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Legal Counsel (corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions Team)

Company name

IHS Markit.

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Job Type


Date Last Verified

Mar 17, 2020

Valid Through

Jun 30, 2020

Posted on

Nov 19, 2019

Years of Experience

2-4 yrs required


New York City, NY, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - M&A
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Legal Counsel (corporate / Mergers and Acquisitions Team)
The candidate will join a top-flight legal team to work in a fast-paced environment on a wide range of corporate transactional matters, including: Mergers and Acquisitions: leading teams on acquisitions, mergers, divestitures, equity investments, joint ventures and other sophisticated transactions. Corporate: supporting corporate functions including corporate and group financings, subsidiary management and internal restructurings, debt and equity offerings, public disclosure obligations and assisting in advising with SEC filings and other regulatory requirements. Responsibilities will include: Functioning independently to support all aspects of sophisticated corporate and M&A transactions, typically including cross-jurisdictional issues, including structuring transactions, drafting and negotiating term sheets and letters of intent, conducting and coordinating due diligence, negotiating transactions, drafting agreements, managing closings and post-acquisition integration, and effectively managing external advisers (including establishing and overseeing outside counsel budgets). Will be called upon to identify issues, develop and evaluate alternatives, provide advice and implement solutions in the context of complex and significant transactions; Supporting counsel on a wide range of general corporate matters such as financing and banking transactions, the establishment, maintenance, restructuring and liquidation of business divisions and subsidiaries; Collaborating with finance, treasury, tax and other teams on banking and investment matters, intercompany agreements, cross-border business and tax planning, and internal controls; Assisting in advising in managing compliance of SEC filings and other regulatory requirements and with debt and equity offerings; Providing legal advice and support to senior executives and internal stakeholders, including preparing board and executive committee materials, as required.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have strong academic credentials with a J.D. from a leading law school; admission to the NY bar or English qualification (or equivalent). Must have 2 to 4 years of experience practicing as an attorney with a national or international law firm and/or in-house legal department. Should have experience advising on multi-jurisdictional strategic M&A, investments, corporate finance and corporate transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, corporate reorganizations, joint ventures, equity investments and financings. Must have proven ability to manage fast-paced workload and add value to multiple transactions simultaneously in an autonomous way under deadline pressure while focusing on providing outstanding and timely client service. Excellent drafting skills and attention to detail are required. Experience drafting and negotiating commercial and other technology and information related contracts is desirable. Experience in assisting in the preparation of public company filings, including annual and quarterly reports, proxy statements and offering documents desirable. Experience in preparing presentations and management briefs for senior executives and boards desirable.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
IHS Markit.
West 33rd Street
New York City, NY 10001

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