Deputy General Counsel/General Counsel, M&A – Global Conglomerate

Posted 03 May 2024
Job type Permanent
DisciplineChief Operating Officer & Governance

Job Description

Our client is a global group of companies operating in several independent and complementary industries. With a commitment to sustainability and excellence, they have built a strong presence and continue to expand their operations globally.

Role Overview:
We are seeking an experienced and strategic legal professional to join our team as the Deputy General Counsel/General Counsel. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing legal counsel and support to our global operations. This role will be primarily focused on M&A transactions and will require hands-on experience in handling complex deals on a global scale.

  • Lead and oversee all aspects of M&A transactions, including due diligence, negotiation, documentation, and integration planning.
  • Provide legal advice and guidance to senior management and business units on a wide range of strategic initiatives, including corporate governance, commercial contracts, regulatory compliance, and risk management.
  • Partner with internal stakeholders and external advisors to drive successful deal execution and achieve business objectives.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including finance, tax, HR, and operations, to ensure alignment and integration of legal strategies with overall business goals.
  • Stay abreast of legal and regulatory developments affecting the industry and proactively advise on potential impacts and mitigation strategies.
  • Manage and develop a team of legal professionals, providing mentorship, coaching, and professional development opportunities.

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school; admission to the Bar in relevant jurisdiction(s) required.
  • Minimum of 20 years of experience practicing law, with a focus on M&A transactions in a global corporate environment.
  • Proven track record of leading and executing complex M&A deals from start to finish, including drafting and negotiating transaction documents and managing due diligence processes.
  • Strong understanding of corporate law, securities regulations, and international business practices.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively communicate complex legal concepts to non-legal stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Commitment to integrity, ethics, and professionalism.