Funds Lawyer - Financial Services Organisation

Location
England, London
Salary
£115000 - £120000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted
09 May 2022
Closes
06 Jun 2022
Ref
50786093/001
Contact
Brian Nason
Job Title
In House Counsel
Practice Area
Financial Services, Funds
PQE Level
2-4, 5-7, 8-10
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Excellent opportunity for a funds lawyer to join a growing in-house legal team in London.

My client, a leading provider of institutional governance services to the asset management industry, is looking to hire a strong funds lawyer to join its growing European team in London.

The lawyer will have knowledge of European structures, including AIFM, ManCo and MiFID structures and will have at least 3 years' PQE, preferably from an investment management practice or other equivalent in-house role.

The successful candidate will:

  • Support senior management in the formation and launch of European structures, from an AIFM, ManCo and MiFID perspective
  • Review, negotiate, draft and maintain contractual and other legal documentation
  • Assist in researching and identifying legal risks and developing solutions to complex legal questions
  • Keep abreast of legislative changes that may affect the organisation and its compliance with applicable laws and report same to senior management
  • Work effectively within tight deadlines, working to push projects forward and avoid the delays associated with seeking legal advice whilst maintaining a high level of service and work product
  • Manage various internal and external deadlines, dealing on a day to day basis with both immediate legal concerns and long-term project work
  • Successfully balance client support with internal legal case load
  • Balance legal risk against the commercial requirements, to find workable and commercial solutions to legal problems
  • Work directly with clients and external counsel to ensure a commercially and legally satisfactory outcome
  • Compose and prepare and review confidential correspondence, strategic and legal reports and memorandum, and other complex legal documentation
  • Project manage external legal work to significantly reduce external spend
  • Spearhead local and European legal projects and take responsibility for and ownership of projects with legal elements. Proactively drive matters forward to ensure legal compliance.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least 3 years' post qualification experience, preferably from a funds practice or other equivalent in-house role.
  • Knowledge of European structures including AIFM, ManCo and MiFID structures
  • Experience in relation to UK regulated funds and ACD related aspects would be considered an asset.

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please email me directly at for a confidential discussion.

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