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Keen interest, industry awareness or experience working with new technologies, such as artificial intelligence, quantum computing, edge computing, IOT, extended…...

Legal Counsel – Cloud Services


Location: London


Salary: Competitive Salary plus exceptional benefits

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. With our thought leadership and culture of innovation, we apply industry expertise, diverse skill sets and next-generation technology to each business challenge.

We believe in inclusion and diversity and supporting the whole person. Our core values comprise of Stewardship, Best People, Client Value Creation, One Global Network, Respect for the Individual and Integrity. Year after year, Accenture is recognized worldwide not just for business performance but for inclusion and diversity too.

“Across the globe, one thing is universally true of the people of Accenture: We care deeply about what we do and the impact we have with our clients and with the communities in which we work and live. It is personal to all of us.” – Julie Sweet, Accenture CEO


As a team:

You will support clients with their journey to cloud and their digital transformation thereafter. Accenture Cloud legal counsel focuses on supporting Accenture Cloud’s go-to-market/sales organization as well as other Technology related offerings and assets.

You’ll learn, grow and advance in an innovative culture that thrives on shared success, diverse ways of thinking and enables boundaryless opportunities that can drive your career in new and exciting ways

If you’re looking for a challenging career working in a vibrant environment with access to training and a global network of experts, this could be the for you. As part of our global team, you’ll be working with cutting-edge technologies and will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of new skills on the job.


Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Cloud business teams, and other Accenture Technology Innovation teams, to evaluate and prepare new offerings for market, with varying deal structures (including consulting services, cloud services including software as a service, and licensed software) in different geographies and different industries and regulatory environments.
  • Learn and understand the technology sufficiently to educate and advise the business with respect to legal and risk management issues relating to the offerings.
  • Draft, review and negotiate complex alliance and vendor technology transactions.
  • Develop clear communications, guidance, templates and trainings regarding the offerings for the development teams, sales teams and contracting legal teams that lead client facing contracting.
  • Develop strong collaborative relationships within the business and Legal organizations.


“International Candidates will be considered”

We are looking for experience in the following skills:

  • Admitted to the bar (or local equivalent) and in good standing or otherwise authorized to practice law.
  • Substantial years’ post-qualifying transactional experience drafting and negotiating client/vendor cloud computing arrangements, software-as-a-service, IP and data licensing and/or development agreements.
  • Experience advising as Product Counsel working with a company to develop services (including ‘as-a-Service’ cloud hosted services), products and/or offerings.
  • Strong understanding of Intellectual Property commercial and transactional issues.
  • Keen interest, industry awareness or experience working with new technologies, such as artificial intelligence, quantum computing, edge computing, IOT, extended reality, robotics, or blockchain.
  • Strong skills in structuring and negotiating cloud computing and software as a service deals. Both supplier and customer sides preferred.
  • Understanding of or willingness to learn applicable regulatory landscapes and its effect on cloud services, product development and deployment.
  • Awareness of data protection and privacy laws and their interplay with cloud services, product development and deployment.
  • Experience advising engineering and commercial teams on how to bring new offerings to market in a legally compliant and strategic manner.
  • Knowledge of software product development issues, including third party components, integrations and open source issues.


What’s in it for you

At Accenture in addition to a competitive basic salary, you will also have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days of vacation per year, access to app based fitness classes and discounts on range of gyms, private medical insurance and three days leave per year for charitable work of your choice! Flexibility and mobility are required to deliver this role to deliver the first-class services we are known for.


About Accenture

Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services—all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 537,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.


Closing Date for Applications
28th May 2021


Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.