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Corporate Lawyer (VC)

Elevate is recruiting a Corporate Lawyer with venture capital experience to work for an international investment firm in London on a 9-12 month contract.

Key duties:

  • Leading the company’s investment execution process, primarily focused in the UK and Europe
  • Assisting with public markets regulatory filings in the US, Switzerland and France.
  • Assisting with portfolio company operations.
  • Negotiating financing term sheets.
  • Assisting with UK compliance.
  • Assisting with internal training sessions.

You might be the right person if you:

  • Have demonstrable recent experience of working on Series A investments.
  • Have the confidence to work autonomously coupled with the willingness to quickly learn new knowledge and skills.
  • Like the sound of working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment gaining experience of international finance and trustworthy and conscientious.
  • Embrace the use of technology tools to facilitate your work.
  • Work well independently as well as with teams.
  • Have excellent communication skills.
  • Are able to work flexible hours when the urgent need arises.

Essential experience and skills for success:

  • A minimum of 4 years’ legal experience in corporate law in a bank, a law firm or an international company.
  • Good experience with venture capital finance OR pharmaceutical/ biotech knowledge and experience (although experience of both is welcome!)
  • A desire to develop existing skills as well as develop new ones.
  • Dependable, responsive, and committed to producing high quality work.
  • Flexible, and willing to pitch in on matters and projects to better serve the company, even if the work falls outside your normal scope of duties.
  • Excellent written skills, particularly depicting complex ideas clearly and concisely.
  • Professionalism in both verbal and written work.
  • Excellent listening as well as communication skills and the judgment to know which skill to use in a given setting.


  • Lawyer qualified to work in the UK.

Elevate is the law company. We provide consulting, technology and services to law departments and law firms. Our global team of lawyers, engineers, consultants and business experts improve efficiency, quality and outcomes for customers worldwide. Elevate’s achievements and distinctions include:

  • Ranked on the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies two years in a row.
  • Ranked as a top Global Services Provider by Chambers & Partners three years in a row.
  • Lead Partner of the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards.


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