Skadden, Corporate (Private Equity), London
Skadden advises private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies at all stages of the downstream investment cycle, including leverage buyouts, co and minority investments, management incentive plans, financings and refinancings, bolt-on investments, management change, recaps, corporate restructurings and exits.
Skadden also supports portfolio companies on legal issues that typically arise under private equity ownership and leveraged structures, with a particular focus on matters impacting the capital structure (including repatriation of equity from good / bad leavers and the issue of reserved equity to new joiners).
Skadden has been ranked as a leading law firm for private equity by IFLR1000 2020 and in the top tier for leveraged buyouts and private equity law by U.S. News - Best Lawyers Best Law Firms 2019. Our attorneys repeatedly have been listed as Leading Lawyers for private equity by Chambers Global, Chambers USA, Chambers Europe and Chambers UK.
The new hire will join the private equity team of the Corporate group, focusing their time on Private Equity transactions in the UK, Europe and globally. We are looking for an individual with 1-6 years' relevant post qualification experience in a top tier practice in the Australia or New Zealand or experience in a similar common law jurisdiction.
The successful candidate will have solid Private Equity experience, including some or all of drafting and negotiating locked box and completion accounts SPAs (although we appreciate that experience of the former may be stronger given market conditions in recent years), management incentive documents (including leaver terms) and shareholders' agreements, alongside supervising junior colleagues on NDAs, engagement letters, disclosure letters, diligence reports and other ancillary documents. We would expect the successful candidate to have some experience of the structuring of private equity transactions and reviewing and commenting on funds flows. This role is well suited for a candidate who has had broad experience of Private Equity transactions and is ready to take the next step in their career into leading deals in a pro-active way, reporting directly to partners and counsel in the team and communicating with clients, while leading on the drafting of sophisticated documentation and supervising more junior colleagues on other areas of the typical private equity process.
Excellent written communication and drafting skills are required as well as the ability to demonstrate initiative. You must also possess the skills to take on a high degree of responsibility and manage a challenging work load within a fast paced and friendly environment. A desire to get involved in marketing, knowhow and pro-bono initiatives is also required. A first-class academic record is essential.
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