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Assistant General Counsel - M&A Job


King of Prussia, PA, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Legal
Posting Date:  Jul 16, 2021

This position is part of the Law Department’s Commercial Team and reports to the Deputy General Counsel – Commercial Law.


Primary Duties:

Function as a key member of the in-house commercial attorney team and the overall Arkema law department.
Support and provide legal guidance on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, financings, restructurings and other commercial transactions to multiple business units and functional departments within Arkema and its subsidiaries.
Fast-paced environment, requiring wide range of capabilities, and flexibility.
Provide legal advice on all mergers and acquisitions needs, including contracting, antitrust, and policy compliance. Provide advice on laws at both the federal and state level.
Work independently with business group and functional department clients in the US and globally with limited supervision as primary M&A legal advisor to the businesses, as well as with law department colleagues on all transaction issues.
Draft and review M&A contracts of all types for businesses and functions, as well as all ancillary agreements.
Negotiate M&A legal matters on behalf of the company. Handle small deals in-house.
Engage in and supervise due diligence activities
Supervise outside counsel
Conduct risk assessment and analysis within M&A context and within the overall Company structure.
Review various types of commercial and business contracts as part of the commercial team, as needed.


Skills & Qualifications:

Must be able to work independently.
Must have excellent interpersonal skills, and be able to work with diverse client base including CEO, CFO, General Counsel and other senior management.
Some business travel may be required. (Approximate Time 25%)
Need a team player that is flexible and adaptable, able to function in fast past environment.
Supports the site health, environment, safety (HES) policy and complies with all regulatory and internal requirements
Participates in HES activities provided by site management and Arkema Inc. (e.g., Behavioral Base Safety, SafeStart, etc.)
Supports and promotes the reporting of all health, safety, environmental, near-miss, accident or injury incidents.
Juris Doctorate required.
Experience handling a wide variety of large and small M&A matters required.
Both law firm and in-house experience preferrred, but not required. Big law firm experience is a plus.
Excellent attention to detail skills essential.
Excellent writing and analytical skills are must.
Excellent judgment and discretion required
Must be admitted in PA
Minimum 8-15 years experience required.
Primary practice areas: commercial law, contracts, M&A, and antitrust


Building on its unique set of expertise in materials science, Arkema offers a portfolio of first-class technologies to address ever-growing demand for new and sustainable materials. With the ambition to become in 2024 a pure player in Specialty Materials, the Group is structured into three complementary, resilient and highly innovative segments dedicated to Specialty Materials - Adhesive Solutions, Advanced Materials, and Coating Solutions - accounting for some 80% of Group sales, and a well-positioned and competitive Intermediates segment. Arkema offers cutting-edge technological solutions to meet the challenges of, among other things, new energies, access to water, recycling, urbanization and mobility, and fosters a permanent dialogue with all its stakeholders. The Group reported sales of €8.7 billion ($9.7 billion) in 2019, and operates in 55 countries with 20,500 employees worldwide.


Arkema Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence.

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