Senior Counsel

Aon Corporation

London, London

London, London, UK
London, London
6 days ago
Posting Description:

2494863 - Senior Counsel (Corporate Group ), (London, UK)


We’re hiring!


We have a career opportunity for a Senior Counsel in our Corporate Group within the Law Department based in our London (or surrounding) office.  


About Aon


Aon Plc is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. Our 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance.


Aon is an equal opportunities employer.   Aon's recruitment and selection policy ensures the best possible skill mix of colleagues and the highest quality candidates are appointed using objective job-related criteria.


About the Role


Your impact as Senior Counsel:  

  • Being subject matter expert with broad commercial transactions experience including privacy and data security, with a primary focus on experience with procurement and commercial contracts including outsourcing (BPO/ITO), master service agreements, statements of work, master software licensing and software as a service agreements, and other sourcing, IT and technology related matters necessary for Aon’s operations
  • Identifying, assessing risk and advising on risks, managing stakeholders and prioritizing projects. Other experience related to real estate leases, intellectual property, and mergers and acquisitions desired but not required
  • Being part of a team of 10+other attorneys in the Corporate Law group, supporting a broad array of global corporate law initiatives
  • Interacting directly with internal senior level clients from around the world, including the global Chief Procurement Officer and regional procurement partners
  • Responsibility for legal matters in connection with the negotiation of material supplier contracts and management of legal risks related thereto in the US, UK and EMEA regions and will interact with the APAC region as well. Aon has over $2 Billion globally in spend on third parties and the successful candidate will work alongside Aon’s global spend management function and other key stakeholders in providing effective legal and execution support to Aon.  
  • Responsibility for working in accordance with the Aon UK Limited Risk Management Framework, and compliance with the Aon UK Limited policies, including participation in the management of risks (including completion of mandatory training) that may adversely affect the business, interests or reputation of any Group Company.

About you


Your knowledge and expertise:

  • Solicitor or barrister qualified in UK or other common law jurisdiction
  • Proven post-qualification experience
  • Law firm experience preferred
  • Ability to advise on commercial legal issues at a high level, dealing with senior stakeholders and taking a strategic approach
  • Previous experience with regulatory environments
  • Self- starter capable of handling a multitude of issues at any one time
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent team player
  • Engaging collaboratively
  • Ability to successfully navigate in a matrixed environment and understanding of a shared service operational model
  • Curiosity and creativity and ability to quickly digest and understand complex business issues
  • Strong business acumen and ability to balance risks and commercial benefits
  • Experience in financial and/or professional services

Salary and Benefits


This role offers a competitive salary and bonus, plus a comprehensive benefits package and 25 days holiday. Through our flexible benefits, you will also have the opportunity to choose additional benefits, including healthcare and additional holiday.   We also offer tremendous potential with a growing worldwide organisation.


Our Colleague Experience


Every day, our colleagues make a difference, work with the best, own their potential, and value one another. Together, we share this one purpose: to empower economic and human possibility around the world. This unifying goal is at the heart of our identity, and it lives in everything we do.  To learn more about our colleague experience, visit Aon Colleague Experience.


We’re happy to talk flexible working. If you need to flex your working pattern, Aon offers flexible and agile working policies and we’re happy to discuss options with you upon application

About the Company

Aon Corporation