We are scouting for a transactional lawyer with regional experience in the EMEA region to look after general corporate matters with a focus in M&A transactions and restructuring.
Drive the development and implementation of group legal strategy and contribute to the development of the organization’s general business strategy;
Provide proactive, in-depth, business focused advice and counsel;
Manage legal efforts in response to matters encountered by the company and internal stakeholders and provide sound and robust legal advice and support; and taking charge of external communication on legal matters including negotiation with external parties where needs;
Assist in transactional activities including M&A, restructuring and even JV in the EMEA jurisdiction;
Assist in negotiation of contracts for different business lines in the ecosystem, and support in a variety of transactional and corporate governance initiatives;
Be responsible for drafting and reviewing legal documents and provide holistic risk assessment and suggestions to enhance business value while mitigating downside risk across multiple areas of the company;
Partner with cross-functional and regional teams and provide support on legal matters of varying complexity, sensitivity, and tangibility;
Provide legal business partner training and counsel non-Legal associates to enable stronger legal acumen across the company;
Anticipate and maintain up-to-date knowledge of current laws relevant to your own substantive area to provide strategic advice and foster compliance;
Identify legal framework developments, align and promote consistency of approach in legal matters between the internal stakeholders;
Take prudent risks within the context of the overall business, and advise and implement solutions to address issues identified.
Qualified lawyer of a common wealth jurisdiction or in one of Europe's jurisdictions;
Minimum of 5-7 years of post qualification experience working in-house at a reputable organisation;
Strong team player and good business sense;
Ideally trained in a reputable law firm within the corporate practice with a transactional focus, ie M&A/PE/VC;
Restructuring and Fund Raising experience is also required;
Possesses solid legal technical expertise as well as sound business and people judgement sense;
Hands on at work and can be independent in managing complex projects;
Can develop relevant and creative solutions to meet current and evolving business needs;
Excellent legal drafting and interpretation skills;
Excellent problem solving, analytical and organisational skills;
Sound interpersonal and communication skills;
Excellent command of written and spoken English and ideally in an European language.