Corporate Counsel, Associate

Fortress Investment Group Ltd
United Kingdom
25 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
About Fortress Fortress Investment Group LLC (NYSE: FIG) is a leading, highly diversified global investment management firm with $72.4 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2017. Fortress applies its deep experience and specialized expertise across a range of investment strategies - private equity, credit, hedge funds and traditional fixed income -on behalf of over 1,800 institutional clients and private investors worldwide. About Fortress Europe We are looking to grow our existing European legal team with an experienced corporate counsel who will serve as a key transactions partner to Fortress' European credit, private equity and real estate businesses. In particular, the successful candidate will develop, manage and execute legal aspects of the Fortress credit funds business' European investments. The position is ideal for an experienced corporate counsel who desires to move from a law firm environment into a senior in-house legal role in investment management as part of a leading global firm. The candidate will report directly to the European General Counsel and indirectly to the General Counsel of Fortress. Responsibilities The candidate will be responsible for negotiating and executing a wide array of complex, interesting transactions across a broad spectrum of industries. They should have the experience and personality to be comfortable leading and executing a wide array of deals and should have significant corporate finance and M&A experience. Examples of responsibilities include: - Negotiating M&A transactions - Negotiating the acquisition, disposal and financing of commercial real estate assets. - Negotiating acquisition, disposal and financing of aircraft and shipping assets. - Negotiating credit agreements and other covenant-based documents (both as borrower and lender) - Play a significant role in coordinating the execution of transactions, including both legal and logistical issues such as obtaining internal consensus on transaction terms and disclosure, coordinating diligence requests and related matters - Supervising and coordinating outside counsel on transactions - Ongoing legal input into asset management decisions. - Extensive international travel will be required Qualifications and Experience Experience - Significant transactional experience at a leading law firm, with a focus on corporate work (M&A, financing, and commercial contract negotiation) and complex international cross border transactions. - Previous in-house experience (including by way of secondment) and experience of instructing and managing external counsel is essential. - Significant Deal Experience - comfortable running all aspects of complicated corporate deals. - Financing experience - experience of leveraged, structured and/or asset finance transactions and loan portfolio acquisitions would be a significant advantage - Exposure to, and previous experience acting for, other European alternative asset managers and credit funds. Skills - Strong co-ordination and project management skills - Flexible - The ability to deal with rapid growth in constantly changing internal and external environments. Ability to adapt to change and embrace ambiguity - Highly Driven - desires to work hard to become a leader in a business that rewards performance - Detail Oriented - has strong command of details on deals - Excellent drafting skills - able to describe complex concepts (e.g., accounting issues) in simple, clear prose - Excited to work in a multi-disciplinary environment - able to work effectively with lawyers and non-lawyers alike - Business focused - commercial lawyer who aims to understand business aims and achieves desired results - Clear communicator - can explain complex legal issues quickly and clearly to non-lawyers - Curiosity - ability and desire to learn new areas of the law and business - Quick thinker and problem solver - Impeccable integrity and a strong personal work ethic Qualifications - Qualified solicitor - able to practice in England & Wales Posting Date: 13th September 2017 Closing Date: 12th October 2017
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