RESOLVA is assisting DSV with the recruitment of an ambitious and talented lawyer with solid legal skills, experience and interest in M&A as well as corporate / contract law to take on the role as DSV´s Senior Legal Counsel – Corporate Projects.
As Senior Legal Counsel your primary role will be to support and manage legal aspects of DSV’s many small to larger international M&A projects from the first discussions and contracts (NDA and NBO), through due diligence processes, contract drafting and negotiations, to regulatory approvals (merger clearance / FDI filings), closing and post-closing activities. It is therefore critical that you have solid experience with and interest in all parts of M&A processes.
In addition to M&A work the role will entail other commercial legal assignments including corporate work and the review, drafting and negotiation of various international contracts as well as other legal advice to DSV´s organization within the area of corporate and commercial law.
DSV is looking for a person who thrives on the dynamics of M&A processes, by nature takes ownership and has a strong drive and commercial mindset that enables an independent and business focused support to the DSV organization. You are good at driving a process and you have a hands-on attitude as well as a good sense of urgency and time management. You must have a strong business acumen and enjoy working as part of a team, and your excellent communication and stakeholder management skills will be needed on a daily basis.
AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
Legal management of M&A projects:
- Legal management of small to larger (mostly international) M&A projects, including the drafting and negotiating of a wide range of transaction related documents (NDAs, NBOs, SPAs, SHAs, TSAs etc.) covering all phases and aspects of M&A projects.
- Support regulatory matters related to M&A processes, e.g. obtaining regulatory approvals (competition and FDI approvals), and handling corporate regulatory issues, e.g. related to MAR and other corporate regulations.
- Provision of advice and support to DSV’s other dedicated Group M&A team members as well as other parts of the DSV organization in relation to M&A projects.
Corporate commercial support
- Corporate and commercial work with the rest of DSV’s Group Legal team, e.g. in relation to reviewing, drafting and negotiating various international contracts and supporting DSV´s organization with legal advice within the area of contract law, commercial law and legal compliance matters.
- Provision of commercially sound legal advice to DSV´s organization in Denmark and internationally regarding various projects and contract types.
TITLE AND REPORTING
Reporting to: Assistant General Counsel Henrik Fastholm
Your title: Senior Legal Counsel
Education: A master’s degree in laws (cand.jur. or cand.merc.jur. or international equivalent).
M&A: Extensive work experience with all aspects of international M&A transactions, including experience with drafting and negotiating international transaction agreements, (e.g. share/asset purchase agreements, shareholder agreements, JV-agreements).
Legal fields: Preferably good knowledge of corporate and commercial law, competition law, MAR-rules as well as the process around regulatory approvals (competition and FDI approvals).
Work experience: A minimum of 6-7 years of post-graduate experience preferably from a law firm with international clients and/or in-house role with a multinational company.
Business acumen: A strong business acumen that enables you to make clever legal choices and prioritizations, and a strong sense of driving for results and project progress.
Language skills: Strong English language skills and substantial experience with legal English.
Pro-active: Proactive with a natural inclination to take initiative and drive a process.
Result oriented: Focused on delivering the best possible legal and commercial result with the given constraints, priorities, and deadlines in mind.
Responsible: Willing to take responsibility, set priorities, juggle multiple demands, keeping momentum, and meet deadlines in a high-growth, fast-paced environment.
Workstyle: The ability to work independently and deliver results into commercial functions and project teams with a hands-on and can-do approach, and with a strong sense of collaborative effort and pulling as a team.
Communication: Clear communicator with the ability to keep things simple by finding the right balance between important details and clear communication.
DSV´S VALUE PROPOSITION
When joining DSV, you will become part of a large international, fast growing, and successful family that has been able to maintain an entrepreneurial spirit and drive throughout its organization whilst becoming a global leader within logistics. DSV offers you a dynamic work environment in the central corporate team close to management where you will join a strong legal team of skilled colleagues who are happy to help each other and good at finding pragmatic and smart solutions. DSV has a strong focus on developing new services and commercial models, and you will become an important player in achieving the right commercial results in the projects you participate in.
DSV offers a competitive compensation package with various benefits and excellent professional and personal development opportunities.
DSV is the largest transport and logistics company in Denmark and number 3 in size in the world. With headquarters in Denmark and a global reach including own offices in more than 90 countries that are spread across Europe, North and Latin America, Asia, Africa and Australia, DSV is truly a global leader within logistics. DSV is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen. In 2022, the Group’s approx. 76,000 employees realised a turnover of approximately DKK 235 billion. In addition to its many offices worldwide, DSV has a large international network of partners and agents, that support DSV’s strong position in the global market.
DSV works as a global intermediary of transport and logistics solutions. Operational expertise and customer service are therefore prerequisites for the huge success that DSV enjoys. DSV specializes in adapting its solutions to the individual customer’s needs and provides all types of transport and logistics solutions (DSV operates an asset-light business model and does not perform the transports itself but is a broker between customers and transport companies) and is divided into three divisions:
- DSV Road
- DSV Air & Sea
- DSV Solutions (warehousing and logistics solutions etc.)
DSV is one of the very best performing companies in the transport and logistics industry and works passionately to deliver great customer experiences and high-quality services – as part of the operation or in a variety of supporting roles. Over the years DSV has become known for a series of transformational and successful acquisitions, most notably in recent years the acquisitions of UTI (USA, 2016), Panalpina (Switzerland, 2019) and Agility GIL (Kuwait, 2021). In addition, DSV has been enjoying both organic growth and growth from bolt-on acquisitions.