Associate General Counsel, Network Infrastructure (EMEA)

Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities â€" we're just getting started.

Facebook seeks a highly motivated and talented technical infrastructure attorney to serve as Associate General Counsel, Network Infrastructure for the EMEA region. This full-time position will be based in Facebook's London office, report to the Director & Associate General Counsel, Network Infrastructure based in Menlo Park, and work closely with Facebook’s Network Infrastructure Sourcing team. This is a great opportunity to join a growing legal team and work in an exciting, fast-paced environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Structure, draft and negotiate a broad range of agreements in support of the expansion of Facebook’s network infrastructure, including dark fiber leases and IRUs, colocation agreements, and joint build agreements and supply contracts for the construction of new fiber-optic cable systems
  • Identify issues and collaborate with other internal teams (e.g., Finance, Tax, Compliance) and external counsel to structure appropriate commercial frameworks and support global network initiatives. : Provide business and legal advice to develop effective relationships with key vendors and partners. : Handle administration and resolution of legal issues that arise in existing commercial relationships.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • J.D. degree (or equivalent), and satisfaction of the applicable requirements to practice law in England and Wales.
  • 9+ years of experience structuring, drafting and negotiating technical infrastructure and/or telecommunications agreements in Europe, Africa and the Middle East (in order of importance)
  • corporate structuring and project finance experience preferred
  • In-house experience in a carrier/telecom company or top firm supporting global telecommunications and/or technology companies preferred
  • Strong drafting and negotiation skills along with excellent business judgment and strategic thinking
  • Hardworking, well organized and able to manage numerous projects simultaneously under deadline pressure
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and a commitment to professionalism and collegiality
  • Compensation based on experience and includes equity compensation


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