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Corporate M&A Counsel (12 month FTC)

Taylor Root
£85000 - £100000 per annum + Company Benefits
Closing date
1 Jul 2024

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors, Private Practice, In-House
Experience Level
Mid Level
Full Time
Practice Areas
Corporate, M&A
4-6 Years, 7+ Years

Job Details

Our Client

A highly reputable private education business with true international presence and a clear passion for helping young people and communities thrive through holistic and well rounded education and provifing personal development opportunities throughout their time in educationand beyond!


  • We are seeking a qualified solicitor for our wonderful client's Group legal team focusing on M&A and Group Corporate and some commercial work.
  • The role will involve supporting all aspects of a wide range of Group corporate and finance work and cross border M&A transactions, including: instructing and liaising with external advisers; assisting with the drafting, negotiation and finalisation of SPAs and related agreements; Collaboration Agreements and Joint Venture Agreements; transaction management; post-transaction integration; drafting and negotiation of Group commercial contracts when required but mainly focusing on full M&A lifecycle.
  • This role reports to the Group M&A Legal Counsel. The role will partner closely with a wide range of internal group and regional teams and senior stakeholders and executives from across the business, including Group M&A, Group Finance and Regional leadership teams

What You Will Do

  • Working with the Group General Counsel, Group M&A Legal Counsel and Group M&A team to provide expert legal support on cross border M&A transactions globally. Including: drafting, negotiating and finalising NDAs, engagement letters and NBOs; leading Due Diligence projects; supporting all aspects of a wide range of corporate and M&A transactions, including assisting with the drafting, negotiation and finalisation of SPAs (acquisition and disposal) and related agreements.
  • Identifying, instructing and liaising with (and managing costs of) local counsel and working with the Group M&A team to build the team of external advisers to support M&A transactions.
  • Responsibility for legal transaction management and post-transaction hand-over to regional teams. Co-ordinating with external advisers, the Group M&A team and regional leadership teams to ensure a smooth transaction process and adequate legal support throughout.
  • Responsibility for overseeing post-transaction legal integration and completion of the M&A legal integration checklist, working alongside the Head of Legal for the relevant region and wider regional leadership teams.
  • Supporting expansion into new jurisdictions though both M&A and greenfield projects including: new country legal due diligence to understand the legal, regulatory and operating framework for operating schools; review and selection of legal advisers and other key providers (e.g. payroll, visa support etc); briefing regional teams on new country requirements; assisting with staff relocations; co-ordinating the roll-out of Group legal policies and processes where required.
  • Working with the Group Finance team on intra-group financing arrangements including cross border financing, service agreements, and consideration of tax structuring implications.

Ideal Candidate would:

  • Have at least 3 years PQE (qualified in UK or another jurisdiction) and experience working on the full lifecycle of M&A transactional work
  • Ability to run deals autonoumously with the support when required from senior team members
  • Ability to build strong relationships globally
  • Private practice expience working on international M&A matters
  • Experience in-house would be a huge advantage but private practice solicitors seeking an interesting and international corporate role would also be well suited.

Key Details:

  • 12 MONTH FTC
  • Early to Mid July Start date likely
  • Remote position available but central London office is also available to work in and collaborate with team members 2 days a week

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Established in the 1980s, Taylor Root is now widely recognised as being one of the world’s leading legal recruiters. Operating out of offices in the UK, Dubai, Asia and Australia, we are ideally placed to assist law firms, banks and companies with their legal recruitment on an international basis. Taylor Root has a strong track record in the recruitment of: Heads of legal and legal advisers; Law firm associates and partners; Contract/locum lawyers; Paralegals; Company secretaries and Compliance professionals.

We regularly recruit for positions in all of the following regions: Western and Eastern Europe; The Middle East; Asia including Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, mainland China and Bangkok; Australia and New Zealand, across The Caribbean and Offshore locations. .

In areas such as Project Finance, Derivatives or Capital Markets, where an international search is appropriate, our offices aim to provide truly global coverage and deliver a comprehensive candidate shortlist.

Through hard work, a professional and ethical approach, and not being afraid to be objective, Taylor Root continues to foster excellent, long-term candidate and client relationships throughout all of its offices.

Taylor Root is a member of The SR Group. The SR Group is a specialist recruitment consultancy dedicated to raising standards in the business environments that we serve. The sectors we cover include tax, legal, human resources, marketing, professional support and executive search, dealing with a substantial number of the world's leading professional partnerships, multi-national corporations and international banking groups as well as small to medium sized developing organisations.

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