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Senior Legal Advisor – International Office of General Counsel

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: IHQ

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Role Summary
This role will play an important part of the technology and intellectual property practice in IOGC, which plays a pivotal role in providing legal support for – and advising on legal risks, protections and opportunities related to – KPMG’s IP, technology and data strategy, value chain and revenue-growing initiatives.
The role will provide opportunities to advise KPMGI leaders and their teams on three key areas of the practice:

- product and innovation strategies for KPMG technology solutions;
- procurement and supplier transactions with technology and services providers; and
- strategic global initiatives with respect to technology, intellectual property and data.
The role will focus on mitigating against legal risks while supporting the organization’s growth through use of technology. We expect the role will make an impact on the organization’s goals of embedding technology in everything KPMG does, developing technology solutions that suit member firm clients’ needs, and leveraging data.
This role will report into the head of the IOGC’s technology and intellectual property practice. We expect that the successful candidate will primarily perform the following work with respect to products and innovation:
1. Legal and Regulatory Advice: Provide advice on legal and regulatory risks and requirements arising from the design, development and licensing of KPMGI technology solutions and the processing of data by such solutions. For each KPMGI-developed or KPMGI-owned technology solution, this work will require understanding the technical aspects of, and business plan for, such solutions. This work will also include advising on issues related to cross-border intellectual property and data rights, the use of open source software, whether there is freedom to operate, the benefits of copyright versus patent versus trade secret protection, and market trends related to the foregoing. This work will involve substantial influencing of, and collaborating regularly with, KPMGI professionals in audit, tax, advisory, risk management, information protection, technology development, cloud infrastructure, and procurement.
2. IP Protection & Monetization Program: Work with KPMGI business teams and technology developers to create an intellectual property protection program that: (i) identifies patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, know-how and other proprietary assets developed by them, (ii) determines the best legal methods to protect such IP assets, and (iii) implements processes for such protection. This work will also require supporting Global audit, tax and advisory functions in their establishment of an “invention committee” and collaborating with KPMGI professionals participating in such committee to determine how each IP asset will be protected and, more generally, creating standards for prioritizing disclosures and patent filing decisions. Over time, we expect that this work will expand to working with global business teams to identify companies that may be infringing on KPMGI IP and to enforce KPMGI’s rights in its IP, as well as understanding the potential for member firms to license and monetize such IP rights (separate and apart from their use in KPMG technology solutions).
3. Procurement: Provide legal support for the procurement of technology included in, commingled with, or which forms the basis of, KPMG technology solutions. This work will include advising on, drafting and negotiating various strategic intellectual property and technology agreements, with a focus on complex licenses and services agreements (including software license agreements, data rights agreements, cloud services agreements (i.e., SaaS, PaaS, IaaS), software/technology development agreements, and software/technology acquisitions).
4. Global Initiatives: Support strategic global initiatives with respect to technology, intellectual property and data. We expect this work may include providing legal support and advice on global priority solutions and data aggregation initiatives related to KPMG technology solutions.
5. Training and Education: Train and educate KPMGI professionals on legal risks related to technology design and development and use of data in technology solutions.

Technical Skills
A candidate should have the following technical skills:
Advanced technical legal skills in the areas of intellectual property and technology law, with a strong focus on providing legal and regulatory advice on developing, licensing, and protecting technology, IP and data.Strong negotiation and drafting skills across a wide variety of technology, intellectual property and data license agreements and transaction structures across various jurisdictions, as well as bespoke and complex legal, business and technical issues.Advanced communication skills to enable the translation of complex legal and regulatory issues, within the context of complex technical and business issues, into easily understandable advice.
Experience & Knowledge
A candidate must be qualified and licensed to practice law and have a degree from an accredited college or university. A candidate should have the following experience and knowledge:

