We are searching for an experienced private equity transactional lawyer who will handle a wide range of M&A, private equity, co-investment and capital markets transactions across EMEA. Credit and special sits
The successful candidate will be a commercially minded lawyer, with broad transactions experience. The role will involve partnering with portfolio managers, internal functions and external counsel to lead the execution of a broad range of transactions.
Act as lead transaction counsel on deals, manage transaction execution, review and negotiate full range of deal documentation.
Areas of coverage to include:
Strategic M&A, investments and partnerships for BlackRock, Inc. in EMEA;
Blackrock Long Term Private Capital (buyout fund);
BlackRock Private Equity Partners and Infrastructure Solutions (co-investment platform);
Blackrock Global Capital Markets and Natural Resources Platforms (cornerstone, placing, sub-underwriting, pre-IPO and PIPE transactions); and
BlackRock Innovation Capital (investments in innovative technology businesses)
Fixed Income, Restructuring, Credit, Opportunistic and Event Driven teams.
Manage external deal counsel, in conjunction with the investment team, and work closely with portfolio managers, colleagues in legal and compliance and other internal functions during the execution of transactions;
Provide advice and support to internal stakeholders to develop, establish and improve internal processes.
Take initiative to identify and analyse problems, generate commercial solutions and make decisions with little direction/supervision.
Organize training sessions for the business and keep abreast of key market terms and conditions.
Adhere to investment process and operational standards.
Professional background will include previous post-admission experience of 4-8 years, with the majority spent at a leading international law firm or in-house.
Significant experience in M&A, private equity, co-investments and capital markets transactions.
Experience advising fund managers and non-bank institutions as lenders or investors is a plus.
Experience in credit, restructuring, workout and distressed matters of interest.
Exceptional interpersonal, analytical, written and oral communication skills - must be able to resolve complex issues in a practical manner on a compressed timeline and to communicate complex concepts in an understandable way.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills - presents ideas in a clear, concise and constructive manner.
Ability to oversee and effectively manage outside counsel and internal stakeholders.
Strong organizational skills and ability to work with others and manage multiple time sensitive matters in a demanding, fast-paced and fluid environment.
Motivated team player with ability to work independently and potential to lead as necessary.
Ability to take initiative to anticipate, identify and analyse issues, generate potential solutions and make decisions with little direction/supervision.
Strong academic background.
Strong technical legal and commercial skills.
Must be fluent in English. Other European languages are an advantage.
To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.
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