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Hiring: GENERAL COUNSEL / GROUP HEAD OF LEGAL

17.12.2021
Company: Crowdberry

Location: Bratislava

Crowdberry is looking for GENERAL COUNSEL / GROUP HEAD OF LEGAL to support managing 50+ million Eur in assets across the group structure that encompasses 40+ target companies, investment funds and investment SPVs across Slovakia and Czechia and three investment segments – startups, SMEs and real estate. 

The right candidate shall be responsible for providing legal and commercial expertise on strategic matters and day to day legal affairs within the Crowdberry group of companies and on investment transactions. He or she will act as a trusted advisor to the board of directors, lead the internal legal team and work with external legal advisors.

Role Objectives

  • Act as a sparring partner for the Board of Directors and investment team on legal matters related to Crowdberry’s business
  • Manage all internal legal affairs, internal staff and interface with external legal counsellors (incl. overlooking legal expenses, defining scope of outsourced legal services)
  • Counsel the management and other internal stakeholders on internal corporate governance matters
  • Assure proper implementation of the European Crowdservice Providers (ECSP) Regulation which came into effect in Nov 2021 and related Technical standards issued by ESMA 
  • Identify and mitigate legal risks associated with Crowdberry’s business
  • Develop company internal policies
  • Oversee, manage and resolve day to day legal matters
  • Act as an advisor to the investment team in relation to structuring and negotiating a wide range of transactional documents such as term sheets, shareholders’ agreements and investment agreements as well as performing legal due diligence in investment transactions
  • Analyse and craft legally effective and compliant transaction structures, working closely with our investment team and external counsellors (if engaged)

Our requirements

  • University law degree
  • 5+ years of M&A transactions experience
  • Experience handling investment and/or M&A transactions
  • Renowned law firm experience is a plus
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Demonstrable strong communication and analytical skills along with a high level of commercial awareness
  • Strategic thinking
  • High integrity

Our offer

  • Internationally experienced young and dynamic team in a flat organisational structure
  • Environment in and around the most innovative businesses in Slovakia and Czechia
  • Intellectually intense but fun work with a hands-on business contribution
  • Growth within the team based on a career plan desirable
  • Attractive compensation package with base salary and a significant bonus upside
  • Opportunity to become a shareholder of Crowdberry
  • Flexible working hours with a pleasant and casual working environment

About Crowdberry

Crowdberry www.crowdberry.eu is a leading alternative investment platform operating in Czech Republic and Slovakia with partnerships established with the Private banking departments of Tatra Banka and Raiffeisenbank Czech Republic. We provide a professional marketplace for entrepreneurs and investors to enable growth for innovative companies as well as attractive investment opportunities for our capital providers. We advise and help build new businesses with a mission to become a growth catalyst for the future economy. So far Crowdberry investors have provided more than 30 mEUR of capital into 20+ target companies. Crowdberry’s subsidiary, CB Investment Management www.cbim.sk, manages an investment fund of 23 mEUR dedicated to start-ups and young companies in Slovakia with an international expansion profile. The fund has a 10-year lifetime and invests tickets from 200k to 1.6mil Eur in companies younger than 3 years and supports them with their international expansion and later on with exit. In the first two years of the fund’s existence, 11 mil. EUR have been invested in 20 innovative Slovak start-ups, such as DNA ERA, Artzenal, Nitroterra and Boataround. In 2021, Crowdberry has established CB Property Investors www.cbpi.eu, a real-estate investment fund for qualified investors, targeting value add real estate investments.

Send CV to:maria.glesk@crowdberry.eu.

 

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