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Changing the world through digital experiences is what Adobe’s all about. We give everyone—from emerging artists to global brands—everything they need to design and deliver exceptional digital experiences! We’re passionate about empowering people to create beautiful and powerful images, videos, and apps, and transform how companies interact with customers across every screen.

We’re on a mission to hire the very best and are committed to creating exceptional employee experiences where everyone is respected and has access to equal opportunity. We realize that new ideas can come from everywhere in the organization, and we know the next big idea could be yours!

The opportunity:

From the moment you wake up in the morning until you go to bed at night consider the media you consume, the adverts you see, the apps you use, the websites you browse and almost all of the shopping you do online throughout the day. Chances are that every single one of those interactions, every single one of those experiences, was touched by an Adobe product.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a legal counsel (c.4-6 years PQE) to join our UK&I legal team based in London or Maidenhead/Reading.

The role will offer:

Dynamic Legal Environment: Join our vibrant legal department at Adobe, known for its encouraging and friendly atmosphere. Experience first hand the excitement of working in a dynamic team,  that values work-life balance, diversity, and inclusion.
Trusted Business Advisor: Become a trusted advisor to the sales community, providing experienced legal guidance on a wide range of topics including commercial, IT, privacy , AI  and IP matters. Collaborate with various departments, including marketing and finance, to drive business success.
Opportunity for Impact: Seize the opportunity to help us craft the future of legal operations at Adobe. As the company continues to grow rapidly, you’ll have a chance to contribute to the development of new systems, such as contract lifecycle management (CLM), knowledge sharing platforms, AI and automation tools. Your insights and expertise will play a crucial role in scaling the legal team for future success.
Variety and Growth: Experience a role filled with variety and growth opportunities. From advising on complex business matters to collaborating with cross-functional teams, every day presents new challenges and learning opportunities. With ample room for professional development, you’ll have the chance to expand your skills and advance your career at Adobe.
Global Reach: Engage with a diverse range of collaborators across the Northern region, including the UK, Ireland, the Middle East, and Africa. As part of a global company, you’ll have the opportunity to work on international projects and gain exposure to different cultures and legal landscapes.
Hybrid Work Environment: Enjoy the flexibility of a hybrid work setup, with the option to work from our UK office ( 3 days a week)  and from home, on a hybrid basis. Embrace a healthy work-life balance while delivering impactful legal solutions , in an encouraging and collaborative environment.

What you’ll do:

Agreement Mastery: Demonstrate expertise in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating  commercial agreements including SAAS software, professional services contracts, and data processing agreements . Your ability to craft and negotiate clear and effective agreements will be essential to facilitating and closing business transactions and partnerships that help the sales organisation meet their quarterly sales targets and longer term business objectives.
Commercial Legal Guidance: Provide comprehensive legal support to various business units, offering strategic advice and training on key legal areas including commercial, IP and privacy AI. Your role will involve preparing and delivering in-house training sessions to empower teams with the knowledge they need to navigate legal complexities confidently.
Collaborative Teamwork: Foster collaboration by working closely with legal team members across EMEA and Latin America. By leveraging collective expertise and insights, you’ll contribute to the success of regional and global legal initiatives.
Regulatory Insight: Stay ahead of regulatory changes and legislation that could impact our business operations . Your role will involve monitoring legal developments and advising on compliance strategies to mitigate risks and ensure business continuity.
Knowledge Management Leadership: Drive knowledge management and process improvement initiatives within the EMEA region. Take the lead in identifying opportunities to enhance legal operations efficiency and effectiveness, contributing to the overall success of the legal department.
Project Support: Provide legal support to working groups and projects, playing a crucial role in developing new work practices and initiatives across the business. Your input will be instrumental in driving legal innovation and alignment with corporate objectives.
Risk Mitigation: Conduct internal training sessions and offer ongoing support to business stakeholders, helping them understand and mitigate key legal risks. Your proactive approach to risk management will safeguard the company’s interests and foster a culture of compliance and accountability.

What you’ll need to succeed:

Are you an experienced legal wizard with a knack for navigating the intricate realms of Commercial, IT, Privacy and IP law?
Do you thrive in fast-paced environments and possess the finesse to balance priorities with ease?
We’re seeking a dynamic individual, ideally with 4-6 years PQE, who’s honed their skills in a reputable law firm or in-house department.
Proficiency in English is a must, with fluency in another EU language a definite plus.
We need someone with a keen business sense and the ability to think creatively while safeguarding Adobe’s interests.
You’ll be a team player, but also a self-starter who can navigate uncharted waters independently.
With exceptional communication, drafting, and technical skills, as well as a background in the software/IT industry, you’ll be well-equipped to solve challenges head-on.
A multi-tasking maestro with a knack for risk management and an international approach, you’ll thrive in our ever-evolving landscape.
High degree of flexibility and ability adapt quickly.
And let’s not forget, a good sense of humour is non-negotiable – after all, laughter is the best legal remedy!
If you’re ready to join a team where every day brings new adventures and opportunities, we can’t wait to hear from you!

As our many awards will tell you, at Adobe you’ll be immersed in an exceptional work environment that is recognized around the world. You’ll be surrounded by colleagues who are committed to helping each other grow through our unique Check-In approach where ongoing feedback flows freely. If you’re looking to make an impact, Adobe’s the place for you. Discover what our employees are saying about their career experiences on the Adobe Life blog, and explore the fantastic benefits we offer at

Adobe is an equal opportunity employer. We hire talented individuals, regardless of gender, race or colour, ethnicity or national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We know that when our employees feel appreciated and included, they can be more creative, innovative and successful. This is what it means to be Adobe For All.

We’re on a mission to hire the very best and are committed to creating exceptional employee experiences where everyone is respected and has access to equal opportunity. We realize that new ideas can come from everywhere in the organization, and we know the next big idea could be yours.

Diversity & Inclusivity:

Adobe is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate based on gender, race or color, ethnicity or national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law. Learn more.

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