Lead Counsel, International Governance

Apply by Saturday 23 September

Company: Meta

City: London

Country: United Kingdom

Meta is seeking a highly motivated corporate governance lawyer to support our growing International Governance team. This is a unique opportunity for someone with strong corporate governance skills and experience supporting international subsidiaries of a listed U.S company. The successful candidate will enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and will be proficient in creating successful governance solutions, working with a range of cross-functional, global stakeholders to accomplish bold things.As Lead Counsel, you will be responsible for supporting Meta’s international subsidiaries with respect to a broad range of corporate legal, compliance and governance matters. You will have a learning mindset and a keen interest in developing an understanding the governance implications of the increasingly regulated environment in which Meta’s subsidiaries operate.

Lead Counsel, International Governance Responsibilities:

  • Serve as in-house counsel within Meta’s International Governance team which oversees legal entities in over 35 countries.
  • Provide specialist corporate governance advice as part of a growing and supportive team of expert governance professionals.
  • Identify and advise on existing and emerging corporate governance best practices to support corporate compliance within Meta’s global subsidiaries.
  • Collaborate with Meta’s finance, tax and treasury teams, as well as outside counsel, to advise on corporate legal issues arising from intra-group arrangements.
  • Partner closely with finance leaders to ensure compliance with statutory non-financial reporting requirements that apply to Meta’s global subsidiaries.
  • Assist the Director and Associate General Counsel on a wide variety of corporate legal issues that arise from time to time in connection with material and strategic transactions.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Qualified solicitor in Ireland or United Kingdom.
  • Minimum of 6 years post-qualification legal experience working in a corporate, corporate governance or regulatory team at a large law firm or in-house in a multi-national environment.
  • Post graduate qualification in governance and/or Associate Membership of the Corporate Governance Institute (Chartered Secretary).
  • Experience of corporate governance in a regulated context (such as in an e-money/payments institution or telco business) in Ireland or the United Kingdom.
  • Experience of/or a keen interest in translating new legal obligations into actionable corporate compliance frameworks which are easily understood and scalable across multiple jurisdictions.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to convey simple answers to difficult and novel questions.
  • Works well under pressure and has the ability to respond with calm professionalism to multiple, time sensitive queries.
  • Excellent organizational skills and a proven ability to prioritize workload.
  • Track record of developing collaborative and effective cross-functional relationships.
  • Experience of advising or working in telco, fintech or high growth/scaling tech companies.
  • Experience working withing a globally distributed team.
  • Excellent academic credentials.