- Minimum 6 years PQE of experience in the areas of intellectual property, technology and data law, with substantial experience advising on laws and regulations affecting the design, development and licensing of technology solutions and the processing of data by such solutions;
- Significant experience advising on protecting and enforcing intellectual property, technology and data rights, US and EU data privacy issues, artificial intelligence platforms, data and analytics platforms, and mobile applications;
- Significant experience negotiating a variety of technology agreements and transaction structures;
- Must possess an excellent working knowledge of cloud-based information technology businesses, services and products;
- Ability to advise on, and drive forward the implementation of, solutions to issues and matters with an international/cross-border dimension;
- Understands how to balance the needs, demands and requirements of a global business with legal risks and protections;
- Must be self-motivated and able to thrive in a fast-paced, high-volume legal department with many different stakeholders worldwide;
- Understands how to foster a collaborative and inclusive environment amongst other KPMG professionals;
- Cultural sensitivity required to engage with people at all levels and with diverse backgrounds;
- Deep knowledge and awareness of global business, legal and technology trends which may impact the KPMG brand; and
- Experience in instructing and managing external counsel on matters, as appropriate (other than the most significant matters, on which the individual in this role will work alongside a Partner t or Director level lawyer within IOGC).
Additional Notes

Some domestic and international travel will be required (once countries open up their borders and it is safer to do so).




Manager - Tax Disputes, KPMG Law - Manchester

Location: Manchester

Capability: Tax

Service line: Legal Services

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


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The Legal Services Team sits within KPMG Tax. Its establishment flows naturally from KPMG’s long history of successfully delivering multidisciplinary services to clients. Its vision is to be the legal adviser of choice for KPMG’s clients when it comes to their people, corporate structures, internal arrangements, regulatory requirements and disputes with HMRC. KPMG is now regulated by the SRA as a multi-disciplinary practice.


Core corporate, commercial and employment law teams, and a market leading tax litigation team, are already in place. Over the next few years, these teams will grow and Legal Services will expand into other areas of law that fit within its vision and the needs of KPMG’s clients.


KPMG Legal Services is for lawyers who are:


· Team players who enjoy working with people from different backgrounds and disciplines.
· Approachable people who are keen to develop personally and professionally, and to assist with the development of junior team members and build relationships.
· Lawyers with a passion for the law.
· Intellectually curious, open-minded and analytical people, with an eye for detail and pride in their work.
· Driven and proactive professionals who deliver a great service to their clients.
· Relationship builders who can spot and develop new opportunities both within the KPMG network and externally.
· Flexible people who are able to deal with a fluid, changing work environment.


Why you might want to join KPMG Legal Services:


· You can see the advantages of professional advice being provided within a multidisciplinary team.
· You are ambitious and perceive the wealth of opportunities presented by a start-up legal practice in a leading global professional services firm.
· You want the opportunity to develop client relationships and KPMG’s legal services capabilities.
· You are excited by the idea of being a founding member of a team that will grow significantly.
· You want to broaden your experience and become a more rounded professional.
· You want to achieve a sustainable work-life balance.


Role and responsibilities:


You will help the team with the following service offerings:
(i) Early legal and technical input into potential disputes with HMRC.
(ii) Reviewing a variety of ideas and situations and appraising for litigation risk.
(iii) Litigation in the Tax Tribunals, High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and ECJ


This will include:


(i) First drafts of pleadings such as notices of appeal and witness statements.
(ii) First draft correspondence, advice and reports.
(iii) Legal research.
(iv) Case management of ‘group litigation’ cases.
(v) Preparing for hearing including preparing bundles of documents and authorities.
(vi) Instructions to Counsel, attending Conferences and preparing settled notes.
(vii) General litigation support.
(viii) Delegation to junior team members.


Education and qualifications:


The applicant will be a litigation lawyer with experience in litigation and/or tax dealing with commercial clients.
In addition, a successful applicant will have the ability to get up to speed quickly on technical matters and be keen to continue developing his/her legal skills and engage in new areas of work.
The applicant must be able to demonstrate his/her ability to build relationships with across KPMG or with clients. Good relationship building skills and organisation skills are a must.
The successful applicant will help promote the team’s work through participating in team and wider firm events.


Experience Required:


It is expected that the successful applicant will be a qualified solicitor with at least 4 years PQE experience.
They will have experience across a number of taxes and in particular corporate taxes working in real estate and funds.
They must have tax litigation experience (i.e. not just general litigation experience) and previous experience in a similar role with a law firm or Big 4 practice is essential.
They will have experience with and a good understanding of the procedure before the UK Tribunals.

Strong academic, technical, drafting and personal skills are essential.

