Yoyo Design Ltd

Commercial Lawyer
Role Purpose
In line with the Instant Group’s rapid expansion plan, we are looking for a motivated Commercial Lawyer to
join our team. Working exclusively within our legal team you
will be responsible for supporting the
General Counsel on all legal matters, and specifically in dealing with issues pertaining to business
transactions, client agreements and contracts.
We’re looking for someone who is an energetic, resilient and motivated individual who enjoys working in a
fast paced environment.
Key Responsibilities
Handle a wide range of commercial contracts from drafting through to negotiation and
finalization in the UK, US and Asia.
These commercial contracts include client outsourcing and service agreements, vendor
agreements, standard terms, joint ventures, partnerships, etc.
Minimise risks and manage any disputes that arise as a result of breach of contract.
Advise management of contractual rights and obligations, provide clarification of contract terms
and conditions
Establish and maintain excellent working relationships within the organisation to ensure that
advice is consistently sought by colleagues when needed.
Manage relationships with external stakeholders such as suppliers and industry regulators
Assist with the development and delivery of training modules regarding legal issues. Advise the
business with regards to changes in legislation that affect the company, its clients and industries.
Provide other ad hoc legal advice as required including areas of employment law, data privacy
law, intellectual property, etc.
Background and experience
In addition to being a well-rounded commercial lawyer, the candidate will:
Be UK (or analogous common law country) qualified either within a law firm or in house
Have received their training at a large city, global or regional firm.
2.1 Degree qualification
C2-4 years PQE*
Experience with relevant commercial, corporate, outsourcing or commercial property contracts
An excellent communicator
Have a confident manner when in a fast paced environment
Happy to look at wider commercial issues including employment
* PQE is merely a guideline, no level of experience will be precluded
Key skills and competencies
Pro-active individual
Must be diligent and meticulous
An enthusiastic team player but with ability to work independently and unsupervised
| The Blue Fin Building (1st floor), 110 Southwark Street, London SE1 0TA
Personally flexible and consultative and able to operate effectively in an organisation with both
local and national dimensions
| The Blue Fin Building (1st floor), 110 Southwark Street, London SE1 0TA
A business is only as good as its people
It’s not all noses to the grind-stone though; Instant is a fun and dynamic place to work, where colleagues
support one another and where the next social event is always just round the corner. We have been
consistently rated as one of the best small companies to work for by the Sunday Times and are committed to
continuing to make Instant a great place to build a career.
Established in 1999, Instant delivers innovative workplace environments in over 110 countries for some of the
world's largest organisations. The services that Instant provides include property search, benchmarking and
research, workplace technology solutions, design and fit-out, management and M&E.
Instant has achieved 35% compound growth over the past 4 years and continues to expand with private equity
funding from MML Capital in 2012. It has offices in London, Dallas, Hong Kong and Sydney Instant employs
more than 130 staff.
Instant is a values-driven organisation. We adopt and live by our values:
 We are passionately client focussed 24/7, 365
 We operate with integrity and a sense of fun
 We build long term client relationships based on trust
 We question convention with the desire to improve performance
 We collaborate in teams to create solutions that solve client problems
 We strive for excellence in all that we deliver
 We attract and develop the most talented people
We are a fast growing business with an exciting and vibrant atmosphere, where staff are encouraged to think
for themselves and are rewarded for contributing to our success.
To support our ambitious growth plans, we want to attract and develop the best people – resourceful,
committed individuals with relevant experience and a client-centric mindset.
The details
We pay market salaries and the right person will be offered a package according to their experience.
You will be based at our head office at the Blue Fin Building in Southwark but may be required to work on a
client site. The building boasts amazing views over London with café, coffee shop, roof terrace and paid Gym
in the basement.
The area itself (Bankside) is one of the oldest parts of London – entrepreneurs, artists and revelers have
flocked here for almost 2,000 years. It is one of London’s most vibrant areas, with a heady mix of culture,
foodie delights, attractions and architecture. Bankside was once known as London’s larder, it’s a title that
lives on today in the fresh produce of Borough market and the wealth of fine restaurants, pavement cafes and
shops surrounding it.
You will work 9am to 6pm Monday to Thursday and 9am to 4pm on Fridays.
For more information please contact Stephen Pye on:
[email protected]
| The Blue Fin Building (1st floor), 110 Southwark Street, London SE1 0TA