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Applying for Legal Counsel

Location: Europe, the Middle East, and Africa / UK / London

Founded by mathematicians and cyber defense experts in 2013, Darktrace is a global leader in cyber security AI, delivering complete AI-powered solutions in its mission to free the world of cyber disruption. We protect more than 7,700 customers from the world’s most complex threats, including ransomware, cloud, and SaaS attacks.

Our roots lie deep in innovation. The Darktrace AI Research Centre based in Cambridge, UK, has conducted research establishing new thresholds in cyber security, with technology innovations backed by over 115 patents and pending applications. The company’s European R&D center is located in The Hague, Netherlands.

Headquartered in Cambridge, UK, Darktrace has more than 2,000 employees located across more than 100 countries. Customers include public sector agencies, education institutions, media, organizations supplying critical infrastructure, and businesses of all sizes worldwide.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a fast-growing company, named one of TIME magazine’s “Most Influential Companies” for 2021 and one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative AI Companies” in 2022. For more information on our cutting-edge technology, visit


The Company has an immediate opening in London or Cambridge for a Commercial Counsel with 2 years of post-qualified legal experience, prior in-house commercial experience is preferred. This position offers significant potential, fast-paced career development, and numerous opportunities for personal achievement. The company was recently named one of Fast Company’s 50 “World’s Most Innovative Companies.”


  • Commercial Contracts: Assisting in preparing and facilitating the completion of commercial contracts with the company’s growing customer base. Negotiate and draft software license agreements with end users, resale and distribution agreements with partners, data processing, advertising and other commercial agreements to support strategic growth. Advise on legal risk and strategy
  • Operations Support: Working with teams across the company including Finance, Human Resources, and Facilities to ensure ongoing support of company operations
  • Legal Research: Conducting legal research as needed
  • Project Management:Driving progress on legal team projects and assisting wherever needed. Actively working on improving processes with the goal of positively impacting the legal team, and the Company more broadly, as Darktrace grows and scales
  • Strategic Initiatives. Supporting the legal team on a variety of projects, involving various other areas of law, potentially including intellectual property, privacy, and related fields

Candidate requirements:

  • 2 years of post-qualified legal experience, ideally within a contracts or commercial in-house environment
  • Relevant legal experience, with demonstrated interest in commercial transactions, privacy, data security, and technology transactions, intellectual property, and similar fields
  • Experience drafting documents, supporting and advising teams in commercial transactions
  • Have a strong work ethic, be highly motived and have the ability to work in a fast-paced, high-growth private company environment. Ability to work independently on a variety of projects; ability to manage and prioritise multiple deadlines and be proactive.
  • Meticulous attention to detail, and excellent communication skills, including both oral and written
  • Be able to produce an excellent work product on a consistent basis, while under pressure from stakeholders
  • Must be comfortable interacting with all levels of the company’s personnel, including management, building relationships across teams and across our offices. Experience working on teams across offices and across time zones is essential

Benefits we offer:

  • Competitive basic salary
  • 23 days holiday + 1 additional day for your birthday
  • Pension scheme
  • Life insurance
  • Family BUPA healthcare
  • Employee assistance programme, employee recognition scheme, matched charitable giving, cycle to work scheme and regular social events.