Legal Counsel (Manager)

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: QRM and OGC

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Department Information

The Practice Protection team (“PP”) comprises a team of experienced partners and lawyers based in Canary Wharf who specialise in advising on and managing the handling of practice protection issues.

Practice Protection is the process by which the firm takes effective action in the event of claims, or circumstances relating to its professional work, regulatory or law enforcement interest, and professional conduct matters. In addition, PP advises partners and staff of the UK firm on a wide range of other professional or client matters where there may be cause for concern, or where a legal consideration or process is involved.

PP also monitors and provides guidance in relation to claims and circumstances affecting other KPMG member firms outside of North America and liaises with professional indemnity insurers for this purpose.

Role and Responsibilities

This is an attractive opportunity for a lawyer to join PP. The lawyer will be within a team advising PP partners, other partners and staff of the UK firm and KPMG member firms overseas on a wide range of contentious matters relating to professional services and conduct. Particular tasks involve assisting and advising in the management of litigation and threats of litigation against the UK firm.

The candidate will need to be able to work flexibly within a small team handling a large and varied work load, taking a significant degree of responsibility, and being able to understand the business drivers affecting the firm.
Specific responsibilities include the following:

UK role

- Assisting in advising on and managing potential and actual claims against the UK firm, domestic and international regulatory and law enforcement interest and professional conduct matters.
- Assisting in advising on a broad range of associated, general legal issues and risk management matters.
- Providing legal and other support to more senior members of PP and to General Counsel
- Liaising with external legal advisers and counsel.Qualifications and Skills

- Qualified solicitor with a minimum of 2-3 years post-qualification experience from either an existing in-house position or from private practice.
- A background in regulatory investigations, and professional negligence would be beneficial but is not essential
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate and influence with confidence and clarity at all levels
- Strong organisational skills with an ability to produce work to tight deadlines with attention to detail.
- Mature, self-sufficient and proactive, with the ability to work independently as well as being a team player.
- Commercially and risk aware

Corporate Tax Assistant Manager (Inhouse)

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: IHQ

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Department Information



We are the in-house tax team for KPMG International (“KPMGI”). This is a unique opportunity to work in an internal rather than client-facing KPMG team.

KPMGI carries out business activities for the overall benefit of KPMG network firms, but does not provide professional services to clients. One of the main purposes of KPMGI is to facilitate the provision by KPMG network firms of high-quality audit, tax, and advisory services to their clients. For example, KPMGI establishes and facilitates the implementation and maintenance of uniform policies and standards of work and conduct by the KPMG network firms, and protects and enhances the use of the KPMG name and brand for the benefit of these entities.

The in-house tax team for KPMGI works on a wide and varied range of tax matters across direct and indirect tax. Some of the work is UK focused but much of the work is international, dealing with a variety of jurisdictions outside the UK. We drive the tax strategy, which means understanding KPMGI’s business requirements and interacting with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to provide tax advice and ensure that tax obligations are met around the world. The work is varied and we operate in a challenging and stimulating environment.



Like many in-house tax teams, KPMGI outsources its compliance and also appoints advisors to assist on specific projects. Where we use outside advisors, the tax team is responsible for actively managing the advisors, scoping their work, agreeing their fees, receiving and reviewing output and communicatingfindings and action points to the business.

Role and Responsibilities



We are looking for a full time assistant manager who will be based in Canary Wharf, London.
There is minimal travel required.
The role reports into a London based Tax Director, with the Head of Tax based in the US.
Other than the Head of Tax, all of the in-house direct and indirect tax team are based in London.

The successful applicant will demonstrate an entrepreneurial attitude by working on a variety of advisory and compliance projects. You will need to be capable of taking ownership of tasks and thinking through technical and business issues, and will relish a role which is constantly changing according to the needs of the business and the requirements of the KPMG network firms globally. We are however a close knit team and you will receive guidance and support from other team members to develop and growing this dynamic environment.

