We are hiring: Junior Legal Specialist!

10th June 2019  



U-Start is searching for a Junior Legal Specialist for its office in Milan. The Legal Specialist will become an integral part of the Investment Team at U-Start, working alongside the other team members and contributing at diligently performing all the steps towards the closing of the investments. The ideal candidate must have a strong attention to detail, great flexibility and ability to multi-task.

About U-Start

U-Start aggregates +100 individuals and family offices investing into the digital upstarts of tomorrow. The extensive network of family offices and funds allows U-Start to access exclusive venture capital investment opportunities worldwide. Focusing on the food, fashion, fintech and lifestyle & media sectors, U-Start also supports its clients in both the due diligence phase and the post-investment monitoring of the startups they have invested in.

Primary Responsibilities

The Legal Specialist will conduct the activities listed below.

  • General Corporate Matters: contribute to the management of the variety of legal matters (sponsorship, commercial, corporate governance, privacy, etc.) that arises daily.
  • External Advisors: manage external advisors such as tax specialists and lawyers for the carrying out of due diligence activities, if needed, and the definition of the legal and tax structure for the investments.
  • Drafting and negotiation of agreements: contribute to the review and/or drafting and/or negotiation of the different kinds of national and international agreements (especially shareholders’ agreements, investment agreements, share and purchase agreements as well as all documents pertaining to the set-up and management of investment funds) to be entered into in connection the investments carried out by the U-Start Club members. Manage the internal process vis-à-vis the club-members, including all Q&A sessions for supporting the investment process.
  • Investments-related Matters: contribute to coordinating signing and closing processes, as well as all the activities that are somehow connected to them.

What we expect from candidates

  • Education: Postgraduate Degree either in Civil or Commercial Law, with strong academic performance.
  • Working experience: max 2/3 years in a Law Firms and/or Tax Firms and/or Notary Public Firms and/or Banks, SIM, Private Equity and/or Venture Capital Funds.
  • Analytical Skills: unmatchable attention to details and strong analytical sense, so as to efficiently examine contracts and quickly frame the underlying problems.
  • Project Management: very solid project management skills and attitude, including time management and compliance between client requirements and business needs. 
  • Behavioral skills: strong commitment, superior critical thinking, outstanding written/verbal communication skills, ability to multi-task and manage multiple stakeholders at the same time. Low Ego and humbleness is a must-have.
  • Languages: fluent mastery of English (both written and spoken), any additional language is preferred but not required.

Contract type and Future Prospects

  • This is a full-time position with an open-ended contract starting in Mid September 2019  
  • The position will be located in the U-Start’s Milan offices.

We would kindly ask the interested candidates to send an e-mail including a CV and a cover letter, to info@u-start.biz. The cover letter (max 500 words) should explain why the candidate find himself/herself suitable for this job and why he/she has chosen to apply at U-Start.

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