On behalf of our customer, a listed, multinational Life Sciences group with worldwide headquarters in the Basel area, we are seeking the Lead Counsel M&A (f/m):
As Lead Counsel you will have primary responsibility to provide legal support regarding the group’s worldwide M&A and Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) transactions, joint ventures, strategic partnerships and other corporate projects.
You are expected to provide professional and client-focused legal advice and guidance to assigned activities of the group’s corporate functions.
You will shape and further develop the governance framework for the M&A and CVC processes and policies.
Areas of work cover, in particular, mergers & acquisitions, including merger control, corporate law, securities law (including listing and reporting requirements) and Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) transactions.
You will contribute to delivering the mission of the Corporate Legal Affairs (CLA) group.
Law degree (Swiss attorney or equivalent foreign qualification)
4 – 8 years international commercial legal practice in a law firm, an in-house legal department or an advisory service firm, with a strong transactional focus (M&A / CVC projects)
Very good fluent written and spoken English and German; other language skills desirable
Detailed understanding and appreciation of M&A / CVC relevant aspects of the law (corporate law; merger law; antitrust law)
Ability to work independently but with strong communication and collaborative skills
Willingness to travel
Business acumen to approach issues not only from a legal but also from a commercial and organizational perspective
High level of analytical and conceptual thinking to structure commercial proposals and translate them into appropriate legal concepts
Ability to focus on key risks and to appropriately mitigate them in contractual structures
Strong time management, prioritization, and organizational skills
Ability to swiftly adapt to and deal with fast shifting priorities
Excellent negotiation skills
Effective and team-oriented collaboration with all internal stakeholders involved in M&A / CVC transactions
Ability to effectively work with and manage external counsel
Ability to explain legal concepts and issues into layman’s terms