Legal Counsel - Equity

London Permanent
  • Development finance institution searching for corporate equities lawyer
  • Providing the opportunity to work internationally across emerging markets

About Our Client

This organisation is a government owned investment institution with a focus on emerging countries. Established almost 80 years ago, their aim is to assist with the largest development challenges globally by investing capital to support growth and innovation. Every year over £1.5 billion is invested in 1000+ positive economic, environmental, or social businesses across these emerging countries including green frameworks, technology, and more. One of the most crucial frameworks the business is supporting surrounds climate emergency, with at least 30% of new commitments sitting within climate finance.

The organisation is now searching for a Legal Counsel within the equities space to join their growing legal team in London!

Job Description

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Advising the business on all stages of it's investments including structuring, execution, portfolio management, restructurings, and divestment
  • Working with investment teams to ensure that transactions are pursued in a timely manner and legal risks are identified & managed
  • Project-managing broader elements of transactions (such as taxation, environmental & social, and business integrity matters) to ensure relevant input is obtained and core requirements are met
  • Interpreting due diligence reports & other advice from external counsel on legal risks
  • Reviewing documentation prepared by external counsel for a broad range of transactions, for both unlisted & listed investments
  • Advising on investments in difficulty & supervising litigation
  • Miscellaneous matters e.g., NDAs & engagement letters
  • Supervising external counsel and supporting work.

The Successful Applicant

The successful candidate will be a 6+ PQE lawyer with experience in corporate equities, M&A, private equity, joint ventures, venture capital, and related work. The candidate should be willing to commute into the London office on a hybrid basis (3 days per week) and have a strong passion for the development finance space.

What's on Offer

The benefits package will include:

  • A very competitive base salary
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Non-contributory pension plan (8 - 15%)
  • Private medical insurance
  • Cash reimbursement plan
  • Life assurance x8
  • Season ticket loan
  • Employee assistance programme
  • And more...
Gillian Stott
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Phone number
+44 20 7269 2346

Job summary

Job function
Banking & Finance - In House
Financial Services
Contract type
Consultant name
Gillian Stott
Consultant phone
+44 20 7269 2346
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