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Senior Counsel - M&A, Venture Capital (Middle East Relocation)

  • Negotiable
  • London
  • Permanent

Senior Counsel, M&A and Venture Capital | Energy Multinational | The Middle East

Combining an award-winning work culture and unrivalled progression opportunities, this is a unique role for a talented Senior Counsel, M&A and Venture Capital to supercharge their career in the Middle East.

Well-regarded as one of the largest, highest-performing Energy companies in the world, the business is seeking someone ambitious and driven to join their industry-leading legal team.

Why Work in the Middle East

In-House legal opportunities in the Middle East are very stimulating and also lucrative. Due to increasing international and cross-border work, as well as home-grown development, the scale and quality of the work that in-house lawyers can undertake continues to reach new heights.

The Middle East's transformation over the last decade is a testament to the region's commitment to progress and development. The Middle East is becoming a dynamic, forward-thinking region, embracing change and diversity. Women's empowerment, education, culture, tourism, economic diversification, and environmental sustainability have all played a significant role in shaping the culture of the region.

As the Middle East continues on its path of growth and modernisation, it offers an exciting and promising future for all its citizens, where everyone can work and thrive, enjoying a prosperous, welcoming and beautiful part of the world.

The Role

You will lead the legal activities with respect to the development and implementation of mergers, acquisitions, and minority VC investments, including the structuring, negotiation, anddocumentation of such transactions.

You will advise management and internal clients with respect to the company's legal rights andobligations, agreements, and common statutory or similar processes in connection with M&A and VC transactions.

You will also assist Law Management and other counsel in marshalling and examining the law and facts pertinent to legal problems; and liaise and work with outside counsel to negotiate and document transactions on a cost-effective basis.


  • 6+PQE Common Law Qualified in a law firm with a strong M&A or VC practice, OR a combination of in-house and law firm experience
  • Demonstratable experience, with full-life cycle M&A, and leading transactions in a first or second chair capacity
  • Experience with international transactions and finance principles

What's on offer

  • Join an industry-leading Energy team
  • Unrivalled, market-leading salary and benefits package
  • Full family relocation package
  • Career development support
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