Legal Analyst Program 2022
The Legal Analyst Program is a flagship program by Sequoia Capital India that aims
to attract lawyers from top corporate practices in India who will work closely with the Sequoia India legal team, for a fixed term of two years. First conceptualized and
piloted in 2021, Sequoia Capital India is now accepting applications from qualified
candidates for the 2022 cohort of the Legal Analyst Program.
Briefly, a legal analyst’s role involves providing assistance on investment
transactions and advising Sequoia Capital India’s portfolio companies across India
and South-East Asia on legal and strategic issues. This will be a unique opportunity
for corporate lawyers to learn the nuances of how a venture capital fund functions
and gain an in-depth experience working on related legal matters.
Please note that we are no longer accepting applications for the Legal Analyst Program, 2022.
What is the role of a Legal Analyst (LA)?
The LA role has been designed to provide hands-on experience of executing
investment transactions end to end from a fund perspective. This will involve
interacting with stakeholders at different stages of the investment, both internal and external, such as investment team members, finance team members and founders of portfolio companies.
The LA will have the opportunity to assist the Sequoia India legal team on different ranges of funding provided by Sequoia Capital India’s varied investment programs, such as Seed, Surge, Venture and Growth stage investments, both in India and South East Asia. The role may also include providing legal support to portfolio companies on post funding conditions and other strategic matters when required, as well as handling internal legal and compliance matters of the fund.
Who should apply?
The LA program will be of value to legal professionals who have a deep interest in the venture capital industry and the tech start-up ecosystem. Professionals who are considering a career as an in-house counsel, funds lawyer, or a law firm lawyer focussed on the tech or funds domain, will benefit the most from this program. The successful candidates will also get international exposure, working on deals across India and Asia, with a cross-cultural team.
Please note that this is only a two-year, fixed-term engagement.
Are there any specific requirements to qualify for the LA Program?
One to three years of post-qualification experience (PQE).
Graduate of a three-year or five-year law degree from a recognised university in India or abroad.
Prior experience in investments or M&A, including conducting due diligence, drafting and reviewing transaction documents (Term Sheets, SHAs, SSAs, SPAs, etc), and closing documents. Experience in advising on venture capital or private equity investments will be an added advantage.
Experience working on commercial contracts, establishing and reviewing compliance measures, and providing advice on corporate and commercial laws.
Experience or deep interest in legal tech, data analytics or legal innovation will be an added advantage.
What are the terms of the LA Program?
Duration: Two years
Engagement model: Fixed term employee with Sequoia India.
Location: India. Please note that Sequoia India is currently in work from home mode, however, a candidate based in Bangalore or with the ability to relocate to Bangalore when the offices reopen will be preferred.
The LA Program is a recurring program and there is no bar on applications by
candidates who have applied in the previous cycle.
How to apply
Applications for the Legal Analyst Program, 2022, are now closed.
If you have applied on or before 11:59pm on January 31, 2022 and have not received a response from us, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org