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Senior Solicitor - Corporate Legal Team

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted:  24-Sep-2021
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

At Vodafone, we’re working hard to build a better future. A more connected, inclusive and sustainable world. As a dynamic global community, it's our human spirit, together with technology, that empowers us to achieve this. 

We challenge and innovate in order to connect people, businesses, and communities across the world. Delighting our customers and earning their loyalty drive us, and we experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

With us, you can be truly be yourself and belong, share inspiration, embrace new opportunities, thrive, and make a real difference.

Description

Role: Senior Solicitor – Corporate Legal Team
Location: London, Paddington


To support Vodafone globally in executing strategic transactions and projects, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, partnerships and debt financing. This role has a broad range of responsibilities and is expected to provide collaborative support and legal leadership on projects with, principally, Vodafone’s Group M&A team and Group Treasury team. 


With us you will:
-Provide expert legal advice and support on international M&A transactions and Group Treasury projects, including drafting, reviewing and negotiating a broad range of documents.
-Provide pragmatic and creative legal leadership on strategic portfolio management activities, ensuring the protection of Vodafone’s interests.
-Build a strong relationship with key senior internal stakeholders, to educate and advise on technical corporate legal matters.
-Instruct and manage external legal advisers to ensure cost effective, focused and reliable service delivery.
-Manage or coordinate input from a range of internal legal stakeholders on strategic projects, including other group legal teams and local market legal teams.


It would be nice if you have:
-Qualification as a solicitor in England and Wales, (equivalent international qualifications considered), with a minimum 2 years relevant PQE
-Proven legal advisory experience on global transactions and strategic projects.
-Good understanding of key corporate legal issues for a large global group of companies.
-Excellent communication skills – effective and adaptable  communication  style to engage and influence internal and external stakeholders. Digital competence.
-Excellent project management skills, and proven ability to manage others and work collaboratively and inclusively within and across teams.
-Excellent drafting and contractual analysis skills, with a strong ability to identify and explain commercial issues arising out of complex drafting.


What’s in it for you?
-28 days holiday (with the option to buy or sell 5 days) plus public holidays
-Flexible working
-Pension matching scheme of up to 10%
-5 paid days leave for charity projects
-MyChoices portal - cycle to work scheme, 100’s of retail discounts, shares and salary sacrifice schemes
-Vodafone family and friends discount
-Interest free commuter loan
-Global parental leave policy for all new parents which includes 16 weeks fully paid leave and upon returning to work, new parents can work part-time hours for 6 months whilst being paid their full-time salary
-Access to Vodafone University and LinkedIn Learning


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