Typically, projects involve interaction with other teams within KPMGI (e.g.commercial, legal, finance) and with the tax team at the relevant KPMG member firm. With the support and guidance of other in-house tax team members projects might include:

• Being responsible for tax compliance filings in a number of different jurisdictions, including overseeing the gathering of information, managing advisors and reviewing tax returns.
• Dealing with enquiries from local tax authorities.
• Assessing the corporate tax obligations in various territories and coordinating with the finance team in order to gather relevant data and local tax advisors in order to fulfil any tax filing obligations.
• Assisting on a wide range of ad hoc advisory projects in the UK and overseas, including consideration of financial information and reading relevant legal documentation.
• Assisting with the practical implementation of ad hoc projects, both from a compliance process perspective and a one of transaction / project perspective.
• Monitoring the implementation of significant tax legislative changes aroundthe world (e.g. BEPS) and assessing its impact on KPMGI’s tax position.

Qualifications and Skills


Qualified CTA or equivalent, with a corporate tax background. Some indirect tax experience preferred but certainly not essential.

Experience and Background


• High level of drive and enthusiasm and a willingness to learn about new taxes.
• Enjoy working with individuals from diverse backgrounds around the world, and good at quickly building different networks according to the demands of eachproject.
• Strong team player but also capable of working independently and using initiative to find practical solutions to tax technical and business matters.
• Strong project management skills; enjoy dealing with issues crossing overmultiple taxes and multiple jurisdictions.
• Ability to communicate effectively (internally and externally) both in writing and orally, with tax specialists and non-tax specialists, in the UK and overseas.
• UK and international tax knowledge and experience, including experience in tax compliance and reading financial information, and preferably (but not an absolute requirement) some knowledge of indirect taxes.



Senior Legal Advisor

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: IHQ

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time



The Role:

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a legal team of excellent calibre in a global organisation. We expect this opportunity will allow you to broaden our range of legal skills and experience.

KPMG International is the entity with which all member firms of the KPMG network of independent firms are affiliated. KPMG member firms provide audit, tax and advisory services to clients and are based in 155 countries.

The International Office of the General Counsel is a small team based in three countries. The team provides legal advice on key strategic issues for, and supports the execution of key business decisions made by, KPMG International. It also supports KPMG International and the KPMG global network in dealing with legal, regulatory and reputational issues and risks.

The role will involve working, under the ultimate supervision of the General Counsel or other senior experienced lawyers in the team, on a wide variety of matters involving cross-border legal risk and regulation, internal investigations, governance, structural matters, investments, business relationships (in particular, with the KPMG member firms) and protection and use of the organisation’s brand.

Some international travel may be required.

The Person






Qualification, Skills and Experience required

We are looking for a qualified lawyer, of approximately 5 years PQE (or equivalent, if not UK qualified), with significant experience advising on corporate matters in areas such as governance and structural matters, investments (including equity and debt), acquisitions, disposals and cross border legal risks and regulations. Some contentious experience or experience advising on significant brand and legal risk matters will be advantageous. All candidates with demonstrable ability to fulfil the role will be considered.

A successful candidate is likely to have or be able to demonstrate:


- Excellent legal technical skills


- Experience of working as part of a legal team in relation to complex cross-border corporate matters. This experience may have been gained at a top law firm or in an equivalent in-house position


- An understanding of business drivers affecting, and legal, regulatory and business risks faced by, large global organizations


- Awareness of own strengths and areas for development


- Ability to work flexibly and collaboratively as part of a small, supportive team while taking responsibility for their own work


- Ability to provide clear and pragmatic advice to, and deal confidently with, individuals at all levels


- Ability to deal with people from different cultures in an appropriate way


Head of Dynamics 365 Sales - EMEA Region

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Exceptional Items

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Role Purpose


Reporting to the MBS International and EMEA Managing Director, this role builds credibility and cultivates ‘trusted-partner’ relationships with the wider KPMG International member Firm community. Responsible for driving utilisation for KPMG Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) as the go-to place for all Microsoft near and offshore skills in EMEA and beyond. Providing trusted advisor expertise with member firms around their strategic approach to fulfilling their clients business and technology needs. Creates and progresses opportunities for MBS in the International market by leveraging a hybrid skillset of business development, pre-sales, technical excellence and delivery experience. Advocates innovation both within the firm and with clients and takes a role in developing team members to their full potential as well as promoting collaboration across teams.

You are confident in working along with others to win in client situations and deliver sustainable outcomes. Able to create deep relationships with Microsoft across EMEA and the ability to bring new opportunities to closure in partnership with Microsoft are a must.

