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Head of Legal Ireland

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    Legal & Compliance

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    +353 19637061

  • Published:

    22 days ago

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Our Client:

Phoenix is delighted to exclusively partner with an innovative, funds provider establishing a strategic Irish presence.

The Opportunity: 

To join a global trailblazing organisation in a strategic Head of Legal Ireland capacity, and play a key role in the establishment, development, and maintenance of a strategic regulated Irish hub plus the expansion of a presence throughout the EU.

Our client offers an environment geared towards performance, attractive career opportunities, and an open corporate culture

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Maintain all relevant fund documentation including prospectus, supplements, KIIDs, and policies relating to the funds, and the country registrations of the funds. 

  • Advise, assist and successfully obtain any further Central Bank funds product authorisations to include the preparation and submission of all relevant documentation, liaising with third parties as appropriate, and acting as a relevant point of contact with the Central Bank. 

  • Liaise with relevant distribution/ registration agents and as appropriate, local counsel and local supervisory and regulatory authorities. 

  • Draft, review and negotiate relevant third-party service provider agreements and relevant intercompany agreements. 

  • Carry out consistent horizon-scanning to ensure that all authorised fund products remain fully compliant with relevant legal and regulatory requirements, advising the business and the board as required. 

  • Assist with board governance matters. Attend and present at board meetings as required.

  • Liaise with colleagues cross-departmentally and across the wider group. 

  • Liaise with the wider senior management team advising on strategic growth and development-related issues as part of the wider EU expansion. 

  • Manage budget, instructions, and relationships with external counsel. 

Key Skills & Qualifications:

  • Qualified lawyer. Minimum of 8 years’ PQE and experience in a funds division with a top-tier law firm and/or a relevant in-house legal function within the asset management division.

  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of the legal aspects of the asset management industry, with strong UCITS experience and preferably experience of structured products. ETF experience is highly advantageous. 

  • Experience liaising with the Central Bank and knowledge of relevant regulatory requirements. 

  • Proven experience attending and presenting at board meetings and addressing director queries. 

  • Proven experience liaising with relevant third-party stakeholders e.g. tax advisors, outsourced providers, relevant regulatory/supervisory authorities. 

  • Commercial, solutions-focused, self-motivated.