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M&A Legal Counsel

Hybrid Theory

Hybrid Theory

1119 Schiphol-Rijk, Netherlands · 1119 Schiphol-Rijk, Netherlands · North Holland, Netherlands
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024

For our impactful M&A team at the Azerion Headquarter in Amsterdam, we are looking for a M&A Legal Counsel.

About Azerion

Azerion is a digital entertainment, and media platform. It is a content, technology, and data company, serving consumers, digital publishers, advertisers, and game creators globally.

Growth through acquisition is a key driver in Azerion’s growth strategy Over the past years, our lean and versatile in-house M&A team closed 60+ transactions in the entertainment content, advertising, and technology space.

Today, we have around 1100 people of 62 nationalities working in 24 offices in 19 countries and reach millions of users every day.

About the team

The M&A team is primarily responsible for managing the full acquisition pipeline from initial scouting to completion and integration. Additionally, the team is supporting corporate finance projects, occasional divestments, and other special board projects.

What you will be doing in this role

As M&A Legal Counsel you will be involved in M&A transactions throughout the whole process until completion and proceed with post-closing work. You prepare the pre-deal documentation, take part in the due diligence processes, review/create the transaction documentation, and manage the procedures. In addition to M&A transactions, you will be involved in different legal workflows, such as supporting the internal teams related to various legal topics and take part in legal related work on financial transactions of Azerion. As a member of the M&A team, you report to Vice President M&A.

Your responsibilities:

  • Delivery of legally and commercially sound advice to M&A team and management of the group on mergers, acquisitions, divestments, restructurings, takeovers, buy-ins, buyouts, joint ventures and various types of investments and taking part in execution of such projects
  • Actively participate in buy-side/sell-side due diligence processes and documentation of findings
  • Present findings to VP M&A, Chief Investment Officer and management board members
  • Draft, negotiate, and review a wide variety of corporate contracts, including share purchase agreements, ancillary documents, disclosure letters, engagement letters, confidentiality agreements, offering memoranda, shareholders agreements, bond terms&conditions, security agreements, factoring agreements and joint venture agreements.
  • Provide guidance and support on various corporate policies and corporate governance matters
  • Be the go-to person for other internal teams (such as Legal, Finance, Tax and others) in connection with further legal aspects of the projects you have taken part in
  • Support the M&A team’s effort to level up processes, workflows, reporting, and analysis standards to the needs and professional standards in line with those of a publicly listed company

Ideal candidate

  • Degree or equivalent qualification in law, including advanced studies specializing in contract and corporate law
  • Qualified lawyer with at least 3 years of post-qualified experience (excluding any mandatory or voluntary internship) in an international environment in either;
  • a law firm or a consultancy company working for external clients as a legal counsel (preferably with experience working for external clients in tech sector)
  • a tech company working as an in-house legal counsel
  • Experience on below topics is a plus:
  • M&A and corporate , involvement in preparation and closing transactions for share/asset purchase deals
  • Legal due diligence/risk analysis processes for cross-border transactions
  • Securities/capital markets law knowledge and experience in EU/Dutch market; familiarity with relevant documentation and market practice
  • Financial law experience, familiarity with loan related legal documentation and processes
  • Co-ordination of different workflows, internal and external stakeholders
  • Good understanding on tech sector and financial aspects of M&A deals
  • Good attention to detail & analytical ability; mindfulness on “preventive law”
  • Ability work on tight deadlines under pressure, time management skills
  • High performance and motivation level
  • Co-operative, team-oriented style
  • Ability to report complicated legal topics to non-legal professionals in an efficient way
  • Excellent communication skills in English (both written and oral). Dutch skills are preferred but not essential. Fluency in another main European language is considered a plus.

What we offer you

  • The opportunity to work at an innovative, high-paced company, near Amsterdam
  • An informal yet professional international working environment
  • Room for personal development in a highly skilled and motivated team
  • Competitive salary
  • Travel cost reimbursement OR an NS Business Card
  • Pension Plan
  • Laptop/desktop
  • Lunch is provided, daily!
  • Weekly optional workout programs like kickboxing
  • Massage in the office!
  • Flexible working hours

Does this sound like that challenge you’re looking for?

Apply by clicking the apply button, fill in the online form, and attach your CV.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at recruitment@azerion.com

Here’s what happens after you send your application

You’ll receive an email confirming our hiring department has received your application. An update will follow as to what the next stage will be for you.

*Please note that if you choose to submit your details and curriculum vitae in application to this posted vacancy, you are consenting to the Azerion Human Resources department processing your personal data. Your details may be retained for comparison to future roles that may match your skills and expertise. Should you wish to withdraw your consent, this can be achieved by submitting your request to dpo@azerion.com

*Please note that Azerion does not work with agencies. We will not pay any fees related to unrequested cv introductions.