Associate Legal Counsel, Commercial

Company overview:

Google is not a conventional company, and we don’t intend to become one. True, we share attributes with the world’s most successful organizations – a focus on innovation and smart business practices comes to mind – but even as we continue to grow, we’re committed to retaining a small-company feel. At Google, we know that every employee has something important to say, and that every employee is integral to our success. We provide individually-tailored compensation packages that can be comprised of competitive salary, bonus, and equity components, along with the opportunity to earn further financial bonuses and rewards. Googlers thrive in small, focused teams and high-energy environments, believe in the ability of technology to change the world, and are as passionate about their lives as they are about their work. For more information, visit

The area:

Legal 20th century laws don't always solve 21st century problems, and Google Legal crafts innovative approaches for handling some of the toughest legal challenges of the information age. Whether you're a patent attorney, an intellectual property expert or an engineer headed to law school, Google Legal lets you take on unanswered legal quandaries and create new precedents. Our innovative services raise challenging questions that demand creative and practical answers. We provide those answers by working at the crossroads of the law and new technology, helping Google build innovative and important products for users around the world.

The role: Associate Legal Counsel

As an Associate Legal Counsel at Google, you work on the most exciting legal issues as disruptive technological innovations require creative and proactive legal guidance. You're part of a whip-smart group of in-house lawyers and the projects and cases you take on challenge you to think big and differently. You are collaborative and ready to partner in initiatives that influence all aspects of the business and work with Googlers from all over the company. As Associate Legal Counsel for Google’s Cloud business, you’ll negotiate and draft a variety of agreements relating to Google Cloud Platform, G Suite, and other services. You’ll work closely with our Cloud Sales and Product teams, other business clients, and Legal colleagues in Google offices throughout EMEA and in the US. You will be regularly navigating challenging issues and transactions with multi-national aspects, and explaining complex issues to senior management. In addition, you have an understanding of Google's business and the ability to think quickly and practically. You will be a member of a fast-moving team working on solutions to contracting challenges that have real business impact on a large scale.

We also have openings across our commercial team supporting products such as Mobile, Communications, Search and Google Assistant. As an integrated part of the team, you proactively assess legal risks and advise on products that will not only move information into the 21st century, but move information law forward as well. You will review and revise agreements as well as develop practical and innovative ways to meet Google's needs. You will consult and draft a variety of commercial agreements related to Google's products and you'll work closely with business clients and Legal colleagues throughout EMEA. For more information on these roles, please visit


  • Advise on legal challenges, risks, complex agreement structures and company policies.
  • Advise senior management and business clients on various aspects of English and European law.
  • Negotiate a range of agreements with customers and partners throughout EMEA. Consult on a range of commercial agreements and create and maintain templates that comply with company policies and local law. Draft and maintain templates that comply with company policies and local law.
  • Assist policy, competition and payments teams in connection with Mobile and Communications products.
  • Develop expertise in our products such as Google Cloud Platform, G Suite and other enterprise products. Build relationships with Cloud business clients in our various EMEA offices and in the US.

Minimum qualifications:

  • BA/BS/LLB degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • Qualified solicitor, with experience in private practice and/or an in-house team in the UK.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in consulting, drafting and advising clients on technology-related commercial agreements, including multi-jurisdictional transactions, software licensing, distribution and marketing and promotion arrangements.
  • Experience in agreement, commercial, IP, contract and IT law.
  • Experience in advising on data protection issues, including upcoming legislative changes
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