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Head of Legal - Private Markets Fund

  • Location:

    City of London

  • Sector:

    In-house Legal

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  • Contact:

    Jackson Baker

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  • Contact phone:

    0207 870 7409

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

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A leading private equity/credit fund is seeking a Head of Legal to provide oversight to their European efforts. The firm invest across private equity, real assets, and private debt. The role will include advising/drafting on the establishment and distribution of a variety of fund types across the EMEA region. The Lawyer will also be involved in implementing regulatory developments as these and advising how these might affect the wider business. The lawyer will provide management support to the lawyers responsible for downstream transactions for the business.


  • Line management of 8 lawyers

  • Structure, establish and provide ongoing maintenance of UCITS and AIFs and other products.

  • Manage relationships with key stakeholders, both internal and external to the business

  • Interpret regulations to help the businesses navigate the changing regulatory environment and implement new regulations

  • Board support and internal committee attendance


  • Qualified England and Wales Solicitor

  • 12+ relevant years post qualification experience (PQE)

  • Relevant experience gained either in private practice or in the in-house legal team of a alternatives business, with exposure to private equity, real estate, infrastructure, or private debt (ideally including close-ended funds)

  • Strong management experience

  • Technical Knowledge of UCITS and AIFs

About Rutherford

Rutherford is a boutique search firm that specialises in legal, compliance, cybersecurity, technology risk and financial crime roles within the financial and professional service sectors, with the UK and New York being the main focus. 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.

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We are currently looking for regionally-located Compliance Officers from the following areas who would be interested in working for London firms on an interim WFH basis: Kent, East Sussex, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Surrey or Hampshire.

We are also interested in hearing from candidates in Manchester, Birmingham, Oxford, Winchester and Salisbury.

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