Legal Counsel (M&A)

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The opportunity

My client is an international business that connects specialists with knowledge. They are headquartered in London but have a global presence.

The Legal Team is highly respected and a valued business partner and have played a pivotal role to the organisation’s recent growth and strong financial results.

They are seeking a M&A Legal Counsel to assist with the organisation’s continuous corporate development activity.

Reporting to the Head of Legal (M&A) EMEA & APAC, you will work on a broad mix of transactions, including public and private M&A (acquisitions and divestments), joint ventures, and other corporate transactions. Most of the work will have an international dimension and will range from larger scale, complex cross border transactions to smaller deals which provide greater leadership responsibility.

About you

  • Qualified lawyer with UK experience
  • The ideal candidate will have around 3-6 PQE
  • Relevant corporate transaction experience gained in a law firm. A secondment or in-house experience would be advantageous.
  • Cross border M&A experience is essential, and experience in APAC countries is advantageous.
  • Direct experience of public and private transactions is essential given the nature of the Group’s deals. Knowledge of listing rules and familiarity generally with DTR would be advantageous.
  • Must be able to work and lead autonomously on deals with minimal supervision. Be comfortable with negotiating commercial and non-legal issues (including price adjustment mechanisms e.g. working capital adjustments, earn outs) as well as purely legal corporate issues.
  • A confident, dynamic and personable individual who is able to influence senior stakeholders and ability to build strong internal and external relationships and communicate at all levels in the organisation.
  • A self-starting attitude and the ability to work autonomously and prioritise in a fast-moving environment.

This is a rare transactional role in a stable, secure and established business with future opportunity for career progression.

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