A track record of growing and developing a business in a hyper growth situation and leading and developing a small team in the highly challenging environment that this growth creates whilst still delivering profitability expectations is fundamental.

Role Responsibilities


Market Development – Leadership


- Owns the development and execution of a demand generation strategy for key markets to drive pipeline and sales to agreed KPI’s
- Responsible for the generation of pipeline and execution of sales for the International organisation, managing a team of ‘peers’
- Works with KPMG teams to create integrated propositions to meet the needs of specific industries or clients to build pipeline
- Effectively manages relationships with international member firms and commercial pursuits, to ensure successful execution and to proliferate long-term relationship development capital for MBS
Business Development – Execution


- Owns and cultivates senior stakeholder relationships within key strategically important KPMG members firms across EMEA
- Owns and manages key relationships within the KPMG partner network to drive pipeline from within the firms’ client base
- Owns and manages the relationship with key Microsoft stakeholders to develop co-selling opportunities
- Passionately promotes the Microsoft Business Solutions brand within international, to ensure that:
- MBS are the Microsoft practice with greatest mind share across KPMG globally
- Commercial proposals of international member firms include MBS resources from the Malta delivery centre
- The MBS International team’s competency, learnings, and methods are in demand across EMEA and team members are invited to influence and co-sell opportunities with local KPMG member firms to improve pipeline conversion
- Leads and augments bid teams for proposals for large scale transformation programmes (typically greater than €2m+)
- Supports the negotiation of contracts and ensures compliance with KPMG Microsoft Business Solutions policy
- Facilitates the engagement of senior EMEA Microsoft executives to provide sponsorship for opportunity qualification and advocacy of KPMG at the local country level
- Supports the development of the capability to identify, ideate, and harvest solutions and assets for key vertical markets and client needs to generate an opportunity pipeline
Sales Team/Operational Leadership


- Work with the Managing Director and leadership group to develop and execute the strategy and three-year business plan, constantly providing critical challenge and strategic mindset.
- Leads a small team including performance management, talent development and nurtures junior members of the team to cultivate highly motivated sales and delivery professionals to deliver the international growth strategy
- Fosters a culture of excellence, innovation, collaboration and knowledge sharing within the international team to develop leading-practice capabilities and cross functional understanding
- Design and implement key operational processes and ensure the team have the right cadence around internal meetings, effective ways of working and escalation and resolution of issues
- Manage operational performance – short, medium, long term – including headcount/ capacity planning
- Drive the financial performance of the International BU through preparation of robust budgets; quarterly re-forecasting; monitoring actual performance group reporting)
- Foster a performance metrics led culture with clear focus on driving accountability across the team and development and monitoring of KPIs/ metrics
- Drive commerciality within the International BU, by focussing on value add, profitability and effective management of risk
- Provide constructive challenge and input into key decisions eg qualification of opportunities and pricing
- Drives alignment with MBS Group – point person to roll out groupwide initiatives and act as the International BU voice with the MBS Group
Knowledge and Skills:


- Working knowledge of Microsoft technology (particularly Dynamics 365, Office 365 and Azure)
- Highly experienced working in partnership with technology partnerships to develop business systems or cloud-based technology propositions to meet client needs
- Can develop a demand generation strategy for a Microsoft solution sales team and lead the team to successful execution
- Proven track record having led technology centric transformation deals with values in excess of £5m and led the development of solutions, consulting offerings and assets to drive repeatable sales
- Extensive sales experience working in large matrix organisations across multiple countries and with senior stakeholders from either large consulting organisations or system integrators to develop pipeline. Additionally having an understanding of the Partnership based operating model
- Has an extensive Microsoft network at sales level
- Is able to lead the sales interlock with delivery teams to ensure profitable growth in partnership
- Passionate about talking to clients on current technology issues and market direction and seeks collaborative ways of working with both clients and KPMG teams
- Creative problem solving ability whilst working in ambiguous situations and understands the bigger strategic picture – agile in approach
- Proactively engages in cross-functional communications and sharing of information. Forward thinking – anticipate what might happen, actively ensuring others are pre-prepared for likely outcomes.
- Resourceful, well organised with a track record of multitasking. Flexible and resilient – this team works at a fast pace, so you will be priority focused, detail-conscious, dedicated, and able to work calmly under pressure and be adaptable

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