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Funds Lawyer

  • Sector:

    Legal & Compliance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Contact phone:

    RUTH LYNDON

  • Contact email:

    ruth@phoenixsearch.com

  • Contact phone:

    +353 19637061

  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-09-30

Our Client:

  • A dynamic, expanding Funds Management Company which forms part of a global financial services organisation. 

The Opportunity:

  • Join an expanding, talented, and hugely personable In-House Legal team.

  • Work in a positive, flexible, entrepreneurial environment.

  • Enjoy agile working and a competitive package.

  • Enjoy genuine and exciting career development opportunities.

  • Gain excellent global group exposure across business units.

  • A real opportunity to shape, develop and influence this role.

  • A 4 day week is also an option for the right candidate

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Advise on relevant legal, regulatory and corporate governance issues affecting the Company and the Funds under management on an ongoing basis.

  • Review, draft and negotiate all relevant fund documentation, agreements, and service provider agreements from a legal perspective.

  • Liaise and work cross-functionally across the global group regarding new fund launches, relevant updates, and/or group initiatives as required e.g marketing, sales, business development.

  • Working with the relevant local agent, manage the registration of Funds in other jurisdictions as appropriate. Review KIID documentation.

  • Liaise with the Central Bank on relevant Funds issues as required.

  • Review, maintain and enhance the compliance reporting framework to senior management and the boards of directors of the funds under management.

  • Attend and participate at monthly and quarterly board meetings, and also, attend regular meetings with relevant investment managers.

  • Instruct and manage relationships with external counsel on various projects as appropriate.

  • Manage and develop client relationships as appropriate.

  • Stay up-to-date with relevant legal and regulatory changes and provide regular advice and updates to senior management as appropriate.

  • Opportunity to attend relevant networking and industry events where desired.

  • Ad hoc duties and projects as appropriate.

Key Skills & Requirements:

  • Irish qualified lawyer, a minimum of 3 years PQE but more experienced candidates will also be considered.

  • Experience working within an Asset Management/Investment Funds team at a leading law firm.

  • Experience working as In-House Legal in a Management Company, Fund Administrator or Financial Services business advantageous but not mandatory.

  • Experience in an international organisation with a global client base advantageous.

  • Excellent technical knowledge of the relevant legal and regulatory landscape, including relevant Central Bank requirements. Prior experience liaising with the Central Bank advantageous.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, including at board & senior management level.

  • Excellent client relationship management and development skills.

  • Proven experience building and developing relationships across business units.

  • Commercial, solutions-focused and adaptable.