Real Estate Counsel

Recruiter
Burberry
Location
New York, United States
Posted
08 Oct 2021
Closes
16 Nov 2021
Ref
149479-en_US
Function
Marketing
Level
Manager
INTRODUCTION

Founded in 1856 by Thomas Burberry, Burberry is a global luxury brand with a distinctly British attitude. We are a global business with an extensive network of both owned and franchised stores across EMEIA, Asia Pacific and Americas. We are digital pioneers, and innovative technology underpins every aspect of our business, from product design to distribution and marketing. We believe that modern luxury means being socially and environmentally responsible; this mindset is core to our business and key to our long-term success.

JOB PURPOSE

To provide high quality, commercially focused, value added legal advice to support the execution of key business strategies

RESPONSIBILITIES

- Provide day to day legal and business support to Burberry's business units in the Americas on all commercial matters
- Structure, negotiate, draft and advise on commercial agreements and transactions with a particular focus on general commercial matters, including IT agreements, services agreements, licensing agreements, concession agreements, distribution agreements, marketing agreements, construction agreements, franchise agreements and vendor / non-stock agreements
- Provide strategic advice on any other general commercial matters such as distribution arrangements, procurement, supply chain issues and data protection matters
- Review and advise on various other corporate agreements and real estate leases
- Assist on corporate secretarial matters, managing numerous domestic and global entities of the Company
- Retain and manage outside counsel in international markets where appropriate

PERSONAL PROFILE

- Closely collaborate with partners across the business
- Work closely with members of the Americas and Global Legal team to support a broad range of projects

MEASURES OF SUCCESS

- Delivering pragmatic advice and developing strong relationships with key stakeholders
- Managing legal risk and giving proactive advice in order to reduce exposure
- Reducing external legal spend where possible
- A minimum of 4-6 years of experience at a large law firm and/or in-house with relevant commercial transactional experience
- Admitted to practice law in New York
- Candidate should have strong contract drafting and negotiation skills
- Candidate should have the ability to communicate complex legal topics effectively and clearly to internal stakeholders
- Candidate should be able to operate with minimal supervision and in direct contact with internal stakeholders.
- Strong academic credentials essential
- In-house experience preferable

FOOTER

Burberry is an Equal Opportunities Employer and as such, treats all applications equally and recruits purely on the basis of skills and experience.

Posting Notes: USA || New York (US-NY) || New York || Corporate Affairs || AMERICAS - LEGAL || n/a ||

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