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Legal Counsel

  • Location:


  • Sector:

    In-house Legal

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  • Contact:

    Tevia Kretzmer

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    020 3778 0852

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  • Published:

    15 days ago

  • Expiry date:


​Our Client

Our client, a specialist investment management firm, is currently seeking a Funds Legal Counsel to join its Legal function.

Reporting to the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing fund formation and funds related legal advice.

Main Duties

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

  • Negotiating a range of agreements including investment advisory agreements, side letters, distribution agreements and brokerage agreements

  • Project managing formation of new funds and updates to existing funds

  • Advising on fund and market regulation such as AIFMD, UCITS, MiFID and EMIR

  • Advising on venture capital investments and disposals

  • Advising on a wide range of commercial legal matters such as supplier agreements, nondisclosure agreements, marketing, intellectual property and employment arrangements

  • Drafting standard documents and maintaining contract databases

  • Responding to investor queries​

Your Profile

  • Qualified lawyer with 1-3 PQE with experience gained either in-house or at a reputable private practice firm

  • Proven experience with private funds

  • Previous experience with carrying structures and other investment vehicle types

  • Desirable for this position: asset management exposure

For more information about this position, please get in touch with Tevia Kretzmer.
Phone: 020 3778 0852
Reference Code: 11399

About Rutherford
Rutherford is a boutique search firm located in London. Our consultants are the executive specialists in compliance recruitment, and also in financial crime, legal and cyber security, all within the financial and professional services sectors in the United Kingdom and New York. We use our carefully curated relationships, networks and market knowledge to find the best fit for the clients in hand. We work with a wide range of clients, spanning from advisors, management consultants, corporate and commercial banks, brokers, exchanges, MTFs and financial tech, through to global investment managers, hedge funds, private equity firms, investment banks and technology firms. We began as a compliance recruitment firm in London and expanded to offer new resourcing expertise across legal and cyber recruitment. We have been a leading legal and compliance search agency in London for a decade and are excited about bringing our expanded offering into the technology area.