Balderton are Hiring: Legal Counsel

Balderton are hiring - please see the job description below:

Legal Counsel

Permanent contract

Location – London, Kings Cross

The Opportunity

The successful candidate will act as one of two Legal Counsel for Balderton. This will involve advising on a wide range of legal issues relating to day-to-day operational activities for the business, including execution of investments (both initial rounds and follow-ons), exits, fund administration, regulatory issues and general matters. Additionally, the candidate will be required to give legal advice to/relating to portfolio companies on a wide range of matters including venture debt and employee options.

Position Requirements

-Qualified Lawyer in the UK or another common-law jurisdiction.

-Between 6 to 10 years’ PQE with a corporate transactional background. Lower PQE will be considered with relevant experience.

-The ideal candidate will have experience working at a magic circle, top silver circle, top US law firm or a law firm specialising in venture capital transactions and will have worked on a variety of transactions with a tech focus.

-Previous in-house experience, whether a secondment or a full-time position is beneficial.

-Ideally specific experience of advising on venture capital transactions, but at a minimum the candidate should have experience of private equity transactions and private company M&A as well as giving general advice to private companies on their day-to-day corporate matters.

-Experience of transactions in European jurisdictions and the US is essential.

-Good negotiation and influencing skills.

-Strong numeracy and Microsoft Excel experience is essential.

-Ability to work in a challenging, fast-paced environment and to adapt to new situations as they arise.

-Demonstrates enthusiasm for becoming involved in a business with a strong commitment to customer service and governance.

-Interest in tech/media & start-ups.

-Excellent written and oral communications skills in English.

-Fluency in major European languages is preferable but not essential.

Competitive base salary + discretionary bonus + employee benefits

To Apply

Please send your C.V. to [email protected]

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