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Chartered Company Secretary


Leonardo is a global high-tech company and one of the key players in Aerospace, Defence and Security.
Headquartered in Italy, Leonardo has over 45,600 employees. With its offices and industrial plants, the Company is present in 180 sites worldwide, with a significant industrial presence in four domestic markets (Italy, the UK, the U.S. and Poland) as well as strategic partnerships in the most important high potential international markets.
This exciting new position represents an excellent opportunity to join an established world leader in Aerospace, Defence and Security. As part of a small legal team reporting into the Legal Counsel you will have wide ranging responsibilities for providing critical and timely legal advice in a dynamic and fast paced environment. You will forge relationships with key personnel in the UK and Italy. Your ability to understand the business and its needs will be of crucial importance. The role has broad dimensions but will include; providing legal company secretarial support to Leonardo’s UK businesses on matters such as corporate governance, regulatory compliance, M&A activity in the UK, real estate and company secretarial matters for UK and overseas entities. You will provide company secretarial and board support services to a portfolio of UK and International companies, ensuring high quality support and minute taking at key points throughout the year.

This role requires a UK qualified Chartered Secretary or qualified solicitor/legal executive with  qualified experience in a commercial or corporate role.  Specialist legal knowledge of one or more of company secretarial administration, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, M&A or real estate is highly desirable. Ideally you will have recent experience in a leading UK law firm or a relevant in-house environment. Commerciality is key, and as well as excellent technical expertise, it is essential that candidates have a practical and commercial approach. You will need to be robust in a challenging environment and work effectively under pressure. Good communication and presentation skills will be vital to your success in this position. As part of a small team, it is important that the successful candidate is seen as an approachable, responsive and trusted adviser.

Somerset / Basildon

For further information or to apply, please contact our exclusively retained consultant in complete confidence, Giles Boustead of Clifton Legal, at, or call 07500-113777 quoting reference CS/GB/Leonardo2. Any third party applications will be forwarded to Clifton Legal for consideration.

Reference number: CS/GB/Leonardo2

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