Managing Counsel, M&A EMEA – Wolters Kluwer – Alphen Aan Den Rijn

Wolters Kluwer


We are looking for a Managing Counsel M&A EMEA to join our Wolters Kluwer Global Law and Compliance Department.

About this role

This position will report to the Associate General Counsel, M&A and will work closely with the SVP, M&A Europe and divisional and functional lawyers on M&A matters in EMEA. This role provides complex or specialized legal advice and services on issues concerning the rights, obligations, and privileges of the organization. Resolves highly complex business or technical issues by identifying legal solutions and recommending a course of action. Represents the organization to customers, suppliers, competitors and government agencies. Examines legal data to determine advisability of defending or prosecuting lawsuits. Requires in-depth knowledge and experience. Has significant case or subject matter responsibilities, usually assigned to most complex tasks. Uses best practices and knowledge of internal or external business issues to improve products or services. Solves complex problems; takes a new perspective using existing solutions Works independently; receives minimal guidance.

Basis functions and principal responsibilities

Successfully handle M&A transactions from inception to conclusion.

Structure, review and negotiate key documents needed for M&A transactions.

Manage lifecycle of various M&A documentation, including NDAs, letters of intent, engagement letters, purchase agreements, transition services, agreements, licenses, and other deal documentation.

Directs performance of legal due diligence with both internal and external resources.

Advise internal business partners on transactional legal risks/issues and their potential impact on operations, including participation in presentations and updates to senior leadership.

Supervise and coordinate preparation and filing of any required merger control filings.

Advise business on preparation of assets identified for divestiture (including internal diligence, preparation of data rooms, review of marketing materials)

Support post-closing activities including integration of acquisitions, indemnity claims and releases, disputes arising out of prior transactions, and legal support of transition services teams.

Develop and maintain forms, templates, best practices, and standard procedures for the legal elements of M&A transactions.

Support other GLCD corporate initiatives and other projects assigned by the AG, M&A.

Key requirements

Master’s degree in Law (LLM), preferably from a Dutch university.

Minimum of six (6) years of progressively responsible M&A experience, preferably including experience with both a top-tier law firm and an established corporate law department within a mid- to large-sized company. This experience should include solo negotiation of key documents and independent decision-making.

Prior experience with information solutions and/or SaaS businesses is a big plus.

Excellent spoken and written English is required.

We offer

We are an inspiring, fast growing, financially healthy and listed organization. You will be part of a diverse, global workforce and join our Law and Compliance Department at Wolters Kluwer’s global head office in Alphen aan den Rijn. You will work with experienced individuals who are ready to share their knowledge, and you will receive the opportunity to develop yourself on a personal level in a dynamic and international environment.

We offer a fulltime job with a competitive salary. The company has a strong reputation for good work-life balance. Hybrid working, combining the flexibility to work from home and collaborate in the office is a concept we embrace. Although we prefer to spend more time together than apart, for this role you can work up to 3 days from home. Furthermore, a laptop, smartphone, generous contribution to your pension, and a commitment to invest in your personal development are also part of the package.

Did you know that we have been recognized as Dutch Top Employer for the sixth consecutive year and that we received recognition for our gender equality in 2021? For more information about our solutions and organization, visit, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

Interested and convinced you are the right fit? Then don’t hesitate to apply online with your resume together with a short summary of your reasons for applying.

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