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S&P Global, Inc.
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11 About the Role:As a Legal Counsel within the S&P Global Market Intelligence legal team, you will play a crucial role in providing dedicated support to the team. Your responsibilities will involve addressing a wide range of matters related to privacy and information security regulations, including GDPR, CCPA, DORA, and EBA (material outsourcing). You'll be the first line of escalation, assisting with drafting, implementing privacy strategies, negotiating agreements, and handling data subject access requests.

The Team:

The Legal Team provides day-to-day legal support for the various shared services within S&P Global as well as commercial legal support for S&P Global's Market Intelligence (financial services) group. We are a highly trusted and dynamic team that works in close partnership with the business to help drive maximum results.

Responsibilities and Impact:

Privacy and Information Security:You'll be at the forefront of privacy and information security matters. This includes drafting and implementing privacy strategies, negotiating Data Processing Agreements (DPAs), Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs), and other privacy-related documentation with clients.

Incident Response:You'll assist with incident reports and reviews, ensuring compliance with relevant regulations.

DORA Expertise:As part of the escalation point for DORA-related queries, you'll draft appropriate DORA terms, negotiate with clients, and collaborate with information security teams affected by DORA.

Legal Advisory:Your in-depth knowledge of privacy and information security laws and regulations will guide legal decisions. You'll advise the legal team and business on various related matters, including commercial licensing transactions.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Legal Expertise:Develop expertise in multiple areas of law to counsel internal clients on business and legal risks throughout the customer relationship. Deep knowledge of GDPR, CCPA, DORA, EBA, and other relevant regulations is essential.
  • Contract Negotiation:Independently negotiate, draft, and review various commercial agreements, including data licenses, software licenses, and strategic alliance agreements. Ensure compliance with privacy and information technology best practices.
  • Business Support:Provide legal and business solutions to product, sales, and strategic alliances teams, with a focus on EMEA and Americas.
  • Risk Mitigation:Identify, evaluate, and mitigate business and legal risks related to new products and initiatives.
  • Collaboration:Work closely with the Market Intelligence Legal Team, offering strategic and legal insights across different business areas.
  • Hybrid Work Model:You'll be asked to work from the office two days a week.
What We're Looking For:

Basic Required Qualifications:
  • 7+ years' experience as a practicing lawyer/legal counsel, with a background in commercial contracts from a law firm or in-house legal environment.
  • Experience in engineering, technology, or financial companies.
  • Expertise in GDPR, DORA regulations, and EBA Outsourcing Guidelines.
  • Proficiency in negotiating and drafting commercial technology, data, and software licensing contracts.
  • Ability to handle complex matters as an escalation point.
  • Familiarity with compliance, intellectual property, and data privacy.
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills.
  • Results-driven mindset.
  • Eagerness to learn and contribute to successful negotiations.
  • Creative problem-solving abilities.
  • Proactive, enthusiastic, self-motivated team player.
  • Strong organizational skills.
What's In It For You?

Our Purpose:

Progress is not a self-starter. It requires a catalyst to be set in motion. Information, imagination, people, technology-the right combination can unlock possibility and change the world.

Our world is in transition and getting more complex by the day. We push past expected observations and seek out new levels of understanding so that we can help companies, governments and individuals make an impact on tomorrow. At S&P Global we transform data into Essential Intelligence, pinpointing risks and opening possibilities. We Accelerate Progress.

Our People:

We're more than 35,000 strong worldwide-so we're able to understand nuances while having a broad perspective. Our team is driven by curiosity and a shared belief that Essential Intelligence can help build a more prosperous future for us all.

From finding new ways to measure sustainability to analyzing energy transition across the supply chain to building workflow solutions that make it easy to tap into insight and apply it. We are changing the way people see things and empowering them to make an impact on the world we live in. We're committed to a more equitable future and to helping our customers find new, sustainable ways of doing business. We're constantly seeking new solutions that have progress in mind. Join us and help create the critical insights that truly make a difference.

Our Values:

Integrity, Discovery, Partnership

At S&P Global, we focus on Powering Global Markets. Throughout our history, the world's leading organizations have relied on us for the Essential Intelligence they need to make confident decisions about the road ahead. We start with a foundation of integrity in all we do, bring a spirit of discovery to our work, and collaborate in close partnership with each other and our customers to achieve shared goals.


We take care of you, so you cantake care of business. We care about our people. That's why we provide everything you-and your career-need to thrive at S&P Global.

Our benefits include:
  • Health & Wellness: Health care coverage designed for the mind and body.
  • Flexible Downtime: Generous time off helps keep you energized for your time on.
  • Continuous Learning: Access a wealth of resources to grow your career and learn valuable new skills.
  • Invest in Your Future: Secure your financial future through competitive pay, retirement planning, a continuing education program with a company-matched student loan contribution, and financial wellness programs.
  • Family Friendly Perks: It's not just about you. S&P Global has perks for your partners and little ones, too, with some best-in class benefits for families.
  • Beyond the Basics: From retail discounts to referral incentive awards-small perks can make a big difference.
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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at S&P Global:
At S&P Global, we believe diversity fuels creative insights, equity unlocks opportunity, and inclusion drives growth and innovation - Powering Global Markets. Our commitment centers on our global workforce, ensuring that our people are empowered to bring their whole selves to work. It doesn't stop there, we strive to better reflect and serve the communities in which we live and work, and advocate for greater opportunity for all.


Equal Opportunity Employer

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.

If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

US Candidates Only: The EEO is the Law Poster describes discrimination protections under federal law.


LGLLGL202.2 - Middle Professional Tier II (EEO Job Group)

Job ID: 301280
Posted On: 2024-05-14
Location: London, United Kingdom

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