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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 a successful conclusion, while minimizing legal and operational risks and ensuring positive client experiences. Spotting tax issues and managing legal ethics requirements related to Burford's 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 Burford's 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. Corporate Governance and Other Legal Matters. 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 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: Top academic credentials with demonstrated career progression. JD is licensed in Illinois or New York. 4-6 years of corporate legal experience, including 4 years at a major law firm. 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.

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