Vice President, Legal (Transactional Lawyer)

SoftBank Group International
Posted Nov 16
Full Time
Menlo Park, California

About SoftBank: The SoftBank Group invests in breakthrough technology to improve the quality of life for people around the world. The SoftBank Group is comprised of SoftBank Group Corp. (TOKYO: 9984), an investment holding company that includes stakes in AI, smart robotics, IoT, telecommunications, internet services, and clean energy technology providers; the SoftBank Vision Funds and SoftBank Latin America Funds, which are investing more than US$160 billion to help extraordinary entrepreneurs transform industries and shape new ones. Learn more at SoftBank Group International (SBGI) is wholly owned by SoftBank Group and manages global investments for SoftBank Group outside of the SoftBank Vision Fund. In addition to managing investments and special initiatives for SoftBank Group, SBGI also manages a portfolio of investments which include some of the world’s most ground-breaking growth-stage companies across all sectors including companies like Arm, T-Mobile, Cybereason, InMobi, Fortress Investment Group, WeWork and Lemonade.

About the role: SBGI is seeking an accomplished transactional attorney with proven experience in structuring, negotiating, and executing M&A/Investment transactions to join SoftBank Group International’s legal team. You will perform a variety of responsibilities as a core member of SoftBank Group International’s legal team including, but not limited to:

  • Structuring, negotiating and executing M&A, growth equity, capital markets and fund formation transactions for SoftBank Group and SoftBank Group International
  • Working directly with investment, operating and functional teams in all phases of the investment and deal-making process, from term sheet through execution
  • Overseeing external counsel on transactions and associated regulatory matters and filings
  • Helping manage litigation matters that may arise from time to time in connection with transactional activities

To be successful in this role:

  • You are currently a mid-level or senior associate with proven experience directly managing transactions.
  • You have significant experience leading M&A, investment and capital markets matters. Banking/credit, fund formation and litigation experience are all a significant plus.
  • You demonstrate high level of business, analytical and legal acumen.
  • You have experience in a fast-paced, high-performance culture where the business is constantly evolving.
  • You can influence and develop strong working relationships with senior stakeholders across functions and locations globally.
  • You think critically and anticipate issues before they arise, and proactively suggest practical solutions.
  • You have stellar project management skills with exceptional attention to detail and discipline to organize and prioritize.

SoftBank is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We believe that diverse teams produce the best ideas and outcomes. We are committed to building a culture of inclusion, entrepreneurship, and innovation across gender, race, age, sexual orientation, religion, disability, and identity.