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Senior In-house IT M&A Lawyer - London

My client is a software technology business which has been recently acquired by a Multinational Tech Business. The company has undergone a recent restructure which has created an opening for a Senior Corporate Lawyer with at least 8 yrs PQE in Tech and M&A. You will report to the Deputy General Counsel and work alongside other teams within the Legal function where you will primarily focus on M&A legal advice and lead on transactional work in a leadership role. You will help grow the Corporate Development Team in respect of transactions in multiple jurisdictions (and often cross border), adopting a collaborative business partnering approach. You will ensure M&A governance is obeyed legal and non-legal team members to ensure the company is prevented of legal risks within the M&A process. As the company's lead Corporate M&A Lawyer you will actively participate in all assigned projects and deals as a core team member, including delivery or core legal M&A activity and accountability. You will advise and assist the Deputy General Counsel on other strategic corporate projects, such as share buybacks, rights issues, special dividends, bond issuances and debt financing. You will identify and pursue opportunities to improve the company's approach and ability to negotiate M&A transactions, including through developing/updating internal templates for core transaction documents. An exciting part of this role requires you to build a strong working relationship with key stakeholders and^wider business colleagues and pro-actively assist with the elimination of inefficiencies. You must be a pragmatic lawyer who can advise, influence and support key stakeholders at all levels across our worldwide operations to ensure close alignment between the Legal function and business areas and identify and progress value creation opportunities. For this role candidates will need to have a minimum of 8yrs solid cross border M&A legal experience and excellent drafting and reviewing skills, lawyers with experience of both UK and US transactions would be advantageous. Must be competent in advising on equity and/or DCM transactions and have a natural flair in providing general corporate ad hoc legal advice. Must be currently working for a leading City Law Firm or in-house experience gained within SaaS, Cloud, commercial contracts, data privacy and experience of working in commerce (particularly within the Technology sector). In addition, you will need experience of advising publicly listed companies and familiarity with obligations affecting listed companies. Experience working on financing and refinancing transactions would be advantageous. The preferred candidate will have in-depth knowledge of other relevant legal^disciplines (e.g., SaaS, Cloud, commercial contracts, data privacy) and experience working in commerce (particularly within the Technology sector)

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Specialism: Coco - Commercial, Corporate Tech, IT / Telecoms Non Contentious
Job Title: In House Lawyer
Sector: In House
PQE Level: 6+ Years ( Associate )
Job Posted: 04 July 2019

For more information, please contact:

Name: Liam Taaffe
Email: liam.taaffe@gmk-legal.co.uk
Telephone: 0207 269 9110
Job Reference: 27953

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