M&A Legal Counsel

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At Storytel we believe that powerful stories add an extra dimension to life. Storytel is one of the world’s leading audiobook and eBook streaming services and we offer unlimited listening to consumers in 20+ markets, with several new markets launching in the coming year. Our vision is to make the world a more empathetic place with great stories to be shared and enjoyed by anyone, anywhere, anytime. We are now looking for a legal counsel with a couple of years of experience within mergers and acquisitions to join the team!


About the Role

Storytel is a fast-growing international company group that works actively with expanding both through organic growth as well as through strategic acquisitions. We are now looking to further strengthen our internal M&A team, which is part of our global organisation, with a dedicated legal resource. 

The main responsibilities of this role will be to advise in negotiations related to contemplated acquisitions, deal structures, assist with the drafting of contracts, conduct risk assessments, provide legal support during the integration phase (i.e. post-closing of an acquisition) and further develop and improve our templates and processes related to our M&A activities. In this role you will also, when needed, provide advice and support in relation to internal restructuring activities, such as asset transfers, mergers, and liquidations. 

As part of the legal team,  you may also encounter many other fields of law and should be comfortable in investigating and advising in areas of law outside your main area of expertise. 


About the Team

This role will be part of the Storytel legal team headed by our General Counsel. In this role, you will work closely with and report to our Senior M&A & Corporate Legal Counsel. As part of the cross-functional M&A team, you will also work closely together with our M&A Manager as well as other key stakeholders such as Management, Finance, Communications, People team, Publishing, IT and Tech.

 

About You

To be successful in this role we believe that you have the following qualifications:

  • English language skills to business standard, both written and spoken 
  • Swedish LL.M (Jur. kand./Juristexamen) or international equivalent such as J.D. degree
  • 2-4 years of law firm experience with a main focus on M&A 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills and a strong business-oriented mindset
  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgment in stressful and/or ambiguous situations and to manage multiple projects at once and follow through and meet deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills, a genuine team-player mindset and ability to work independently within cross-functional teams
  • Ability to think strategically and to give hands-on practical advice

And for some bonus points:

  • Experience from working with international/cross-border M&A transactions
  • Experience from and/or interest in intellectual property rights within the publishing and/or streaming industries
  • Fluency in other languages besides English
  • Project management experience


What we offer

Storytel offers a friendly, entrepreneurial and fast-moving work environment where new ideas and creativity are welcomed. We like doing things in new ways and questioning old methods. The Storytel culture - characterized by being welcoming and helpful - is important to us. We don’t believe in hierarchy and micromanagement; we highly believe in giving responsibility and having people grow alongside it. And of course - you get unlimited listening to audio and eBooks from our service!

 

Does this sound like you? If you feel like Storytel is a place where you could thrive, let us know and we will contact you as soon as we are back from the summer holidays. We aim to start conducting interviews for this role in late August.

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Stockholm

Tryckerigatan 4
111 28 Stockholm Directions

Workplace

The Storytellers in 4 words?
Friendly, Welcoming, Helpful, Innovative.

Amount of coffee and tea cups per day?
Impossible to know, we like our hot beverages.

Number of orange headphones?
Thousands.

Times we celebrate?
Whenever we have something to celebrate. Which is quite often, we like to celebrate - preferably with cake. 

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