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Senior Legal Counsel

IMMO Investment Technologies

IMMO Investment Technologies

London, UK
Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Position Overview:
We are looking for a (Senior) Legal Counsel with a minimum of 2 years post-qualification experience (PQE) at a top UK/EU law firm who will work as a generalist across the capital, real estate and corporate workstreams of a VC-funded technology startup. You will be working in London and reporting directly to the Chief Legal Officer. You will also work closely with the UK, Germany and Spanish market teams.
Key Responsibilities:
1. Capital Transactions:
Have a leadership role in negotiating capital transactions with institutional real estate investors and respective debt transactions with banks. Assist the capital team in tax and structuring questions across various jurisdictions. You will also oversee and work closely with external counsel.
2. Commercial Contracts:
Review and draft various commercial contracts, such as vendor, service, licensing, and supplier agreements. Ensure that contracts comply with legal requirements and company policies while minimising risks and maximising opportunities for the company. Collaborate with internal stakeholders to negotiate favourable terms and resolve contractual disputes.
3. Corporate Matters:
Assist with VC funding rounds and all corporate matters of a VC-funded startup. Assist with corporate governance matters of IMMO’s subsidiaries and SPVs. Provide legal support for corporate transactions, such as mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures.
4. Risk Management and Compliance:
Identify legal risks and provide proactive advice to mitigate potential liabilities. Develop and implement compliance programs to ensure adherence to relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards.
5. Cross-functional Collaboration:
Work closely with various departments, including finance, operations, and human resources, to address legal issues and achieve business objectives. Provide legal training and guidance to internal stakeholders on legal matters affecting their areas of responsibility.
- Qualified solicitor with at least 2 years post-qualification experience (PQE) in the fields of real estate finance, commercial, and corporate law.
- Excellent drafting, negotiation, and analytical skills.
- Capacity to work diligently and multitask with great attention to detail, organisational skills, and a sense of urgency.
- Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate cross-functionally and build strong working relationships.
- Impeccable integrity with sound judgement and a self-starter mentality
Nice to have:
- Experience with UK residential real estate transactions and due diligence