Legal Counsel, Reuters

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  • Job Description

      Req#: JREQ177644

      We welcome applications to our full-time vacancies from all citizens who have been granted protection within the territory of the Republic of Poland under the EU Temporary Protection Directive*

      Reuters is one of the world’s largest multimedia news provider. Our award-winning journalism reaches billions of people worldwide every day. Founded in 1851, Reuters has remained true to the Trust Principles of independence, integrity and freedom from bias, working relentlessly to bring news from the source and from every corner of the world.

      We have an opening for an attorney with at least five years post-qualification experience. You will be part of the commercial legal team that provides supports across the Reuters business and will report to an Assistant General Counsel on the team.

      The successful candidate needs to be a hands-on transactional lawyer, with exceptional communication skills, capable of providing sound legal and business advice to sales professionals, product management, and other internal customers. The successful candidate will be responsible for identifying and analysing legal issues, drafting and negotiating documents, presenting commercially viable recommendations, and assuring legal compliance.

      About the Role

      In this opportunity as Legal Counsel, you will:

      • Draft, review, negotiate and manage a variety of commercial contracts for Reuters News business, including license agreements, channel partner agreements, advertising agreements, and other related media distribution agreements.
      • Provide practical day-to-day commercial legal support to Reuters business globally.
      • Work with Sales, Commercial Policy, Product and other cross-functional teams in Reuters business to identify creative legal solutions for commercial transactions and mitigate legal and commercial risks.
      • Collaborate with other members of the Thomson Reuters legal team on enterprise-wide legal projects, including developing playbooks, fallback positions and other knowledge sharing tools to help scale commercial legal support for the Reuters business.

      About You

      You’re a fit for the role of Legal Counsel, Reuters if your background includes:

      • Minimum of 5 years’ post-qualification experience working in in-house legal department and/or law firm negotiating and drafting licensing and other commercial agreements, with experience counselling on media and cross-border deals preferred.
      • Licensed to practice law and member in good standing of a Bar Council in Poland
      • Ability to counsel clients across diverse geographies and cultures and to work collaboratively as part of a global team.
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
      • Excellent judgment and high level of professional integrity.
      • Ability to take initiative and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

      What's in it For You?
      You will join our inclusive culture of world-class talent, where we are committed to your personal and professional growth through:

      • Hybrid Work Model: We’ve adopted a flexible hybrid working environment (2-3 days a week in the office depending on the role) for our office-based roles while delivering a seamless experience that is digitally and physically connected
      • Wellbeing: Comprehensive benefit plans; flexible and supportive benefits for work-life balance: flexible vacation, two company-wide Mental Health Days Off; work from another location for up to a total of 8 weeks in a year, 4 of those weeks can be out of the country and the remaining in the country, Headspace app subscription; retirement, savings, tuition reimbursement, and employee incentive programs; resources for mental, physical, and financial wellbeing.
      • Culture: Globally recognized and award-winning reputation for equality, diversity and inclusion, flexibility, work-life balance, and more.
      • Learning & Development: LinkedIn Learning access; internal Talent Marketplace with opportunities to work on projects cross-company; Ten Thousand Coffees Thomson Reuters café networking.
      • Social Impact: Ten employee-driven Business Resource Groups; two paid volunteer days annually; Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives for local and global impact.
      • Purpose Driven Work: We have a superpower that we’ve never talked about with as much pride as we should – we are one of the only companies on the planet that helps its customers pursue justice, truth and transparency. Together, with the professionals and institutions we serve, we help uphold the rule of law, turn the wheels of commerce, catch bad actors, report the facts, and provide trusted, unbiased information to people all over the world.


      Do you want to be part of a team helping re-invent the way knowledge professionals work? How about a team that works every day to create a more transparent, just and inclusive future? At Thomson Reuters, we’ve been doing just that for almost 160 years. Our industry-leading products and services include highly specialized information-enabled software and tools for legal, tax, accounting and compliance professionals combined with the world’s most global news services – Reuters. We help these professionals do their jobs better, creating more time for them to focus on the things that matter most: advising, advocating, negotiating, governing and informing.

      We are powered by the talents of 25,000 employees across more than 75 countries, where everyone has a chance to contribute and grow professionally in flexible work environments that celebrate diversity and inclusion. At a time when objectivity, accuracy, fairness and transparency are under attack, we consider it our duty to pursue them. Sound exciting? Join us and help shape the industries that move society forward.


      As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under applicable law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

      We also make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and for sincerely held religious beliefs in accordance with applicable law.

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      We welcome applications to our full-time vacancies from all citizens who have been granted protection within the territory of the Republic of Poland under the EU Temporary Protection Directive (subject to proof of status). This is inclusive of:

      • Ukrainian citizens and their family members residing in Ukraine before 24 February 2022
      • Third country citizens and stateless persons and their family members with international or equivalent national protection in Ukraine, who had a valid residence permit in Ukraine on 24 February 2022
      • Citizens of other third countries who were permanent residents in Ukraine on 24 February 2022 in accordance with Ukrainian regulations and who cannot safely and permanently return to their country
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