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Fund Lawyer - Inhouse

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  • Sector:

    In-house Legal

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  • Contact:

    Jonathan Skerrett

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  • Contact phone:

    020 3778 0891

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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Our Client

Our client, a leading financial technology platform, is currently hiring a Fund Lawyer to join its international legal team based in London.

The focus will include representing them in EMEA distribution agreement negotiations as well as supporting the launch of their private funds for its EMEA and APAC clientele on a wide spectrum of matters, including marketing and fund formation and structuring. The ideal candidate should have strong experience in both drafting and negotiating fund documents, distribution agreements and placement agreements. The candidate will work closely with the Head of Legal and will be an integral part of the global legal team. This is a unique opportunity to work with a dynamic team and meaningfully contribute to the expansion of a growing business.

Main Duties

Key responsibilities for this position will include, but are not limited to:

  • Negotiate various agreements with counterparties including many of the world’s largest and most sophisticated private banks, and distribution and placement agents

  • Draft and review private fund offering materials, partnership agreements and related private fund legal documentation

  • Coordinate with outside legal counsel with respect to a variety of issues including regulatory, corporate and fund investment work

  • Drive legal projects with on-time and on-budget results

  • Perform ad hoc research projects

Your Profile

  • Desire to work at a high-growth company in a fast-paced environment, reshaping the alternative investment ecosystem

  • 2-4 PQE of fund formation experience within the Investment Management space (Private Equity and Hedge Fund)

  • Strong knowledge of Luxembourg corporate structures and regulatory matters

  • Knowledge of the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and FINRA regulations is a plus

  • Qualified in the U.K., a member in good standing of the New York bar, or qualified in another jurisdiction

  • Knowledge of fund and cross-border regulations is a plus

  • Law firm or in-house experience at an asset management firm is a plus

  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Willingness to learn new topics and work in an evolving business environment

  • High level of integrity

  • A proactive attitude and ability to work cross-functionally an ability to think through complex concepts and tackle them in an organised and efficient manner

For more information about this position, please get in touch with Jonathan Skerrett.
Phone: 020 3778 0891
Reference Code: 35926

About Rutherford
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