Senior Legal Counsel

Milano, Lombardia, Italy | Shared Services | Full-time | Fully remote

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Senior Legal Counsel

The Legal team in Europe works very closely with our commercial team and plays an important role in keeping our business compliant and risk-free given their expertise on commercial contracts and legal and compliance issues surrounding the staffing industry throughout Europe. As Senior Legal Counsel, you will support our sales functions and leaders in Europe and support the region and/or global compliance as a partner and legal adviser. You will be expected to work effectively and autonomously without supervision and to enable the business while ensuring the business stays compliant. 

As Senior Legal Counsel, you will be expected to manage contract negotiations from a legal and commercial perspective, operating as a business partner to the region that falls under your remit. Further, you will work closely with the business and Sales Directors in identifying compliant business solutions as well as resolving legal issues with suppliers and clients. Moreover, you will be expected to support HR and Finance on matters relating to the business from a legal standpoint.


  • Review / drafting / amendment / negotiation of master contracts / framework agreements and nondisclosure agreements with clients, suppliers and partners surrounding IT services and staffing of freelance/ltd company IT specialists and permanent recruitment in various jurisdictions within Europe, including contract negotiation support to the sales function;
  • Review / drafting / amendment / negotiation of contracts and agreements surrounding other business arms of the K2 Group, such as K2 Education / Universities and assisting the global legal and compliance function on projects, transactions and business ventures as required;
  • Responding to emails and queries raised in the general email inbox of the legal department;
  • Contract management, administration and generation;
  • Legal research, identification of contract and business issues and risks; provision of advice to the sales function and business leaders, enabling them to form an informed decision on business risks associated with contracts and projects;
  • Continuous development of terms of business in line with changing legislation and business developments;
  • Training of sales function on contractual compliance, and legal matters;
  • Dealing with litigation matters and managing external counsel where necessary;
  • Responding to candidate and client queries / issues;
  • Application for work permits for candidates;
  • Application for and renewal of country specific licenses the business holds.

Requirements & Skills 

  • Qualified Lawyer ideally holding a Post Graduate degree in Law or Compliance;
  • 5+ years work experience in Compliance or Legal related function;
  • Strong communication and organizational skills;
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to completing tasks;
  • Ability to switch from various tasks throughout the day.

 Salary Range: 55-65K EUR


This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time.

 K2 Partnering Solutions is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and pregnancy-related conditions), gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.  Our team is dedicated to this policy with respect to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities, access to facilities and programs, and general treatment during employment.