LLoyds Banking Group
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 advice.
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 need
Drafting (or be responsible for supervising the external drafting of) documentation which is legally compliant and protects the Group’s interests
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 business
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.***