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Introduction At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just


At IBM, work is more than a job – it’s a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you’ve never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world’s most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.

Your Role and Responsibilities

The IBM Law Department is currently looking for a qualified Italian lawyer to join the Italian Legal team, working from Milan. We are looking for a candidate with strong corporate and corporate commercial experience gained from a reputable private practice or in-house environment, preferably with a focus on technology, along with a solid interest in business negotiations. In such role, you will support the Italian legal and business teams in corporate matters, as well as in sales negotiations, tenders, including public tenders and related legal matters, in coordination with local and international teams.

Key responsibilities include:
  • You will be providing legal support on a broad range of corporate matters, including corporate transactions (mergers, de-mergers, acquisitions, divestitures in the form of assets or share deals)
  • You will be providing legal support to the Board of Directors for corporate law
  • You will be providing legal support on a broad range of matters relating to our Italian clients across all lines of business.
  • You will provide legal assistance by supporting our business teams in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating commercial and public contracts, including public tenders and contracts governing corporate aspects of commercial transactions.
  • Furthermore, you will cooperate with other specialists in the Legal team on a wider area of matters such as compliance, privacy, and competition.
  • The role will involve executive engagement, as well as working collaboratively with other members of the Italian Legal team and other members of IBM Law Department in and across other jurisdictions.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Italian lawyer with at least 5/6 years PQE in a reputable commercial law firm or in-house in an international environment.
  • Very good knowledge of corporate law and corporate transactions.
  • Very good knowledge of commercial and public sector contract law, good notion of Intellectual Property law and antitrust law.Corporate and commercial background with solid experience in corporate matters and transactional support, matured in Italy or with operations in Italy.
  • Solid experience in drafting, negotiating and vetting commercial contracts that address complex/difficult issues.
  • Excellent Italian speaker (including written) and proficient business and legal English (spoken and written).
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and manage deadlines in a fast paced, rapidly evolving and demanding industry and work environment.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively in a cross-functional environment, process and communicate legal concepts and positions articulately and persuasively at all levels in simple, commercial and practical terms.
  • You are able to work autonomously but also enjoy working in a collaborative team-based environment and build trustworthy relationships with colleagues and clients.
  • Self-starter, highly motivated, strong work ethics.
  • Pro-active and customer oriented, business acumen, Flexible and agile being able to multi-task and prioritise competing requirements.
  • Open to innovation and keen to bring forward ideas to continuously improve and enhance the way we work and deliver; eager to continually learn and develop professionally.
  • Must demonstrate strong commitment for integrity and promote values and mission of the company and of the legal and compliance department.
  • Having backbone.
  • Italian Mother language.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Qualified in EU member State/Country.
  • Knowledge of any additional language on top of Italian and English is an advantage.
  • Focus on ICT Industry is a plus.
  • Focus on regulated markets is a plus.
  • In-house experience is a plus.

About Business Unit

The successful candidate will join the IBM Law Department as part of an international team located in Dublin, Ireland, in charge of providing legal support to IBM business teams across Europe. The selected applicant based elsewhere will be required (and supported) to relocate to Ireland. The selected Italian qualified lawyer will assist IBM Italy and will have the opportunity to interact with other jurisdictions when required.

Your Life @ IBM

Are you craving to learn more? Prepared to solve some of the world’s most unique challenges? And ready to shape the future for millions of people? If so, then it’s time to join us, express your individuality, unleash your curiosity and discover new possibilities.

Every IBMer, and potential ones like yourself, has a voice, carves their own path, and uses their expertise to help co-create and add to our story. Together, we have the power to make meaningful change – to alter the fabric of our clients, of society and IBM itself, to create a truly positive impact and make the world work better for everyone.

It’s time to define your career.

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.

Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we’re also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business.

At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it’s time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.

Location Statement

IBM wants you to bring your whole self to work and for you this might mean the ability to work flexibly. If you are interested in a flexible working pattern, please talk to our recruitment team to find out if this is possible in the current working environment.

Being You @ IBM

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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