General Counsel London Hybrid Remote

Intent HQ

London, United Kingdom Full-time in Legal
    • Job ID 1445446

    Job Description

    About Intent HQ

    Our mission is to help organisations have more genuine relationships with their customers by using data and machine learning to understand them on a human level and enable marketing personalisation at scale. We’re a well-funded scale-up business, having raised £30m from several notable PE investors. We’ve had an initial focus in the telecommunications sector, landing some of the world’s leading telecoms brands including Verizon.

    Our clients typically have tens of millions of customers and billions of interaction events each day. We have developed our platform to handle data at this enormous scale efficiently. Intent HQ is unique because we’ve focused on understanding customer interaction data. We do the hard-specialised work leaving our clients free to focus on integrating the insight into their business, with one Client seeing an additional £26m annual revenue as a result of using our products and services.

    Intent HQ is an exciting place to work, we are very proud to have made our debut on the FT1000 Fastest Growing Companies in Europe for 2022 and were listed again in 2023! We have a talented team of circa 125 -people (and growing!), with entities in London, Barcelona, Lisbon, New York and Tel Aviv and collectively speak over 15 languages!

    The Opportunity
    We are seeking a General Counsel to join as the legal backbone of the company to guide us through funding rounds and continued expansion into new product domains and jurisdictions. The ideal candidate will be someone who can navigate a broad range of legal complexities in various regions while being an integral part of the executive leadership team, adding invaluable legal guidance and strategic insight. The candidate will work closely with the Senior Leadership Team as the guardian of the organisation’s legal compliance and risk mitigation.

    What you will do:

    • Cultivate and guide Intent HQ’s legal strategy across several subject matters, including payments, lending, consumer protection, privacy and data protection, IP, marketing, and ecommerce to manage legal risk and ensure regulatory compliance while pushing forward business development

    • Create, lead, and develop teams responsible for:
      • Advising product and engineering teams on legal issues related to Intent HQ’s products and features throughout product development to launch lifecycle;

      • Drafting and negotiating commercial legal transactions, including fundraising, sales and strategic development, partnership, procurement, and data processing agreements;

      • Managing regulatory engagement and providing regulatory guidance on Intent HQ’s products to cross-functional legal and business partners on laws and industry trends relevant to artificial intelligence and advertising technology; and

      • Advising local business stakeholders on and overseeing all aspects of international legal compliance of Intent HQ’s services offered in the UK, the EU, and the United States.

    • Work with business and legal partners to manage risk and unblock legal hurdles

    • Partner with senior management and executive leaders to provide strategic, practical, and creative legal advice that contributes to amazing product experiences for customers while mitigating legal risks

    • Advise on or manage your team in supporting strategic growth projects, including fundraising, M&A or other transactions

    • Manage and lead different legal operations programs, including creating training materials, developing automated and scalable processes and knowledge management systems, and budgeting

    • Chart the strategic direction of the team as we prioritize and expand product offerings and move into new global jurisdictions

    • Be a thought leader, contributing to legal strategy, company priorities, and team development

    Who we are looking for:

    • Strong Legal Foundation: A robust background in law, with significant experience in corporate law, privacy and data protection, intellectual property, and commercial contracting and negotiations, among other fields, to provide a solid legal backbone for the company.

    • Strategic Acumen: An individual capable of aligning legal strategies with overarching business goals, ensuring that legal decisions contribute to the company’s growth and success.

    • Leadership Skills: Someone who can lead and inspire a legal team, fostering an environment of excellence, collaboration, and innovation within the legal department.
    • Global Legal Proficiency: Experience in navigating legal complexities across multiple jurisdictions, enabling smooth operations and compliance adherence in new markets.

    • Compliance and Risk Management Expertise: A proven track record in mitigating risks and ensuring compliance, acting as the guardian of the organization’s legal standing.

    Essential Qualifications:

    • A minimum of 8 years of combined relevant experience in law firms, governmental agencies, or in-house legal departments

    • Experience growing and managing teams of lawyers and legal professionals, including team budgeting, strategic planning, and career development

    • Experience launching products and advising on the legal and regulatory aspects of product development in the AI and advertising spaces

    • Excellent commercial negotiation and drafting skills

    • Strong executive communication skills (both written and verbal)

    • An active law qualification or bar membership in the UK or one US state

    Prior experience in startups and high growth companies preferred

    Diversity & Inclusion

    Intent HQ is an equal opportunities employer with an ethos of commitment to promoting and practising diversity, equality and inclusion at work. At IHQ, different perspectives, ideas and experiences are valued and respected, with fair and equal opportunities provided for all. Our diversity and inclusion efforts have been recognised with us winning a Women in Tech UK Award, under the Best Tech Employer 2023 (51-149 Employees)’ category, an achievement we are very proud of.

    Our Culture

    Working for Intent HQ, you have the opportunity to work with cutting edge technology in an environment where you are encouraged to think and act outside traditional methods. We are a growing business with a flat structure meaning everyone is visible and able to make an impact, not just in their own role, but across the business on a daily basis. We promote a collaborative, innovative and sociable culture, oriented towards performance and competitive advantage. Our DNA is made up of flexibility to all staff with a family friendly approach and focus on personal development. We have high expectations and pride ourselves on our cultural standards.


    • Flexible working

    • Free breakfast daily (in the office)

    • 26 days holiday (increasing with service)

    • Pension scheme

    • Income Protection with Employee Assistance Programme

    • Life Assurance

    • Oliva Mental Health platform and counselling

    • Higher than statutory maternity/paternity benefits

    • Work socials

    • Wellbeing programme

    • Cycle to work scheme

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