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Corporate Counsel
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Corporate Counsel Duties: Managing and closing litigation finance transactions, including drafting and negotiating term sheets; financing, security and intercreditor agreements; nondisclosure agreements; powers of attorney; escrow and control agreements; KYC documentation and various other documents and agreements as needed. Working closely with underwriting, tax and finance teams to effectively structure, navigate, negotiate and progress transactions to successful conclusion, while minimizing legal and operational risks and ensuring positive client experiences. Spotting tax issues and managing legal ethics requirements related to business. Working with local counsel in non-U.S. jurisdictions on matters of security and other local law issues. Working on various corporate transactions arising in the course of rapidly evolving business, including with outside counsel if appropriate. Other transactions the Corporate Counsel may work on include joint ventures, participations and other co-investment structures, capital raisings, mergers and acquisitions, minority investments and intra-group reorganizations. Drafting agreements, resolutions, policies, procedures and other documents to implement and manage internal corporate structuring needs, cash management requirements and governance initiatives. Reviewing, preparing, negotiating and advising on NDAs and third party vendor contracts. Advising on third party disputes and providing support as needed on litigation matters in which is a party. Assisting with the development and maintenance of form agreements, other knowledge management resources and internal guidelines. Working effectively with Burford's finance, tax, business development, marketing and other teams to facilitate their successful functioning. Analyzing and managing any legal issues that may arise in the conduct of constantly developing business.

Qualifications: JD Degree licensed in Illinois or New York. 4 -6 years of corporate legal experience, including 4+ years at a major law firm. Top academic credentials with demonstrated career progression. Strong background in finance and secured transactions. Additional corporate experience, such as bankruptcy or mergers & acquisitions, is also desired. Significant exposure to cross-border transactions is a plus. Superior writing and analytical ability. Excellent interpersonal/people skills, including the ability to build relationships with highly sophisticated internal clients and to interact effectively at all levels of the organization. Judgment and self-confidence, but also humility, open-mindedness, respect for others (regardless of position), and enthusiasm for working as a team member. Excellent problem-solving, organizational and communication skills ?necessary to negotiate and interface with a myriad of internal and external contacts. Highly organized, with committed work ethic and strong attention to detail; able to work independently and prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously. Enterprising, highly intelligent, creative and proactive, and willing and eager to learn.
 
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