Senior M&A Legal Counsel
Informa PLC
London , Howick Place
1d ago

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Informa is listed on London Stock Exchange and a member of FTSE 100, with over 11,000 colleagues working in more than 30 countries.

The Legal Team is highly respected and a valued business partner to the Informa Group. It has lawyers based principally in North America, the UK and Asia and has a mixture of leaders and experts in subject areas (such as Intellectual Property, Data Protection, Mergers & Acquisitions, Employment) and geographies, providing global advice in a timely and often business critical environment.

The Senior M&A Legal Counsel will work on a broad mix of transactions, including public and private M&A (including divestments), joint ventures, and securities offerings.

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.

The role will assume the following key responsibilities : Provide proactive legal services, supporting the EMEA & APAC region in M&A legal matters including in relation to business strategy, performance and risk management Working on a wide variety of complex private and public M&A transactions, with responsibility for progressing key legal workstreams, including being responsible for liaising with key stakeholders such as Corporate Development, Company Secretarial, Legal HR, Finance, Treasury, HR, Property and Insurance, as well as external stakeholders such as external counsel, accountants, corporate financiers, investment banking and corporate broking Supporting on full scale worldwide or pan-

regional acquisitions and divestments of existing businesses, new ventures and a variety of joint ventures, principally across the EMEA & APAC region and providing co-

ordination and support on global or US focused transactions Supporting on securities / debt offerings including Bond and PPLN issuances, and other structured products as well as managing legal aspects of Informa’s existing EMTN and PPLN programmes Front-

line management of deals, including drafting and negotiating the key transactional documents, control of due diligence, advising on anti-

trust issues, disclosure exercises and closings, managing projects to a budget, and taking responsibility for client satisfaction Assisting with general corporate advisory work / training and other activities to keep in touch with internal clients and continue building relationships Working as part of a team including assisting with the supervision of junior lawyers’ work and taking an active part in sharing knowledge and experience with the team Work with other senior lawyers to ensure a consistent and coordinated approach to legal issues and that efficiencies and synergies are harnessed across the Group Supporting on Group led restructurings and re-

financings Supporting on ad-hoc commercial work (e.g. outsourcing agreements, licensing arrangements, IT contracts) working with members of the Team to audit, update and modify standard template contracts as and when needed A qualified lawyer with at least 5 years post qualification experience Excellent academics (minimum 2.

1 or equivalent from a leading university) Strong corporate transaction experience gained in a top 20 UK law firm. Extensive cross border M&A experience Direct experience of public and private transactions together with knowledge of listing rules and familiarity generally with DTR.

Experience and understanding of joint venture arrangements Able to work and lead autonomously on deals with minimal supervision and have credible experience of doing so.

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 Excellent commercial judgment enabling consideration of legal requests in a commercial, constructive and business-

sympathetic way, balancing business needs with legal risk A confident, dynamic and personable individual who is able to influence senior executives and stakeholders with ability to communicate at all levels in the organisation and build strong internal and external relationships Collaborative, growth mindset team player who is able to get their hands dirty and assist with a variety of tasks The ability to present clearly and effectively, especially to distil complex technical concepts into business terms Salary : competitive Closing date for applications : Tuesday 22 October 2019

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