Senior Legal Counsel M&A

Date: 21-Jul-2019

Location: Saint-Ouen, France

Company: Alstom

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of now and the future. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses, autonomous subways, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of 34 500 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.

Senior Legal Counsel M&A

We welcome people from all backgrounds who seek the opportunity to help build our future.

Alstom is looking for a Senior Legal Counsel with substantial and broad expertise in large cross-border M&A, strategic investments, late-stage private equity, joint ventures and other corporate transactions. Reporting to the VP M&A Legal and based in Paris (St Ouen), he/she will work cross functionally with key stakeholders on strong pipeline of acquisitions and strategic investments.

What You’ll Do

  • Actively manage domestic and cross-border M&A, divestitures, strategic investments, joint ventures and other corporate transactions from NDA to integration
  • Work closely with Alstom’s business strategy and finance teams and other legal and cross-functional teams (e.g. HR, tax, accounting, treasury, operations) through each phase of the deal process
  • Structure, draft and negotiate term sheets, letters of intent, clean team and definitive acquisition and ancillary agreements under tight deadlines
  • Lead regulatory aspects of M&A including foreign investment, merger control and antitrust analysis and processes
  • Manage legal due diligence with support of the regional legal departments and prepare risk assessment reports
  • Implement ethics and compliance rules relating to transaction partners
  • Oversee and manage our outside counsel
  • Help develop and implement standardized templates and processes for repeatable transactions, with an eye towards enhancing the efficiency of Alstom’s M&A and deal processes
  • Travel as required by the business


What You’ll Need

  • A minimum of 8 years of diverse M&A and corporate transaction experience at a top-tier law firm; in-house experience is a plus
  • Experience working with late-stage / high-growth private companies in a fast-paced environment is desired
  • Ability to manage and lead cross-functional teams / projects with a diverse group of stakeholders across organizational lines and multiple time zones
  • Strong business acumen, integrity and judgment, with a willingness to challenge others and take a problem-solving approach
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision.
  • Strong work ethic and ability to juggle and successfully prioritize competing and voluminous work streams simultaneously
  • High degree of organization and efficiency with excellent attention to detail

We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce is a lever to running a sustainable and successful business. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.



Job Type:​Graduate Job​

Job Segment: Equity, M&A, Private Equity, Finance, Management

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