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London, GB, EC4N 7AR

Date:  09-Dec-2022
Category:  Strategy Sales & Customer Management

Director Legal & Commercial

As the Director Legal and Commercial for the NTT Global Data Centers (GDC) Global Corporate Development function, you will report directly to the Senior Vice President Corporate Development and work in a tight-knit London-based Strategy and Corporate Development team with a mandate to support the GDC platform across a range of transactions globally. Primarily this will be focused on providing legal advice in connection with investment initiatives across organic expansion, M&A and strategic partnerships. 

Given the expected growth of the GDC investment platform, this role will suit an individual who is a self-starter, who has the leadership skills to drive forward a wide range of legal matters with internal and external stakeholders, and who has outstanding business acumen and organizational skills.


Your responsibilities

  • Working within the GDC Global Strategy and Corporate Development function, focusing on the execution of transactions as part of NTT's growth strategy and investment program
  • Working across multiple jurisdictions, supporting deal structuring, financing, negotiating transaction documentation and transaction closings
  • Overseeing all legal aspects of a transaction, including drafting and reviewing non-binding offers and letters of intent, and contracting of all related agreements
  • Engaging, instructing, and overseeing external counsel 
  • Develop understanding of GDC business in all regions and key points for success of investment initiatives and legal contracting   
  • Acting as a bridge between the global transactions function and the regional GDC stakeholders to ensure business requirements and risks are taken into account and properly represented in negotiations of all transactions
  • Overseeing and managing legal due diligence and liaising with potential external advisors
  • Negotiating SPAs, shareholder and JV Agreements and other deal documentation to serve best interests of regional GDC stakeholders and global functions
  • Assisting with transaction closing and post-completion asset management initiatives
  • Coordinating and collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to manage transactional matters across jurisdictions as well as advising senior management in the regions and the headquarters (including Japan) on legal and business options / implications


Your profile 

  • Senior lawyer (5/8+ years PQE) with transactional corporate experience gained both at a top tier law firm and in-house with a global corporate, ideally with real estate or real assets exposure
  • Licensed to practice law in the UK or other relevant European jurisdiction
  • Deep knowledge and experience in structuring, negotiating and executing investment transactions with a good handle on corporate M&A aspects is essential
  • Background in telecoms infrastructure, data centers or real estate is preferred
  • Strong commercial acumen, paired with effective communication skills including the ability to confidently influence internal and external stakeholders and explain decisions as needed
  • Ability to cope with complex situations in a fast-changing environment and work well under pressure
  • Flexible, adaptable, able to work across projects, jurisdictions, functions and time zones
  • Available to travel as needed (although this is expected to be minimal)
  • High standards for reliability and diligence, self-motivated with a can-do attitude
  • Undergo full security checks to BS7858:2019

We look forward to hearing from you!

About the Global Data Centers division of NTT Ltd.
Global Data Centers is a division of NTT Ltd. Our global platform is one of the largest in the world. NTT is ranked as one of the top three leaders worldwide by IDC in their Colocation and Interconnection Services MarketScape, spanning more than 20 countries and regions including North America, Europe, Africa, India and APAC. 

As a neutral operator, we offer access to multiple cloud providers, a large variety of Internet Exchanges and telecommunication network providers including our own IPv6 compliant, tier 1 global IP network. Our clients benefit from tailored infrastructure and experience consistent best practices in design and operations across all of our reliable, scalable and customizable data centers. 

Working for Global Data Centers EMEA
We are one of the leading and largest data center provider and for more than 20 years we have been supporting our clients from a wide variety of industries with our talented team of nearly 900 people (m/f/d). Today, we are designing and operating 18 data center locations across 160,000 sqm in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, in the Netherlands and in Great Britain and expanding into further markets. Our people come from a variety of industries and work together to find the best solution for every challenge. Due to the diversity of backgrounds our people (m/f/d) come from, the ability to work in teams and good communication skills are very important to us.

As a performance-oriented company, we value expert knowledge and people who want to shape the future. We are growing internationally and offer our people (m/f/d) the opportunity to work worldwide within the NTT Group if they are suitably qualified and interested.

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