BT Commercial Lawyer or Commercial Contracts Manager in London, United Kingdom

Commercial Lawyer - UK Commercial Transactions

Location: London

Fixed Term Contract - 3 months

Our purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world. For each other, for our customers, for society and our communities. We need you to help us do this.

Why this role matters

You will carry out legal research and provide professional legal support and advice to business units in the UK. You will resolve commercial legal issues in relation to BT standard terms used in complex and multi-jurisdiction transactions. You will provide an advisory service the business, advising on developments or changes to relevant laws and their impact on the business.

You may act as a single point of contact, provide advice or, where appropriate, make executive decisions on the legal impact of commercial matters, or the commercial implications of legal advice. You may be responsible for advising on specialist matters affecting BT, with particular emphasis on legal commercial issues arising in complex and multi-jurisdiction transactions for a defined area of the business.

You may also be involved in providing commercial legal support on special projects (e.g. improvement to standard terms), advise on legal matters within a business unit, and act as the company’s representative in legal proceedings.

What you'll be doing

You’ll be able to:

  • represent BT in complex, frequently multi-jurisdiction contract negotiations with customers, distributors or suppliers.

  • identify commercial risks arising either from proposed deals or product development/expansion, providing appropriate solutions/alternatives.

  • draft and maintain market standard and enforceable terms and conditions for all products and services to meet business requirements, liaising as appropriate with technical and financial experts to capture accurate descriptions and boundaries of portfolio and product offerings.

  • work across business units, understanding the legal aspects of problems that arise and dealing with them in an efficient way.

  • negotiate and conclude business transactions on behalf of BT on terms that are acceptable to the business.

  • anticipate legal developments relevant to the business and provide advice on their impact.

  • proficiently and practically apply data protection and other compliance legislation.

  • manage stakeholder relationships in the legal team as well as the affected business and market units, particularly with respect to escalations and sensitive matters.

You’ll be responsible for:

  • your own caseload and largely work independently ensuring compliance with a Senior Lawyer or Senior Commercial Manager.

  • Escalating cases of complex, sensitive or strategic nature to a Senior Lawyer or Senior Commercial Manager.

We'll also need to see these on your CV


  • be a qualified lawyer in a common law jurisdiction.

  • have knowledge and relevant experience in commercial issues, covering a range of activities.

  • be commercially aware and able to proactively anticipate and resolve commercial legal issues.

  • be able to present your advice in a way that is accurate, commercial, pragmatic and with the audience in mind.

  • be able to effectively and proactively contribute towards improvements in the delivery of legal services.

  • be able to effectively manage challenging situations (with the support of a Senior Lawyer or Senior Commercial Manager as required).

Why choose us?

The UK Commercial Transactions Team handles product launches, deals and disputes across a range of sectors due to our diverse customer base. There are many household names and large multi-national customers that buy services from BT. As a member of the UK Commercial Transactions Team, you will be part of an established legal and commercial community with over 60 members. The UK Commercial Transactions Team is part of a larger Legal, Governance and Compliance organisation that is approximately 500 strong worldwide. The work that you will do will be diverse, in support of key business and strategic projects. You will be joining a well-established and friendly team which enjoys to spend time together socially when possible.

BT will offer you the opportunity to take on new challenges and flourish in a career you deserve. We will support, invest in you and provide you with a platform like no other. Join BT’s future and help us revolutionise things for our customers.

We value different perspectives, skills and experiences. We’re creating an inclusive working culture where people from all backgrounds can succeed. That’s why we welcome applications from all parts of the community.

Job: Commercial, Contentious

Title: Commercial Lawyer or Commercial Contracts Manager

Location: GBR %26 Ireland-GBR-London-London

Requisition ID: 95033