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Job Overview

Corporate / M&A Solicitor – Non-Practice Opportunity in Madrid

Location: Madrid Salary: €50,000 - €100,000
Type: Permanent Contact: Peter Maldonado
Posted: 15 days ago

Eames Consulting is working closely with a major player within the M&A Insurance market who is looking to hire a English/Spanish speaking Corporate Solicitor to join their team.

We are looking for a Spanish Qualified Solicitor with fluent English and Spanish. They are going through a growth phase and finding increasing demand from their Iberian Business.

Specifically you would be advising clients on the availability of insurances for M&A transactions, working closely with them to structure the deal and arrange bespoke cover, assisting the deal teams with any necessary diligence, negotiating terms and coverage with the insurers, work closely with all parties through the transaction cycle to manage all timelines appropriately.

You’ll be working on a wide range of transactions which could be investment into the Iberian Business, Spanish / International entities investing globally, or in other opportunities in Spain.

These will include real estate acquisitions & disposals, corporate mergers & acquisitions, PE transactions as well as others.

Many Corporate Solicitors have looked to the insurance market in recent years to offer a challenge which they’re not getting in practice. 

The areas you can expect to further develop on are; 

  • Full control on the deal process, including management of key stakeholders within advisory firms, PE houses / clients, insurers and any other parties. You have a seat at the top table and act as a key part of the deal process rather than simply being instructed by Partners.
  • More opportunity to develop your softer skills rather than just technical, you’ll have to negotiate, you’ll have to pitch and present, you’ll need to build a network, you’ll have a lot of contact with people at all levels, you can develop a profile in the market.
  • Control over your own workload - not being relentlessly demanded upon by Partners, instead you’ll generally manage your own workflows and your own deals.
  • Variety of transactions you will see, both in nature and geography, will often be greater than that in a niche team within a legal firm
  • Total Compensation is often greater in insurance, depending on the firm and their reward structure you would generally expect a 20 – 50% growth in total compensation when moving from practice to insurance.

Required skills

  •  A determination and willingness to learn about a new, although related market to the “traditional” M&A market
  • Written and oral business fluency in English and Spanish
  • 2-4 year qualified lawyer at a leading Spanish or International M&A law firm
  • Articulate, personable and willing to meet clients/prospective clients and their advisors to explain our offering
  • The ability to understand and analyse legal documents (SPAs, APAs etc.) and identify the information that will be most key to a prospective insurer
  • The ability to understand and analyse due diligence reports, including matters that you may not have come across before on previous transactions

Due to the expanding nature of the class, high quality talent is in demand and this looks unlikely to decrease over the next few years.

Therefore, if you’re considering a path outside of practice, or want to achieve a more rewarding working environment. Feel free to contact me for a confidential discussion, even if it is just to understand this path a little better.