Legal Counsel

Hauser + Wirth
May 13, 2024
Jun 10, 2024
Contract Type

We believe diversity of thought and experience creates the most brilliant communities to serve our organisation, and that is why Hauser & Wirth is an equal opportunities employer.

Hauser & Wirth is one of the world's leading commercial galleries for modern and contemporary art. We are seeking a Legal Counsel to act as a right hand to the company General Counsel.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

Draft and negotiate a variety of commercial agreements in an international environment (manufacturing and production agreements, supply agreements, printer agreements, website development agreements, advertising agreements, partnership contracts, etc.)

Draft and negotiate complex terms and conditions in a wide range of areas

Negotiate commercial transactions in Europe, the US and Asia

Draft and negotiate corporate contracts on behalf of the company (and its affiliates), including agreements with partners, service providers, and vendors

Advise on general corporate matters, including compliance, governance and organizational reporting documents

Advise our teams relating to data protection/privacy issues; address relevant data protection/transfer/processing issues

Draft and negotiate intellectual property licensing agreements, standard software licensing and development agreements

Review and be responsible for forms relating to Hauser & Wirth's Gallery business: consignment, loan, purchase, sales agreements, and others

Assist the General Counsel in interfacing with, directing and supervising outside counsel where appropriate

Required knowledge, skills and qualifications:

EMEA–based lawyer with Master's degree in Law/State exam

3–5 years of experience in an international law firm

Experience and excellent knowledge and understanding of

Corporate law and procedures

Commercial law (complex commercial agreements)

European privacy and data protection laws

IT law (complex technology/licensing agreements/technology development and technology transfer agreements, technology service agreements)

Intellectual property laws (licensing agreements)

Knowledge of applicable EU law, including relating to cross–border transactions

Broad experience in international business & cross–border agreements.

Familiarity with the contemporary art business including deal structures and contract forms

Excellent self–organization, independence, a high level of commitment

Interdisciplinary ability to understand diverse topics of a global corporate environment

Excellent writing, communication and interpersonal skills, with an ability to take initiative, think creatively and work strategically

Strong organizational and time–management skills, with an ability to multi–task, prioritize and work nimbly in a fast–paced environment

This is a full–time position, working Monday to Friday, committing to working at least 3 days out of our central London, Mayfair offices. Remote working is permitted for the remainder of the week.

Candidate may occasionally need to work additional hours/travel to other locations.