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General Counsel

London, England, United Kingdomlegal

Job description

Join us in transforming urban living! Brompton Bicycle is more than just a company - we're a community of innovators who are passionate about changing the world, one bike at a time. Our bikes are not just a means of transportation - they're a reflection of our values, creativity, and commitment to excellence. 

With over 16 million possible combinations of gears, colours, handlebars, and accessories, we're all about giving our customers the power to create their own personalized Brompton bike. And we're not stopping there - in the past 36 months, we've invested in new facilities, transformed our digital presence, opened new flagship stores, and launched our biggest product line ever! 

The role

Joining us at this time presents a unique and exciting opportunity to grow alongside us as we experience extraordinary growth. We are seeking a corporate GC with not only existing capabilities, but also the potential to excel in this role as we expand. The ideal candidate will be ambitious, driven, and thrive on responsibility, as well as relish the chance to be part of a team that is changing the way people travel in cities.

As our new In-House General Counsel, you will be the go-to person for all legal matters and will work alongside a diverse and dynamic team. The remit of this role is both challenging and broad and will involve developing and negotiating a wide variety of agreements for our business on a global scale. 

Job requirements

Here is a snapshot of what you’ll be responsible for:

  • Providing proactive, high quality, business-focused legal advice and solutions across a broad remit to the Group, including international subsidiary companies.  
  • Interpreting legal documentation and advising management on the most appropriate course of action in a timely manner.
  • Assisting Brompton’s Group’s business Intellectual Property contentious and non-contentious issues, including brand protection, design rights, trademark licensing, trademark portfolio, patents and general IP portfolio, IP consents and waivers etc
  • Chairing the Compliance Leadership Committee  
  • Working with the sustainability team to advise on sustainability matters and regulatory developments.

What you’ll bring to this role:

  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience, with some in-house experience 
  • Exposure to US and China markets will be a big advantage  
  • Solid legal academic background and robust legal training  

For someone to be truly successful in the role, below is what we are ideally wanting from you:

  • Demonstrate sound business sense and commercial knowledge  
  • Able to propose innovative commercial deal structures to management for consideration  
  • Ability to demonstrate clear and concise written and oral legal advice  
  • Ability to demonstrate the application of robust legal advice in a practical manner  
  • Able to cope with pressurised situations and tight timeframes whilst maintaining a professional approach  


We offer a range of benefits to our employees that make working at Brompton Bicycle even more rewarding. Here is what some of them look like: 

  • Competitive salary with performance-related bonuses, plus share options that let you share in the success of the company you're helping to build. 
  • Take time off to recharge and enjoy life with 25 days of holiday plus public holidays. 
  • We offer hybrid working and a flexible 9-day working pattern, so you can strike the perfect work-life balance that suits you. 
  • As an employee, you'll have your own loan Brompton to ride, so you can explore your local area on two wheels. 
  • Finally, we offer friends and family discounts on Brompton products, so you can share the love and help spread the joy of cycling to those you care about.