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Legal Counsel - Financial Services in Gdansk - ul. Marynarki Polskiej 163

Legal Counsel - Financial Services

About Us

The Legal Team provides day-to-day legal support for the various shared services within IHS Markit as well as commercial legal support for the Financial Services and Industries business divisions.  We are a highly trusted and dynamic team that works in close partnership with the business to help drive maximum results.

Your Role

You will be a key member of the IHS Markit Legal team. Reporting into Counsel Director, you will be providing ad hoc, ancillary and/or permanent support for a wide variety of functions and/or divisions within the IHS Markit Global Legal Team. The role involves dealing with a host of commercial transactions, ad hoc business projects and advising the business on various commercial legal matters.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing, negotiating and drafting wide variety of agreements including data, software licenses, services, maintenance, web-based services, consulting agreements, non-disclosure agreements and other commercial contracts from different regions, at global level.

  • Support sales and other business teams including shared services groups based in different regions, globally and provide them with innovative business solutions.

  • Developing knowledge of multiple areas of the law, including bankruptcy, intellectual property, and privacy, to counsel internal clients on business and legal risks arising at all stages of the customer relationship.

  • Analyzing, evaluating, and providing input to product and client initiatives with a view to identifying and highlighting possible business and legal risks to management.

  • Interact and work closely with IHS Markit Global Legal Team and provide strategic and legal inputs on matters across different business areas.

  • Drafting and maintaining template agreements.

  • Encouraging compliance by IHS Markit Colleagues with applicable policies and procedures (e.g. Sales RAD, insider trading, and compliance).

About You

You are results driven, eager to learn and you enjoy making an impact toward successful win-win negotiations.

Key Qualifications and Skills:

  • Law degree

  • 2-4 years' experience as a practicing lawyer / legal counsel with commercial, contracts, contractual and general legal experience from a law firm or in an in-house legal environment

  • Legal experience in negotiating and drafting commercial and other business to business technology and information related contracts – must have

  • Experienced in compliance, intellectual property and data privacy matters – must have

  • Must have an excellent command of the English language (both written and spoken)

  • Excellent drafting and negotiating skills.

  • Knowledge of data and software licensing, intellectual property, and commercial contract law required - preferred

  • Knowledge of English law, or the laws of the State of NY is a plus.

  • Experience with engineering, technology, or financial companies is a plus.

  • Proven ability to manage a variety of commercial transactions and special projects simultaneously.

  • Ability to anticipate and respond to problems.

  • Investigative, analytical, problem-solving, and strategic skills.

  • Proactive, enthusiastic, self-motivated team player. Strong organizational skills.

What we offer

  • Options to work from home

  • Flexible working hours to allow you to attend your family

  • Opportunity to work with world experts in the field

  • Participation in conferences and training

  • Attractive benefits package (private health care, life insurance, MultiSport card)

  • Chillout & fun room (table tennis, table football, Xbox, billiards)

  • Three days for charity/volunteering

  • Fruit days, Coffee, tea, chocolate

  • Remote recruitment and onboarding process

Flexible Working

We pride ourselves on our agility and diversity, and we welcome requests to work flexibly. For most roles, flexible hours and/or an element of remote working are usually possible. Please talk to us at interview about the type of arrangement that is best for you. We will always try to be adaptable wherever we can. 


Your colleagues

About us

We are over 14,000 analysts, data scientists and specialists armed with real-time technology and data, working together to uncover deeper sources of information. The unique insights we provide help the industries and markets that drive our economies operate more efficiently, outpace competition and secure long-term success. Our global insights impact nearly every major sector - from aerospace to automotive. We empower our customers by isolating cause and effect, risk and opportunity in new ways so they can make well-informed decisions with greater confidence. This is a force we call The New Intelligence.


Join us

Boundaries belong on maps, not in your work. Start every day at IHS Markit with the excitement of what’s next, by working with people from across the globe on interesting, cutting-edge projects and gaining once-in-a-lifetime learning experiences. It is easy to be passionate and invested in your work here, knowing you are causing an effect for some of the world’s most influential companies. You’ll get to be hands-on with, and see the direct impact, of your work. Career satisfaction just comes with the territory here.


IHS Markit is committed to providing equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the laws and regulations in any of our locations.

We are proud to provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with IHS Markit and need special assistance or an accommodation to use our website or to apply for a position, please contact or call +1 212 849 0399. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are considered on a case-by-case basis. This contact information (email and phone) is intended for application assistance and accommodation requests only. We are unable to accept resumes or provide information about application status through the phone number or email address above. Resumes are only accepted through the online application process, and only qualified candidates will receive consideration and follow-up.

IHS Markit maintains a substance-free workplace; employees may be asked to submit to a drug test (where permitted by law).  In addition, as a federal contractor in the United States, the company participates in the E-Verify Program to confirm eligibility to work.

For information please click on the following links:

IHS Markit Business Code of Conduct
Right to Work
EEO is the Law
EEO is the Law Supplement
Pay Transparency Statement


Current Colleagues

If you are currently employed by IHS Markit, please apply internally via the Workday internal careers site.

  • Req ID: R17663
  • Date Posted: 09/16/2020
  • Job Category: Legal
  • Location: Gdansk - ul. Marynarki Polskiej 163
  • City, State: Gdansk
  • Country: Poland

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