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Commercial Counsel

Avantia Law
Posted Nov 07
Full Time
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We have experienced exceptional growth and success since our inception in 2019.

Our clients are sophisticated, high-calibre investment funds and asset managers. They expect a premium service – and we deliver. We have a proven track record in this, often winning new clients through referrals. We doubled in size in 2022 and our growth projections will see us treble in 2024, globally.

We are powered by AI, but committed to our people.

Our flexible working model means that our people can thrive in their lives outside of work - many have families or are devoted to passion projects in their spare time. We find that this way of life gives them the energy, focus and drive to show up at work at do a great job.

Our office is in London and, while we encourage our people to spend some portion of their working time with colleagues, employees are equally welcome to work entirely remotely if they wish to. We have an incredibly diverse workforce, with staff from the United States, Portugal, Finland, Malaysia, Austria, India and more.


We are looking for a Commercial Counsel to process confidentiality agreements, engagement letters and other commercial contracts that our clients regularly encounter. Our lawyers are responsible for each document, from the point it first comes in, through negotiation with the counterparty, to advising the business and legal teams of the client, to signing. You will be the direct day-to-day contact with the client and have an important role to play in managing and deepening the client relationship, at both a personal and institutional level.


• Comfortable with a fast-paced, changing and dynamic environment with the ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team. • Efficient. While we are committed to respecting work-life balance, we also expect staff to move quickly on matters while at work and manage and appropriately prioritise multiple tasks and competing demands and deadlines. • Committed to delivering a quality service to our clients with a strong work ethic to match. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Our clients value and expect us to provide crisp, concise and straightforward advice. • Strong grasp of relevant legal concepts combined with a commercial and pragmatic outlook • A self-starter who takes ownership. We want people who are constantly thinking of ways to innovate our technology and our business. As our growth continues, there will be new and exciting opportunities to get involved and contribute to our continued evolution and success.


• Juris Doctor from ABA accredited law school. • License to practice law in the jurisdiction you reside. • At least 2 years’ experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts, either in-house or private practice. • Familiarity of working with asset managers, investment banks or other financial services firms preferable but not essential. • Any specific interest in artificial intelligence and legal tech is very welcome but not necessary!


Salary range from $75,000 - $100,000 dependant on experience.


At Avantia, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace, and we firmly believe in equal opportunities for all. We value and celebrate the unique perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences that each individual brings to our team. We embrace diversity in all its forms. We strive to create an environment where everyone feels respected, valued, and empowered to contribute their best work. Our hiring process is merit-based, and we welcome applications from all qualified individuals.