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Legal Counsel, Exciting European Venture Capital Investor, London, UK

PER, Private Equity Recruitment
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Mar 1, 2024

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Job Function
Private Equity/Venture Capital
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About our client

Our client, an exciting and high-growth venture capital fund, are currently looking to hire a Legal Counsel to join their growing London based team. The fund, which invest across the pan European market has had some incredible growth over the past few years, raising a number of very successful funds and investing into some of Europeans fastest-growing tech business. The fund has another fund-raise and new acquisitions lined up for the near future and are now looking to bolster out their legal team. What the job involves

As the Legal Counsel you will be responsible for a broad range of legal tasks, covering transaction management, portfolio law support, fund formation, legal operations, and some regulatory focused work. On a day to day, you will work closely with and report into the COO whilst regularly liaising with internal senior stakeholders, portfolio founders and external service providers. The role has a real commercial flair and will offer fantastic growth both from a learning and seniority perspective.

  • To act as the legal expert within the fund, working closely with the COO, partners and broader investment team
  • Cover all aspects of the fund's transactions, both structuring and execution
  • Support on all legal aspects of the firm's funds, including developing, establishing and structuring
  • Work closely with portfolio companies from a legal advisory and structuring perspective
  • Supporting on all ESG, compliance and regulatory matters across the fund and investments
  • Supporting on broader ad-hoc operational tasks within the fund
  • Liaise and manage relationships with key external stakeholders, including external counsel
Who we are looking for

  • Qualified Lawyer with private equity or venture capital experience
  • In-house or secondment experience within an investment manager, fund or start-up would be advantageous
  • Willingness across a very broad role, occasionally taking on tasks off the job spec
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for the technology industry
  • Comfortable dealing with senior stakeholders on a daily basis

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