Legal Counsel

Boston Consulting Group
Jul 11, 2024
Aug 08, 2024
Contract Type
BCG is partnering with our clients to tackle some of the world's biggest and most pressing challenges. Grounded by our values and guided by our purpose, we are unlocking the potential of those who advance the world. Our Global Legal Team is a key enabler of our firm's success, helping to drive impact and progress across a number of important dimensions.

As a Legal team member, you will work across BCG teams and functions to support our business growth strategy, provide counsel and expertise, drive legal innovation, and leverage the power of new ways of working in our journey to become an industry best team.

Legal Counsel – Commercial Contracting is expected to be a seasoned and skilled lawyer, able to independently address the full range of global legal issues facing BCG and with a particular expertise in all aspects of commercial contracting. Among other things, you will:
  • Be a fully integrated member of BCG's Global Legal Team, with a primary focus on commercial matters, commercial risk identification, and internal process improvement, particularly for BCG's Iberia and South America operations.
  • Serve as champion of BCG contracting and risk management standards while developing such expertise in various jurisdictions around the world.
  • Draft, review, and negotiate a wide array of commercial agreements, including global master services agreements, licensing agreements, nondisclosure agreements, other client agreements.
  • Be experienced in quickly and independently redlining and custom–drafting legal documents.
  • Implement and help to develop and champion BCG contracting and other policies and processes and assist in seeking approvals on deviations of contract or other policies.
  • The geographic focus is global, though with a significant focus on operations in Iberia and South America (ISA). You may also be asked to provide general counsel and advice across the full range of legal issues facing one of the world's leading multinational professional services organizations.
  • Provide general counseling and management of a full spectrum of business and legal issues, which, in addition to licensing and intellectual property matters, may include transaction structuring and support, data protection, competition law and trade regulations, and conflict of interest.
  • Identify risks and issues; suggest alternative solutions.
  • Team successfully across BCG and integrate fully into BCG's Global Legal Team to resolve or support resolution of complex legal issues.
  • Act as bridge and point of contact between functions and business for resolving legal issues.
  • Contribute to developing and maintaining Legal Team know–how and templates, technology solutions, and other key enablers.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.
BCG's Legal Counsel will be an exceptional lawyer, able to efficiently deliver high quality work, and will have substantial experience effectively advising on and negotiating commercial agreements by striking a practical balance between business and legal objectives.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and listening skills.
  • An important part of the position is a responsive and pragmatic approach in addressing ad hoc requests from the business and demonstrating adaptability, agility and resilience when business priorities change.
  • Superior analytical skills and creative problem–solving ability, approaching problems in a structured way, with an appreciation for striking a practical balance between business and legal objectives.
  • Talent for absorbing new skill sets and expertise quickly and comfortably, adopting a growth mindset to work in complex legal environments with a diverse international set of clients and stakeholders.
  • Being a collaborative team player who partners effectively across diverse teams and networks.
  • Technologies, new ways of working and more effective processes adopter.
  • The ability to quickly comprehend and interpret complex sets of laws and regulations and interpret those laws within the context of BCG's global policies.
  • A positive, dynamic attitude and client–focused approach to legal practice, with strong personal and professional self–confidence.
  • Delivering high–quality outputs in a fast–paced, intellectually intense, client–oriented environment.
  • Conducting rigorous, logical, and accurate analysis to draw out innovative insights.
  • Effectively framing and addressing complex challenges with a clear articulation of impacts and potential benefits to make informed recommendations.
  • Influencing stakeholders to mitigate risk and drive business success.
  • Anticipating obstacles and preparing mitigation strategies.
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships within a loosely structured organization.

  • Qualified lawyer in Spain, England or US.
  • 5+ years of commercial contracting experience with international exposure.
  • 2+ years with a reputable law firm preferable; prior relevant in–house experience preferred.
  • English and Spanish fluency; Portuguese is a strong plus.

BCG's legal group manages a full spectrum of legal issues, including contracts, intellectual property, regulatory matters, corporate compliance, and corporate governance. The firm's legal team serves as both a trusted advisor to the business and an activist agent of change.