• Locations
    • United Kingdom
    • Remote
  • Date Posted
  • Nov. 30, 2021
  • Function
  • Legal
  • Sector
  • Business Applications

SeedLegals is expanding into the Republic of Ireland, and we have a fantastic opportunity for an innovative and tech-minded lawyer to join us as an Irish Legal Associate, helping us shake up the legal world building and launching products, manage legal risks and compliance and work on complex investment rounds!

About SeedLegals

SeedLegals is London’s hottest legaltech startup and the UK market standard for startups raising investment, incentivising their teams with share options, doing their SEIS/EIS, and managing their cap tables. We are backed by Index Ventures, Europe’s leading scale-up investor. With one in six early-stage funding rounds and EMI option schemes now on SeedLegals, we’re proud that in just four years we’ve transformed the way UK companies start, grow and scale.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Conduct legal research and answering queries relating to our products, including, funding rounds, option schemes, employment law, general company law matters, etc
  • Adapt and build localised versions of products that aim to handle complex investment rounds in Ireland.
  • Provide academic and technical legal input for the preparation of legal templates, articles and other marketing materials;
  • Work closely with internal and external stakeholders, including founders, investors, the customer support team, product managers, designers and lawyers
  • Develop and manage the relationship with partner Irish law firms for the provision of legal services above and beyond document automation
  • Monitor legal developments, in particular, laws, regulations and case laws impacting early-stage startups in Ireland

Requirements

  • The successful candidate must hold an internationally recognised law degree with a current practising certificate in the Republic of Ireland.
  • Desirable current practicing certificate in the UK. I think we
  • 3+ years PQE with a proven track record of providing legal advice to venture backed startups and/or SMEs
  • You must be able to demonstrate working experience and knowledge in the following areas:
  • Early to growth stage fundraising methodology and legal process
  • Capitalisation tables and corporate governance
  • Private equity investments
  • Employee option schemes
  • Company secretarial work
  • You must be a motivated self-starter with attention to detail
  • You have a genuine passion for entrepreneurship and innovation, and are excited by the opportunity to interact with startup founders every day
  • Great communication skills, working well with customers, as well as on-site and remote team members
  • Forward thinker
  • Outstanding time-management skills, and the ability to effectively manage multiple workstreams

Benefits

  • Joining one of the hottest scale-ups in the UK and Irish legal technology space, with a proven track record in Europe
  • Building an impressive network of Founders and VCs across Ireland and the UK
  • Working in a high performing team with plenty of growth opportunities
  • Creating your own profile in the startup ecosystem through thought leadership, webinars and content
  • Plenty of responsibility from day one
  • Competitive salary and a performance related bonus
  • Full benefit package including health insurance and pension
  • 25 days annual leave (plus local public holidays)
  • Your birthday off, on us!
  • Stock-option package on 1st anniversary with the company