Senior Legal Counsel

FD Technologies plc is a global leader in consulting, business services and technology. We are the home for diverse thinkers and innovators. We know that our people are vital to our success and we are proud of the diverse and vibrant team we have built across the globe. We are committed to hiring top talent, creating an environment where they can thrive, and recognizing and rewarding their dedication as they progress within the company.


An excellent opportunity has arisen to work in the dynamic technology sector within a global fast paced ambitious business which has a world renowned client base.

As Senior Legal Counsel,  EMEA, you will join the expanding legal team supporting the business activities of KX mainly focused in EMEA. Your main objective will be to protect the commercial interests of the business. Your experience will include a high level of proficiency when it comes to drafting, reviewing and negotiating a range of complex technology contracts and agreements. The role will be multi disciplinary and you may also be the first port of call for any other legal related issues such as working across diverse matters including disputes, regulatory & compliance, exports, competition, security and privacy – so be prepared to be flexible.

You will be a qualified solicitor / lawyer and the suggested minimum level of experience for this role is 8yrs+ PQE.

You will be required to be a self-starter however you will have the ability to build a team around you. You will have a natural curiosity to dig into the business and the industry.  You are agile, highly organised and have the skills, drive and flexibility to support a leading technology company that is changing the world, facing cutting-edge legal issues and organisational challenges on multiple fronts. You will also be required to be a problem solver. When faced with the need to ‘push-back’, you can present solutions to the business.



  • Draft and negotiate complex non-standard technology agreements. Ability to draft bespoke agreements and terms is required in a time sensitive environment.
  • Provide general legal support to all areas of the business.
  • Advise sales teams on deal process and contract management.
  • Understand software products, software implementation, managed services, cloud services along with data security, and privacy process issues.
  • Guide the sales team during negotiations, and in many other contexts.
  • Assist with standardisation of documentation across multiple jurisdictions.
  • Quickly get up to speed on internal structures, product offerings, technology, and processes.



  • Qualified UK or Eire lawyer with relevant post-qualification experience with a minimum if 8 years relevant PQE.
  • Relevant in-house legal experience in the technology sector.
  • High-level negotiation and excellent legal drafting skills.
  • Significant experience of drafting negotiation technology and services related contracts in time sensitive parameters.
  • Solid knowledge of business process gained in-house relating to commercial, contract, intellectual property and data privacy law.
  • Knowledge of Anti-Trust Law and Competition Law.
  • Worked on broader commercial arrangements such as partnerships, OEM agreements, teaming agreements, partnership agreements.
  • Understanding of cloud services, and significant experience of drafting and negotiating cloud software technology and related professional services contracts.
  • Experience in Fintech is preferable along with experience within other industries is advantageous.
  • Ability to manage client expectations (both internal and external) in the face of competing demands.
  • Motivated to be part of a dynamic in-house legal team supporting the recognised leader in processing big data in the cloud.
  • Team player who supports and shares information with the legal team in a collaborative manner.
  • Knowledge of Export related compliance is advantageous.


Working for FD:

At FD, you will embark upon a career with life-long learning at its core, facilitating rapid professional and personal development and the opportunity to design your own path. We support a variety of external training courses and accreditations and are truly passionate about our Mentor Program, through which our senior colleagues generously set aside personal time to coach and support others in their career progression.
We are delighted to have several active internal networks, social committees, and charity initiatives, designed with the intention of meeting the holistic needs of our employees and giving back to our communities.

Our employees are rewarded with numerous benefits as part of their employment, including:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Extensive Health Care Package
  • Pension plan
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Annual leave increasing with service
  • Group Life Protection Benefit
  • Training opportunities
  • FD Internal Network and Sports & Social Calendar
  • Hybrid Working options


Who are we?

FD Technologies plc (FD) is a leading software and services company, with world-leading intellectual property in ultra-high-performance analytics (KX) across industries, and extensive domain expertise and capabilities in capital markets systems and technology (managed services and consulting).


KX technology is designed to capture and analyze data to make real-time decisions in a world where data volumes generated by markets and machines are increasing exponentially, and existing technologies fail due to technological or commercial limitations.
KX is widely adopted throughout the financial industry and is poised for accelerated growth across high-tech manufacturing, automotive, oil and gas, utilities, and telecommunications.

First Derivative

First Derivative provides a range of managed services and consulting worldwide to its clients in the capital markets sector, including many of the world’s leading banks, focused on supporting mission-critical systems as well as helping them to achieve and maintain regulatory compliance.

If you meet these requirements and would like to apply for this role.