of legal skills and experience and to make a deep impact on the business.

KPMG International Limited (KPMG International) is the entity with which all member firms of the KPMG global organisation are affiliated. KPMG International and its related entities (KPMGI) carry on business activities for the overall benefit of the KPMG global organisation, but do not themselves provide professional services to clients. One of the main purposes of KPMGI is to facilitate the provision by member firms of quality Audit, Tax and Advisory services to their clients, including through the use of technology.

The International Office of the General Counsel (IOGC) is a growing and high-performing in- house legal team with personnel based in five countries. The team provides legal advice and support to KPMGI’s senior leadership and the various groups that support them. This includes advice and support in connection with critical strategic projects, and key brand and legal risks that have the potential to significantly impact the KPMG global organisation. IOGC is also regularly consulted on legal issues relating to member firms that may have a significant impact on the KPMG global organisation. IOGC does not, however, provide member firms with legal advice.

Role Summary

The role will involve working, under the ultimate supervision of the General Counsel or other senior experienced lawyers in the team, on a wide variety of matters involving cross-border legal risk and regulation, internal investigations, governance, structural matters, investments, business relationships (in particular, with the KPMG member firms) and protection and use of the organisation’s brand.

Some international travel may be required.

Person description

We are looking for a qualified lawyer with significant contentious experience in areas such as investigations, litigation, and managing and advising on significant brand and legal risk matters of approximately 5 years PQE (or equivalent, if not qualified in the UK), although all candidates with demonstrable ability to fulfil the role will be considered.

A successful candidate is likely to have or be able to demonstrate:

  • Excellent legal technical skills
  • Experience of working as part of a legal team in relation to complex cross-border commercial matters. This experience may have been gained at a top law firm or in an equivalent in-house position.
  • Legal experience which has mostly been gained advising in contentious areas such as investigations, litigation and managing and advising on significant brand and legal risk matters.
  • An understanding of business drivers affecting, and legal, regulatory and business risks faced by, large global organizations.
  • Awareness of own strengths and areas for development.
  • Ability to work flexibly and collaboratively as part of a small, supportive team while taking responsibility for their own work.
  • Ability to provide clear and pragmatic advice to, and deal confidently with, individuals at all levels.
  • Ability to deal with people from different cultures in an appropriate way.

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