Associate Legal Counsel - Corporate

The successful candidate will ideally be equipped with following skills and experience:

  • An excellent academic record in addition to 1-3 years' post-qualification experience (whether private practice or in-house). Secondment experience in an in-house environment is preferred but not essential for those still in private practice.
  • Hands-on experience in corporate transactional work, including but not limited to venture capital and private equity investments and mergers and acquisitions.
  • Experience dealing in particular with EIS and VCT qualifying investments is desirable.

The Associate Legal Counsel will be responsible for the following:

  • Prepare and negotiate heads of agreement, investment agreements, articles of association, board minutes, shareholder resolutions and other documents relevant to investment deals made by Mercia investment teams;
  • Prepare and negotiate loan documentation and associated security documents;
  • Provide advice to the investment and debt teams in connection with the enforcement of investment rights and security;
  • Provide detailed legal advice in relation to corporate governance and corporate finance;
  • Provide high level advice in relation to insolvency, intellectual property, commercial agreements, data protection and employment matters;
  • Instruct external legal counsel as appropriate and manage matters that have been outsourced;
  • Deal with Companies House filings;
  • Assist in the preparation and delivery of internal legal training.

The SR Group (UK) Limited is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.