A.P. Møller Holding A/S

Senior Legal Counsel – M&A and Capital Markets

A.P. Møller Holding A/S Copenhagen


A.P. Moller Holding offers a unique opportunity to join our Legal department as Senior Legal Counsel focused on M&A and Capital Markets. You will be joining an ambitious and growing investment company, which at the same time is the holding company behind some of Denmark’s largest enterprises.

We offer

A.P. Moller Holding is the parent company of the A.P. Moller Group and the investment arm of the A.P. Moller Foundation. We invest in and build businesses that have a positive impact on society – ‘nyttig virksomhed’. Through engaged ownership, we leverage our founding family’s core values, company insights and global networks, to set our businesses up for success, while supporting local communities.

We are a small, highly energised organisation. We work hard, and we have fun doing it. As a team, we see our different backgrounds and experiences as a genuine source of strength, and we respect each other’s work-life choices. Our structure is lean and flat. We believe strongly in value creation through empowering our employees and you will have significant independence to impact your role as well as collaborating across functions.

As Senior Legal Counsel (M&A and Capital Markets) and member of A.P. Moller Holding’s Legal department you will be providing expert legal advice on all matters related to our investment activities. You will join a dynamic and growing company, where you will help shape and develop our Legal department and our business as a whole.

Key responsibilities

Reporting to our General Counsel you will play a vital role in providing in-house legal services related to A.P. Moller Holding’s investment activities, primarily acquisitions within our investment strategy. You will act as trusted business partner to colleagues within our investment teams, as well as to the broader A.P. Moller Holding organisation, including our executive management. You will be responsible for providing expert legal advice within a wide range of legal matters related to our investment activities.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Providing expert legal advice on all legal aspects related to our M&A and strategic transactions
  • Establishing and maintaining contact with our external counsels and other advisors
  • Providing legal project management from start to finish of our investment processes
  • Reviewing, drafting and negotiating M&A-related transaction documentation
  • Drafting and updating internal legal procedures, best practices and standard documents related to M&A activities
  • Facilitating and conducting relevant internal training sessions for our investment teams
  • Providing advice on matters related to capital markets

Who we are looking for

You have a Danish master’s degree in law, including Danish Bar exam, and have at least five-six years’ relevant experience as a qualified lawyer (either as external counsel or in combination with in-house experience). You have a broad legal background but are primarily focused on M&A and corporate law, ideally combined with some exposure to capital markets regulation. You have strong analytical, contract drafting and negotiation skills, and you are able to manage M&A processes from start to finish with great project management skills.

You have a solid business understanding, which allows you to design legal solutions that generate tangible business results, and you are not afraid to challenge your colleagues when required. You are able to work independently, and also know when to seek advice from others.

As a person, you are professional and dedicated by nature. You are hands-on and find no assignment too big or too small for you to take on. You are detail-oriented yet capable of communicating in a short and concise manner as well as keeping deadlines. You are thorough yet also able to execute under time pressure. You are constructive and full of initiative and thrive in a challenging environment of ambitious people. You are a team player and highly focused on enabling your colleagues to perform their best.

Our working language is English, and you must be fluent verbally as well as written.

Deadline for applications is 26 October 2021.

Applications will be reviewed, and interviews conducted on a continuous basis, as we hope to fill this position as soon as possible.

Contact information

For further information about the position, please contact General Counsel Morten Stakroge at morten.stakroge@apmoller.com.