Charterhouse is working with a major player in the logistics sector in Qatar who is expanding their legal department. Our client is looking to hire a well-educated and ambitious Merger & Acquisitions Legal Counsel who has a as a solid background in cross-border transactions focusing on Pre-M&A, M&A contracts, process and documents, post M&A as well as sales of business and divestment.
About the role
You will join a well-respected and driven team assisting the General Counsel by providing legal advice on all legal matters relating to appropriate financing for M&A’s, investments and divestments. You will also provide advice on the recommended M&A acquisition method, approach and structure, drafting, negotiating as well as performance of the M&A contracts and relevant documents to ensure protection against legal exposures and liabilities, and provide sound legal risk assessment for management.
The successful candidate will have high level of commercial awareness and will be western educated at one of the top institutions. You will have completed training at either a Magic Circle or Top Tier firm and be admitted to practice in the UK, Australia or the US. You should have at least 7 years’ M&A experience in a large organisation, Investment bank or Magic Circle /Top Tier law firm and will have a good understanding of the GCC culture and working environment.
You should have solid experience in the drafting and negotiation of contracts and excellent knowledge in transaction law, with strong and demonstrated M&A experience. You should also demonstrate strong communication and analytical skills with a high level of commercial awareness. Fluency in Arabic would be advantageous.