SENIOR LEGAL COUNSEL, CORPORATE M&A, SAUDI NATIONAL, RIYADH
CLIENT: Having previously placed a senior projects lawyer into this small but very busy in-house team, we have now been asked to assist them with a new corporate lawyer hire. They have a wide portfolio of assets, investments and operations some of which now require corporate support in order to pursue business objectives into 2021.
ROLE: Acting at Group level, you will work closely with a small legal team covering mainly corporate and projects matters. The role will see you lead on large corporate transactions, relating to the re-structuring of assets, multi-million dollar M&A's, and importantly, advising on potential IPO's for the future. This a very hands on role and you will be given a large degree of autonomy, acting as a lead Saudi counsel. It's unlikely you will have much general day to day operational work to do, this is heavy lifting role for a lawyer with extensive transactional experience, who can instruct top tier outside counsel and run deals.
The role will be based from their head office in Riyadh.
CANDIDATE: Ideal candidates will need to fulfil the following criteria:
- It is essential that you are a Saudi national - please do not apply if you are not.
- 5+ years of experience in a primarily corporate law environment, ideally an international law firm.
- Leading transactional work across M&A and capital markets - you will need an extensive deal list to show this.
- General corporate, regulatory and governance experience will also be helpful.
- Strong preference will be given to western qualified or educated Saudi lawyers.
2020 was a hard year for most companies, but some sectors are doing well. This client is a shining example of a well backed, nimble organisation who can react to the market quickly, whilst investing into long term projects with strong returns. If you're an ambitious Saudi corporate lawyer who is looking to move out a law firm but keep the quality of work, this could be an excellent move.
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