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Senior Legal Counsel - Product & Commercial

Remote

Remote

Product, Legal
Remote
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

About Remote

Remote is solving global remote organizations’ biggest challenge: employing anyone anywhere compliantly. We make it possible for businesses big and small to employ a global team by handling global payroll, benefits, taxes, and compliance. Check out remote.com/how-it-works to learn more or if you’re interested in adding to the mission, scroll down to apply now.

Please take a look at remote.com/handbook to learn more about our culture and what it is like to work here. Not only do we encourage folks from all ethnic groups, genders, sexuality, age and abilities to apply, but we prioritize a sense of belonging. You can check out independent reviews by other candidates on Glassdoor or look up the results of our candidate surveys to see how others feel about working and interviewing here.

All of our positions are fully remote. You do not have to relocate to join us!

What this job can offer you

  • This is an exciting time to join Remote and make a personal difference in the global HR-tech space as a Senior Legal Counsel - Commercial and Product, joining our Legal Team. We are looking for a talented and eager commercial and product lawyer, who is interested in helping with our team’s mission, namely: supercharging our business through the provision of excellent legal advice and implementation of solid legal processes.
  • Remote’s well established Legal team is a bunch of friendly, talented highly motivated lawyers from a whole host of different countries, with some awesome experiences.
  • The Legal Commercial and Product is a sub team within our Legal Team and principally supports:
    • Our Product Team, and internal stakeholders at large with product counselling, ensuring legal compliance with our product development and as they launch;
    • Our Sales Team with commercial negotiations on the different agreements we utilise for our products and services,
    • Our Collections Team with litigation advise and strategies to ensure compliance with debt collection laws and to effectively manage and resolve disputes with overdue accounts.
    • Our wider Legal Team, by drafting excellent commercial templates, and generally contributing to the team’s processes.

What you bring

  • Handle sales negotiations and client collections including overseeing related litigation
  • Manage all aspects of litigation and dispute resolution, including identifying potential legal issues, formulating strategies, executing action plans, coordinating with the collection team and external legal counsel for thorough preparation, evaluating litigation versus settlement options and ensuring compliance with legal requirements
  • Ensure transactions are conducted smoothly, and in compliance with legal standards, while effective managing disputes that may arise.
  • Collaborate and support the Product Team by ensuring compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, providing legal guidance from initial design through to market delivery and improvements
  • Help improve our processes, templates and knowledge resources
  • Promote a “compliance-focus” approach in everything we do
  • Provide solutions rather than escalating problems

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Product Team to provide strategic legal advice on complex issues during product development and launch
  • Support the Product Team by ensuring compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, providing legal guidance from initial design through to market delivery.
  • Handle sales negotiations and client collections including overseeing related litigation
  • Manage all aspects of litigation and dispute resolution, including identifying potential legal issues, formulating strategies, executing action plans, coordinating with the collection team and external legal counsel for thorough preparation, evaluating litigation versus settlement options and ensuring compliance with legal requirements
  • Ensure transactions are conducted smoothly, and in compliance with legal standards, while effective managing disputes that may arise.
  • Help improve our processes, templates and knowledge resources
  • Promote a “compliance-focus” approach in everything we do
  • Provide solutions rather than escalating problems

Practicals

  • You'll report to: Managing Counsel
  • Team: Legal- Employment, Product and Commercial
  • Location: For this position we welcome everyone to apply, but we will prioritise applications from APAC timezone
  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • Remote Compensation Philosophy

Remote's Total Rewards philosophy is to ensure fair, unbiased compensation and fair equity pay along with competitive benefits in all locations in which we operate. We do not agree to or encourage cheap-labor practices and therefore we ensure to pay above in-location rates. We hope to inspire other companies to support global talent-hiring and bring local wealth to developing countries.

At first glance our salary bands seem quite wide - here is some context. At Remote we have international operations and a globally distributed workforce. We use geo ranges to consider geographic pay differentials as part of our global compensation strategy to remain competitive in various markets while we hiring globally.

The base salary range for this full-time position is $53,000 to $119,000. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level and location, and our job titles may span more than one career level. The actual base pay for the successful candidate in this role is dependent upon many factors such as location, transferable or job-related skills, work experience, relevant training, business needs, and market demands. The base salary range may be subject to change.

Application process

Roughly 5 hours across 6 weeks

  1. Interview with recruiter
  2. Interview with hiring manager
  3. Interview with team members
  4. Written exercise
  5. Prior employment verification check

Benefits

Our full benefits & perks are explained in our handbook at remote.com/r/benefits. As a global company, each country works differently, but some benefits/perks are for all Remoters:
  • work from anywhere
  • unlimited personal time off (minimum 4 weeks)
  • quarterly company-wide day off for self care
  • flexible working hours (we are async)
  • 16 weeks paid parental leave
  • mental health support services
  • stock options
  • learning budget
  • home office budget & IT equipment
  • budget for local in-person social events or co-working spaces

How you’ll plan your day (and life)

We work async at Remote which means you can plan your schedule around your life (and not around meetings). Read more at remote.com/async.

You will be empowered to take ownership and be proactive. When in doubt you will default to action instead of waiting. Your life-work balance is important and you will be encouraged to put yourself and your family first, and fit work around your needs.

If that sounds like something you want, apply now!

How to apply

  1. Please fill out the form below and upload your CV with a PDF format.
  2. We kindly ask you to submit your application and CV in English, as this is the standardised language we use here at Remote.
  3. If you don’t have an up to date CV but you are still interested in talking to us, please feel free to add a copy of your LinkedIn profile instead.

We will ask you to voluntarily tell us your pronouns at interview stage, and you will have the option to answer our anonymous demographic questionnaire when you apply below. As an equal employment opportunity employer it’s important to us that our workforce reflects people of all backgrounds, identities, and experiences and this data will help us to stay accountable. We thank you for providing this data, if you chose to.