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Junior Legal Counsel - Funds - FTC

  • Location:

    Ireland

  • Sector:

    Legal

  • Salary:

    £85000 to £999999

  • Contact:

    Ruth Lyndon

  • Contact email:

    ruth@phoenixsearch.com

  • Contact phone:

    +353 19637061

  • Job ref:

    3795

  • Published:

    27 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2024-08-01

Our Client:

A Dublin-city based global asset manager with €30+ bn AUM - known for its positive culture, and low attrition. 

The Opportunity:

  • Join an existing talented In House Legal team reporting directly into the Head of Legal. 
  • Gain broad exposure from product development, fund launches, and transactional documentation, through to ad hoc projects, and representing at industry & external events.
  • Super career development opportunities in a company with a track record of promoting 
  • Dublin city centre offices  | Hybrid model 

This is a 9 month FTC position - with a likelihood of a perm opportunity upon completion of the contract for the right candidate given the  organisation’s ongoing success and growth.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist in Fund approvals / amendments and updates - including drafting, reviewing and negotiating relevant documents, to preparing and filing Central Bank applications, liaising with the Central Bank and other relevant regulators as appropriate.
  • Fund Documentation - draft, review, and maintain relevant Fund documentation and related ancillary documents.
  • Transactional Documents - draft and review fund transactional documentation eg transaction confirmations, ISDA etc.
  • Product Development - assist with the product development range from initial conception stage through to internal and regulator approval
  • Horizon Scan - horizon scan and ensure the organisation is kept up to date on relevant legislative and regulatory developments and advise on and assist with the implementation of same
  • Board and Committee Meetings – assist internal stakeholders and the Company Secretary preparing and organising quarterly board meetings and product committee meetings.
  • Industry Events - attend and represent the organisation at relevant conferences and industry events.
  • Projects - participation in ad-hoc regulatory and business projects

Key Skills & Qualifications:

  • Qualified solicitor or lawyer, or lawyer with equivalent qualification in another jurisdiction.
  • Minimum of 2 years' PQE - working in Ireland. Relevant in-House legal experience advantageous 
  • Previous experience in investment funds is essential
  • Excellent communication skills- written and verbal
  • Proven ability to successfully multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Team player, strong interpersonal skills, also self-motivated
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