In-house Lawyer - Mergers & Acquisitions M&A - UK & EMEA

WORK LOCATION: FLEXIBLE - LONDON / NOTTINGHAM BASED (current remote working practices are currently in place) Experian have an exciting new career opportunity for a dynamic Mergers & Acquisition Lawyer to join its M&A Legal team working across Experian's UKI and EMEA regions. Experian is a highly acquisitive company and as the third lawyer in the M&A legal team you will be immediately exposed to a wide range of high-quality corporate matters across many diverse jurisdictions. This is an exciting hands-on role which offers accelerated career progression for the successful candidate. Reporting directly into the Head of M&A Legal and working closely with Experian's Corporate Development team in relation to the following: Legal and risk management advice together with project transactional management and support in relation to acquisitions, divestments and joint ventures in the Experian UKI and EMEA regions; Supporting acquisition integration projects; Supporting divestment separation projects Supporting ventures and minority investment project ; Advising upon and supporting corporate re-structuring projects Supporting company incorporations Obtaining external legal advice on foreign jurisdictional issues and specialist areas Managing external counsel effectively from a delivery, risk and cost perspective on a daily basis; and Ensuring compliance to corporate governance (including antitrust policies) as part of any deal process or project. The role holder will be dedicated to M&A work, focussing on legal advice and risk management, together with project transactional management and support in relation to acquisitions, divestments and joint ventures in the Experian UK&I and EMEA regions. This will involve support for deals done wholly within the UK&I and EMEA regions, and also local input to deals done at a global level. The successful incumbent will cover the following core activities; Work closely with Experian's internal Corporate Development team; Support and be responsible for managing, external lawyers on the majority of transactions; Manage internal stakeholders at all levels including to board level; Liaise as necessary with Experian's specialist in-house lawyers and other regulatory functions in relation to matters such as data protection and FCA regulation; Interact with Experian's global team of M&A specialists; Provide advice in relation to all facets of M&A work, including the assessment and structuring of opportunities, business cases and internal approvals, the outcomes of due diligence, deal negotiation and results, and integration, separation and other post-deal activities. Some additional responsibilities include; Customer Centricity Champion a culture that achieves the business goals, delights customers and keeps consumer advocacy at the heart of everything that Experian does. Governance & Control Work with M&A leaders to regularly and pro-actively identify business risks and issues and ensure appropriate steps to mitigate risks are in place and timely remediation of issues. Delegated authority for day to day operational decisions to ensure achievement and management of internal M&A governance. Support compliance to anti-trust policies and processes (including antitrust review of key documents on M&A transactions in accordance with internal guidelines) Ensure clearly documented fit- for-purpose operational processes in the M&A context Operational Meet legal team's minimum standards including as to: maintaining and keeping updated files in the legal team's case management system; time recording; contributing to and updating the legal team's knowledge sharing tools; play an active part in legal team meetings and in the Experian legal; instructing of external lawyers. To identify ways to streamline the delivery of advice, knowledge and insight through the use of IT, automation or other options Supporting the proactive cost management of transaction costs (including external lawyer spend) Key requirements and experience: Applicants must be a qualified Solicitor in England & Wales with strong academic background and professional training with a reputable law firm or business. Demonstrated experience in corporate and company law. Qualified experience of the following: Acquisitions & Disposals Joint ventures Corporate Ventures / Minority investments Corporate re-structuring Integration and Separation activities Project management skills Cross border transactional experience and antitrust experience highly desirable but not essential. Must also demonstrate a commitment to the use of IT and automated systems to assist in the delivery of legal services, and an understanding of the importance of knowledge management. Why Experian? Our colleagues' health and wellbeing is a top priority for us, that's why our reward, benefits and wellbeing programmes are designed so you can come to work feeling your very best self. Our benefits focus on health, money and lifestyle so you can tailor your benefits to your own personal needs. Whether it's your physical and mental wellness, getting to work or planning for the future, we have a range of flexible options to have you covered We are committed to building an inclusive culture and to creating an environment where people can balance successful careers with their commitments and interests outside of work. Our flexible working practices support our belief that this balance brings long-lasting benefits for our business as well as our people. Some roles lend themselves to flexible options more than others, and if this is importan

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