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Senior Legal Counsel

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  • Sector:

    In-house Legal

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  • Contact:

    Jackson Baker

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  • Contact phone:

    020 3778 0771

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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​Our Client

Our client, a leading Sovereign Wealth Fund, are looking for a Senior Counsel to join their legal team.

The role will work closely with the General Counsel and primarily focus on transaction support. The fund work on large investment transactions and are primarily focused on real assets.

Main Duties

Key responsibilities for this position will include, but are not limited to:

  • Working alongside the investment team on potential investment opportunities, through assessing and analyzing issues regarding deal structuring, due diligence, deal related regulatory analysis and preparing transaction documents.

  • Project managing transactions, including management of external legal advisors to ensure the firm’s commercial views are correctly reflected in documentation e.g. SPA, JVA, AMA etc

  • Participating in meetings (when requested) related to potential investments, providing legal advice in terms of identifying any potential legal risks and constructing mitigating solutions to the investment team consequently.

  • Work with/without external legal advisors regarding overall SPV management related legal matters.

  • Maintaining legal know-how relevant to the legal and regulatory issues associated with the management structure of the Company and corporate governance and keeping up-to-date on legal developments affecting on all aspects of the Company’s business

  • Keeping abreast of forthcoming developments in the law and legislation potentially affecting the company’s investments and/or projects

Your Profile

  • Qualified UK solicitor with approximately 5 – 7+ PQE

  • Ideally from a M&A, private equity or private funds

  • Ability to project manage transactions independently

For more information about this position, please get in touch with Jackson Baker.
Phone: 020 3778 0771
Reference Code: 11514

About Rutherford
Rutherford is a boutique search firm located in London. Our consultants are the executive specialists in compliance recruitment, and also in financial crime, legal and cyber security, all within the financial and professional services sectors in the United Kingdom and New York. We use our carefully curated relationships, networks and market knowledge to find the best fit for the clients in hand. We work with a wide range of clients, spanning from advisors, management consultants, corporate and commercial banks, brokers, exchanges, MTFs and financial tech, through to global investment managers, hedge funds, private equity firms, investment banks and technology firms. We began as a compliance recruitment firm in London and expanded to offer new resourcing expertise across legal and cyber recruitment. We have been a leading legal and compliance search agency in London for a decade and are excited about bringing our expanded offering into the technology area.