M&A/Corporate Finance Lawyer

Bristol South and West of England & Wales - Legal
15 Feb 2017
15 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
This firm operates across the commodities sector. Their core lines of business are Metals and Minerals, Agribusiness, Energy, Logistics and Technologies, Investment and Finance.

They are headquartered in Monaco and have an exciting mix of personailties and nationalities in their offices. Culturally they are a very approachable company with no office politics. Senior management are very visible and interested in staff opinion. 

This company is expanding and there is good opportunity for career advancement.

Primary responsibilities

Provide legal and commercial advice and assistance to support the Group across a broad range of sectors and services:

• In relation to the structure of international transactions and preparation of the various agreements required for the transaction.
• managing a substantial caseload of the more complex contract and commercial work including the provision of legal advice;
• In relating to reviewing and negotiating contracts - analysing clauses, obligations and liabilities;
• Setting up SPV vehicles within different jurisdictions;
• Supporting maintenance of general terms and conditions applicable to company’s commercial activity;
• Researching and provision of legal information;
• In relation to the promotion and development of best practice processes in line with company goals and reporting requirements;
• Understanding Group’s international portfolio of services and skills;
• Researching market conditions and developments;
• Devising M&A strategies and the implementation thereof, identifying sectors and groupings of companies that might be viable business targets for clients;
• Conducting investigations into the financial and commercial state of companies subject to a particular transaction;
• Working together with Tax Advisor on tax efficiency of structures;
• Working with corporate finance colleagues to provide advice on capital structure;
• Project management of transactions, overseeing the negotiation of terms and developing proposals to raise funds;
• Constructing new issue and takeover timetables;
• Ensuring all the regulatory aspects of a transaction have been considered and implemented wherever necessary.


• A minimum of 5+ years’ experience post qualification. (5+ years PQE);
• First class legal experience obtained working for an investment bank or law firm;
• International deal exposure, and experience of managing transactions across different countries;
• Extensive drafting experience across a range of corporate, commercial and ECM documents;
• International deal exposure, and experience of managing transactions across different jurisdictions;
• Extensive drafting experience across a range of corporate and commercial transactions.

Skills for Success:

• Ability to engage clients in a way that instils confidence and fosters strong client relationships;
• A savvy operator with strong commercial and business acumen;
• A motivated self-starter with the ability to work autonomously with little direction;
• Confident working within complex multi-functional, multi-jurisdictions environments;
• Highly organised with flexible, resilient and credible personality with the ability to prioritise workload and deliver against tight deadlines;
• Excellent attention to detail and an analytical mind;
• Understanding international portfolio of services and skills;
• Strong work ethic.


• Qualified Solicitor in the UK or equivalent jurisdiction

Personal attributes:

• Global mind-set
• Resilience
• Client mind-set
• Team player
• Good communication skills
• Good problem solving skills
• Pays attention to detail
• Results-orientated

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