Corporate Legal Counsel – 6 month FTC

  • Location
  • Contract Type
    Fixed Term Contract
  • Posted
  • Start Date
  • Industry
    Asset Management, Financial Services (In-house)
  • Expiry Date

A leading Asset Manager is looking to appoint a Corporate Legal Counsel in London on a 6-month FTC. This is an exciting opportunity to join a market leader and make a valuable contribution to the successful functioning of the legal team. You will provide day-to-day legal support to the UK and EMEA Corporate functions advising on transactional legal issues, whilst managing legal and regulatory risk.

Duties will include:

  • Leading/supporting senior members of the Legal team on corporate and M&A transactions.
  • Identifying and managing key legal risks.
  • Liaising with business executives and other internal stakeholders to obtain their input on relevant legal issues.
  • Transaction management, including instructing, managing and overseeing external legal advisers and ensuring that governance is followed.
  • Reviewing/negotiating transaction documentation (including confidentiality agreements, offer letters, information memorandums, sale and purchase agreements, disclosure letters etc).
  • Preparing/reviewing signing/completion documents for transactions, including drafting of powers of attorney, board minutes, legal risk maps etc.
  • Co-ordinating input from specialist legal teams and other stakeholders into the M&A process and documentation.
  • Leading/assisting with the execution of minority equity investments
  • Negotiating transaction documentation (including term sheets, shareholders agreements etc) and leading legal due diligence for strategic investments.

You will be a qualified Lawyer with a minimum of 1 PQE experience (UK or Commonwealth equivalent) within a Top Tier Corporate team. It is essential to be able to demonstrate a pragmatic solutions-based counsel and strong relationship building skills combined with excellent communication skills. You will enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, acting with a degree of independence whilst being part of a supportive and collegiate culture. You must have the flexibility and drive to support a multidisciplinary team with a solutions-based attitude.

If the role is of interest, please get in touch!

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