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Fund Lawyer (4-7 PQE) - Elite US Law Firm

  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Private Practice

  • Contact:

    Jonathan Skerrett

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    020 3778 0891

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

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​Our Client

Our US Client’s award-winning Funds & Investment Management team is recognised as a global market leader in providing legal services to investment funds, investment managers, investors and /or providers of fund financing. Private equity, real estate and infrastructure are the focuses of the team. They are highly integrated with the Transactional team and the Partners who lead the department are extremely well-regarded in the sector.

They seek a specialist fund formation lawyer between 4-7 years PQE.

Main Duties

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

  • The formation of private investment funds of all sizes and investment strategies, including buyout funds, growth equity funds, middle market funds, infrastructure funds, real estate funds, debt funds, funds-of-funds, secondary funds, special situations funds and hedge funds;

  • The establishment of investment firms (including negotiating investment professionals’ exits from prior employers) and advising on their operation, regulation and internal governance arrangements, including strategic issues such as succession planning, monetisation alternatives, the admission of new firm partners and separation matters;

  • Advising on the acquisition and sale of minority and majority stakes in fund sponsors as well as spinouts of fund businesses and management teams.

Applicants should have highly relevant experience in the private fund structuring space from either inhouse or private practice.

Candidates will have a first-class academic background.

This post requires significant attention to detail, professionalism, ability to multi-task, and excellent organisational, prioritisation and communications skills. In addition, the successful candidate will be required to adhere to internal policies and procedures.

For more information about this position, please get in touch with Jonathan Skerrett.
Phone: 020 3778 0891
Reference Code: 35777

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