Rimini Street, Inc

  • Lead Counsel, EMEA

    Job Location GB-London
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  • Job Description

    Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI) is a global provider of enterprise software support products and services, and the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products. The Company was founded to disrupt and redefine the enterprise software support market by developing innovative new products and services, providing ultra-responsive service and delivering outstanding value to clients.


    We actively seek a Lead Counsel, EMEA resident in our London, UK office.


    Rimini Street views all of our employees as partners, and is committed to providing an exciting, participatory and team oriented work environment. In addition to our very competitive compensation packages, be prepared for challenging professional growth and fun along the way in our work hard, play hard corporate environment.


    Position Summary


    We are seeking an experienced lawyer to serve as lead counsel for our EMEA theatre.  Our Lead Counsel, EMEA will be a key member of our legal department’s management, initially reporting to the SVP & General Counsel as we build and mature our legal operations in theatre and then reporting to the Assistant General Counsel, Global Operations as part of our Global Operations practice group of regional theatre legal leads worldwide.


    Our Lead Counsel, EMEA, will have solid line oversight of all other Global Operations regional counsel in theatre and dashed-line functional daily management and oversight of all lawyers in theatre from the Transactions, Corporate, Litigation and IP practice groups. The Lead Counsel, EMEA will work with the SVP & General Counsel and the Assistant General Counsel, Global Operations, to anticipate the legal needs of the EMEA region as our company continues to grow and to assist in hiring and training excellent legal talent in theatre in coordination with practice group leads. The Lead Counsel, EMEA will be vested with principal responsibility to oversee all legal aspects of the EMEA theatre in partnership with EMEA theatre business leadership, to serve as a strategic partner for EMEA business leadership, and to draw upon the resources of the Legal department worldwide to assure that EMEA has all legal assistance needed for its success.


    The role will focus initially on transactional practice to immerse the successful candidate in our business, and then transition to a wider role with people and team management responsibilities increasing as we hire new legal talent in theatre for the Transactions and other practice groups. The Lead Counsel, EMEA will be responsible in coordination with the Compliance department and Legal’s compliance counsel for monitoring compliance issues in EMEA, to be aware of market, regulatory and competitive risks and opportunities, and to serve as the Company’s principal legal representative in theatre.


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Draft, review and negotiate a wide variety of commercial contracts with company’s customers, suppliers and vendors
    • Serve as the principal legal advisor and partner to the EMEA business leadership
    • Interact with other Legal Department staff members, company employees, outside counsel and opposing counsel to complete tasks
    • With respect to the Company’s customer agreements, assist global sales team to successfully close transactions in a manner consistent with company’s policies and best interests
    • Perform other general corporate law functions and provide other general corporate law advice, as needed
    • Handle all legal matters relating to the Company’s regional operations, under the supervision of the AGC, Global Operations. Monitor changes in laws impacting Company and provide proactive advice as needed
    • Assist Corporate Counsel, Ethics & Compliance, in training, monitoring and enforcing Company’s policies for ethics and legal compliance
    • Support continuous improvements of our internal process and work product to increase value for internal and external clients
    • Provide other legal support to the General Counsel, Managing Counsel, Senior Corporate Counsel and Corporate Counsel and complete additional assignments as needed
    • Transition from a player coach to a people manager of diverse practice group teams in EMEA theatre, to leverage legal staffing to maximum efficiency and effectiveness
    • Serve as a role model and leader for the EMEA legal team, leading by example and building a “can do” esprit de corps



    • Graduate of an accredited law school and currently licensed to practice law in an EMEA  jurisdiction and qualified to practice law 10+ years of related experience in private practice (law firm) and/or in-house



    • London, United Kingdom



    • Generalist experience preferred, with demonstrated experience in transactional practice and business law practice
    • Fluently bilingual/multilingual in both written and spoken English and one or more other language strongly preferred.  Ability to draft contracts and carry out legal negotiations in English and other language (s) preferred
    • Significant experience with cross-border/international legal matters
    • Experience working with U.S companies and foreign companies, and understanding of U.S. culture and global business relations
    • Work experience doing legal business in EMEA
    • Experience working closely with an executive team and senior management
    • Experience managing employees or exceptional people skills
    • Experience managing outside counsel preferred
    • Experience with and internal sales and marketing organizations preferred
    • Up to 20% domestic and international travel



