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Outsourcing and Technology Lawyer (English)


Külföld, Pest, Budapest

Cognizant Technology Solutions Hungary Kft.
Hozzáadva: 2016.09.28.
Jelentkezési határidő: 2014.03.15.
Hirdetés azonosító: 756109
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Cognizant is a global leader in business and technology services: application development and maintenance; BPO, IT Infrastructure Services & business consulting; "SMAC" - Social Media Analytics and Cloud. We have delivered industry leading growth in the past years and ensure that we can lead our clients-and our own business-toward new horizons of productivity, growth and value.

Our Budapest center provides nea-shore IT Development, IT Infrastructure Services and BPO support for several of our global customers that include the world leaders in Pharma, Banking, Consumer Goods and Telecom.

Currently we are looking for talented people for the role of:

Outsourcing and Technology Lawyer (English)


Summary of Job Purpose:

Cognizant seeks to recruit a mid-level outsourcing and technology lawyer for its newly established Budapest legal centre of excellence.  The candidate will play an integral role in the continued expansion of Cognizant’s EMEA business, both in terms of existing service lines and new growth areas. 

The candidate will lead negotiations of customer contracts and related agreements for transactions across a range of jurisdictions and industries, focusing initially on the UK, Nordics and Middle East businesses. They will be part of the growing EMEA legal team which currently consists of fourteen lawyers: seven in London; two in Frankfurt; one in Hamburg; and six in Chennai. This role will involve daily exposure to our clients and Cognizant senior management.



The role will encompass a wide variety of legal and commercial issues and transactions, varying greatly in nature, complexity and value.  It will involve work on all phases of deals, ranging from the proposal/bid review stages, right through to final negotiation and post signature issues. The candidate will have frequent contact with internal business teams and corporate functions and quickly gain an understanding of Cognizant’s business. Issues relating to intellectual property, data privacy, payment terms and revenue recognition, remedies and liability in the context of IT and BPO services will be particularly relevant.


What we require:

The ideal candidate will have trained in a well-regarded European private practice firm and have between two to four years after university in-house practice. Experience of contracting in the field of supply of services is essential both in terms of commercial law and a commercial attitude; experience working on IT services and outsourcing contracts is highly desirable, as is an interest in the technology industry. Experience of contracting in common law and civil law jurisdictions is strongly preferred.


Skills necessary to fulfill the job successfully include:

  • Fluency in English and precision in legal drafting and business communications. Other European languages are an advantage but not essential.
  • In depth knowledge of contract law and practice
  • Ability to assess legal risks in the context of the deal and the wider business, and balance these with commercial needs.
  • Confidence to act as the “conscience” of the company and escalate where required, guiding decision-makers on key issues
  • Excellent communicator and able to communicate effectively with people at all levels of our organisation and with our clients; both oral and in writing.
  • Able to multitask with rapidly changing priorities and to manage multiple tasks in a dynamic environment.
  • Self-starter and able to work independently and remotely.
  • People management skills.
  • Flexible, strong and self-assured personality.
  • Comfortable operating within an international environment with a diversity of cultures.
  • Possess analytical problem solving and project management skills.
  • A strong “client first” mentality.
  • Travel
  • The role requires some occasional travel within Europe.


What we offer:

  • Open, international and multicultural environment
  • Opportunity to be part of a rapidly expanding organization
  • IT Academy courses, professional development and career path
  • Competitive salary and cafeteria benefits


Organization Marketing Statement:

Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, dedicated to helping the world's leading companies build stronger businesses. Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.), Cognizant combines a passion for client satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry and business process expertise, and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of work. With over 50 delivery centers worldwide and approximately 162,700 employees as of March 31, 2013, Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000, and the Fortune 500 and is ranked among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world. Visit us online at Link megjelenítése or follow us on Twitter: Cognizant.   


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