Legal Counsel

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Wolters Kluwer N.V.
Mar 25, 2024
Apr 22, 2024
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Wolters Kluwer Corporate Performance & ESG

Innovative technology solutions improve environmental, social, and corporate performance and provide opportunities for businesses to make a positive impact on the world. Corporate Performance & ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) ("CP & ESG") is one the global operating divisions of Wolters Kluwer, serving customers around the world with expert information, solutions, software, and services. CP & ESG encompasses a range of technology–enabled expert solutions to address financial performance, reporting, social responsibility management, environmental impact management, and corporate governance.

Job Description

Wolters Kluwer's CP & ESG International's large enterprise software business is looking for a legal counsel with software license and SaaS experience to support our international business in EMEA, the US and APAC in the Finance, Risk and Regulatory Reporting Software market. This role can be located in our offices in London, Canary Wharf, or one of our other European locations. This role will support the CP & ESG division's Finance, Risk and Regulatory Reporting business reporting to the Assistant General Counsel.


  • Providing hands–on legal assistance in structuring and drafting, negotiating, interpreting, managing and enforcing complex and high value commercial transactions, including: (i) licensing and software arrangements (including SaaS services and related implementation agreements), (ii) master services agreements and related statements of work, (iii) partnering, reseller and strategic alliance arrangements, and (vi) vendor and consulting agreements.
  • Negotiating high value deals opposite banks and large financial institutions across EMEA in English; other European languages, particularly French, an advantage.
  • Helping to educate the business teams about contracting forms, intellectual property rights and obligations, commercial and legal risks and approval procedures.
  • Providing legal counseling regarding a broad spectrum of corporate, commercial, and intellectual property matters impacting the businesses, including legal issues related to SaaS, on premise software license and professional service offerings and strategic relationships.
  • Providing hands–on legal assistance in structuring and drafting, negotiating, interpreting, managing and enforcing complex commercial transactions.
  • Counselling with respect to regulatory and compliance matters impacting the businesses, including the European Banking Authorities outsourcing guidelines, the Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA), data privacy regulations (e.g. GDPR) and sanctions (e.g. U.N. and U.S. Sanctions Programs).
  • Developing a strong rapport and working relationship with an international sales team.


  • Candidates must have a law degree from a recognized educational institution.
  • Ability to negotiate complex contracts in English . The ability to negotiate in additional European languages (especially in French) is also advantageous.
  • Experience negotiating with customers in the financial services industry an advantage.
  • Minimum 3 years of progressively responsible corporate/commercial legal experience.
  • Experience preferably includes a prominent law firm, and/or the corporate law department of a medium–to–large–sized company.
  • Experience must include hands–on drafting and negotiation of sophisticated commercial contracts and technology agreements, including software license and support agreements, software–as–a–service (SaaS) agreements and consulting agreements.
  • Experience conducting negotiations in a global, matrixed environment managing urgent priorities from multiple stakeholders is preferred.
  • A "can do" solutions orientation.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.

In return, we offer the opportunity to join a highly successful, growing, market–leading organisation with a strong mission and values, as well as a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Why Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL) is a global leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance and legal sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services.

Wolters Kluwer recently reported annual revenues of €4.3 billion. The company, headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries and employs 19,000 people worldwide.

Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Wolters Kluwer has a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt program. The ADRs are traded on the over–the–counter market in the U.S. (WTKWY).

Wolters Kluwer is a global provider of professional information, software solutions, and services for clinicians, nurses, accountants, lawyers, and tax, finance, audit, risk, compliance, and regulatory sectors.

For 180 years, Wolters Kluwer has been innovating the way professionals and businesses work. Our employees are at the cornerstone of bringing our vision to life.

O ur pursuit of excellence coupled with the pride we take in our work, enables our customers to solve their most critical problems.

At Wolters Kluwer we encourage you to be your unique self, bring your ideas to life, learn, develop, and thrive. We offer you a world of endless opportunities.

Join us and build a brighter future!

The Power of Purpose

Wolters Kluwer reported 2022 annual revenues of €5.5 billion. The group serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries, and employs approximately 20,000 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.

Wolters Kluwer and all of its subsidiaries, divisions and customer/business units is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected status.