Corporate M&A Lawyer

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08 April 2021
Lloyds Banking
Location: Edinburgh
Salary: 61740
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Job Description


At Lloyds Banking Group, we’re driven by a clear purpose - to help

Britain prosper. Across the Group, our colleagues are focussed on making a

difference to customers, businesses and communities.

Could you help us make this possible?

Group Legal has an exciting opportunity for a lawyer to join the Corporate

and M&A team. The team provides corporate legal support on a range of

matters including acquisitions and disposals, equity investments, joint

ventures, intra-group reorganisations and transactions, company secretarial

and corporate governance matters, UK/US disclosure and financial reporting

requirements, and legal, regulatory and change projects. Our role is to

advise on a range of issues and documentation related to the above with a

focus on identifying key legal risks, advising on their implications for the

Group and supporting the business by providing pragmatic, solution-focused


Want to know more?

You'll operate as a specialist legal adviser in relation to corporate and

company law matters to support delivery of a range of strategic transactions

and projects.

Your key accountabilities will include:


Providing legal advice to internal clients which ensures compliance with

legal and regulatory requirements and balances legal risk with commercial



Drafting (or be responsible for supervising the external drafting of)

documentation which is legally compliant and protects the Group’s



Assisting with the selection, instruction and management of panel law firms

and development/maintenance of strong relationships with external lawyers


Negotiating the terms of transaction documentation in conjunction with

internal stakeholders such as Group Corporate Development, Finance, Tax and

Risk, to ensure legal risk in relation to such transactions is appropriately

managed and mitigated


Challenging, advising and influencing the business on legal issues and

developments in order to protect the interests of the Group and develop its



Reporting and escalating legal and governance risks and inputting to

recommended solutions as required


Assisting with coordination of legal workstream activity on projects and

collaborating effectively with colleagues in other teams on relevant legal,

regulatory and governance issues


Staying informed of changes in relevant UK, US and EU law and regulation and

advising the business on any implications


Participating in legal and commercial negotiations with third parties to

help deliver commercially and legally advantageous outcomes


Developing relationships with key internal clients and colleagues

So what about you?

You'll be a UK-qualified lawyer with at least 4 years’ PQE, ideally

with experience of working in an in-house environment. You'll have

demonstrable experience advising on a range of corporate and company law

matters including acquisitions and disposals, equity investments, joint

ventures, intra-group reorganisations and transactions, company secretarial

and corporate governance matters, and UK/US disclosure and financial

reporting requirements.

What will you get in return?

You’d get a benefits package that includes:


A discretionary performance related bonus


Generous pension contribution


30 Days leave plus bank holidays


Private health cover

We're dedicated to giving you opportunities and support to develop you both

expertly and personally to optimise your potential.

As a new colleague, you’ll join us on our journey to build a 21st

century bank that reflects modern Britain, and craft an inclusive culture

where all colleagues feel encouraged and valued.

We're committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the

customers and communities we serve, and to building an inclusive environment

where all our colleagues can be themselves and succeed on merit. We support

the principles of agile working and are happy to consider flexible working

arrangements. We're an equal opportunity employer and deeply value diversity

within our organisation.

Together we make it possible.

*** This is an Edinburgh based role. The broad base salary banding is from

£61,740pa to £65,000pa.***

Work Permit:

All applicants must be based in the UK and confirm that they are able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.