Senior Counsel, Mergers & Acquisitions

Join our Infrastructure and Real Assets business as a seasoned, bilingual Attorney. You will bring prior experience in mergers and acquisitions and complex commercial contracts. In this role, you'll report directly to a Managing Director in the Legal team, however your work location will be split between the Macquarie New York and Mexico City offices.

As an Attorney, your key responsibility will be to analyse potential mergers and acquisition deals, with focus on issues of regulatory and fund governing document compliance and deal structure. You'll also be required to carefully evaluate, articulate and mitigate the risks associated with deals to senior investment team members.

On a day-to-day basis, you'll be:

  • reviewing, drafting and negotiating a range of agreements, including primarily transaction agreements related to mergers and acquisitions (e.g., letters of intent, asset purchase agreements, stock purchase agreements, consortium shareholder arrangements, joint ventures etc.), and also intercompany contracts, and other commercial, tax and financial matters
  • planning and assisting in due diligence, actively managing deal processes and execution; and managing outside counsel
  • working collaboratively with internal clients to identify issues, develop creative solutions, engage in due diligence, structure, negotiate , document and close acquisitions and divestitures with a view to facilitating smooth operational transition to/from a fund company
  • working with external counsel to achieve transaction related regulatory consents
  • providing legal advice and support on commercial contracts
  • providing legal counsel for special projects, including joint ventures, equity investments, refinancing, earn-outs, milestone arrangements and post-closing acquisition matters
  • working with internal business partners on proactive education and planning
To be successful in this role, you'll need to bring a distinguished professional record and a strong business/commercial orientation. Your professional fit within the company's culture will be key to success. In addition, you will approach this role from an experienced business perspective and demonstrate a high degree of business savvy, strategic thinking , communication and collaboration skills.

Specifically, you will have:
  • 6+ years of complex and hands on mergers and acquisitions experience, including due diligence management, deal team leadership, and agreement negotiation and drafting
  • strong background in contract drafting and negotiation experience with a focus on commercial contracts
  • ability to work on a wide range of mission-critical projects with minimal supervision
  • ability to provide counsel, say no when warranted in a respectful and authoritative manner and suggest workable alternatives to meet the desired goals
  • ability to identify, explain and balance business and legal risks
  • ability to engender trust; patience and good client counseling/organizational and coaching skills
  • bilingual in English and Spanish.
  • ability to spend at least two weeks per month at our office in Mexico City
  • project finance and/or infrastructure development experience (desired)
  • experience with private equity fund transactions and fund structures (desired).
If you are looking for a new and exciting challenge, apply today via the link.

About MIRA: For more than two decades, MIRA has partnered with investors, governments and communities to manage, develop and enhance assets relied on by more than 100 million people each day. As at 31 March 2019, MIRA managed $A181.7 billion in assets, including; 155 portfolio businesses, ~600 properties and 4.7 million hectares of farmland.In the Americas region, MIRA has a well-established track record and more than $32.9 billion in assets under management as at 31 March 2019. Our investment team is based in 12 cities across the Americas and are primarily responsible for investing and managing the Macquarie Infrastructure Partners family of funds, Macquarie Infrastructure Company, and new business initiatives across the region. For further information, please visitwww.MIRAFunds.com

Macquarie Asset Management is a large scale, global asset manager, providing clients with access to a diverse range of capabilities and products across infrastructure, real estate, natural resources, private credit, fixed income, equities, multi-asset and liquid alternatives. As at 30 September 2018, Macquarie Asset Management has $A549.5 billion of assets under management.

Find out more about Macquarie at www.macquarie.com/careers

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, marital status, gender identity or any other impermissible criterion or circumstance. Macquarie also takes affirmative action in support of its policy to hire and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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