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Senior Legal Counsel

  • Location:

    City of London

  • Sector:

    In-house Legal

  • Job type:


  • Contact:

    Jackson Baker

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    020 7870 7409

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Expiry date:


​Our Client

Our client, a leading macro hedge fund, is currently seeking a London-based Senior Legal Counsel for its legal function to help support the growth of the firm. The senior lawyer will work closely with the General Counsel and advise the firm on a range of matters including funds, trading, regulatory and more.

Main Duties

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

  • Generalist counsel to support the firm on daily legal matters

  • Provide legal support throughout the entire lifecycle of the fund

  • Provide legal advice to internal teams including trading desks and sales teams

  • Draft and negotiate fund documentation and agreements

  • Advise on complex regulatory matters

  • Manage the relationship with external counsel including documentation oversight

  • Advise the firm on their expansion into other jurisdictions

Your Profile

  • Buy-side legal experience required with a strong preference of AIFMD knowledge. Ideally from a hedge fund or investment manager

  • Derivatives or Funds understanding is essential

  • Circa 6-10 years PQE

  • SEC exposure would be an added bonus

For more information about this position, please get in touch with Jackson Baker.
Phone: 020 7870 7409
Reference Code: 11398

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 exciting about bringing our expanded offering into the technology area.