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Legal Counsel Funds

  • Sector:

    Legal & Compliance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Contact phone:

    RUTH LYNDON

  • Contact email:

    ruth@phoenixsearch.com

  • Contact phone:

    0876599222

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-07-31

Our Client:

The investment arm of a global organisation with over of USD1.3 trillion AUM establishing an Irish operation as part of its strategic growth plans

The Opportunity: 

  • To join a dynamic organisation at a unique stage in its Irish operation’s life cycle. 

  • Work as part of a supportive, talented global legal team

  • Enjoy a positive, entrepreneurial company culture 

  • Command an excellent financial package

  • Enjoy agile working

Key Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Advise on the regulation and on-going legal and regulatory compliance of relevant Irish Fund structures.

  • Advise on the establishment, authorisation and ongoing regulation of any future fund structures. 

  • Maintain fund documentation including prospectus, supplements and KIIDs, and update in line with relevant fund policy changes and/or legal and regulatory requirements.

  • Draft, review and negotiate relevant service provider agreements including Investment Management Agreements, Custodian Agreements and Administration Agreements. 

  • Advise on management company legal and regulatory related issues and queries.

  • Drafting relevant commercial agreements and intercompany agreements.

  • Draft and negotiate distribution agreements with third-party distributors and advise on cross-border marketing rules as required.

  • Act as the primary point of contact with the Central Bank of Ireland and maintain and manage that relationship. 

  • Instruct and manage external counsel relationship

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

  • Build and develop relationships with relevant internal and external stakeholders.

  • Ad hoc projects as required. 

Key Skills & Qualifications:

  • Qualified lawyer. Minimum of 4 years’ relevant Funds PQE . My client will consider applicants up to 9 years’ relevant PQE experience from top tier practice or relevant industry experience.

  • Strong technical knowledge and understanding of relevant legal & regulatory requirements of the asset management industry. Experience  of management companies, UCITS and AIFMD preferable

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

  • Highly organised and  proven ability to effectively manage time and prioritise workload. 

  • Excellent communication skills and a proven ability to build & maintain relationships.

  • Strong team player but also highly self-motivated and works well on own initiative.

  • Positive, adaptable, solutions-focused.