Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.

M&A Counsel (m/f/d)

Your tasks and responsibilities

  • Preparation of acquisitions, divestments and joint ventures by advising on potential transaction structures
  • Preparation, coordination and execution of the legal due diligence
  • Drafting, reviewing, negotiating and executing the transaction documents and other documentation relevant for M&A projects (purchase intent, offer letters, confidentiality agreements, engagement letters/agreements, merger agreements, tender offer documentation, letters of external advisors etc.)
  • Preparation and execution of transaction closings
  • Drafting of the legal related parts of the holding board and supervisory board presentations on M&A projects as well as legal review of the entire presentations
  • Preparation and securing the regulatory approvals required for M&A transactions, in particular merger control approvals and applicable foreign investment acts
  • Legal review of process documentation for M&A projects (teaser, confidential information memorandum, process letters, data room rules etc.)
  • Providing legal advice on all aspects of potential purchase price adjustments, warranty or other claims of Bayer under M&A agreements (including negotiation and enforcement of such claims) as well as defending Bayer against potential claims normally


Who you are

  • Completed legal education (with an honors-level examination score) and training with focus on corporate and business law
  • Professional experience in the M&A area 
  • Sound commercial know-how, in particular in the areas of accounting and finance, as well as good understanding of the businesses involved
  • Profound negotiation skills and strong ability to adjust to and succeed in different cultures
  • Extensive experience in leading and coordinating several projects in parallel while being a team player
  • Strong ability to work under pressure, analyze, make decisions quickly, prioritize and deliver results
  • High ability to solve problems and to structure and simplify complex tasks
  • Fluent in English written and spoken



Your application

Are you looking for a new challenge where you can show your passion for innovation? Are you interested in working as part of a global team to improve people’s lives? Then send us your online application including cover letter, CV and references.




Bayer welcomes applications from all individuals, regardless of race, national origin, gender, age, physical characteristics, social origin, disability, union membership, religion, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or any unlawful criterion under applicable law. We are committed to treating all applicants fairly and avoiding discrimination. 

Country: Germany
Location: Leverkusen
Reference Code: 32070