Job Req ID:  1963
Posting Date:  25-Nov-2022
Function:  Corporate Functions

Building 31, Budapest, Hungary

Salary:  Competitve

About BT


BT has a key role in British society, fostering change and leading technology innovation. From delivering the Olympics, to supporting the emergency services, to investing more into research than any other UK technology company, we take pride in everything we do - and in the people who work here.
We're now a global company operating at the forefront of the information age, employing 90,000 people in 180 countries. And we're on a mission. Guided by our core values of Personal, Simple and Brilliant our goal is to help customers, communities and businesses overcome barriers and release their potential.
So, if you're interested in the power of potential, why not join us today and release yours? 


Commercial Lawyer (CEER)

Key responsibilities:


  • Act as the lead lawyer on legally complex and high value transactions with Global’s customers
  • Work with members of Global on a range of legal matters, including disputes, product launches, new initiatives, legal interpretation and legislative changes
  • Be a single point of contact for the stakeholders within your relevant functional unit, dealing with any issues or escalations they require assistance with to resolve
  • Manage our relationship with external legal providers, including engaging their support and/or providing guidance/direction as a matter progresses
  • Build and maintain relationships with senior stakeholders within your relevant functional unit, advising on the impact of business decisions, identifying legal constraints and recommending solutions that minimise risk and support Global in achieving its strategy
  • Ensure that all business activities – including customer sales, standard terms development and product launches – follow the relevant governance and compliance policies and process 
  • Identify regulatory, governance and compliance issues and refer them to appropriate owners and support functions  
  • Provide clear and effective briefings, and escalate issues of concern, within your reporting line and to stakeholders
  • Act as an escalation point to help support the legal work being conducted by our legal process outsource providers



Based on this general remit the selected candidate is in particular responsible for:


  • Commercial legal support for CEE region including Russia, accompanying support of international contract projects in Germany and Switzerland; providing independent legal consulting on contracting activities and compliance questions across CEER in the IT and telco business; managing internal and external stakeholder contacts including collaboration with international law firms across CEER
  • Compliance support for CEER comprising of horizon scanning, compliance evaluation, risk assessment and risk management of upcoming legislation within CEER; supporting general telco regulatory questions and matters in the CEER region 
  • Driving forward and managing digital reporting and legal tech tools and other electronic working standards





  • Fully qualified lawyer under Hungarian laws with a specialization in EU and / or international IT laws
  • Fluent in English; German language knowledge as an asset
  • Basic knowledge of Russian language would be desirable
  • About 2 years of professional experience in international IT / telco business, international law firms or equivalent
  • Ideally having already a general telco regulatory background
  • Fully knowledgeable in common digital application standards, initial skills and experience in legal tech tools as an asset
  • Proven experience: evidence of working in a fast-paced legal environment and strong record of working on all manner of commercial contracts
  • Drive and enthusiasm: must be self-motivated, capable of working independently with drive and enthusiasm, and being part of a team
  • Communication: ability to articulate complex issues in a simple way as well as make reasoned, balanced recommendations
  • Change agent: must passionate about testing the status quo and developing alternatives
  • Communication and analytical skills: must demonstrate good communication and analytical skills
  • Business acumen: knowledgeable in business strategy and the drivers of organisational performance, including people drivers of performance and financial literacy
  • Pragmatic: must be pragmatic and solutions driven



About British Telecom
We're the leading communications provider with customers in 180 countries. Across the world we enable customer's digital transformations so they can thrive. Our focus is simple: be the global provider-of-choice for managed network and IT infrastructure services.