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Commercial Lawyer

Elevate is recruiting for a Commercial Lawyer with at least 3 years PQE to work for a leading technology organisation in Paris on a 6-month contract.  The role will support the entertainment media business for France and will provide legal input on EU cross-border initiatives.

The successful candidate must be fluent in English, and a native French speaker.

Key duties:

  • Reviewing contracts and negotiating acceptable alternatives for the French market.
  • Supporting the entertainment media business for France on transactional work and customer facing projects. This will include promotions and customer-facing aspects of various projects.
  • Providing French legal input on EU cross-border initiatives.
  • Creating templates and tools to facilitate the negotiations.
  • Facilitating escalation and resolution of contract issues.
  • Updating or drafting templates, negotiation playbooks, and other contract infrastructure tools.
  • Managing client projects to improve contracting efficiency, cost effectiveness, and knowledge sharing.

You might be the right person if you:

  • Like the sound of working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment for a market leading organisation.
  • Enjoy negotiating and drafting contracts.
  • Like working with multinational companies, spanning different markets and industries.
  • Embrace the use of technology tools to facilitate your work.
  • Work well independently as well as with teams.

Essential experience and skills for success:

  • A minimum of 3 years PQE providing transactional support for business clients, including drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts.
  • Ability to negotiate and draft contracts in English and French.
  • Proven ability to work in a client-centric, deadline driven environment.
  • Dependable, responsive, and committed to producing high quality work.
  • Flexible, and willing to pitch in on matters and projects to better serve our clients, even if the work falls outside your normal scope of duties.
  • Excellent written skills, particularly depicting complex ideas clearly and concisely.
  • Professionalism in both verbal and written work.
  • High integrity and ethical compass.
  • Excellent listening as well as communication skills and the judgment to know which skill to use in a given setting.


  • Experience of practising Commercial Law in France.

Elevate is the law company. We provide consulting, technology and services to law departments and law firms. Our global team of lawyers, engineers, consultants and business experts improve efficiency, quality and outcomes for customers worldwide. Elevate’s achievements and distinctions include:

  • Ranked on the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies two years in a row.
  • Ranked as a top Global Services Provider by Chambers & Partners three years in a row.
  • Lead Partner of the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards.
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