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Legal Counsel in Paris at Elevate

Date Posted: 7/20/2018

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Job Description

Elevate is recruiting for a Commercial Contracts Lawyer with at least 3 year PQE, ideally in France, to work for an International Bank in Paris on a 6-month contract. The successful candidate must be fluent in English and French.

Key Duties:

Supporting the Legal Department, the lawyer will provide legal support to Core Commercial Banking and to the Global Trade and Receivable Finance businesses.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Structuring, negotiating and reviewing contractual documentation to include non-disclosure agreements, term sheets, loan facility, ancillary documentation for cross-border transactions, personal guarantees, receivable purchase agreements, documentary credits and collaterals.
  • Participating in the development of new projects, new products and services and the implementation of new laws and regulations.
  • Participation to Group projects and their implementation under French law.   
  • Managing relationships with the various internal and external stakeholders involved in the transactions.

You might be the right person if you:

  • Like the sound of working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment for a market leading organisation.
  • Enjoy negotiating and drafting contracts.
  • Like working with multinational companies, spanning different markets and industries.
  • Embrace the use of technology tools to facilitate your work.
  • Work well independently as well as with teams.

Essential experience and skills for success:

  • Good knowledge of trade finance, factoring solutions and credit and lending documentation.
  • Ability to respond in a time critical fashion to requests for review of documents and transaction related matters.
  • Ability to work independently but also to share know-how with colleagues.
  • Master degree in French law (minimum).
  • An additional master degree in English law would be appreciated.
  • Business French and English at excellent level.


  • Admitted to the Bar in Paris

Elevate is the law company. We provide consulting, technology and services to law departments and law firms. Our global team of lawyers, engineers, consultants and business experts improve efficiency, quality and outcomes for customers worldwide. Elevate’s achievements and distinctions include:

  • Ranked on the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies two years in a row.
  • Ranked as a top Global Services Provider by Chambers & Partners three years in a row.
  • Lead Partner of the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards.


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