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Senior Legal Counsel - Commercial



Multiple locations
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

At 8x8 Inc. [Nasdaq:EGHT] we put communications at the heart of our business and build technology that allows people to connect anytime, anywhere they are in the world, and on any device. XCaaS - the 8x8 Experience Communications Platform - brings together Employee and Customer Experience, enabling hybrid workforces across the globe to connect, collaborate, and delight customers, while providing businesses with real-time communications analytics, intelligence and unique insights.

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Job Summary:

The Senior Counsel - Commercial will be based in our London office (Hybrid - 1 day per week in our Aldgate office), working closely with our UK and US-based executive teams, business stakeholders, and colleagues on our global legal team. You will play a key role in negotiating B2B SaaS contracts, from high-volume no-negotiation forms to complex, bespoke agreements with multinational companies. Your focus will be on structuring and negotiating commercial agreements, ensuring compliance with relevant laws, and supporting strategic business initiatives in the cloud communications and contact centre industry.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Draft, review, negotiate, and execute a range of commercial contracts with customers and resell partners.

  • Proactively identify and advise on legal risks, escalating those as necessary to stakeholders.

  • Be a business partner to your non-legal colleagues to help achieve business goals with legally sound strategies.

  • Collaborate with your colleagues in the Global Commercial Legal team and with UK and global stakeholders.


  • Law degree from a nationally-recognised law school.

  • Current practising certificate.

  • Minimum of 5 years PQE with at least 3 years' commercial contracts experience.

  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in commercial or corporate law with a top-tier law firm.

  • Demonstrated experience in structuring and negotiating B2B SaaS agreements, from high-volume no-negotiation forms to complex, bespoke agreements with multinational companies.

  • Excellent analytical, written, and oral communication and relationship-building skills.

  • A commercial and pragmatic attitude and the ability to communicate effectively.

  • Strong negotiation and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to work independently and efficiently in a client-centric, fluid environment handling multiple tasks and projects concurrently while maintaining the highest standards and attention to detail.

Preferred Qualifications (skills or knowledge that would be desirable, but not essential):

  • Experience in the technology or cloud communications industry.

  • Familiarity with intellectual property and data protection laws.

  • Experience with reseller, distribution, and other indirect sales relationships.

  • Familiarity with government contract frameworks (e.g. G-Cloud and Network Services).

  • Experience with SaaS company RFP/RFI responses.

  • Familiarity with US Revenue Recognition principles.

  • Experience working for a US-based multinational company with a strong UK presence.

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