    • Familiarity with tech/IP industry preferred
    • Ability to work remotely, especially during global travel, but principally resident in London office
    • Strong written and verbal communications skills, including the ability to lead or participate in conference calls to negotiate agreements and lead team
    • Ability to work both independently, as a high energy self-starter with strong work ethic, as well as collaboratively as team player
    • Excellent judgment and the ability to function in a highly confidential environment, with a demonstrated ability to think globally
    • Excellent analytical and creative problem-solving skills
    • Able to manage multiple priorities with “can do” attitude, work cross-functionally and meet tight deadlines
    • Ability to manage junior lawyers by assisting in recruiting, training and supervising and providing quality control and constructive suggestions for improvement
    • Strong reputation and orientation for integrity and ability to balance business interests with need to exercise independent judgment and to raise (and escalate as needed) potentially sensitive or contentious issues
    • Ability to perform the essential functions of the position, as described above and as modified from time to time based on the needs of the Company
    • Able to manage multiple priorities with “can do” attitude, work cross-functionally and meet tight deadlines
    • High level of emotional and professional maturity and ability to triage limited time and leverage team resources
    • Ability to work collaboratively with team and other practice group leaders, to adopt a shared sense of mission and to avoid silos of practice


    Desired Qualifications:

    • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint required
    • Experience with GoToMeeting a plus
    • Personable, self-starting team player with a friendly demeanor and great sense of humor
    • Proactive, organized, self-motivated and self-disciplined
    • Experience managing legal professionals a plus
    • Willing and able to work in a fast-paced, emerging technology company environment

    Company Description

    Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI) is a global provider of enterprise software products and services, and the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products. The Company has redefined enterprise software support services since 2005 with an innovative, award-winning program that enables licensees of IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce, SAP and other enterprise software vendors to save up to 90 percent on total maintenance costs. Clients can remain on their current software release without any required upgrades for a minimum of 15 years. Over 1,700 global Fortune 500, midmarket, public sector and other organizations from a broad range of industries currently rely on Rimini Street as their trusted, third-party support provider.


    The company is widely recognized by clients, leading industry analysts (including Gartner, Forrester, Constellation Research and Nucleus), and financial analysts as the leader in a large, fast growing market with tremendous upside and an extremely strong value proposition that resonates with CIOs and CFOs. With tight IT budgets and flat global economic growth, IT and procurement professionals are actively looking for proven methods to cut costs while improving service. Rimini Street enables organizations to free up budget for strategic business initiatives by delivering savings of up to 90 percent on total maintenance and support costs, and to date, the company has saved organizations over $3 billion in maintenance costs.


    Be Treated Like the Best

    • Rimini Street hires only the best – and provides the compensation, bonus and benefit programs appropriate for proven top-performing professionals. We want our employees to have an opportunity to share in the financial success that results from our dedication to service excellence, high-quality deliverables and an unparalleled client experience
    • No bureaucracy, thousand-page rule books or politics — just everyone working together to build a great company through service excellence and client success
    • Work hard, play hard environment – Rimini Street is a group of hard-working professionals who are passionate about achieving success, but we also enjoy opportunities to meet up at fun company events
    • We are also passionate about giving back to our communities around the world, with plenty of opportunities for volunteering and charity through the Rimini Street Foundation
    • All Rimini Street professionals are encouraged to grow and learn new skills


    Accelerating Company Growth

    • Trading on Nasdaq: RMNI since October 2017
    • Added to the US Russell 2000® Index in 2018
    • Over 1,700 active clients, including 98 of the Fortune 500 and Global 100
    • 2018 Q3 revenue results of $62.6 million, a quarterly increase of 17% year over year
    • Supports client operations in 119 countries


    Recent Industry Recognition

    • Received 33 awards in total in 2018, including 23 awards for excellence in customer service from the International Stevie Awards, the American Stevie Awards, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service
    • Honored with three Company of the Year awards in 2018, including two gold Stevie awards
    • Made the 2018 list for Bay Area Top Places to Work
    • The Rimini Street Foundation recognized with a Golden Bridge award in 2018 for Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year



    To learn more about how Rimini Street is redefining the enterprise software support industry, visit http://www.riministreet.com


    Rimini Street is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.


    Please Note:  Rimini Street does not accept resumes submitted by recruiting/staffing firms unless specifically requested by Human Resources.  Unsolicited resumes will be ineligible for referral fees.


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