Legal Counsel, Contracts

London, UK
Added: February 9, 2024
Who We Are:

Maxar Intelligence is a provider of secure, precise, geospatial intelligence. We deliver disruptive value to government and commercial customers to help them monitor, understand and navigate our changing planet. Our unique approach combines decades of deep mission understanding and a proven commercial and defense foundation to deploy solutions and deliver insights with unrivaled speed, scale and cost effectiveness.

About the Role:

Maxar is seeking a Legal Counsel, Contracts to join the International Government team in London. The ideal candidate will possess a commercial awareness with experience working in both a commercial and government contracting capacity. As a member of a dynamic Legal and Compliance team based in the US, you will be working directly with the GM of International Government out of the London office to support the commercial aspect of the international business. The Legal Counsel, Contracts will work closely with key government and defense clients globally, internal Maxar leadership teams, and colleagues within the Legal Department on a day-to-day basis.

Why It Matters:

The International Government team is a dynamic, results-oriented team of sales professionals, customer support, solution architects and Defense and Intelligence subject matter experts who over-deliver for our customers. Our business is fueled by delivering tangible value to our customers. The Legal Counsel, Contracts will be instrumental in supporting the International Government team execute their mission.


Support the international go-to-market team with drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide variety of contracts and related agreements

Practice area will focus on international commercial contracts in the Civil Government and Defense & Intelligence sectors

Collaborate with members of the global Legal and Compliance teams, as well as outside counsel

Support International team with general corporate matters

Serve as a trusted legal advisor to the International GM, sales and HR teams

Ensure adherence to company-wide processes and procedures

Minimum Requirements:

Qualified solicitor

6+ years of in-house counsel experience at a large, publicly-traded company or equivalent law firm experience

Experience with international contracts and licensing

Expertise in UK government procurements

Excellent communication and relationship building skills with the ability to influence others, both internally and externally

Experience drafting, reviewing, and advising on international contracts in the Defense & Intelligence or Government sector

Cross-jurisdictional experience (EMEA, APAC, LATAM)

Strong negotiation skills

Ability to work with key stakeholders and fellow counsel teams in multiple regions globally

Team player who demonstrates the ability to collaborate with cross functional teams

Problem-solver with a strong attention to detail

UK citizen

Preferred Qualifications:

Significant Foreign Government Procurement Experience Preferred

US government contracting experience a plus

Intellectual property background Maxar Technologies values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.