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Associate General Counsel - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)

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Date: Jun 30, 2018

Location: New York, NY, US

Company: Nielsen

Associate General Counsel - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) - 16086

Legal - USA New York, New York 


Nielsen seeks an experienced, business-oriented and creative lawyer to support the Business Development Group (M&A).  The successful candidate will provide global support for mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, equity investments, licensing, alliances and other sophisticated transactions.


Essential duties and responsibilities include the following and others as assigned:


  • Act as a lead internal transactional lawyer in all aspects of transactional activity across the world, including deal structuring, drafting and negotiating confidentiality agreements, engagement letters, terms sheets and letters of intent, the diligence process, and transactional document drafting, negotiation and execution.
  • Work closely with outside counsel.
  • Coordinate with other internal company functions that support transactions, including tax, finance and HR.





  • Must have a J.D. and be admitted to at least one state bar.
  • Minimum of 7 years experience handling domestic and international M&A transactions in a top law firm or a combination of law firm and significant in-house positions (mix of law firm and in-house experience preferred).
  • Experience in the media and technology sectors and with intellectual property driven transactions a strong plus.
  • Strong leadership; ability to help drive transactions from beginning to end.
  • Team player with the ability to proactively collaborate with cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task, processing multiple deals to satisfactory completion.
  • Strong business acumen with ability to appropriately balance legal and business risk; pragmatic yet strategic partner in business and legal decision-making.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, including ability to work effectively within a globally distributed team and a fast-paced business environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to think and decide quickly, and to communicate legal issues and solutions clearly and concisely up, down and across the corporate hierarchy.


About Nielsen:

Nielsen N.V. (NYSE: NLSN) is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers Watch and Buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content — video, audio, and text — is consumed. The Buy segment offers consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers the industry’s only global view of retail performance measurement.

By integrating information from its Watch and Buy segments and other data sources, Nielsen provides its clients with both world-class measurement as well as analytics that help improve performance. Nielsen, an S&P 500 company, has operations in over 100 countries that cover more than 90 percent of the world’s population. For more information, visit

Nielsen is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class.

Job Type: Regular 

Primary Location:  New York,New York 

Secondary Locations: , , , 

Travel:  Yes, 10% of the Time 

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