Legal Counsel - Corporate

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

Location: Shire Park, Kestral Way, Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GA

United Kingdom

Apply by: 15/09/2019

Legal Counsel - Corporate

Shire Park, Kestral Way, Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GA

About the role

The Corporate Counsel (“CC”) reports to the Group Corporate and Property Legal Director and supports Group Finance and Treasury, Tax, IR and Audit. 
The primary accountability is for:
  • implementing Group Corporate legal policy, 
  • structuring and executing transactions and assisting with the execution of major transactions, 
  • specialised corporate advice.
The CC works closely with finance colleagues and works on cutting edge multi jurisdictional transactions across the Group that help deliver the Tesco strategy. The CC will also help deliver the Carbon and Energy Policy and assist in general corporate reorganisation work (including mergers, disposals, divestments, restructurings, liquidations and asset transfers). 
The role has high visibility internally and with external advisors. Excellent commercial judgement is required. 

You will be responsible for

  • Execution of international Corporate Transactions
  • Influencing stakeholders and providing legal input into strategies to strengthen the balance sheet and/or execute the Board’s corporate objectives
  • Working on ad hoc matters with Finance, Audit, Tax and IR
  • Contributing to strategies and policies to control legal and regulatory risk
  • Managing corporate legal compliance 
  • Working cross functionally with colleagues in Group Legal

You will need

  • Qualified and experienced lawyer with specific corporate legal experience.
  • 2-5 years PQE gained at a leading law firm or in-house
  • Technical experience in Mergers and Acquisitions.
  • Experience in one or more of the below would also be desirable: 
    • Cross Jurisdictional transactions
    • Divestments and Restructurings
    • Joint Ventures
    • Corporate reorganisations
    • Renewable energy contracts
  • In-house experience (which may have been gained on secondment) preferred but not essential.
  • The role requires an ability to build credibility with very experienced internal and external stakeholders.
  • A calm demeanour and an ability to work collaboratively under pressure are desirable
  • Be comfortable working with new products and internationally while making critical decisions (with a clear understanding of what needs to be elevated). 

What’s in it for you

We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work.  These include but aren’t limited to:
  • An annual bonus scheme which you can achieve up to 3.5% of base salary
  • Colleague Clubcard (including a 2nd card for a family member) after 6 months service with 10% off most purchases at Tesco
  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day
  • A retirement savings plan - 4%-7.5% contribution rate
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay 
  • Buy As You Earn Scheme
  • Save As You Earn Scheme
  • Deals & Discounts through Tesco including Tesco Mobile & Tesco Bank
  • Deals and Discounts through many other external businesses

About us

Our vision here at Tesco is to become every customer's favourite way to shop, whether they are at home, out shopping, on the move, anywhere in the world.
Our core purpose is ‘Serving Britain's shoppers a little better every day’.
Our business was built with a simple mission – to be the champion for customers, helping them to enjoy a better quality of life and an easier way of living. This hasn't changed. Customers want great products at great value which they can buy easily and it's our job to deliver this in the right way for them.
In the UK, we serve some 66 shoppers every second, so it's our goal to ensure every one of those customers experiences just a little better service on each visit.
We want our customers to be inspired and whatever they are looking for, we’re finding bigger and better ways to provide it.
We need people who share our ambition to deliver for our customers; passionate and confident people willing to take the initiative and drive us forwards. In return we offer excitement, a great team, an excellent benefit package and significant career development opportunities.
If that sounds exciting then we'd love to hear from you.
NOTE: Should you be successful in your application, your offer will be subject to and conditional upon you providing your bank account details before your agreed start date. 

Application process

Our office application process varies depending on the role and the level of experience needed.

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