Senior Legal Counsel Private Equity VCT Management

  • Permanent
  • London,

Bruin Financial

Ref: 27586

Senior Legal Counsel Private Equity VCT Management & ESG 

To provide legal support to the VCT team responsible for managing the mandate for an AIM listed VCT  

Embedded within the VCT this is a wide-ranging role requiring the review of legal agreements, due diligence reviews and general legal advice on a variety of matters relating to the private and public company investments managed on behalf of the VCT

Main Responsibilities

  • Co-ordinate the VCT Team’s investment process for qualifying investments and managing the pipeline of qualifying investments
  • Management of the Private Investment Portfolio
    • Draft and review letters of intent, term sheets, subscription agreements, shareholder agreements and articles of association for a potential investment.
    • Undertake legal due diligence for a potential investment.
    • Manage external legal diligence providers when required for a potential investment.
    • Assist with preparation of investment reports on potential investments to be provided to the VCT board.
    • Provide legal support to the VCT Team in relation to the ongoing management of investments.
    • Support the oversight of investments in private companies through observer positions on boards.
    • Review, record and manage all corporate action requests and arrange for execution of resolutions and consents.
    • Manage the execution and settlement process for investments.
    • Provide legal support in relation to any potential exits.
  • In relation to management of the VCT’s public company investment portfolio:
    • Review and record all corporate actions relating to the VCT’s investment portfolio and advise the fund manager on voting responses.
  • Provide legal support to the ongoing management of investments
    • If required, draft and review term sheets, subscription agreements, convertible loan note instruments and any other circular or prospectus documentation relevant for an investment or potential investment.
    • Provide legal support to the VCT Team in relation to the ongoing management of investments.
  • Lead the VCT Team’s work on ESG matters,  provide written quarterly ESG reports to the VCT board.

 

  • Provide general support to the VCT Team in relation to preparation of reports and papers for the VCT board in respect of legal and compliance issues.

Candidate Profile

A qualified solicitor with experience in corporate law, early stage/venture capital investment, the listing rules and financial services and strong professional written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

Bruin recognises the positive value of diversity, and aims to promote equality and challenge unfair discrimination. As a champion of equal opportunity employment we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons – men and women, people of all ages, sexual orientations, nationalities, religions and beliefs. We particularly encourage applications from women, disabled, and Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates as these groups are underrepresented throughout the financial services industry. Our clients work with us because they value a diverse workforce, and subscribe to our shared principle that all appointments are made on merit and that ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration.

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